The Sierra Nevada range, and Mammoth Lakes specifically, had record snow! Sometimes the storms would close the highways for days. I love cross country skate skiing on the groomed trails in Mammoth Lakes, so I commuted up there quite a few days this winter. There was even enough snow to ski in the Inyo Mountains… Continue reading Record Snow – Winter 2023
New Plan – 2023
After a couple years of waiting for our main dome home and garage plans, we decided to start with a small, pre-designed house plan so we can get on our property, already!
Some Fediverse Notes (with some cat pictures because no one likes a wall of text)
Social media, as it’s called nowadays, hasn’t been fun in a long time, and I haven’t participated in a long time because of that. I used newsnet quite a bit back in the day (you can still find lots of my old posts on comp.sys.hp48), and of course, I’ve used IRC as well. I even… Continue reading Some Fediverse Notes (with some cat pictures because no one likes a wall of text)
Happy Holidays 2022
Hello to everyone and I hope you’re all healthy and having a cozy holiday season! We are still snug in our tiny house trailer in Independence.
Mountain Messenger and Other Running Adventures
I was part of something special.
Aviation Maintenance: Floorboards
The original floorboards in my plane were in fairly sorry shape. They were doing the job while just flying around, but with the seats out, crawling around in the cockpit, trying to get under the panel, was an exercise in stepping cautiously, lest a knee or elbow break through. Back when the plane was built… Continue reading Aviation Maintenance: Floorboards
Ten Lakes Basin Through Trip
My third backpacking trip of the year was an overnight through the 10-Lakes area in Yosemite. I’ve wanted to check this area out for years.
Robin’s Southern High Sierra Adventure
I just got back from a week of backpacking and I’m just so jazzed! It was really lovely up in the high Sierra. I usually prefer to go backpacking around September to avoid biting insects, thunderstorms, and crowds, but this year I wanted to get in my big views before fire season. I was very… Continue reading Robin’s Southern High Sierra Adventure
Aviation Maintenance: Tailwheel, Etc.
While doing a walk-around of the Maule, I noticed a rather unfortunate crack in the tailwheel head. The bright side was that the airplane was down for some long-term maintenance anyways (avionics/instruments upgrade, described elsewhere), so I could fix this at my leisure. And, due to the rather extended downtime caused by the avionics upgrade… Continue reading Aviation Maintenance: Tailwheel, Etc.
Our cats love their outdoor space! An additional 46 square feet of play space is a huge addition to our 388 square feet interior (including lofts)! It is pretty cute to see Ziggy’s fur get fluffed by the breezes. Patina loves to hunt the birds and moths, but they are safe from her murderous intentions.… Continue reading Catio!