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The 2016 Annual Report is here! That's right! Once again we have an Annual Report for your consumption. Tons of pictures, adorable grandchildren, Jim and Linda travel some more, and spider pictures as usual. Read it allÖ

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Jim and Linda Keep Traveling

Bird of the Year

Best Photo of the Year

With both of us fully retired we have more time to travel. We took several trips this year, two of them major birding expeditions, working on our goal of 5000 species in the world, about half the total. We are close enough that we don't have to obsess about where to go. We just pick places that sound like fun.

The places we visited this year:

To see more of the best nature photos of the year, click here.

Read more about Jim and Linda…

Adventures in Remodeling Redux again

With the addition of second floor bedrooms and bath to Purple Haze Claire and Ron, our remodeling duo, doubled down: enclosing the back porch as a separate dining room. Might even be ready for Christmas, but we won't know for sure.

Meanwhile, Jim and Linda remodeled the yards. Gone is the water wasting lawn, replaced by some drought-friendly native plants. Jim refers to the back as his “weed patch.” Next year, that might mean something different.

What's with this Other Jim Hargrove nonsense?

It started when my brother Bill complained that he had a hard time separating e-mail messages from my father and me. I started signing my e-mail as The Other Jim Hargrove. Now, though I could possibly claim to be the real Jim Hargrove, I find I like the idea of being the other one. As I usually tell people, "There are lots of Jim Hargroves around, but only one who claims to be the other one. " If you doubt this, try Googling "The Other Jim Hargrove".

Compare to Googling Jim Hargrove.

All About K-Days


The tradition of celebrating KDays, multiples of 1000 days of your life, began in the Hargrove family in 1999, when Jim achieved his 20,000 day milestone . Charles is responsible for pointing out that this was about to come up, and Jim seized on the excuse for a party.

Why Celebrate KDays instead of birthdays?

Of the many reasons for celebrating KDays, besides having a party, three stand out:
  1. There are fewer KDays than birthdays, something that looms larger as the years increase.
  2. The date of a KDay moves around, so you donít have the boring repetition year after year. As Jimís birthday falls around Thanksgiving each year, he appreciated this feature immensely. People whose birthdays fall on Christmas, or New Yearís Eve, will appreciate it even more.
  3. You can still celebrate your birthday.

What traditions are associated with KDays?

  • Giving of presents are definitely not part of KDay.
  • A card, especially an electronic greeting card, is de rigueur.
  • Although parties are appropriate, none is required. A day of quiet contemplation is perfectly acceptable, unless the KDay is a noteworthy one, such as 20,000. Then you should have a major blow-out.

Isnít it hard to figure out when a KDay is coming up?

Fortunately, computers can deal with this little problem rather easily. Click here for a simple calculator .

Do greeting card companies know about this?

Not yet. Spread the word!

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