Happy Leap Day!

What did you do with your extra day this Leap Year? My sister turned twelve year old today and you can do the math to figure out how old she really is. Happy Birthday Sis!

You can read some additional tidbits about this unique day at the WSJ—
"Feb. 29: Your Guide to Navigating Leap Day". ATD


I'm Dreaming of a White...

...Birthday! It came a little early this year (not like it needed to). If I could have a present like this each year, then bring on more birthdays, early and often. Following her normal modus operandi (generous and loving), Amy got me the best present a skier could ever want — Heli-skiing at Whistler.

This is my second time and conditions were perfect. While not deep powder, the snow was soft and plentiful on a bluebird day. The POV video gives you a feel for the "heli" experience — heli–good!
While watching any video on this site, press the button on the video player after starting to watch full-screen. ATD


Snow Driving in Duvall

It's been a week filled with snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice, power outages and many days working from home (and now rain and flooding can't be too far behind). On one of the few days we ventured out, I filmed our ride home to show that we actually do get snow in the winter in lowlands...and can drive in it. ATD



We had a wonderful Christmas, a somber New Years Day and some needed time off. We've been blessed with loving family members, supportive friends and great co-workers and associates. We look forward to a challenging and rewarding new year in 2012.

Opportunity awaits - Carpe Viam. ATD


The Cat in Black

Johnny Cash, our happy-go-lucky lover, succumbed to Arterial Thromboembolism on New Years Day. He was the most loving cat we've ever had and we will miss him. Thanks to the professionals at AES — they were so kind and took great care of him (and us).

We picked him up at Homeward Pet about five years ago to the month. He was scared to death the first few weeks having spent his first 8 months in a shelter. He developed his jumping legs and loved the outdoors making friends with every cat in the neighborhood including the stray ferral that still checks to see if he's around.

We're glad his pain was short-lived, and he's now lying in the never setting sun! ATD

Johnny Cash