Sunday, February 19, 2017


We got out a little later than I would have liked this morning, but we did get out.  Stayed at the lower end of the park for our walk.  I tried to hit every pokestop and catch some new pokemon that just came out this weekend.

A lot of people out today, but that is what happens when you get a late start.   I did come across a few different birds today and was able to snap a couple of pictures.

After our hike we headed out for breakfast.   I ate to much, but boy it sure was good.   Had some biscuits and gravy and eggs.  At some of Candy's pancake.   

Then we headed over to the shop as I needed to get a few gathered up for a trip that I may have to make this coming week.   We will see if it all comes together.  I did get my welder up and running today and did the repairs I needed on my yard art.

Time to get ready for Monday and the work week.   I will try t keep walking as much as I can.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


I had most of the clan with me 
today on the trail.  Clark got to the house at 7:20AM and Candy and I were ready to go.   We got the harness on Pebbles and we were out the door.  Pebbles was ready to go, but then she is always ready to go.

We made our way over to BCP and then hiked up the trail to GCR.  It was a great morning, a little cool when we left, but as soon as the sun came out from behind the clouds it warmed up nicely.

Trail traffic was light we only came across a couple of people.  Pebbles was off the leash for most of the hike.  She was all over the place, sniffing all around.   When we got down to the creek we came across a group of deer.   Pebbles saw them and didn't know what to do.  She wasn't sure if she should chase them or leave them alone.  She ended up just leaving them alone which was probably best for all.

It was nice to have Clark with us today.   We had a chance to catch up with him on how things are going on in his life.   All seems to be good.  We ended up getting 5.6/Miles in today.  It was a good day to be out.  Looking forward to getting back out again tomorrow.  We were all looking to see if we could find the Bobcat that Candy had seen yesterday.  No luck today but will keep our eyes out.  I had the camera with me today just in case.

I just checked the weather and I can't believe how warm it has been.  Looks like it will be in the 60's tomorrow and all the rest of next week.

I am still tracking my food intake, miles and weight.   I just need to keep after it.   If I can just keep walking everyday I am sure I will feel better and loose some of the weight.

I ran out to Home Depot to get some wire for my welder and then stopped by the store.   Picked up a few items for dinner this evening.   It was my day to cook.   

Friday, February 17, 2017


I am still at it.  Tracking my miles and my food.  I already see a couple of places where I can cut back (beer), that would help me loose weight.  But beer is so good and from some of the recent articles it is good for you... LOL, great excuse.

So the big news for today!  Candy, Pebbles and I headed out this morning and she walked me half way to work before making the turn back home.   As I was still walking she texted me a picture of a Bobcat that was walking through out neighborhood.   I have been here 20 years and never seen one, but there it was.   She tried to get a photo, but she was so freaked out by what she was seeing that it didn't come out very well.

I am so jealous that I wasn't there with her.  So glad that she didn't come across it and a threatening situation where it could have attacked.  She said it just swagged across the street, like it was Donald Trump and that everyone and everything could just kiss it's ass.

This is the picture, not great but this was a big ass cat.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines

Did the treadmill again today.  Not a fan to be honest but I need to keep after it.  3/miles not much, but I need to get at least 3 in a day.  
I hope you had a nice Valentines Day.   Candy cooked up a nice dinner for us.  Clark came by the house and ate with us.  Nothing super exciting, just nice to be together.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Didn't do it

I had my pack already to go this morning.   The alarm went off, and I hit the snooze.  Finally jumped out of bed at 7:20.  Showered and then pulled all my clothes back out of my pack and put them on then headed to work.

However as soon as I got home this evening I changed and got onto the treadmill for an hour.  Did 3.5/miles with 4%, 6% and 8% incline.  So I did do something.

Keeping track of everything I am eating, which is a real drag, but I have to do it.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hot Tub Fun

After out outing today Candy was ready to jump in the hot tub.  I got it all opened up for her and when she was done I hooked up the hose and added some water.  It needed it, as it was a little low.  Added some chlorine and it should be good to go for a while.

I need to go pack my backpack and get ready for work tomorrow.  I plan on walking again as I need to start raking up some miles.

Steak Soup

Slow start this morning and not sure why.  I guess we stayed up to late watching Saturday Night Live mock our leaders and what a fine job they do.  Trump and his team are a bunch of clowns and they deserve it.

We did get out of the house and went and hiked up to GCR and back.  It was colder today compared to what we have had the last few days.  Had a light dusting of snow and when we left the house it was in the low 30's.

