Actually,there was a time I was hooked on that show several years ago,LOL! It was a time that I was off work for 5 1/2 months,injured,recouping,doing daily physical therapy and able to do little else besides watching daytime television :P How did I cope? By realizing that I had a brand new finger internally with cool titanium bits holding it together….and that I was being paid $635 per week just to sit there the entire time,hahaha!
This has been a fairly busy week,to have not accomplished much. Aside from the sending of a friend to a new home (see last post),the kids both went back to school,I was almost able to get together to meet some cool people/blog buddies in person,I got some parts in for the RC rigs,and,and…..not much else.
This year is to be the Girl’s last year as a high school student,she’s officially a senior now. There’s even been talk of her having opportunity to graduate early (after 1st semester),as she will have more than enough credits to do so at that point. At this point,however,she hasn’t made any decision on the matter,she’s torn between going for it and taking that time as her “vacation”/”finding herself” time or re-entering the work-force,but she’s also much tempted to continue,grab some extra credits to go towards her first years of college to be ahead of the game. Both sound like decent ideas to me,for different reasons.
The Boy entered his first year ever outside of an elementary school,now in 7th Grade,he’s officially a middle school. So far so good,at the end of week 1,he’s not hating it,LOL :P
Good friends and good people Rob and Chelsea from Arrow’s West blog (here on WordPress) were driving through this area on their adventure trip from old home in PA (I think it was) to new home in Colorado,using as many all dirt roads as humanly possible. Due to bear aggervations (I know that’s spelled wrong,it’s a DC-ism :P ),unfamiliarity with the area/distances/travel times and my schedule with the kids school and shipping the On One to it’s new owner,sadly we missed the chance to get to meet face to face and share a cold Mtn Dew. This saddened me,I was really looking forward to meeting those guys,but sometimes it just happens,I suppose. I want to take a moment to wish them a fun and memorable,safe and interesting journey,sending them thoughts,prayer and much envy of their trek.
For the RC4WD Trail Stomper,I was able to find and score some of RC4WD’s super softly sprung red leaf springs to swap on,which should give it much more flex (and thereby more trail capability),and for the new SCX10 Honcho (Axial),I ordered/received an aluminum link kit (identical to the one I own but have yet to install on my SCX10 Jeep),which includes suspension links as well as steering links,to cure the relative slop of the plastic pieces. I’m still waiting on one item ordered at the same time,a Proline 1992 Jeep Cherokee crawler body (big surprise there,huh? :P ),so I can semi-replicate my 1:1 (real) ’98 XJ,tracking says it’s shipped,but it must be a very slow boat it’s on.
Not much else going on around the DC’s Place this week,other than lots of day dreaming of smaller/simpler living,semi-off grid in a cabin somewhere (I’m always day dreaming about that ;) ),window shopping online for mtn specific parts to complete the Surly’s dedicated-mtn bike transformation*,pre-planning a possible overnight/weekend bike trip for the near future,etc. In other words,lots of doing not much,but that’s ok,a week semi-off is needed once and a while.
I hope everyone has an awesome weekend :)
*All it really needs at this point (now that I already have the wheel-set on hand) is a pair of fat tires,a stem and set of handlebars (and some elbow grease,of course,removing the racks and road-ish bits). I’ve always dug fully rigid steel bikes (and that suspension corrected length steel fork included/on there is a thing of versatility-magic/beauty IMO,with it’s fender and rack mounts,2 H2O cage mounts,disc or rim brake capability,etc),plus it adds a look of being complete,matching the rest of the bike so well. Eventually though,rigid inevitably wears thin on my old spinal injuries,especially on really technical,rocky or root filled trails,so at some point I may look into a nice 100mm air sprung fork…if I have to,I’m digging that sweet Troll fork for now :)