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
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.
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
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!
I want to share some photos of the beautiful flowers we’ve seen in the mountains this spring. My eyes have been so happy! If you notice any errors in my identifications, please let me know. I still have a lot to learn!
Having recently retired after a number of years as a staff engineer for a very fast-paced company in the tech biz, I thought that taking a few days for a bit of a hike would probably be just the mental break I was due for to catapult myself into the idle future. The only question,… Continue reading (Semi-) Traverse of the Inyos
The seasonal ice cream parlor opened up in Independence at the end of March! It is run by a cool couple who make their own dairy and non-dairy ice creams. They have classic flavors but also very fun flavors like Apricot, Honey-Lavender, Rose with Pistachios, and Peanut Butter Cup. We go at least once a… Continue reading Ice Cream, Manzanar, Gardening & End of the Inyos Season
It continues to be a fun puzzle to best utilize the built-in storage our tiny house has, as well as add our own personal touches. Our books have a new home on the 4′ long 2×8 shelf Jon designed and installed. We really pared down the books to have on hand before we moved. They… Continue reading 4 L.F. Library
I feel relieved to have finished with the old house and to begin the next phase of our lives. I packed my car with the final load, handed the keys to our realtor, said some goodbyes, and drove to Independence right before a big winter storm hit. Then I was cozy in the tiny house… Continue reading Happy Holidays