Tuesday, February 23, 2010

3 week expedition on the Kimberly River in Australia with Adriene

I just received word from Adriene that all are off the river safe and sound with lots of stories.  Hot Temps, Head Winds, Crocs, Scenery, Aborigines, Waterfalls, and much much more.  Hopefully we will start to see photos and video from them but if you are interested in the news as it unfolded through the trip you can see it here on the expedition webpage.

Here is the webpage

And here is the daily updates through 29 days of travel and expedition.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Liquidlogic Farmhouse

The Liquidlogic Farmhouse

In 2007 we moved our offices from the old farm house to consolidate our shop and offices at our original building.  As time has gone by we have done less shop work here in Hendersonville and moved more of those projects to the manufacturing plant in Greensboro North Carolina.  So the need for the shop has been less and less.  Yesterday we moved all the offices back in to the farm house, sometimes known as the Windy Knob.  This is the most pleasurable place I have ever worked.  The house sits up on a hill with a view of the horizon and blue ridge off in the distance.   At this location we are sitting directly on the Eastern Continental divide which is a whopping 2,013 feet, and we are a mere 5 minute drive to the put-in for the Narrows of the Green.  

The View from the house

There is how ever a darker side to this house.  The guy that lived here before we moved in was a hermit.  The neighbors didn't ever see him and the house was supposedly filled with things collected over the years.  The owner was excited to sell the house to us so they didn't have to deal with getting him out of the house.  The folks around the area said that he was a murderer, or criminal of some sort, probably no more criminal than we are.  It all went smoothly but we always wonder will he be back.  

Obie's Office

Soon after we moved in I was at the dentist office and the lady checking me in saw my van and knew that we had moved into the old farm house.  She said her parents had lived in the house for many years and had many haunted experiences.  With a totally straight face she told me about her parents being held down in bed by "nothing" while the lights went off and on.  Her parents also told her about trying to exorcise the demons by leaving a bible open to a particular place only to find it closed or on the floor in the morning.  As I was leaving she told me she was going to bring a photo by that was taken of the house long ago.  In the photo she said that you could see the ghost of a girl that had been murdered on the hill.  The house on the hill was even written about by Carl Sandberg who had a home in Hendersonville not far from here.

Steve and Woody's Office

When we first came to the house we decided to embrace the haunting.  We didn't try to exorcise the haunts we decided to party with them.  Not just in our own little ways.  We opened the house and hill to the Green Race Party, and Jerry's Baddle.  It seems the gremlins have decided that we are ok.


My office

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Speedloader throw bags are shipping.

Here we go, here we go.  Its finally time.  The Speedloader is finally shipping.  We have put a bunch of them on the slow boat to GBR last week and many more are going out to all parts of the U.S. of A.
A big thanks goes out to the Diane and "Cookie" for working out the details and getting the Speedloader dialed in to perfection.  Here are some shots of the ladies finishing up and sending out the first load of throw bags.

"Cookie" working on the first order of Liquidlogic Speedloaders.

Diane and "Cookie" finalizing the process.

Finishing up a Speedloader Throw Bag.

This throw bag is also Banjo approved.


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