The life of a field engineer’s wife

I thought it was tough when Doug was away at training in Houston, TX and Kellyville, OK for two weeks. It turns out that when a field engineer is out in the field it’s actually much easier on his or her family. When the field engineer is at home, chaos reigns. This isn’t Doug’s fault.Continue reading “The life of a field engineer’s wife”


For the past month I’ve been volunteering at the Rock Springs Humane Society here in Wyoming. I’ve been really enjoying spending time with the animals (and the people) at the Society, but I also love all the behind-the-scenes work I’ve been doing organizing fundraisers and other events. Yesterday we put on the 3rd annual DracupawsContinue reading “Dracupaws!”

Preached at in a Pet Store

Saturday was a warm and sunny day and I was feeling particularly fancy-free because Doug had just gotten home from training and could puppy-sit while I escaped the house. One of my errands was to go pick up another dog bed for Riker because I was sick of carrying his bed from room to roomContinue reading “Preached at in a Pet Store”

Healthy and Green Halloween

When I was a kid, I was all about big ‘E’ environmentalism: saving the whales and other endangered species; planting a tree on Earth Day; and raising awareness about catastrophes like the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska or Chernobyl. At home, though, I would grumble about turning off lights when I left the roomContinue reading “Healthy and Green Halloween”

Wild Wyoming

As I might have mentioned before, Wyoming – compared with most places in the continental U.S. – is quite sparsely populated. There are about 500,000 people spread out over the state, and most of these are clustered in small towns and cities. This means that there are a lot of wild, wide-open spaces. Last Wednesday,Continue reading “Wild Wyoming”

Feeling High and Dry

High Desert Country. This pretty much sums up the climate and elevation of our new hometown of Green River, Wyoming: the city sits at a lofty 6100 ft (1859 m) above sea level and is a green oasis surrounded by scrubland, sand dunes, and the Red Desert. To put this in perspective, nearby Denver, ColoradoContinue reading “Feeling High and Dry”

Must be a full moon

I know it’s an old superstition, but the little white dog two doors down keeps yapping, I’m having trouble sleeping, and the last few days have just been too weird. First of all, Doug and I keep hurting ourselves. 1) Guinness was lying on one of the stairs a few nights ago and Doug almostContinue reading “Must be a full moon”