Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Long December

Lots going on and not enough time to document it all. Here's a quick and dirty update:

On December 7, we had a little snow flurry. It was easily three times the snow we have ever seen up here.

The next night we went to see the mighty Metallica. Jen bought the tickets back in July for my birthday.

I was first introduced to Metallica in 1985 when I was 18. Over the years I have seen them six times, but the last time was way back in 1991. A lot has changed since then.

Truthfully, I was a bit apprehensive about going. In the "old days" I would be in the pit, moshing with my inebriated friends, thrashing my grand head of hair around. This time, at 42 years of age, I stood around, contemplating my bald spot, not really knowing what to do with myself. I thought about my friends who used to accompany me to these concerts, the ones who have scattered about, the ones who are now doctors and policemen.

They put on a great show, as always, and for me it was fun and sad and nostalgic and uncomfortable and comforting all at the same time. In the end I was glad to have experienced it.

During this time we were trying to get hardwood flooring installed. What the contractor said would be a three-day job ended up taking seven. This is not counting the days they didn't show up due to the snow. Here's a little sample:

There's still a lot of finish work to be completed, but the flooring itself is done. I actually contemplated laying the floor myself, but after seeing what these guys went through, I would have been in way over my head. Today we're having some carpet installed.

On Sunday we took time out to go for a little ride. It was cold, but it was nice to get out.

Trail conditions were just about perfect. I hope to get out for a single speed ride soon. It's been a while since I have been out.

That's all for now. Later.

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