Sunday, December 15, 2013

Hung For the Holidays

I dusted off the vinyl records and came across this gem.  Happy Holidays!

Out Again

The brisket that I cooked yesterday came out really nice.  I have just enough to make some soup on Monday.  Need to make a run to the store to pick up some vegetables.  I think we need a gallon of milk to.

I did get out again this morning and did 6.61/Miles.  Took a little different route today and really enjoyed myself.  Didn't see many people out today, which was nice.   With my miles from today this gets me up 35.11/Miles for the month.  I need to get at least 10 more in before I head out on my next business trip.   Below is my route and elevation profile.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Back from the road for a few days.  Just returned from a trip to Austin and it looks like I will be traveling to St. Louis mid next week.   Being on the road I didn't get to many miles in.  I did manage to walk to work one day while in Austin so that was nice.   From the Hotel to the office is just over 2.5/Miles.   I got out this morning and did a 4.8/mile loop up and around BCP.   The weather is great today and I hope tomorrow is just as nice as I want to get out again in the morning.  I included an image of my route and elevation profile below.

After I wrapped up my hike I dropped off the dry cleaning. “Note to self, don’t forget to pick up dry cleaning” Then headed to the store to pick up something for dinner.   I was thinking about cooking up a beef or pork roast but opted for the brisket.   I seasoned the brisket and then placed strips of bacon over the top.  Wrapped it in tin-foil and have it baking at 275 for the next few hours.  I will update you later on how it turns out.

On my way home from the store I stopped by the shop for a few minutes.   I hadn’t’ been there for a week so wanted to make sure everything was in order.  I hung out for about 20 minutes trying to figure out what I want to do about heat for the shop.   One more item on my list of things to do!

Candy’s sister is here visiting with us.  I haven’t seen much of either one of them as they have been out and about.

This morning they headed up to Breckenridge for the day.  I know that Candy wanted to check out a soap shop, that we had seen online and has a shop in Breck.   Yesterday they were up in Denver and stopped into a soap shop.  Candy and her sister both said that Candy’s soap was much better looking and smelling than what they found in the store they were visiting.

Top 25

Below are my top 25 played songs on my IPod, all great tunes.

I'm Not Over
Carolina Liar

Rise Against

Santa Monica
Theory of a Dead Man

Sunday, December 8, 2013



Candy has been working on her recipes and designs for her soap.   I have included a picture below of the several types that she has made so far.   The house smells like a candy factory but I am not complaining.


Man it is cold out.  I just got through cleaning up the back porch in 10 degree weather.  Shoveled off the snow and swept up all the damn leaves and pine needles.   For the last week we have been in the negative to 10 degrees temperatures around here.  Today I think about mid-day we were in the twenty’s.

With the cold weather I haven’t gotten out to do any hiking but I have been working on my couch to 5k.  I have a road trip coming up this week and possibly next week.   I am headed to Austin and I hope it is warmer there than it is here.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Back to work!

I hope that all of you had a happy Thanksgiving Holiday!   As I lay here on the floor writing this up, I am trying to remember what I did the last four days while I was off.   I haven't been feeling up to snuff, since Friday.  Some kind of tummy issue, but this will pass.  So what did I do, let me think back, in no particular order.

I bled the brakes on the 31 Ford.  About a month ago I was going to take it out and didn't have brakes.   After finally finding the reservoir, I opened it up and it was empty.  It had been on my list to fix for a while so I picked up some brake fluid and a funnel with a long spout.   It is located under the front seat and is a little tough to get to.   I can't find any leaks so it must have just been low.

Made up a couple more soap molds for Candy.  A couple of them are out of 3 inch PVC pipe and I still need to make a pusher so that she can push the soap out of the mold.

Got the Christmas lights up on the front of the house.   Had to go pick up a couple of new strands as the ones I had were bad.   Looks good and now I can cross that I have the list.

I am replacing my wired metal shelf inserts with wood.   I was going to go with plywood but after looking at the pricing I opted for 1x8's and cut them down to 22 inch lengths.  Saved me about 8 dollars per two shelves.  Still have a few to do, but I did get three done.

November wasn't a great month for me as it relates to getting miles logged.   I have been doing the Couch to 5K app and I am only up to the point where I get just a little over three miles completed in 35 minutes.   At least with the cold weather it make a nice break.  I didn't hike or do anything the last couple of days.  I did sleep in though.