It has been a great summer, still
not enough cycling but we both got some good rides in and were in the 100mi
per week range for some time before work had other ideas. The garden
was plentiful this summer and the new additions to the house include more
pavers, and Rachel's favorite, the hot tub. Check out the house
pictures for more. We also did some great rides from the house out to
Sisters and back, this makes a nice weekend ride of about 43mi round trip
with very little hwy. So we have updated the about us section a bit
Ok Ok...it has been awhile since
the last update. The year has been great, the end of last season put
260mi on the James' new mountain bike, and another 120mi so far this year.
James also upgraded and got a road bike with now 270mi on it since July 1st.
Rachel has put over 600mi since last summer between rides, and using it as a
trainer during this winter. The House has seen more work with the
south side now in pavers, and most importantly the hot tub. Work has
been busy for both of us, and this weekend (8/12/2006) sees James' sister
getting married. Over the past year, the weather page has been slowly
updated and now has current weather and pictures from the house.(8/7/2006)
Updated the House page 2 with some
landscaping pictures, and a picture of James's new Mountain Bike on the What
we Do Page. (9/19/2005)
Well the Christmas Tree is down
(Ok it has been down for a few weeks), Ski season is barley under way due to
the lack of snow, but we now have a weather station here at the house.
So check the new weather info below, and on the Weather Information Page.
The house pictures have been
updated, including the first Christmas tree. (12/23/2004)
New updates to the house, and to
the wedding page as more pictures start coming in. A big thanks to
Becky Nutt for her pictures that are all added to the wedding page.
Also Mom Sutherland's pictures will be added very soon. (10/13/2004)
Well, some new updates to the
house...we have had topsoil brought in since we just had back fill for the
yard, and installed a massive sprinkler system to get ready for sod.
Moving Day! (9/4/2004)
It is that time of year again,
Season Passes are on Sale.
Mt Bachelor 2004 2005
We are getting even closer, about a
week from moving in. :) The rest of the low voltage lights are
going in, the paint touch up is almost complete, and the final coats on the
floor go down the first of next week. (8/27/2004)
Well things are moving ahead, we
are hoping for final inspection in the next few days, then it will be about
a week to a week and a half before it is really ready following cleaning,
touchups, and walk through. Looks like a move in date may be around
the first weekend of September. (8/17/2004)
Well the house is getting ever
closer, the contractor is hoping for final inspection next week.
More house pictures have been added
since we got back, and we have started the photo gallery for the wedding.
Well the house page was getting a
bit to large, so "The House (Page 2)" has been added. Look for more
updates as time goes on, the construction updates are now up through March.
Good news, well Microsoft Front Page
is back up and running (thanks Kathy!!!) The House is being updated, along
with About Us. (8/2/2004)
The Timbers are going up, please
check 'The House' so see the current progress. (1/21/03)
Well we are now back on top of the
site, we have added allot of pictures from the past month on the house, and
the Timber Frame Raising is next week (January 19-24, 2004) so please
contact us if you are interested. Earthwood homes is doing a tour on
Saturday the 24th. (1/13/04)
New updates on the House, and added
a new page with Weather Information that has some Weather Channel links, and
Cams from the Bend Airport. (11/20/03)
Good News Skiers, found out that
weather permitting (in simple terms, we get fall weather instead of our 83F
weather like on Tuesday) the Mountain will start making snow on the 3rd, and
try opening on a limited basis on the
make that the 21st. Also we have added some
new house photos, the walls on the garage are getting plywood, and the
trusses should be onsite any day now. (10/22/2003)
New photos of the land, the floor
beams are in, and the garage is started. (10/13/03)
Ok some new updates on the house, I
will add some more pictures once I get them downloaded off the camera.
Ahh BendCable must have fixed the
problem that didn't let me upload some new pictures of the house
construction taken Saturday. The forms are in, and they are working on
the rebar before the pouring of the foundation. I have also added more
photos after the first pour was done on the foundation. (9/8/03-9/10/03)
There have been some more updates
on "The House" with one of the large fire burning in Central Oregon.
Really it is a fire, not a Black Butte erupting. Also Mt. Bachelor has
announced no change in prices from last year. So here is my annual
price comparison chart, and don't forget the good prices are only for
Bachelor 2003 2004 Prices (8/25/03)
Ok, We finally have added some
pictures from the land to "The House", they include some before rock
was moved on the house site, and some after. More to come this weekend
after we go by the land.
More pictures have been added to
the Photo Gallery, including some of the work done to James's house in Bend.
Pictures of Rachel's House in Madras should be up this weekend. We
have also reduced the picture sizes trying to keep our disk usage down.
We have added a news section to
"The House" page since we have now started construction. Check back soon to
see pictures as we add them.
The "What we Do" page includes
links to various hobbies we do.
We have started putting pictures
into the Photo Gallery - More to come soon.