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The Beast

August 25th, 2007  · stk

We just bought a 1993 Ford F-250 4x4 pickup truck. Read all about it and how we've made a deal to get unlimited amount of gasoline, in exchange for the first 20 years of Alex's earnings (once she's graduated from medical school)!

 1993 Ford F250 4x4

Our boat towing and material hauling problems have been solved. Unfortunately, the solution comes with two problems (which sound like one problem) - a huge appetite for gasoline.

We're now the proud owners of a brand-new-to-us, 1993 Ford F-250 Super-cab 4x4 pickup truck!

In order to spare front-page readers the agony of reading about how excited we are to buy a 12-year old behemoth of a truck and gush about it, as if we'd just driven it off the car lot, in brand new condition ... we require you to hit 'read full story' to carry on. Mind you ... those brave souls who do that, will be rewarded with BIG PICTURES of the big beast!

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August 19th, 2007  · Rachel

Rachel reviews "Midwives", a fictional novel by Chris Bohjalian.

(Fiction)Review of "Midwives" a novel by Chris Bohjalian

Although I have never experienced one myself, novelist Chris Bohjalian made me feel the chilling cold of a winter storm in Vermont. It was due to the storm that experienced midwife Sibyl Danforth found herself in unfamiliar territory; normally she would have transferred her laboring patient to the hospital for failure to progress, but the storm rendered them cut off from the outside world. In a noble attempt to save the life of an unborn baby, Sibyl performs an emergency cesarean section on the mother, whom she believes has just died from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, but there are those who assert that although Sibyl saved the baby, it was the c-section that had actually killed the mother. The dramatic story of the subsequent investigation, trial and emotional impact on her family is told by Sibyl’s daughter, Connie, who was 13 at the time of the ordeal.

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Maiden Voyage

August 10th, 2007  · stk

We plunked the double-hulled, aluminum shrimping boat "Pugwis" into Vancouver Island waters for the first time. Read about her maiden voyage and why we were dejected, when we pulled the boat out of the water

Pugwis Hits the Water

After a few months in the boat yard, "Pugwis", was nearly ready for a dip in the ocean. Scott still had to re-wire the trailer, clean the deck and then the boat was ready for her maiden voyage. Unfortunately, we discovered that the boat was laden with nearly 340 pounds of water and had to find a way to drain her.

Finally, "Pugwis" was lighter, her trailer wired and ready to go. Last week, the Gods were with us as both weather and our busy work schedules converged, allowing us to take "Pugwis" down to the public boat ramp at the Ladysmith harbor. With nervous excitement, we hitched the boat to our minivan and headed south, along Yellow Point Road.

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