Shots And Thoughts From An Ordinary Guy.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Grayson's Pre-Black Belt test

Grayson had his pre-black belt testing a couple of weeks ago and last night we received the results from the test. Here is a partial video of his form. It is a combination of 7 forms put together and all the students perform it at their own speed.

He did very well on his pre-test and was informed last night that he was ready to test on June 5th.

Great Job Grayson!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A few tulips for the season

I would have to say that tulips are my favorite kind of flower. Since we had such a mild winter we have an amazing yard full of beautiful flowers this spring. I hope you enjoy the pictures...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Who'll Stop The Rain?

Do you ever look out the window and wonder "who'll stop the rain?" I am amazed sometimes at how much water can be contained in such small, weightless clouds. Today I am in a swanky hotel in Seattle waiting to go to work and I was preparing for a nice leisurely run around the neighborhood... but much to my surprise when I opened up the drapes I encountered an oh so familiar site in the pacific NW... rain!

On to plan "b" which includes peanut butter and jelly, a cup of coffee, and my laptop...

enjoy the rain

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A little spring break video arcade action. Grayson and his friend won 3700 tickets for prizes... gotta love it!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A perfect DQ day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Good morning! Another day ahead on the rails. Going to run west down the gorge today. Looking forward to some blue sky. (If we ever get out of Hermiston)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Facing the giant

Facing the giant this morning... another run to Hermiston, OR.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

39th street overpass

The new 39th street overpass in Vancouver.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Walking between the rails

In Longview performing an air brake inspection on my train.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Tulips Have Arrived

The tulips have arrived.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Shot From The Rails

Another shot from the rails today...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

TKD Pre-Black Belt Test

Today was a pre-black belt test day for Grayson. He spent 1 1/2 hours showing his forms, punches, kicks, and other skills before the panel of judges.

He said it was the hardest day of his life! We will know in a week if he gets to advance to his black belt test tin June...

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Pied Piper

Grayson had a school play this evening and it was quite enjoyable. He played the mayor of Hamelin Town in the Pied Piper.

Mayor Grayson...

Grayson's friend Charlie...

And the message at the end of the play was quite memorable... Remember people, always pay the Piper!

I will post more later from another source, my camera battery died 5 minutes into the play :(

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Spam Posting

Not sure how it happened but someone acquired my posting email address and spammed my blog with advertisements. If you received them I apologize. I changed my email to post address and hopefully it doesn't happen again.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lookin through the peep hole...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A gnarly old root