Category Archives: Our Life

Things I broke in 48 hours

iPad Air, elliptical machine, 10ml pipette, pH meter probe, bike tire inner tube. Gay broke the coffee thermos. Not a good couple days for fragile things around here.

I broke my elliptical machine

I’ve noticed a clicking in the elliptical machine for the last couple weeks so I decided to open it up and see what the problem is. I found a broken piece of steel in the left crank arm. That must mean my legs are stronger than steel!

I zip-tied the broken piece to keep it from moving so I can keep using it. This machine has been a big part of my life for almost 8 years but it’s time to retire it and get a new one.

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Update: the very next run broke it for good. The bolt on the other side of the arm snapped while I was running — surprised I didn’t get hurt.

Hudson’s 6th birthday party

We celebrated Hudson’s birthday today with a football party.

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School 2014-2015

First day of school, Hudson is in 1st grade and Havana is in 2nd grade. Eva starts 3-day-a-week preschool next Wednesday.

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NFL Play60 Fun Run

Hudson ran the NFL Play60 Fun Run this morning at Century Link field to kick off the NFL season.

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Happy Birthday, Hudson

Hudson turned 6 today. He opened his presents, we had Pagliacci pizza for dinner (his favorite) and then we walked — well, the kids rode scooters and Havana rode her bike — to Hello Robin for ice cream. Gay even brought a candle for his ice cream cone.

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6 years ago today: his birth post.

Mother-in-law is visiting

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Telling me what I already know

Gizmodo proves that Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is the best neighborhood in the country to live in. Can’t argue with math!

Eric & Sandi in town

Eric & Sandi came to Seattle and cooked a delicious Indian halibut dinner for us, Steve, Renuka and all the kids.

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Bicycling

Gay surprised me with a very nice new bicycle for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Havana and Hudson just haven’t been interested in bicycling but my getting a new bike seemed to have sparked a new interest so I’ve spent the last couple days riding bikes with them.

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