Monday, June 29, 2009

Olivia Arrives!

Olivia Karlin McDowell Roberts was born on Saturday, June 27th at about 8:00 in the morning. Not too long after the start of the Western States 100. Karlin is Gaelic for "little champion", according to my daughter. Hmmm.... In any case, Olivia weighed 6 lb. 15 ounces and was 19 1/2" long. Both mom and baby are doing very well and went home from the hospital on Sunday afternoon. The lower photo shows Aunt Larisa on the left, mom Andrea in the middle, Grandma Dalia in back, Aunt Kelsey on the lower right, and Aunt Meghan on the upper right. Let the spoiling begin!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cascade Woodworking?

With a total of 13 miles logged for the month of May and none on trails, I should probably change the title of my blog. I have been getting some wood working done, however. With daughter Andrea due any day now, I worked to complete a convertible crib for her. I wanted to have the crib done before Olivia arrives. Yes, another girl for the family. At least we know how to deal with girls (I think).

I have also added another old tool to my workshop. I found an old DeWalt radial arm saw on Craig's List for $25.00. As near as I can tell from the serial number, it was made in late 1953. Lots of heavy cast iron for a small saw. The following photos show a before and after of the saw.

I have just finished a potting bench for my wife and will start on a dressing table to match the crib for Andrea next. I need a much bigger garage or to move to a house with a separate shop. Hope all your running is going well. My picks for Western - Scott Jurek for the men, Krissy Moehl for the women. It is going to be a great race as far a I can see.