Thursday, December 21, 2006

Still no power at home. I think we might get power tonight but then again I will not believe it until the house is above 60 degrees. One more night in the hotel then we are off to the cabin, my parents or if we are lucky to our own house with power. I am so drained from everything I can hardly take it. Now I need to figure out something for a late lunch.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Who knew that power was on the top of my list of needs to live. Burr. Power went out late Thursday night and we are still without it at home. We left Saturday for the cabin that has power. Go figure. We got back tonight to figure out what to do for tonight/tomorrow. We can check to see if the power is on at our house because Paul has a weather station that will update the internet every 5 mins when it does come back on.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Yikes - I worked with this guy and now he is a fugitive

This is not a thing you want to find out about a former co-worker. Mind you, it is slightly better that he is a former co-worker. This man worked at for a time. Not on my team or anything, but that matters not.

It makes me uncomfortable to realize this. However, you cannot go back into ignorance.

America's Most Wanted Profile


Monday, November 27, 2006

Let it Snow!

We have 2 inches of solid snow on the ground and it doesn't look like it is stopping any time soon. Paul worked from home today so that worked out for us. The traffic reports look dismal.

The snow in this photo isn't as impressive as it feels.

And today Nov. 28 in the daylight ...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The day in the life

Reality in the Cooley home these days.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

YouTube Movie of our Kittens Kona and Comox

This is the little movie of our Kittens: Kona and Comox. I posted this a couple weeks ago. They definiately oscillate between trouble and cute.


Friday, November 17, 2006

Makes you think - Construction Crane Falling in Bellevue

Darryl Holman wrote up an article about this in his Blog.

This was all at once shocking, riveting, and scary. Looking down from the 12th floor of the office I work out of and seeing a 12 story crane lying on its side. Considering that given it falling 180 degrees it would have been the building I use that would be damaged. It is too close for comfort and sitting and dwelling on it doesn't make it better.

It is a solid reminder of all those things that are cliches: Remember to tell your wife you love her; Remember to live each day to its fullest; Remember to focus on what matters; ... Life is truly not perminant.

Paul, remember to remember to make your life matter.

Crane in Bellevue

Well here is what Paul can see from his office today. One person died in this accident. It could have been so much worse.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The dawn of Zee or Zed

Several weeks ago and my wife stated, "You never blog about anything 'interesting'". Several weeks before that that I started to blog; a blog that was documentation, how-tos, and various other tools of the trade in what turns out to be the day-to-day sort of mini-projects that employ a soul who enjoys solving problems with technology. Several months before that my wife suggested I should blog. Several years before that my wife began her weblog. Returning to the present, here these words be. Truth be told, I've had thoughts I wanted to blog, but seemed inappropriate in my other more 'serious' blog.

Of course like the two to three other people would collect their insights on the internet, the next step was to arrive at a cute, witty, smart, life-changing name for our blog. It turns out there are a number of great names already taken -- grrr, a dollar short and, say, five years late. This landed us with the discovery of a topic that Laura and I have had countless times, the conversation of which dialect is correct in the linguistics of daily spoken English. The ol' is 'Z' pronounced zee or zed? Is it process or is it pracess? Is it about or aboot? Is it Java or Jaeva? Is it spelt color or colour? Truly something of the upmost importance to our daily lives, something that we are working out the solution to, albeit slowly.

There you have it. The unabridged story of Laura and Paul Cooley's shared blog named 'zee or zed.' It will be were we share with the world whatever wisdom we might have -- or not have.

I hope you enjoy it.
Paul + Laura
Our other online content:

Zee or Zed

I wanted to be the first to post on Zee or Zed. I was going to make Paul name it Z or Zed to prove that Z doesn't not need to be spelled out. Now to get Paul to change the color of this blog. Orange is not working for me.