Travelling Again

June 4, 2010

So it would appear that I don’t update this blog very often. I usually don’t have much to talk about. I could tell you about the fascinating life of my granddaughter 🙂 I could tell you about my very exciting life going to work early in the morning and getting home late at night (this is the real reason I don’t blog much – to much work). Anyways as I decided to log in and blog this is what’s up. I’m going to Japan on Monday. It isn’t like I’ve never been there before (14 months in the 80’s, numerous trips in the 90’s and 00’s, even one two months ago) but this trip is different. It is summer! Other than when I lived in Japan for 1+ year every trip I seem to make there (with the exception of a couple vacation trips) happens during the late fall, winter or early spring. So this time I can wear shorts and actually enjoy things.

I’m going for work, which is good otherwise I couldn’t afford to go to Japan. I will be there about 8 days. I am going to the island of Nii Jima, which sits off the the entrance to Tokyo bay. I have to repair some equipment.

Maybe I’ll even post a few times on here


Ice Storm

December 16, 2008

Last week we had a storm. Several inches of rain fell, which would not have been to bad by itself, but, in the middle of the night the temperature fell below freezing. The ice started building up on the trees, and because of the amount of rain the ice became thick. The trees broke. This caused massive power outages as they fell on power lines. I think the total in the three states here of customers without power was in the neighborhood of 1/2 to 3/4 of a million residences. We lost power on thursday night. We got it back late saturday. I told my kids to pretend that we were camping out. The house kept relatively warm but towards dark on saturday it was below 60 inside the house. I know people who may not get power back for several weeks.

My granddaughter was born a year ago in the middle of a surprise 12″ snowstorm. This year her 1st birthday was celebrated by not having power and sub freezing temperatures outside. I wonder what she has planned for us next year?


I think she enjoyed her cake!