Thursday, March 26, 2009

Washington It Is

So, I'd been mulling over the decision for schools: CA or WA? Well, after considerable thought, I decided on the school in Yakima, WA. For me, it's the better fit. The school in CA was very nice but I didn't get the same vibe that I did in Washington. So, the decision has been made, the die has been cast. Now, the logistical work of moving 2500 miles away begins to take shape.


Today, I got the cast off. I'm amazed by how quickly my arm atrophied and by how much dead skin flaked off. Oh yeah, to make up for the lack of range of motion, I've got plenty of stiffness and soreness. Awesome.

Although the saw might not "cut" you, it does get hot enough to burn you when the blade touches your skin. I've got a nice cut-shaped burn on my forearm from where it sunk through the cast and into my flesh.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Sure, it's technically not until the 20th of the month but, after this past weekend, it feels like it's here. Winning Run and I were at the mountain house in the north Georgia mountains with her folks and grandmother.

When I'm there, I love to wake up early, sneak outside with a cup of coffee, and watch and listen to the Sautee Valley come to life for the day. It makes me happy.

Dew on a metal gate at sunrise.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

So, I just got word today that I've been accepted into the school in Vallejo. Now, I've got to really make a decision about where I'd like to be (and where Winning Run would like to be) and about the programs. For the most part, I'm still awed by the Yakima area and the Pacific Northwest. The Bay Area is pretty cool but, at the moment, is the distinct second-place finisher.

I guess that this is a pretty good dilemma to be facing: trying to choose between two schools that want me.

Anywho, more from the decision front as it unfolds.