Showing posts from August, 2013
Back for a few days, at least I hope that I am.  I was up in Chicago last week working.  Flew up on Monday and returned on Thursday.   While I was there I got the chance to see my sister and her family. We all went out to dinner and then got us some yogurt.  Good times and my nieces are growing up quick.
I didn’t do a very good job keeping up with the blog, nor did I get out and walk as much as I would have liked.   It was hot and humid, pretty rough when coming from Colorado’s dry climate.  So I added up my miles for the month and I was at 48.96 miles.  Now I have a target to beat in September, although I know it is going to be another tough travel month.
Took a little different approach on my shelving, two weeks ago I stood in the lumber department of Home Depot looking at my list and thinking about the task in front of me.  I also started thinking about the fact that the ones I build will be a permanent fixture.    I had looked before for some type of pre-fab shelving that would work…


Well I made it home this morning after being down in Austin for a few days.   Caught the flight home at 7:30 AM this morning and arrived in Denver just after 9:00 AM.    I only ended walking to the Austin office on Monday and Tuesday.  Worked out pretty well, the route that I took was 2.6 Miles each direction.  In the evening I caught rides with team members as we were on our way out for dinner.

Looking forward to the weekend and getting shelving project started and competed.  Candy is doing a girls trip with her sister this weekend so I have two days to knock this out.
Parts of town are getting some pretty good rain this evening, up to 4 inches in some areas.   Once again we may have flooding.  The local news has been talking it up all night.  They have closed highway 24 into Manitou.   We shall find out soon I guess.  We haven’t seen much rain on our side of town but can see lots of lightning and hear the thunder.
We headed out about 8:30 AM on our way out to Peyton, CO. to an estate auction.  The auction was already in full swing when we go there at 9:30 AM.   This was so big that they had two auctioneers going at the same time in different parts of the house.   Yeah, that's how big the house is!   Indoor pool, on acreage and with a nice pond behind the house.  We hung out for about an hour, lot's of nice stuff but nothing I needed.  Big crowd today so everything going at a premium.

On our way home we stopped and picked up several cartons of 9 MM ammo.  I have been looking for ammo at Wal-Mart and they never have it so we stopped at gun shop that was on way back from Peyton.  Picked up a couple of boxes of target ammo and two home defense.  Candy keeps saying we need to go target shoot and now we don't have an excuse not to.

Then we stopped in at the Ross Auction House and did a quick walk through.   Saw a few things but nothing that would keep me hanging there for several hours.   S…
Well day three that I have made it out on foot. Today I did 4.8 Miles up through BCP and back.  Ended up going on my lunch break as I didn't walk to work today.   I didn't come across anything exciting and moved pretty quick.  For the month I am up to 32.3 Miles, not bad just need to keep after it.

I am making a road trip next week to TX.  I mapped out my route if I was to walk to the office and back.  It works out that it is 2.36 Miles each way.   Just checking the weather forecast and it looks clear for next week and warm.   Only problem is I don't want to be the stinky guy at the office and I have lunches planned and will need to drive.   So we shall see.

I have to go to Denver in the morning and will need to get up early if I want to get some distance in before I go.   I would need to leave the house by 6 AM if I wanted to get out and back in time to shower and head up I-25.

So the last few days I have been working on my plans for my shelving that I am building.   I have …

I turned mine off......

This came across as a post on FB today.  Very interesting and I did turn of geotagging on my photos.  This link also provides a good overview and what you can do to protect yourself. pictures pose privacy risks

I walked to work again today, so I was able to get 5.2 miles in.  At least tonight it wasn't raining!  Last night I had to wear the rain poncho home.   It has been raining just about every day.  What a year we have had.  From the drought, the fire in Black Forest, flooding in Manitou Springs.  
Last Saturday after the flash flood, Candy and I took a drive over to Manitou to survey the situation.  Back in the day, mid 1998 I used to office in Manitou located at 514 El Paso Ave.   We drove by there and low and behold the building was gone.  It looked like they had just done it, as the area was still roped off.  I am guessing it flooded in the last flash flood we had a week ago, not only that it was up against a hill.  I remember several large boulders coming down the back side and hitting the building.  The area was a mess, with mud and debris left by the high water.  We didn't make into Manitou as the traffic was pretty heavy so we turned around and headed out.
Wow, now here is a…
Busy, busy, busy.   I guess it has been a few days since I have posted any updates.   Just been crazy busy with work and home, hard to keep up with it all.   Did manage to walk to and from work today.   I ended up walking home in the rain, which was OK as I had my poncho with me. 
I just finished making my shopping list for the shelves I am planning to build at the shop.   They will be 14 ft long and 8 ft high and 2 ft deep.  I already drew up the plans and I think I have settled on the location.
Tonight we all went out to Chili's for dinner.   Not often we get both the boys together to join us as everyone is working various schedules.  Hey at least we are all working.   Eric and his girl friend are headed to California in a 16 ft U-Haul truck.  Moving some of her moms stuff from Colorado to her new home.   Should be an interesting road trip for him driving that beast across the country.

What Makes a Car Show Interesting?

I've had the pleasure of attending two excellent car shows in the last 3 weeks and I've come to the conclusion that if you don't talk to the owners you are missing out on a large part of the equation that makes car shows fun.  The stories behind some of these cars bring them to life, and without the stories I just get bored as I see another (insert camaro/mustange/chevelle/etc.). 
I wanted to share some of these stories with you because I think they're awesome and they're what I am wishing were in more car magazines.  I get so bored reading about the tech info on the restoration.  I don't care what duration cam you used, I want to know if the grinder went through your leg causing 8 stiches!
I wasn't taking notes when I talked to these guys, and a week or two have passed so forgive me if you know the details on any of these and I'm not spot on.
The owner of the below Chevelle has put 100 miles on the car since finishing his 7 year restoration.  For 7 years …