Thursday, December 27, 2007

2007 - What a wonderful year!

We sure got a lot accomplished this year, everyone is healthy and strong and ready for the new year.

Bike to School and Bike to Work Day


Jacob Triathlon

Kitchen ready for demolishion

More Demo

Cleaned up and ready for Cabinets

Tree House

New and old Doors

the finished kitchen

Finished Tree House

Attachmate Holiday Party

All (and more!) photos can be found here:

Saturday, December 15, 2007

WOOO HOOO!!! I won the lottery!!!!!!

I entered the lottery two weeks ago and today was the drawing and I got an email this evening to congratulate me on winning the chance to enter the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on June 8, 2008!!!


I get to swim about 1.5 miles from Alcatraz in 55 degree water to the San Francisco waterfront, run about 1 mile from swim exit to the bike transition area, bicycle 18 miles around the hills of San Francisco finishing with an 8 mile run which includes a beach section and the famous sand stairs!


Check it out

Monday, December 10, 2007

Whats the difference?

Last Thursday I had what I thought was surgery to remove a small bump from my neck. The doctor and nurses kept calling it a procedure. I've had this lump drained a few times over the past three years and my family doc suggested surgery to get rid of the infection completely. Basically it was an ingrown hair on the back of my neck that got infected and due to the extra tough skin on the back of your neck prevents the natural secretion of oil through the skin and the oil just collects forming a small lump. I missed running one of my favorite races, the Bellingham Jingle Bell run this weekend but I'm recovering just fine, back at work the next day. My only real problem is the bandages and sticky tape starts to annoy my neck.

So whats the difference between surgery and a surgical procedure?