Saturday, January 31, 2009

Last Day of January

Took an early morning run with Neil and Crazy Pete.  You can probably tell which one is him.  This is approaching Rosedale Hill, affectionately called Rosie.  We finished an eight mile loop then returned to run 3 X Rosie for good measure.   Ten and a quarter goes into the books at an 8:30 pace (these guys both had Garmin's)

This Eagle was sitting perched in the City Park and was overlooking the Iowa River.  He watched as we skated away.  Beaner stayed behind to walk the dogs, but she probably just sat around doing nothing.  

Crazy Hair Day!

Big Dawg gets ready for Crazy Hair Day.  Poor kid.  I'm afraid this photo will haunt him later in life.  
Meanwhile, all's quiet on the weekend front.  One BB practice and that's it.  Buzz Daddy (BD) is going for a long run with Crazy Pete then heading back to put the last Iowa License plate on one of the cars (the screws are stripped so surgery may be necessary).

No news on SideTrack's next job.  In the interim she is consulting and picking up small jobs here and there.  BD has a lead on a job with the University... but it's a big institution and he doesn't want to get his hopes up.  

Starting to plot a July 4th trip to San Fran.  We hope we can make this happen.  

House showing on Monday in Monkeedoo.  Our fingers are crossed.  Let is sell, let it sell.  

Monday, January 26, 2009

Fox and Longfellow

Buzz Daddy, in his hand... Longfellow (a family gift from Cuz E.H. Evans), and Cuz Fox Vernon in from D.C.  Always good to have relatives visit us in the Heartland of America!  

Running in the cold

Most of the frost melted by the time they got the camera.  It was a dang chilly morning.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Snow Dawg

Big Dawg playing King of the Mountain on a snowbank out front.  It was a balmy 27 degrees today, but windy.  The '09 streak has reached day 17 with a 6.5 mile run.   Feels good to shed the layers.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Sidetrack and Beaner.  What a beautiful pair.  They grow up fast.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Shoveling is getting more and more intense.  17" in less than 5 days.   Whewie.  High temps tomorrow will be -2.  Windchills... 30 -40 below.   Lovely.   

Monday, January 12, 2009


Winter running, blizzard and all, isn't all that bad if your dressed for it.  The running steak continues.  Twelve days and counting.   

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bowling to Soccer

Today was a huge soccer day.  The Bubble Blast (3X3) tournament.  Peanut's (below) team lost 3 games, but she was tough.  In fact, Peanut played the best soccer ever.  She was aggressive and challenged bigger players and scored one of a total (3 games) of 7 goals.  Conversely Chalupa's team (below) was 4 - 0 and was the tournament champ for her age group.  She played solid.  We love those gals and are very proud of them. 

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Bowling is an odd sport.  We never think of it, and when we do we have a marvelous time.  Chalupa was stuck on 9's.  Buzz was all over the place from goose-eggs to strike (only one).  JoAnn joined us and is very consistent for someone who might weigh less than the Bowling Ball!   

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Not much to post

The running streak has reached 8 days.  After last year, that would be 7 days better.  

Work is good for Buzz but only until April 15.  Sidetrack is in the market for something FUN and rewarding.  

Kids still breathing, kicking and keeping us busy during "off hours". 

We are all collectively looking forward to January 20, and the new Presidency. Relief may not be instantaneous, but as least we don't have to listen to a person who sounds illiterate. Eventually, change will be good.

That's the latest.  

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sledding Paloooza

Big Dawg makes the trek of the hill.

Peanut makes the Trek down the hill.

 Beaner and Sidetrack take the plunge being pushed by Das Frau.  Cuz Elika stands witness.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Year's Tradition

Just before our jump in the hole (Lake Minnetonka, MN) - Behind Buzz and Chalupa you can see them lined up.

Now, getting last second instructions prior to the jump in the hole.

Chalupa has a look of last-second panic.

Here's the jump!

Chalupa is now a Northern Pike and Buzz is a Muskie.  It will be the coldest we'll be in 2009; It's all balmy from here on out!    
The other New Years tradition is the beginning of a running streak (minimum of 2 miles).  Last year the streak lasted one day due to the untimely broken pinky toe on his left foot on New Year's morning.  It was an omen for the year to come.   2009 will be better, much better... three days and counting.