Wednesday, December 27

Packin it up

Going to good old Florida tomorrow for a bit of family fun. Should be about 75 degrees with clear skys. Nice. I actually packed the trainer in a duffle bag for the visit. I pulled a slick mountain tire out and i am planning on stealing my moms Trek hybrid for some base mile action. Since the only way to go up in FL is to ride an overpass, and i have not-so-fond memories of dodging Armadillo carcases during college summers, i plan to avoid riding on the pavement. Plus, it just takes forever. At least they will feel my presence out on the patio instead of far off in the swamps.
We are flying back to the IE on the 2nd, and my parents moving van, which will move them to Sacramento, is coming on the 3rd. I wonder what we will be doing...None the less, it is always better than working. Well, my job is pretty cool from time to time...

Tuesday, December 19

I found some stuff..

Like my USB chord. Again. But then i lost one glove. Just one. I have 4 pairs of cycling gloves, some with long fingers, some stained with blood from my last nose bleed during a long climb, and some so old that there is no purpose in wearing them at all. The only valueble pair of gloves i have today are my Mountain Hardware COLD weather gloves. I have to wear them in the house, in the car, and anywhere in my mountain town. And, i only have one. Jason mocked me with some lame correlation to Michael Jackson, which in anger, i threw the right handed glove...somewhere. Now i just went to the car to get my coffee mug and there, under the drivers seat, was the LEFT hand glove. Once again, i am not too proud to say, i am wearing one glove.

On our thanksgiving trip, i only took one picture. This is Jason and Uriah VERY excited to be photographed, in our very small hotel with no phone.

Sometimes, Dozer wants to play, with my foot. Good thing he doesnt go for my cankle with its succulent flesh!

Christmas in a warmer place, like another continent would be nice. These boys are just cooling off from the hot summer weather. That is Rouru, my brother in law and of course Griffyn.

This mornings inside temp is actually 3 degrees WARMER than yesterdays. We have run into an energy snaffoo as we try to heat our poorly insulated mountain pad. Before we went to bed we actually got the temp up to 59, what a nice feeling. I had been keeping it at 61 degrees all the time with the GIANT propane heater. BUt, the propane ran out after 3 weeks. This stinks because it is a costly resource. We know it is the lack of insulating and archaic windows and the cold air whipping through the door jams and the fact that the heater is very inefficiant. So now, back to chopping wood and waking up on rotations during the night to "stoke the fire" I just hope pet doesnt freeze while we are absent. Last night i put him in a down sleeping bag because he was literally shivering. What a powder puff.

Monday, December 11

it has begun, finally, i think...

Winter that is. But i think it may be lying to us. I woke up Sunday morning and i could see the snow line out the window and the ice crystals on the banister. the fog was hovering closer than it has since March, and the mountain traffic has slowed about 15 MPH. It must be winter.

IT HAS...BEEN just a bit since you last got a view into what in the world is going on. There are somethings that make me laugh OUT LOUD even NOW as they have happened a few weeks back.
1.) I go mtn biking on fridays with the girls from work. we are a chill group, just out there looking at the sand. I asked one coworker if she wanted to join us. she said should could not because someone stole something off her bike. What was it i asked? Her wheels. Plural. She had not noticed and the crime must have taken place early last year. hmmm. Hard core for sure. Also, she said i was allowed to mock her on my blog....

2.) Another friend has a young girl, about 8, who REALLY likes to wear her bikini under everything, everywhere. He had gotten a bit tired of this drama, so as they left for their christmas piano recital, he rifled through his drawer and found his bright, red, lifeguard SPEEDO, from way back in the glory days. He pulled it on over his dress pants and proudly marched to the car. "Look, the whole family is going to wear their bathing suits to the concert. This is fun." Needles to say, the young one started to shed her layers right there as she ran flailing into the house, trying to rid herself of her once loved swimmers. I LOVE it!

3.) Shelli saw something HORRIBLE hahahhaha in Hulda Crooks that made her RUN AWAY, doubling her projected run time, and upsetting the pristine balance of her belly. procreation has many locations.

4.) I had to ride my bike to work. It was 24 degrees. They had sanded for ICE. There was water everywhere. i thought of a happy place.