Spring is here!

Today was the first day in a LONG time that felt like it wasn’t winter.  I suppose we could call it spring.  The sky was partly clear, partly cloudy: there were patches of blue up there and bright sunlight on the mountains and also coming in the windows of our little cabin.


I started off the day by going to the Health Fair and getting my blood drawn for with a bunch of other firemen.  This year, the HFVD paid for  our blood work-ups, so a bunch of us showed up early to avoid the lines.  Before they actually drew the blood, I had my blood pressure checked: 114/73–which isn’t too bad for a guy my age.  Holly of course has much lower BP.  We always compete to see who has the lower BP when we go by one of those automatic BP testers in the stores.  The last time we saw one, we were at Fred Meyer’s in Juneau.  I always go first, mine was a pretty respectable 112 over 68.  I was pretty smug.  Then Holly sat down and got a 102 over 59…  Bummer.

Get yours checked today!


I’m in a bit of a photographic slump.  I’m still shooting for the paper, but haven’t shot much else lately.  Plus my favorite lens (EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM) had to go back to Canon this week because the IS was not working anymore.  I’ve sent that lens back to canon twice now, in less than a year.  I’m beginning to think that the lens is a bit of  a lemon in terms of reliability.  I’ve fallen back on my 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5.

Hopefully the ice climbers will be out and about tomorrow and I’ll get some good shots of them doing something exciting–or at least interesting.

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