Thursday, March 29, 2007

Google It!

On a recent trip to Cali, I paid homage to my favorite search engine. I am fascinated by google. How do they find everything? Type anything into that tiny little search box and they will find it. Amazing. I'm sure the fine google folks who happened to be peering outside from their desks were wondering, what the hell is that chick doing out there? I just couldn't help it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Kobe Creek

Congratulations are in order for Mag, who suggested Kobe Creek! We felt this was an entirely appropriate name after we spent about three hours clearing wood from it on Sunday.

You may be wondering why Kobe is wearing clothing...Hmmm...He's not one of those wimpy yap dogs. No, no he's not. He did however, spend most of those three hours in the water and started shaking uncontrollably at one point. I was absolutely convinced that he had hypothermia...and Adam, being Adam, gave up his vest for the dog.

Above is a sample drop on Kobe creek. Pretty sweet, eh? We call this an "Amy drop", wimpy enough that I'll go over it.

Till next time...

Friday, March 23, 2007

the new house and by the way - monopolies suck

So, I succumbed to the family pressure...Uh, if Jeff (aka Bubba) is doing it, then I have to partake! As the blog name suggests, Adam and I recently moved into a log cabin and pretty much all I can see is trees.

The move went fairly smooth...The one glitch being Internet. Because we live among the trees - and that's pretty much it - securing some utilities has proven to be, ah, a challenge. There is no cable out here, so my only options for Internet are: dial-up (yawn - and I work from home, so not even practical), satellite (can be unreliable, costs $100/month and requires a 15 month agreement) or dsl (least expensive, pretty fast, no agreement required). After a month-long battle with Verizon (dsl is available - no it's not - yes it is - not it's not - and then finally, yes it is), I now have high speed Internet...I hate monopolies. Who would have thought that in the 21st century obtaining high speed Internet would be an epic battle?

Other than that, life is good out here in the treehouse. We've got a pretty cool brook with some decent rapids on it - Adam started clearing some wood from it last night. We're hoping to run it this weekend. It has no name...Post your ideas in the comments section. The best we've been able to come up with is "Babbling Brook." Lame.

In addition to the brook, there are miles of trails to choose from. We're pretty happy campers and one very happy puppy. Pictures of the new abode and surroundings to come.

Till next time...
the wisdom's in the trees, not the glass windows - j.j.