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Joplin Trip Aftermath

Now that we’re back I wanted to give one final update on the trip and disaster response itself. While I think everybody would agree that we made a difference, there are areas for improvement. It…Continue readingJoplin Trip Aftermath

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The Road Home

Because of the planned detour to the Grand Canyon, we got an early start yesterday. We were making excellent time, but our vehicles seemed to have other plans for the journey. First, the little steel…Continue readingThe Road Home

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Back in Albuquerque

I didn’t think I’d be driving on these roads so soon after Rachel and I drove from Maryland to California. We’ve recognized a number of places we either passed by or stopped at back in…Continue readingBack in Albuquerque

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Sense of Accomplishment

It’s late and we have to get an early start on our drive back home tomorrow so this is going to be a bit short. We went back to the house we ended on yesterday…Continue readingSense of Accomplishment

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Getting Dirty

We got a much later start today, sleeping in (relatively speaking) and eating a good breakfast. This time we added Jeff and his Bobcat. Unfortunately we had a hard time finding a work site, and…Continue readingGetting Dirty

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First Day (The Spanish Improves)

We woke up early this morning and started the day with breakfast at McDonald’s, causing me to break a multi-year streak of not eating at the place. Oh, the sacrifices we make, right? My sleeping…Continue readingFirst Day (The Spanish Improves)

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We Made It!

We got in to the place we’ll be calling home base for the next few nights about an hour ago. I found a spot next to one of the working air conditioners, which rocks for…Continue readingWe Made It!

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

Three years ago today Rachel and I got married, and we’re even more in love than ever. Go us! I haven’t gotten Rachel a present yet, but year three makes this our leather anniversary, which…Continue readingHappy Anniversary to Us!