Spring Training

Well, it certainly feels like I’m in the middle of spring training. This week’s updates to my mileage weren’t nearly as dramatic as what I got in last week. Part of that was the weather (yucky), but part of it was also that I got to go see live hockey twice this week. Twice. Since…

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Plugging along

I don’t have a lot of news to report or a ton of info to share tonight. The weather was fantastic this week (and will be crappy for the next few days), so I plugged away at my personal goal of 400 miles in 2010 (an additional 13 miles spread over Friday and Saturday). I…

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First hike of spring!

Technically the first day of spring is about a week away, so this was the last hike of the winter. My paying gig has kept me busy this week, and the weather really limited how much I got out on the trail, but that’s life. I finished a couple of projects around the house, made…

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Spring is just around the corner

Hey guys, Spring is just around the corner. I spent today doing some spring cleaning, including sprucing up the outdoor dog run so the dogs can spend unsupervised time outside. Next up: clearing through the clutter in my house and re-purposing things.

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Make a Fleece Dog Tug Toy

Are you in need of a last-minute gift for a doggy friend? Here’s how to make a fleece tug toy like the ones you see in the store. They’re often used as a reward during training, and just for play.

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2009/10/18–Getting prepped for a road trip

I’m going to be hitting the road for a trip in a few weeks. My destination is about 13 hours each way, and I am driving solo as part of a caravan of vehicles. One of the things I’ve picked up in recent years to make long drives more enjoyable is listening to podcasts, especially…

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2009/10/16–Energy Conservation Follow-up

Back in February I gave some tips on how to save energy in the home. Due to the arrangement of how my energy bills are paid, I do not see how my actions are affecting the final bill until some time later. I found out today that the impact my actions made. Overall, the curtains,…

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