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".
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:
What traditions are associated with KDays?
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!
Top Story: Adventures in Downsizing
That's right. We're moving to San Francisco. Our cell phone numbers remain the same, as well as our
email addresses. But Snail Mail will change. Our new address is
843 Vermont St
San Francisco, CA 94107
If you need full contact info, use our contact form and we'll reply with all the info.
Our new abode is the "in-law" part of a two-unit condo near the top of Protrero Hill. For reference, Claire, Ron, Scarlet and Nico, lived at the bottom of the hill until recently. They now occupy the nice 4BR upper half of the condo. This combination has long been a dream of Linda and Claire, as it solves both the Nanny and pet sitting issues with one elegant solution.
There is one tiny problem: The new digs are quite a bit smaller than our current dwelling. At 2BR, 1.5 BA and 1100 Sq ft, if requires some major downsizing. If you haven't gone thru that life changing step yet, believe us when we say it is not to be undertaken lightly.
We have been looking for a suitable property for some time, even to the point of making serious inquiries about another building. When this came on the market, days after we returned from our Chile Trip, we had to move fast. Jim had to be cajoled into the operation, but now has taken up the cause of "getting rid of junk" enthusiactically. We expect to be settled in by the time we leave for Southern India and Sri Lanka on January 29th.
The location is excellent, with a dog-friendly park across the street, neighbors with children the age of Scarlet and Nico, and a terrific walk score.
More about our move is told on Jim and Linda's page.
With both of us Still retired we have more time to travel. We took several trips this year, three of them major birding expeditions, working on our new goal of half the species in the world, a moving target as the authorities keep adding new species. Read more…