Entries from September 2008

Where Have All the Blog Posts Gone? (aka “Everything else is going to crap.”)

Date September 29, 2008

It’s been a slow few weeks on the blogging front. But, not a slow few weeks in the Wilson household, by any means! I was in Austin last week, and that’s usually when Julie pulls a late night or two and queues up blog posts. But she was busy with other endeavors. The weekend before I [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 25-Sep-1993

Date September 25, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 9/25/93 – Sat. I saw my first moose today. [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 24-Sep-1993

Date September 24, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 9/24/93 – Fri. I made it into Stratton yesterday [...]

Alana the Purple Fairy

Date September 22, 2008

Grandma Marilyn brought Alana a purple fairy outfit when she met up with Julie and the kids in Pennsylvania on the last leg of our summer vacation. It was a hit! Alana wanted to wear it without a shirt, but Julie insisted that she be more clothed:  Unfortunately, when they returned home, Julie didn’t tell [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 22-Sep-1993

Date September 22, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 9/22/93 – Wed. Looks like better luck tonight — [...]

New Construction at the Wilsons’ Thanks to Hurricane Ike

Date September 21, 2008

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Hurricane Ike took down a tree in our backyard. Benton got right up in the tree and started sawing off the branches while the wind was still blowing full force: We had a pretty good layer of sticks and leaves across the backyard, which Alana helped Benton collect [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited — 21-Sep-1993

Date September 21, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 9/21/93 – Tue. Where to start? Dee died on [...]

Early Birthday, Early Christmas…Bikes All Around

Date September 20, 2008

My parents came into town last weekend for a quick visit, and one of the key tasks for the trip was taking Carson down to get a new bike — an early birthday present…but one that he desperately needed: He is thrilled with it. Well, somehow, that evolved into Alana needing a bike, which became [...]

Alana’s First Day of School

Date September 19, 2008

In July, Alana got to go to camp, and she thoroughly enjoyed it. As it worked out, she is now going to “school” at the same place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:30 to 1:00. Her official “first day of school” pictures: And…Julie took her first step towards empty-nesterness: For more “first day of [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 19-Sep-1993

Date September 19, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 9/19/93 – Sun. This entry will be as long [...]