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The fire still burns on the mtn, the temps are roasting, the monsoons are late, the virus rages on…

July 16th, 2020
…but the sunsets are still dang beautiful

As Ivan would typically say in a moment of reflection such as this: “Thank you, Mother Nature!”

posted by ARR

Two new doors and a crane

May 17th, 2020
Old cheap purple kitchen door with a doggie door for good ‘ol Morgie
New kitchen door
Old crooked falling apart always stuck let the bugs in dining room door
New dining room door
And a crane built with scraps from the new doors

posted by arr

Happy Mother’s Day to me!

May 10th, 2020
Love my little maniacs

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Home Project, done!

May 3rd, 2020

Like many, we’ve used this stay at home time to knock out a long overdue home project. We ripped down the shade structure in this corner of the back patio about a year ago. It was falling apart and ready to kill someone. My exact thought after it came down: “well, we won’t be getting around to re-building that for at least 3 years I’m sure.” So uh, thank you stay-at-home order?

And patio furniture (that I’ve wanted for like 10 million years!!!) will be here in a few weeks!

posted by ARR

Pandemic Perk

April 22nd, 2020
These feet haven’t worn shoes for the better part of 6 weeks!

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Happy Easter

April 12th, 2020

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Easter Prep

April 11th, 2020

I almost venture to call this also a pandemic perk. We haven’t dyed eggs for years on account of Easter coinciding with the kids’ Spring Break from school and thus us being away on a climbing trip at Yosemite (where we had plans to be this year too). I mean c’mon, dyeing Easter eggs is almost as much fun as climbing beautiful granite house-sized boulders in the most gorgeous valley on earth, right? Seriously, right? RIGHT?!!!! 😩

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More Pandemic Perks

April 7th, 2020
The stand up work desk I’ve always wanted but was too afraid to ask for
Spare time enough to introduce our kids to Star Wars!

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Pandemic Perk

April 4th, 2020
After nearly 3 years in dormancy, the garden is back in action

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Anti-Social Workout

March 27th, 2020

This would have been one of my last workouts before departing for Yosemite and another attempt on Shadow Warrior (v12). Now I have a good excuse to stay in tip top shape until November.

This “campusing” focused workout included:

  1. Warmup: Active mobility, jump rope, bands, Is, Ys, Ts, playing on the pommel and TGUs (8kg – 36kg)
  2. Bouldering: V0 – V8 (select problems to warmup fingers)
  3. Campusing: Pull-throughs, pull-through negatives, up/downs
  4. Core: Chris Heria’s “Super Effective Way to get 6 Pack Abs” (Only 1 meager round)
  5. Bonus: Chris Heria’s: “7 Minute Fat Burning Morning Routine”

posted by pjv