Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday

Ahhh, the comfort of something as simple as a table in a coffee shop. Now if I could just not get out of breath walking up for a refill! Now that am willing to type more I can fill in what's been happening. We (Jeff Keil) and I were like moving men on meth when we loaded all our stuff and brought it up to the new house last Saturday. In a day we were able to get pretty much all of it done. Jo, Ben and I are all settled and absolutely loving the new home. Every morning Ben and I get up at about 6:00 and sit in the kitchen to watch the sun rise. Me with my coffee and Ben with his milk... he looks at it and says 'whooooaahh!!'. From our large picture window in the kitchen the sun rises over the plains and Denver. All the air pollution in Denver makes for some spectacular sunrises! The way the wind blows and the fact that were nearly 3000ft. above Denver makes our air quality amazingly good, it's very noticeable.
I've taken ~19 days away from running and am quite happy about it. I haven't gained any weight as I've lowered my caloric intake to an appropriate level (IE: starving myself). Yesterday's food log was an orange and a bowl of gnocchi. The move has been the only exercise I have gotten! Thursday is the New Year and so it will begin. I am intentionally holding back on running- the desire to run has certainly been a nagging itch that I have been tempted to scratch but have avoided the satisfaction.

Day 1 of "Project Man Cave" is posted below. I removed all the sub floor and all the shingles that were on one wall. Dirty work.. and it was a blast! Something about this kind of 'chore' is cathartic to me. Building something with my hands.. something I can touch and look at. I'm still looking for ideas on what to cover the walls with- any ideas? I want all 4 walls to be completely unique. The ceiling will be old skis and snow boards. I am thinking old doors for another?


5 comments:

wende said...

I still think you should have at least one wall as usuable space--corkboard and/or chalk board. As for the others....hmmmm....maybe you could put up a wall, but attach interesting things you find when you're running or exploring with Benny. Rocks, pieces of wood, or just meaningful objects. You could turn it into a collage. I saw a great wall that had sea shells glued onto it in all kinds of designs. It would always be a work in progress...

If you're interested, I have an old shotgun shell reloading table that belonged to Grandpa. It would make a great desk--its nice and big and is on wheels.

Brett said...

Do you keep old race numbers or news clippings? You could make a wall full of things like that, mixing in any pictures with Ben in the mix too...

I thought about if you keep old running shoes, but thats probably too smelly!

brian b said...

Wall paper with old tyvek race bibs?

Lucho said...

Wende- I love the idea of putting the things I find during my runs on the wall. I find some weird crap!
Got your message- I'll send you a schedule asap.

Brett- Old running shoes is a good one! Or maybe just the soles? And Brian too- the race number thing was an idea also along with race shirts.
I peeled off the tar paper from the wall that had the shingles on it (it used to be an outside wall) and there is some great old planking that I love. So just 2 more walls to fill!
Thanks guys!

crash said...

Congrats on the new home! I was hoping to see a christmas pic of Ben on here but oh well. Why not cover a wall with old metal street/ highway/building signs...then you can attach things (pics, notes, etc.) to it with magnets. Can't wait to see pics of the finished project. You almost motivated me to start working on my husband's "military" room... but not quite.