Seattle to Portland Miranda and I rode our bicycles 204 miles from Seattle to Portland. What an accomplishment as a couple! It took a lot of training; Spring was entirely dedicated to training. Thunder Creek / Junction Camp Our first backpacking adventure on our own was Thunder Creek (map shows the one-way hike). It was supposed to be an easy five to six mile hike along a valley next to a river.
The High Divide Trail Miranda and I hiked the High Divide Trail w/our brother-in-law Mark, which is an 18 mile loop in the Olympic National Park. It wasn’t an easy hike, but my goodness it was beautiful. Niblings We welcomed a new nibling to the family (Rosalind Jane Farrar), and the Littles moved back to WA! I cannot explain how excited that makes me. I will finally be able to see my sister, brother-in-law, and niblings more often!
Just Grilling After procastinating about building a deck in the yard, we decided to take a smaller step forward and buy a grill. The summer was full of delicious grilled food!
Going, Going, Gone! I sold two of my three major worldly posessions this year - my 2006 Suzuki SV650 and my first-ever house on Ashworth Ave! Wedding Over the summer, I married the woman of my dreams. My ring is engraved with the geo-coordinates of the place we met, and she has a rhyme to remember the time. ;) MJH to MJB, 07-27-13
New Job over the summer I quit my job with Facilities Services and started a new job with UW-IT Information Management. Hopefully I’ll be happier in my new position. Engagement I got engaged to the most beautiful woman in the world! I moved from N. Seattle to S. Seattle w/Miranda. PINCH ME For Sale And, hot damn, I posted my house for sale! AND AND AND as of one day after that, I had two full price offers.
New Relationship Possibly the best thing to happen to me all year happened on April 17th. That’s the day that I met Miranda at the 72nd Street Cafe near Green Lake. As soon as we started talking, I could tell that there was chemistry between us; an instant connection. After that day, I couldn’t (and still can’t) get enough of her. Honestly, I can say that I’ve never been happier.
Work/Family/Relationships I’m unhappy and my job, my sister and her family moved away to Virginia, and I broke up with my long-term girlfriend when she moved back to CA. Boo. Spec-B After feeling trapped in Seattle over the last year, I decided to buy another car. Not just any car, mind you, a 2008 Subaru Legacy Spec-B. Damn do I love that car.
Moving I BOUGHT A HOUSE Of course, now I feel crushed by the mountain of debt that is my mortgage. At least now I won’t have to move every year, at least for the time being. Relationships Caryolnn moved out. le sigh Our relationship has been a little iffy these last few months. Maybe this will be good for us? Going, Going, Gone! I sold my first car, my 1991 Mustang.