We still can't believe we've had her for over a year and a half already...seems not very long ago she was a little 4 month old puppy we brought home (December 2014). But she's fully grown now thankfully, and even tho I haven't weighed her lately, I'm betting she's close to 60lbs. That's a LOT for how small she seems..it's like picking up a ROCK! But PG is still large and in charge (the 3 legged Whippet/Terrier mix...you can see her in the first picture checking out the happenings). She will turn FIFTEEN in early Dec...which we find pretty amazing, as she doesn't really ACT like a 15 year old...she still plays with Sophie most days!
And then there's another birthday: my CAR! My little ol' VW Jetta wagon. I've now had it TEN years as of the 6th (Tuesday). It's an 03 (so it's actually THIRTEEN years old). I bought it used at 3 years old in Sept of 06)! It turned 250,000 miles-old last Friday on my way to a Mt bike ride...that's a QUARTER OF A MILLION MILES! Not too shabby at all...and I like to think she will easily make a half-million miles (and MORE)! Diesels are FANTASTIC!!!
And then there's yet ANOTHER birthday (that hasn't quite happened yet)...mine! Gosh...I'm getting old...back in July I went with my brothers to Nevada to spend the day with our Dad (who turned 85)! Well...as of THIS Friday I'll be 56, and 85 will only be a SHORT 29 years away! How on earth is THAT possible??? I mean, I look at my dad and think yep...he's kind'a old (tho in pretty good shape)...but to think that I'm only 29 years away from 85?? I can't wrap my head around that...I mean...I'm still riding bikes.... a LOT (both mt and road) and I'M STILL GETTING STRONGER! So HOW can I be SO OLD?? It just doesn't seem possible! And to make things worse, time seems to be picking up speed! It's like the years are going by FASTER than ever! I blink and it's a new year. Blink again and it's summer...half a blink later and summer is OVER (like it was as of this weekend...Labor Day). The next blink and it will be Thanksgiving, then a quarter-blink and it's Christmas! Gosh...I'm totally afraid to blink anymore! Gotta prop my eyes open with toothpicks or something!
Anyway, that's the haps here. Oh, and I accidentally found that I DO have the UHD (Universal High Def) sports channel! I don't recall EVER seeing it in our lineup before! It's like it suddenly just appeared (and Jeannie has already canceled our upgraded package that we had for le Tour and the Olympics). Note: I have a full-time 'record' option setup so that the DVR records ANYTHING that has "cycling" in the title...I've had it record all kinds of US Crits and tiny races I've never heard of and such over the years...so I know it works...for the life of me can't figure why it didn't record the Vuelta from the start, and I would have known it was in my lineup. So anywho, I have it set to start recording the Vuelta starting with Stage 14 tomorrow! So I'll stop reading about it on VN every day and start WATCHING some of the stages (woo-HOO!) I see it's only a 2 hour broadcast every day, that's a good amount that I can deal with. (another note: years ago when I did the package upgrade for le Tour I found I got Universal Sports with the upgrade, and after the upgrade was canceled I lost it...so I've never looked again until this year, and I'd SWEAR I didnt' have it even w/ the package upgrade...but I"m guessing it was there all along and I didn't know it was now called UHD).
OK. That's the scoop from the CA Central Coast...it's just Birthday CITY! I hope things are good for you and you're not taking life for granted! Get out there and do something FUN! Time won't wait for you...that's for sure. So ENJOY YOURSELF!
HAPPY LABOR DAY! Get out there and DON'T do any labor! (except I will ignore that as I will be PAINTING some on Labor Day...and painting is indeed LABOR).