What a difference 14 months makes!

I'm pretty sure we haven't posted since December. Of 2014. So, yeah... A lot has happened. Here's a bit of it.

January 2015

We adopted a puppy(!!!) from Barks of Love in Orange County, CA. He was one of 6 of a litter, all with Christmasy names. He was Claus, and there was Rudy, Holly, Jolly, Stella, and Nick. They're chi-pits. Yes, that's a thing. 1/2 chihuahua, 1/2 pit bull.

His name is Fezzik, like the giant in The Princess Bride.
Claus' adoption pic. Would you just LOOK at that FACE!!!!

About a week after we got him. Already a good sitter!

Garrison and Amanda flew out for a vacation, and boy were their arms tired. ba-dum-pum.

Pacific Beach in San Diego
San Diego beer tour

February 2015

On our drive back to TX, we stopped at the Grand Canyon.
Garrison the photobomber

Back in Austin. At Matt's house, Fezzik saw his first Bigfoot. They stared each other down for a few. I think Fezzik blinked first. But Bigfoot was totally poised to run away.

May 2015

Road trip up north. Way up north to Spooner, Wisconsin, to visit Bobby and his Bowteek of Fine Unmentionables
Bobby's Bowteek
Bobby hisownself

Fezzik takes care of the empties


December 28, 2014. Calendar update time.

We fly back to CA on 12/30/14.

We'll be in Orange County until January 26, 2015, when Garrison and his girlfriend fly out to meet us in San Diego.

Then we head up to Monterey CA for 2 days.

Then we drive to the Grand Canyon for 2 days.

We drop Garrison and Amanda off in ABQ on Feb 3, then drive to Odessa, TX for a 2 day class.

The week of February 8, basically, we'll be in Houston.

We return to Austin on 2/14/15 so I can run the Austin Half Marathon on 2/15/15.

2/16 we drive to Dallas for a 3 day class.

2/22 we drive to Kansas City, MO for 4 days of work.

Week of March 8 in Houston

Week of March 15 in Las Colinas, TX.

Week of March 29 in San Antonio.


Captain's Log, 2014-9-7

It's all OK. We are back with Oatis.

We're in Brenham, staying at Tim and Jim's BnB. Tomorrow, we drive to Houston to spend 3 nights at a Holiday Inn by Bush. There's not really a convenient RV park near the class. And, it's still hot here.

Friday, we drive to Lake Grapevine to spend 7 nights right on the lake, while I work M-F at several places around the airport.

Then, Saturday, we're off to Edmond OK, for a Harry Potter,  bring your own wand, birthday party. Stay a few days there, then go spend 2 nights in a campground near KC for a class, then back to OK to spend a few nights with Annemarie, Megan, and Olive. And the boys, of course.

Then, down to Austin, where we will park Oatis until October 17.

We pick up a rental car at ABIA, drive to San Antonio for 3 days, then back to Austin for one night, at the Hilton by the airport.

Friday morning, October 3, we fly to Denver for the Great American Beer Fest. 2 days of drunken debauchery.

Sunday, we fly to Boston, to spend a week in Vermont for a wedding for 2 of our favorite people in the world. Then, Monday, October 13, we fly from Boston to LA, for a 3 day class.

Then, Friday or Saturday, October 17 or 18 (I should check) we fly back to TX and get Oatis out of storage. And drive to the Texas coast, somewhere near Galveston, maybe a little southwest, for a week. I've got a 2 day class in the garden spot that is Sweeny, TX.

Then, we drive to Austin on Saturday, October 25, to pour beer at the Flying Saucer Beerfeast.

After that, we head back to CA for a LONG TIME. Can't wait.