Header pic... sorry for the shot of my junk. The Ruination IPA is OK. For the price though, I like the Sierra Nevada Torpedo better. I am starting to learn the subtleties of the IPAs. I became a bit of a Pinot fan for a long time and was really in to tasting everything I could. Now it's IPAs. I threw in the buckle because I can and why the hell not. It's the smooth and hoppy finish to a year where my races tasted like cheap malt liquor.
Today I finished the French drain and also replaced some plumbing that was getting old. Our house was built in 1951 and has been brutalized and worked over by the weather. When I first saw our house I immediately loved it... because of it's tilts and slumps and sags. It's a house with personality, not some 'cookie cutter' that was built at the same time as 20 other homes exactly like it. We have been talking about buying land and building a log home from scratch with our own hands. It sounds a bit rugged but it isn't uncommon. It is ambitious which in this day and age can come across as crazy (and here is where my inner Allie Fox creeps to the surface). I want my sons to be ambitious and learn that what ever 'it' is... it's possible. I don't think we can simply say to our kids that they can 'do it'... we must show them. I want my sons to see me take on huge challenges and then struggle and fight and eventually succeed.