Monthly Archives: September 2018

Wrapping up the Summer

I’ve been wrapping up the remaining projects before Tracy comes in today.  Our master closet got an upgrade from the container store.  However, their website is really terrible and I ordered the wrong brackets for a shelf.  I called and get the new part number, and those were wrong also.  All that stuff is going back and I’ll just order another shoe shelf.

We have some artwork, but the shipment of frames were cracked.

I’ve perfected my “Campfire Salmon” over the summer.  I think I’ve found the perfect mix of vegetables, spices, and fish.

Darby and Izzy are as cute as ever.  I think they will be excited to get back to Austin, but will miss chasing all the critters here.

Everyday we do a walk along the river.  Both dogs can now be trusted to be off the leash and not get swept away by the river.

This is the view from the above the river on the other side.  Our house is just behind the hotel in the bottom right corner.

8 miles from the house is a section of the Colorado trail that climbs 2,700 ft in just over 3 miles.  I’ve climbed it a lot and have never been able to break the hour mark on the ascent.  Before my race, my best was 1:02.  Yesterday I went out and came up a minute short which really ticked me off.  Today, I went back and did it with 8 seconds to spare.  I also set a new personal record on the descent with just over 34 minutes.  The picture below is my on top looking towards Silver creek and all it’s orange Aspen trees.

 

Just Stuff

I’ve been the project person the last week.  Between IKEA and Container Store, I’ve been busy.   Our master closet got an upgrade of new shoe shelves and drawers.

The master got a new dresser under the TV.

The same dresser went in the upstairs bedroom.

IKEA was out of the big drawers, but I was able to put half a dresser together.

Yesterday in yoga class, I was told about a half marathon that was sponsoring a few of the local non-profits.  The race started close to where the Cottonwood aid station was on the HL100 and ran through the autumn-colored canyon to the main road heading into town.

There were 214 people in the race and I finished 9 minutes shy of 2 hours and took 48th place.

Afterwards, I was tired and Darby had no issue lounging around with me.

 

Last couple weeks

I’ve been busy around the house the last couple weeks.  Tracy keeps shipping stuff so I’ve had a lot of projects.  Last week, I did make it out to Little Browns’ Creek trail and climbed Mt. Antero.  I’ve climbed this route several times, but I never turned up the last 1,000ft to the summit.  Antero is not a pretty mountain – it’s mainly rock and scree and scared by many 4WD trails.

With the exception of one day last week, the weather was terrible.  Storms rolled in every afternoon and caused the dogs to run and hide.

The dogs may be hiding, but I was busy.  The picture below shows the amount of boxes I broke down.  Lots of Ikea, other furniture, and fixtures.  I needed to use my neighbors trash can to get rid of all our trash.

Izzy is a big lover and is always under my feet.

The weather turned nice and we’ve been hiking the river trail.  Our house is in the background on the left side of the picture.

On Saturday, I climbed Harvard and then did the traverse across the ridge to Columbia.  My watch wasn’t working so I grabbed someone’s else’s GPX file below so I’d have a record of the route.  It was a fun hike since the traverse is mainly off road.  The only negative on the day was that I came across two young guys from Ft Worth that were way over their head on the ridge.  I guided them across, but they were so slow that I was forcing the dogs to cross their legs at home.

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
05:49:00 01:19:00 13.87 10.53 5.14 5,440.62
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

Football season started this weekend and I installed a TV on the deck so we could enjoy the nice weather.  Izzy enjoys it also.

The Monday Night Football game last night was awful, but the sunset was pretty.

The sunrise this morning was just as beautiful.

*** Update – waling to get ice cream last night – our house is the one in front on the right