Spring is the best. We survived another cold, dark winter, and so did our garden.
The first project of the spring was Clara's idea: build a mini-swing inside our tree fort. We used some rope that had been in the garage for some time, and a short piece of wood. Nothing fancy, but it brought many smiles.
Latest project around the house: 2 rain barrels. During intense rain storms, water overtops the front gutter. So I added this new downspout near the front door for one of the new barrels. We'll have to wait a few more days before we see the barrels in action. [I had a photo of the setup, but it's gone missing. Google warned me not to use Microsoft Edge, but I did anyway. That's because Chrome completely stopped working on this computer. I tied re-installing twice without success. I'll also note here that my software also doesn't always work.]
The squad has started the season off with 2 losses. Can we pull ourselves together and make a run? Are we getting too old? Too complacent? Did we lose too many players to graduation and free agency? Or, perhaps we're saving ourselves for the post-season? Stay tuned...
For the 3rd (4th?) year in a row, I raced the local Joker's Jaunt gravel race. Neil crushed us all. I was riding with Larry until I ran out of energy with about 4 miles to go. I was riding my Boulder Bicycle, which continues to be a fantastic bicycle (and, no, Mike Kone does not sponsor me). This year, I used Vittoria Hyper-something tires in size 700C by 35mm at about 40 psi. They're okay.