Above picture includes a piece of my hair on Jax’s face We kept Jax alive for 7 weeks! Hooray. He’s now 14 weeks old…twice as old AND twice as big as when we got him. He enjoys biting, peanut butter, tug of war, biting his way up the tug of war to your hand so that you drop the tug of war, and bully sticks which are literally made from a cow penis and despite the advertising, they smell disgusting. His favorite command is shake. Probably because I screeched in excitement the first time he did it. He also knows sit, stay, come, lay down, off, roll over, up, crate, and go outside. Everything is rainbows and sunshine One of our biggest accomplishments is that we sleep through the night. So I’m a fully functioning person again. We have occasionally woken up to his dry heaving progressing to vomiting from a few too many sticks consumed. But we don’t have to go out in the painfully cold winter nights anymore. Related: he is mostly trained…
We finally took the plunge into taking care of another living thing. Meet Jax! A sweet and smart and bitey, [now] 10 week old black lab. He makes me laugh all day, with the occasional bout of frustrated crying thrown in for good measure…hooray puppyhood!
Dan is woodworking and building us a lot of furniture, so I thought I would write about the first big piece, the TV stand.
November 2017 – a trip home; a trip to Estes Park, Colorado; wedding anniversary; other life stuff.
Why hello dear internet. I’ve missed you. I took a break from my self-aggrandizing blog and from most other things that I’ve efforted toward for so long. And it’s been really nice.
On September 19, 2017 Dan and I hiked Ellingwood Point and Blanca Peak. They are 14er #40 and #41 out of 58 for us and, unknowingly at the time, our last 14ers for the year (16 this summer). The mountains are now blanketed in snow – goodbye summer conditions!
Oh Lil Bear. How I’ve coveted and dreaded you. The crowning jewel of our 14er-filled summer. Also the one that spooked me the most.
Dan and I drove up to 10,000 ft on the rough and rocky Lake Como road. Lake Como is the basecamp for the 14ers Little Bear, Blanca, and Ellingwood. What a pretty area to camp for a few nights.
We hiked Mt. Lindsey on September 16, 2017. Fall has definitely made it’s appearance in the Colorado mountains – it was windy, colder, and the aspen leaves were changing to red and gold. The standard route up Mt. Lindsey gains 3,500 ft and is 8.25 miles round trip. Overall, a fun third class hike.
Over Labor Day weekend 2017 Dan and I hiked 14ers in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Range. We summited Crestone Needle and Crestone Peak on Saturday and Humbolt Peak on Sunday. We took a group vote and the Crestones rank in our top five 14ers so far. Both involved fun scrambles on beautiful + mostly solid conglomerate rock. Humbolt was a mountain that involved hiking up and then down. It’s highlight was the fact that you could see the beauty of the Crestones from a good angle. Just kidding I was happy to have a hike like this after the 10 hours of struggle that was Saturday.