April 10, 2022

Chris’ Excellent European Adventure

On March 12, I was fly out of Washington Dulles airport (IAD) headed for London Heathrow (LHR) the next day. I was traveling to attend Oceanology, which I had done every other year since 2010. Except for 2020. We all knew what happened then…. This part of the trip was a company sponsored professional development plan. Oceanology is the leading conference in underwater technology, and I’ve been in the underwater business for virtually my entire professional career. It’s a good conference with the latest and greatest ongoings in the industry. As part of this “boondoggle”, I decided that while I was in the “neighborhood”, I would travel to Greece and…

February 13, 2022

Busy, busy

This will be a short post today as the weekend has already been chock a block with activity, and isn’t over. First of all, a shout out goes to Tim and Terry, who came a couple of weeks ago for a nice supper of Chicken Cacciatore to bring us some mail for Stefani and Jourdan. We had a lovely time guys. Really. It’s so nice being able to chit chat with people of your own age group. Let’s do this again very soon! Anyway, the reason they brought us the mail was I was planning on driving to Greensboro the following week, and was going to take the Mazda, which…

January 1, 2022

Happy New Year!

Well, 2021 has come and gone. 2021 was a fairly good, albeit very busy year for us. As I sit here on this dismal, dreary morning, I’m reflecting on the frenetic year gone by with a bit of amazement. Sold our house. Oh my. We bought our “fixer-upper” in 2007 and worked like crazy people making it into our vision. After the Trump driven restrictions on deductions on property taxes and mortgage interest, we realized it was time to start thinking about the next phase in our lives. And thanks to a card in the mail from Troy Spaunagle, it all came and happened in a two week period in…

December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas

Good morning and Merry Christmas to you all. Typically on Christmas morning, I sit down in the morning before everyone arises and craft an e-mail summarizing the year for distribution to a plethora of things. This year, we’re gonna come in to the “modern era” and this blog entry will take the place of that e-mail. I’ll send everyone a link via e-mail…. As you can see, the website is still in a bit of flux, but that’s not the topic of todays’ discourse. Things on the site will get better, but for now, this is what we have. In last years’ e-mail we had prognosticated that we would get…

December 23, 2021

Making Headway!

So, the Twenty Twenty-One theme “seems” to be the keeper. There are a number of customizer add-ins available which I think will get me where I want. Yay. You might see the formatting change a bit while I experiment. Don’t be surprised if an ugly green pastel background makes it’s appearances, at least for brief periods of time. Chances are, I’ll turn on commenting, you too will be able to participate in the sausage making exercise. I’ll most likely make a post or two in the next couple of days. There has been a goodly things going on in our lives, both photographic and not. In years past, I’ve crafted…