September 27th, 2011 | Comments Off on Ellen goes mountain BIKing

Yes, you read that right.  Ellen went mountain BIKing – yes the emphasis on BIKing (as our good friends Alex and Magali (French Canadian) say it.)

Alex and Magali are big mountain bikers.  We are not.  There was always this crazy talk about taking us mountain biking.  I had no interest and used my recent elbow surgery as an excuse, but Ellen actually had some interest and decided to give it a go.  Mag was kind enough to loan Ellen her bike, helmet, clothes, everything while Alex was her instructor and tour guide.

Let’s just say she did a great job, eating it over the bars, coming down in the dark by headlamp, and almost freezing in the cold fall evening.  But given all of that, she still had fun.

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September 21st, 2011 | Comments Off on Rumple at Work

The man that’s really running the show.

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September 19th, 2011 | Comments Off on Rumple turns THREE

It’s hard to believe, but Rumple turned three today.

He had a nice, mellow day – then an exciting fancy dinner up Millcreek with his girlfriend Millie.

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September 19th, 2011 | Comments Off on 13 years

It’s hard to believe it was 13 years ago today that I suckered Ellen into saying yes.

We headed up Millcreek with our friends Alex and Magali, AND our dogs – for a fancy combo celebration – our wedding anniversary AND Rumples’ third birthday.  What a bunch of lucky pups.

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September 6th, 2011 | Comments Off on Elbow Surgery

Kolin goes for his fourth surgery in 5 years.

I’d been battling elbow tendonitis for about 18 months.  I had tried everything – rest, physical therapy, acupuncture, three cortisone shots, etc, etc – and just couldn’t get it under control.  I hadn’t been climbing and it got so bad that I couldn’t even open a door or a lift a beer – so it was time for the chop.

A one hour procedure, home by lunch, missed a few days of work, and anticipated four month recovery and I’d be as good as new…
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