October 24th, 2012 | Comments Off on Rumple & Harley play at work

Some days they don’t seem to care about each other too much.  Other days they play a LOT.  It is SO funny.

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October 24th, 2012 | Comments Off on First snow at our house

Rumple was happy to see some snow this morning.  Winter begins.

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October 23rd, 2012 | Comments Off on Rumple gets a new bed

Rumple’s bed at home is trashed, so it was time to get him a new one.  As always, I did all the research and found the best one – also known as NOT cheap.  But the Rump is worth it.  It showed up at work, and he instantly made himself comfortable. No surprise.  Upon further inspection I realized I had ordered one that seemed a bit too big for 63lb Rumple – so I sent it back and ordered a replacement – actually, TWO.  Yes, one for home and one for work.  That boy is spoiled!

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October 21st, 2012 | Comments Off on Outside Corner with the Legend – Michael Kennedy

We’ve been friends with Michael and Julie Kennedy, and their son Hayden since 1999.  But it’s still rad to hang out, talk about radical first ascents by MK back in the day, and now by Hayden – and even get out and climb a few pitches together.  The guy is a legend.

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October 20th, 2012 | Comments Off on Tommy hits the big 4-0

After the swap, a crew of us hit LCC for some perfect fall conditions climbing.  It was THE day of the year – unreal.  Then it was to the parking lot for a bit of a celebration.  Tommy’s wife, Shannon brought burritos, beer, cake & ice cream.  Awesome

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October 20th, 2012 | Comments Off on Our Friends from Idaho

When Ellen and I were in Chamonix, we met some friends of friends – Luke and Tenee (sp?) (like Renee, but with a T).  They showed us pictures of their two little girls – but I didn’t believe it until I saw it in person.  They were in SLC for the day and stopped by.

Unreal.

 

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October 20th, 2012 | Comments Off on BD Swap

twice a year at the BD parking lot, there is a huge gear swap.  People come to buy and sell outdoor gear at ridiculously low prices.  Salt Lake City is so super saturated with gear, it’s ridiculous.  But every year I go to try and clean out a bit of the basement, and to catch up with friends I don’t see that much.  It always proves to be a fun time and put some money back in my pocket.

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October 19th, 2012 | Comments Off on Rumple at work

more of the same

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October 18th, 2012 | Comments Off on the elbow just won’t heal

I’ve tried almost everything.  It won’t get better.  Another shot at acupuncture.

Awesome

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October 14th, 2012 | Comments Off on Last romp up S. Ridge of Superior for the Season?

with the snow up high yesterday, it could mean the end of S. Ridge season.  I had to give it another go before we get shut down for the winter.

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