Tuesday, July 30, 2013


And, back to Tent Rocks.  Michael went to his build it class, so he didn't go with us.  He said he was happy to not have to go on another hike.  Rotten kid.  We missed him though.

Grandma and Papa were game for a bit.  Grandma made it up about two thirds of the canyon and Papa went to the end of the canyon and beginning of the climb to the mesa before he called it.  They were pretty much at sea level last week and aren't big hikers.  Glad they got that far.  It was a good day. 

Grandma and Papa resting before the hike.  Max was hiding behind them and was coaxed into the picture.

Monday, July 29, 2013


I'm really too tired for much of a blog post today.  Three days of work and then Papa and I spent all day getting the AC in the Honda working.  Had to replace the compressor, idler pulley and belts with all the attendant fun in that.  There was also the little detail of me ordering the wrong part for the car online.  Apparently there is a Denso manufacturer who makes a denso style compressor and a sanden style compressor which both are listed appropriate for the 99 Civic.  There are also other manufacturers who make denso or sanden style compressors.  I got the wrong one and paid a stupid tax of around $70 for it.  Oh well. 

So I'm tired.  Today was also the first day of Michael's build it class, where he learns to build simple robot stuff.  It was also the last day of the parkour class for the kids.  Like I said, busy...tired. 

Tomorrow we take the grandparents on a trip to Tent Rocks.  Should be tiring too, but fun.

Just wanted to let those who are curious know that we are still alive and doing well.  Still editing the Adventure Nickel book too.  Getting closer.