Happy Birthday Lou…

5 years and a bit since Lou passed. He was a lovely man and a true gentleman.

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Fell off the rails…

I fell off the rails for a few weeks. Here’s a few photos to keep you all amused.

Koda keeping an eye on the trail.

And wondering how to get at the water during our evening hike.

Interesting railing idea. Looks like 4″ spacing so it will pass inspection!

Calling the flock, North Church – Portsmouth NH

A different sort of calling…the draw of water.

Got some dirt on the tires

About a month in the new place it’s finally shaping up. After work today I decided to not work all evening on the apartment but instead go for a bike ride.

Found my shoes and put a little air in the tires and headed to Boxborough Trail Link-Up. I ended up in two back yards and only managed the first segment along 495….but going and coming from back yard accounts for something…..right?

It rained hard while I was in the trees, but it so felt good to cool off, however, it make the trail very slick. Speaking of which…its all single track with rocks, roots and other obstacles. Manageable enough for an old timer like me.

I would have snapped a few photos but decided my phone was better off in the zip lock bag given how hard it was raining. Word of caution….this is most definitely not a trail for the Paddock loner bikes.

The above is not my image (its off the inserted link), nor did I find this location as I was far too busy getting out of people’s back yards! The part I found was fun.

JMans Birthday

We celebrated JMans birthday today. It was a quite event with just the family.

Kinda looks like nappy Birthday Jacob! However, it was s good cake.

GMan dishing out the goods.

As usual we all belted out the Happy Birthday song (off key of course). Not a lot of growing food here but it is a party after all.

Because he’s so cute

Koda is settling into the new gaff quite well. Here’s a few cuteness photos.

Before a visit to the spa.

Shortly after the spa.

Just chilling in the doggie park.

Enjoying a little of JMan bday ice cream.

Hmmm…not sure this is legit

Found this in a parking lot at work. Not sure it’s completely legit. Seems like a great reason to buy a Panamera, Macan or Cayenne!

If you missed the point, look what’s in the passenger seat.

All moved in…well mostlyh

Movers showed up at 8:30 and packed everything we needed for in the apartment and some boxes to be stored in the garage. JMan and I spend the morning prepping the apartment and when we got home at 11:30 the movers were hungry to fill the second truck. 25 minutes later we emptied the entire second floor of the garage.

Koda checking out the movers truck. Despite all the commotion he did quite well throughout the process. BTW is that not the nicest floor in a truck you ever saw!

After the movers left GMan got reawakened with his couch. He also did really well and I’d be a lot more tied without him.

Above: Koda get in a dog nap. Below: Later he got in a little game time with the boys.

And a few hugs….

The garage is filling up nicely. I’ll have to do a little tidy up but according to the movers and as I suspected, we’ll easily get in all the rest of the furniture we are keeping and the tools from the garage.

The aftermath of 25 minutes work with me feeding, 4 lads running and another loading the truck.

The first of many….I certain. In the foreground are some pins my good friend Mike B gave me. Seems appropriate given my choice in beverage. Thank Mike.

All in all it was a good day, both happy and sad but now we need to settle in for a few days and next week we do it again….but this time just garage to garage.