work hard, play hard (eat good)
I finally got the rest of the siding up on the bathroom. next move is the tool closet that goes on the back side. it will be less of a construction zone once we get the tools and supplies out of the cabins.
concrete pour day 3 of 3:
usually, I haul the 80 lb bags while the wife mixes. then I pour and we repeat. pour day seems to inspire moans and groans from the wife and kids, so I took the final pour myself. broke it up into two days. hauled the bags through the woods one day, mixed and poured the next.
done! it feels good to have it complete. that was 4,160 lb of quickrete hauled in on my shoulder. but now we have a finished floor in the screened in room. just in time for mild temps that make cabin life tolerable.
eichler supervised on mix/pour day. she was such a good girl.
after years of dieting, my dad fell in love with his cycle. now he has to eat more to offset the weight loss from excercise, proving once again it's less about what you eat and more of what you do. he recently rode 65 miles for his 65th b-day. had a photo shoot while he was in town. above is BTS (behind the scenes) . final portraits can be seen on my photo site:
All that work was offset by just a bit of play....
some friends hosted a party to celebrate the completion of their green home.
if you look beyond the pretty girl, downtown view!
you know I don't like heights... this cantilever walk out was way up there. not very relaxing for me.
took dad to the odd duck farm to market trailer. the odd duck chefs hard at work. it was a 45 minute wait for trailer food.
but gourdough's stole the hearts of the people.
some 2007 bonny doon bien nacido syrah helped wash it all down.
some of the best gumbo I ever had was found at the leaning pear in wimberley.
dad was issuing a his list of favorite pie houses across the country and we just happened to be driving by the WPC so.... I'd never stopped as I'm not really into pies, so I thought.
he couldn't wait to dig in. it was good, no, it was REALLY GOOD! so good in fact, that I was dispatched by the wife just a few days later to try and get another. on the 2nd visit they were sold out of the rhubarb-SB so we tried two other pies, good, but not as good as the rhubarb-strawberry.
we have found ourselves with a batch of groupon/living social deals that are set to expire this week. requesting assistance from my mom to watch the kids, we have a schedule of good eats this week. last nights offering was from la condesa. the salad above featured watermelon, feta, fresh basil and chili slices, toasted pumpkin seeds and white balsamic/agave syrup vinaigrette. GOOD! also notable was the three day mole' with duck breast and duck leg confit. it is very dark in there, kat used her iphone as the light source while I captured pics w/ my iphone (no flash)