30 October 2008

New Door!

How exciting is my life that I'm proclaiming my new storm door, huh? But it is quite a nice piece of adornment on the front of our town house. My friend Keith and I put in in late Saturday afternoon with little problems. However, the vinyl retainers that lock the glass in place didn't quite want to go in - so that waited until Sunday afternoon (when it was a lot colder).

I'll add a picture to this post when I decide to take one - which will probably be this weekend. I still need to caulk around the edges where the door meets the house.

18 October 2008

No Update Needed

That's the truth, really - there really isn't all that much going on lately. I'm not complaining about that either. It's kind of nice to not have a lot of things happening. After all, the holidays are just around the corner and I need to build up my sanity storage banks. ;)

12 October 2008

It's Hot?!?!

I love the fall season with leaves turning various shades, cooler evenings and wonderful smells of a decaying summer. Today, however, is a little too warm for October - as it's 80 degrees F in my house (warmer upstairs) with all windows open. I know that I shouldn't complain, as temps will likely be below zero in a few months (maybe days), but this is ridiculous!

The only good thing about today's unseasonal warmth is that I was able to take the scooter out for about 5 hours worth of joy riding. It was great to see all the colors!

05 October 2008

26.2 - complete!

Well, the rain came back - with a vengeance! Shortly before Elizabeth got to Lake Calhoun, the clouds opened up and dumped sheets upon sheets of rain with a cold wind of 25-30 mph off the lake. It wasn't pleasant for me standing behind a tree and holding an umbrella. The Robbinsdale City Band packed it up and left. The runners got s-o-a-k-e-d! I asked the wife if getting rained on is better than running in 85-degree humid weather and she said NO!

Elizabeth did finish the marathon though, running mostly by herself and with an injured foot to boot! I'm proud of her accomplishments and was glad I was able to cheer her on. I even managed to get a couple of good pictures (taken later at 10m and 23-24m when it wasn't raining). But she's supposedly doing her own blog post, so you'll have to go see it there. =)

Rain^2 Go Away!

Today's the day of the Twin Cities Marathon -- and it's raining! The forecast says that it'll rain throughout the majority of the race. I was going to take Porter as a "seeitoldyouso" to the various points of the course and cheer on my wife who's running again this year (with an injury even!). I didn't care if I was out & about and it started to rain - but I don't much care for having it rain the entire time! Aside from the annoyance factor, it's just not very safe - and being cold and wet isn't that enjoyable.