In spite of it being rather cold and windy we had a fun day hiking several trails. Highs in the 40s tomorrow will probably drive us indoors.

Hmm. Oklahoma?

A Day in the Life photo challenge

Allen, Texas October 14 7:28am (CDT)

This is where you’ll find me almost every day at 7:30am getting my exercise in after seeing my son off to the school bus.

Midnight trash marauder (aka raccoon)

This morning’s sky made a good start to my exercise run

Nature, looking up.

A bunch of small clouds this morning. They’re usually white but today were rather dark.

We’ve had a few days with a morning low in the 60s and reasonable humidity. Summer’s back has been broken. Also, the sky was truly lovely. The combination really had me stepping up my pace. 🏃‍♂️

I’m really into this new “now play” screen on iOS 16. Much more usable. And I don’t recall it matching the color of the background to the album art like this before.

Today’s workout: re-upholstering 4 of these

Tonight’s sushi dinner

Catan, Seafarers expansion, in progress.

Seen on the road: teddy bear abuse?

Shortly after the armadillo there was a ballon crossing.

Armadillo crossing

Cool clouds. Not cool weather.

With the heat wave of the past few weeks dawn skies have been a total meh. But yesterday we had a bit of rain (less than a 1 tenth inch) and it had a lingering effect. Dawn today looked awesome!

Sunrise sky on a day with a forecast high of 107F. Need an emoji for melting.

The completed Lego BMW Motorrad ensconced on a shelf in my study. I give it a 9/10 which is a high rating for me. Loses a star for a couple of missing parts and insufficient supports for some of the finishing pieces.

My wife came back from Cali with an upper respiratory something or other. Nothing that really indicated Covid but since we have tests sitting around we used one. Result negative today. Her sister also tested negative. 👍🏼

Lego BMW Motorrad is almost mechanically complete. Bag set 3 of 5 done and page 244 of 379. Moving on to the finish work.

I’ve always valued this quote: “Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.” - Robertson Davies

I’m poking around on my disk finding some blasts from the past and came across this. It is a sympathy card our vet made when our first dog passed many years ago. It was lovely and we were really touched she would make this because we didn’t know her well: “Hold My Heart”.❤️

Bag set 2 and the first 156 pages of the manual for the Lego BMW Motorrad are complete. I should complete it this weekend. Onward!

At the wine bar happy hour celebrating our new found freedom. I.e. our daughter can drive her damn self now 😂