I took the camera with me today as I was hoping to get some decent pictures of the wildlife and the scenery.   I did manage to get a few good pictures and of course some pictures of Pebbles.

We could hear lots of birds chirping but none of them would really participate in a photo opportunity.  I did get a few, a Steller Jay, Tohee and a few finches.  Those darn Stellers just won't hold still long enough.

Being that the weather had changed so much from yesterday, there was no one out.  It was nice as we just let Pebbles run all around and sniff everything out.  She had a blast.

It was a great morning to be out.  The clouds were hanging low and you could hardly see the mountains in the background.   

When we got home we loaded up and headed back out.   We ran over to Clark's and dropped off some mail and we cut up a storage box for his cat's litter box.   We did one for our cat and it really helps keep the litter together and not on the floor.   He had a table that needed to have a few screws tightened so we did that as well.

Then it was off to the store.   Yesterday I dug out the leftover prime rib that we had for Christmas and set it thaw out.  We grabbed some vegetables and a few other needed items.   When we got home, I got to work cooking up some steak soup.

It is smelling awesome and I am so ready to eat.  Will be another couple of hours but well worth the wait.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

All said and done

I did a little more walking after our hike this morning and manged to log 3.4/miles.   I did track all my food that I ate today.  It sure seems like a lot, but why am I still hungry.

Candy just made up some sandwiches and we are planning to get out and get some distance in tomorrow.  I am sure Pebbles will be happy about it.

I think I am done with Facebook.  I pretty much blocked everyone and everything.  I deleted the app off my phone so I won't be wasting time.  It has really turned to a very negative and dark place.  I don't need that in my life.

I will try to get some picture tomorrow.  It is supposed to get cold again tomorrow.  It was in the 70's today and I think the high for tomorrow, will be about 39.    I hope it snows.



We got out and did a quick two miles this morning.   It was blowing and gusting, kicking up some dust in our eyes.   Pebbles had a blast, chasing the blowing leafs.

Not sure what else is on the agenda for today.   I need to start my log of what I am eating, drinking and my weight.  Oh boy I am so excited, NOT. 

More to come.......

Friday, February 10, 2017

I really don't care

Oh my god, I think this country is headed for a civil war.   I blame the media as well as Facebook and twitter.   People get over yourselves.   If you want to make a change run for a government office.  It is very easy to post shit, that half of your friends and family don't want to see.  Enough!

I have made a decision that going forward everything I do is for me.  Yes, that is what I said.  I am going to make Dennis great!  I am already great, but I am not going to let whining people get it my way.  I have shit that I need to do and get done.

The weather has been so nice the last couple of days.  I have logged 12/miles and have made a commitment to myself that I will either get out everyday or got my ass on the treadmill.  NO MORE DRAMA pulling me down.

Ok enough bitching, let's focus on the good.   The boys are both doing great and I am so proud of them.   I am pretty sure I wasn't an easy father to grow up with, but they have both found the path that they need to be on.  I do miss Eric not being around, but know that him moving to FL. is the best for him and his career.

Things have been great at home.  With both the boys out, we are like teenagers again.  Not sure if that is good or bad but we are having a shit load of fun.   Just beware if you knock at the door, I may answer in my underwear or possibly nothing at all.  Hey I didn't ask you to knock at my door, that was your choice.

All week I have been jamming to Shinedown.  Love you guys, please keep the great music coming our way.

How did you love?

And if it all get's to much, put all the belongings and shit behind you and just be a low life.  Believe me I have seen places in India and Africa that would love to have what this lowlife has.

What's my password

Shit, been awhile since I have published  a post.  I have thought about it a couple times, but never put words to web.   It used to be pen to paper, but today everything is on-line.  So be prepared to see your post come visit you in the future and hopefully it will all be positive.  Been so long I almost forgot my password.

I can't even tell you what I have done since the last post.  Work has been crazy with some new internal developments that require my attention.  I have not walked liked I should be every day.  Can't even say that I have gotten out every other day.  Need to get off my ass.

Clark stopped by this evening, showed up for dinner time.  Can't blame him, we had Thaitalian this evening.  What?  Yes that is what I said, Thaitalian!

We had Thai chicken a couple of days ago.  Tonight, Candy cut up the Chicken.   Made a nice gravy with garlic, onions, mushrooms, creme and we ate it over noodles.  So there you go.