Archive for January, 2013

Dog attacks my emus

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Crazy weekend … Friday we had a snow/ice/freezing rain mess, so Laura and I had to leave work early to pick up the kids from school. Saturday morning – I was just on my first cup of coffee – Laura noticed a large Rottweiler chasing the emus in the back yard. I put on some […]

Back at the dojo

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Today, Jacob and I started training at our karate dojo again. It has been a couple of years since our last training, and it has been a couple of months since my last run. So I really feel the workout now. But that’s good – that’s why we went back. We’ll start practicing regularly again, […]

Mercedes engine mounts replacement

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

This weekend I replaced the two front engine mounts on my 1991 Mercedes 300D. The driver side mount was completely destroyed by several biodiesel leaks from the fuel lines that run directly above it. The passenger side mount was probably OK, but I replaced it anyway. I spent about $100 on the parts and another […]


Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Overall, 2012 was a pretty good year, although it also presented some real challenges to us. The most significant development of 2012 is unfolding right now: Dec. 31 was Laura’s last day at her job of 8 years as Executive Director of One World Market in Durham. Jan 2 she will start her new job, […]

Welcome 2013

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013