I was so excited for this summer. I was going to have casual dinners out on the patio. I was going to throw myself into gardening with a fervor not yet heretofore demonstrated. I was going to chill out at work. I was going to get buff at the gym. I was going to go hiking and camping...
Instead I ended up doing, well, not a whole lot. I did stuff around the house. I had friends over a couple of times. Dennis came to town and fixed my swamp cooler, bless him. John played on the patio while I re-painted the carport, Pitch an agreeable companion. I don't think I went hiking one single time.
In November, I hiked a trail near Fourth of July campground with my friends Putnay and Molly and John. We were too late for the spectacular colors but the subdued colors were appealing nonetheless.
Summer in Albuquerque
John jamming on the patio with Pitch
In August John and I flew out to Olympia, Washington to visit Joel.
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