Sunday, July 27, 2014

Totally Loving Levers

As 5th graders all three of my girls had to do a presentation on a simple machine. All choose the glamorous pulley. And why not? But today I truly learned, experienced, embraced the beauty of a lever. OMG! So much power. Little effort resulting in huge pay offs. Staggering the difference a fulcrum and a long bar can make.


Nothing screams teamwork more that home construction. Yesterday, my part was to deconstruct the deck stairs. Preserving the stairs and risers for future use. Afterwards we cut and stacked lumber. For today we start wall construction, after finishing the removal of the stairs from the deck. The wonder bar and hammer are my friends.

Friday, July 25, 2014


Due to scheduling conflicts Wachusett will have to wait.  Peet's in Lexington have the coffee on, we will be stopping in.

Live like you mean it.

Decided to ride to Wachusett tomorrow. We only go this way once.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Challenge

The challenge has been put out there. The offer made. Wachusett,  with a friend, the boss this Saturday. Leaving at 5AM. Home by 10. Now the decision. Do I go? Do I feel strong enough? Am I ready? I have two days to decide.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shhh! I have my doubts

Solo riding to Mt Wachusett is huge. Roughly 90 miles round trip with a mountain climb in the mild. It looms before me. I fear it's impossible. That I won't make it. But then I remember riding up Carter Dr seemed an impossibility too. Keep moving forward.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Old Friends

I work for a freight brokerage firm. Driving home I figuratively ran into some old friends. Nothing makes a 20 hour ride go by like truck spotting.

Every time...

It gets harder and harder to leave... One of these times, we won't. Loved sharing this ultimate in magical place with so many family.

Friday, July 18, 2014

It Would Be So Much Easier

If we came with buttons, and knobs, to control our tone and volume. If that were true then maybe our world wouldn't be a rockin' roller coaster at times.