The Kayak is alive! It actually floats. And we have pictures to prove it! I’m not sure that we’re going to actually “keep” it, but it is good to know that it floats. The only reason I say I’m not sure if we’ll keep it is because I can buy one that is a lot smaller (which means it takes up less space). Also, a plastic one won’t break if it were to get dropped. Not sure what I’ll do with it for now, though.
Laura went down to the lake with me to take pictures of the maiden voyage. She ended up taking a spin herself. It was really a lot of fun.
We’ve been getting some visitors in the backyard. Deer have been more than abundant lately. I got some great pictures of them two days ago before work. I saw some as I was running that morning at a track in our neighborhood. Then I saw them again in our backyard. I grabbed the camera and got a few shots. There were three bucks in velvet, two does and one fawn. The fawn was so cute. I guess I need to wash our windows so the pictures will be a little clearer.
Haley’s growing fast. She and I went to the park yesterday in Arlington. They’ve got a crazy huge park there. All sorts of climbing and swinging and sliding stuff. She had a ball. Afterwards, we picked up our new dining room table and chairs. Finally we have furniture in the “empty room” in the front of the house.
The kayak is getting close! I took it down to the lake yesterday to see if it floats. Good news. It did. I didn’t actually get in it yet. I have another coat of epoxy to put on it and two small areas that look like they are going to leak. Shouldn’t be too difficult to patch the spots up. I need to take pictures of it. Maybe in the next post I’ll get some up.
I did a triathlon last weekend. It went better than expected. I haven’t been training much so I wasn’t expecting anything too phenomenal. Just wanted to finish. I forgot how much fun they are. I hate I didn’t get more in this summer. I’ve been riding a little to get in shape for the MS 150 that’s coming up in about a month. We leave from Graceland on a Saturday, ride 75 miles to Tunica to spend the night at Harrah’s then ride back the next morning. I’ve ridden it the past couple of years. The ride is very well supported and a really good time. Hopefully the weather will be as nice as it was this past weekend.
Outside of that, not a whole lot has been going on. I’ve taken on a new role at work and that has been keeping me really busy. Very satisfying and enjoyable, but busy. Once I get up to speed in the next month or so, it should slow down for a bit.
Laura’s been keeping busy with Haley. Haley is growing like a weed. She’s thinning out a little and is getting more and more personality every day. She’s up to probably 25-30 words now. Bully, cheese, papaw, da da, mama, and fish are her favorites. Oh yeah, I can’t forget “shoes”. She’s a mess. I tried to take a bunch of pictures of her the other night when Laura was out, but it didn’t work well. Every time I’d get her set and hold up the camera, she’d run towards me saying “baby”. She loves to get her picture taken and then look at the picture on the camera display.
I think we’re about to switch churches. We’ve been visiting another church that seems to have a lot more going on for couples our age. In fact, there are 11 Sunday school classes for newly married people. We really like it but want to make absolutely certain before we pull the trigger and join. I’ve got a feeling we’re only a few weeks away.