Thursday, February 26, 2009

It finally happened!

We knew this day would come. We have been talking about it for the past 10 years. Our 35 year-old washer just gave out. It will still wash but it just doesn’t have the energy to spin. I went out and bought a new light blue front load washer and am now waiting for the “next day delivery.” They will haul away our old washer. I know it will be exciting. I’ve never had a state of the art washer. And it’s blue. I’ll be saving water, electricity and time. But…

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


“Psychological research suggests that, in the long run, experiences make people happier than possessions. That’s in part because the initial joy of acquiring a new object, such as a new car, fades over time as people become accustomed to seeing it every day, experts said. Experiences, on the other hand, continue to provide happiness through memories long after the event occurred.”

I can now drive Kent's new Honda Civic. A neighbor hit his bumper and left a dent last night. It was evident this morning that Kent and the neighbor were still feeling stress.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pictures of the Falklands

You can see the English influence in the pictures of the Falklands.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Best of South America

Rather than 500 new, separate entries, here's a link to some of our favorite images from our January trip to South America. See also companion images and more images. We'll be adding photos over the next 24 hours, so check back soon.

Best of 2008

2008 has been a year of several thousand pictures shot. Don't worry, we'll speed up the browsing... See some of our favorite pictures of the year our "Best of 2008" photo gallery online.