Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Getting New Stuff

Getting new things as opposed to hand-me-downs is always fun. Unless it all has to be carefully inventoried. And once inventoried, the hand-me-downs have to be inventoried so they can be mixed in with the new things. This has been a long month. My teammates are amazing as they have really gone above and beyond to get this done. I am humbled to be their team captain.




Our kinda sorta mascot. Her name is Becky.

 
My team is labeling all of their equipment by set. Too much of it looks alike.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Even One Life Is Too Many

I really wish I was back in the snow. This month, as expected, has been ridiculously busy. There are lots of changes at work and as someone I respect told me, "there will be lots of chest thumping". And there has been.
 
Watching people try to make themselves important, often at the expense of someone else, is not any different than when we were in elementary, intermediate, or high school. It is simply ridiculous. It is demoralizing and demotivating.
 
I am thankful that I get to work with a great team that wants to do great things. They are dedicated to the mission and eager to accomplish the short-term and long-term goals.
 
But oh to be in the snow for just one more day...

Even one life is too many to lose.
While we should do this daily, I encourage you on the 22nd of every month to call and check your battle buddy. It takes just a moment. Military or not, we deserve to see each other tomorrow.

 
#twloha
 
 Crisis Text Line 741-741
 
 - a safe place to talk via text with a counselor when you can't or are afraid to use your voice

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Quick Fix

My desk at work is not secured very well. I think it historically has to do with people moving it without taking the time to separate some key pieces leading to a few broken brackets. My quick fix? Just build a extra little stand. Working great so far!


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Taos Again

I wanted to get one last weekend of snow in before work gets crazy busy. It has been busy for the last two months, but it is about to get ridiculous and there will not be another chance to play in the snow until next season.
 
There was more snow than last time so more runs were open. While it is always more fun with buddies, I had a nice relaxing weekend with my boy.



Thursday, February 22, 2018

Even One Life Is Too Many

Taking my boy to the snow has been so much fun for me. His feet get so cold, hence the shoes, and he gets so cold having lived in Hawaii for the last two years of his life, hence the three levels of jackets. But he absolutely loves running around in the snow. Watching him roll in it brings such a huge smile to my face.
 
It is those moments that I wish everyone could be as happy as my boy. Happy and not a care in the world.
 
It is also in those moments that I get to see how much he loves me when he comes prancing back to me covered in white powder.
 
February is the month of "love" courtesy of Valentine's Day. To be loved and needed is such a vital part of life. I am so thankful that I have that and that I can give that.
 






 

Even one life is too many to lose. 

While we should do this daily, I encourage you on the 22nd of every month to call and check your battle buddy. It takes just a moment. Military or not, we deserve to see each other tomorrow.

 #twloha
 

 Crisis Text Line 741-741
- a safe place to talk via text with a counselor when you can't or are afraid to use your voice

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Hiking in the Desert Round Three

Beau and I headed up to McKelligon Canyon this morning for a stroll, I think the hike was about 5 miles round trip. We did not continue up the trail at the top, but will someday. Beau carried two liters of water in his pack and did great. I am hoping to over time get the both of us able to go 10-12 miles with full packs for some possible future backpacking trips.
 

Walked around the amphitheater.


Poor rainBeau was exhausted.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Even One Life is Too Many

We are almost one full month into 2018. Beau and I have been on a few adventures already and have enjoyed them. Some adventures with friends and some adventures with just us. Many still to come.

Even one life is too many to lose. 
While we should do this daily, I encourage you on the 22nd of every month to call and check your battle buddy. It takes just a moment. Military or not, we deserve to see each other tomorrow.

 #twloha
 

 Crisis Text Line 741-741
- a safe place to talk via text with a counselor when you can't or are afraid to use your voice

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hiking in the Desert

A beautiful sunny morning that Beau and I took advantage of. We gained about 1,000 feet in elevation. Once at the top, another hiker stopped by to hangout and told us about a whole bunch of other good hikes to go on. I am eager to check them out.

 
rainBeau wore his pack today with a water bottle on each side.
Hoping he can learn to carry a few water bottles so he can go on long hikes with me
 




Monday, January 15, 2018

Playing in the Snow

A quick weekend to Taos for some fun in the snow. Good food, good company, good conversation, good town to hangout in.
Beau did not have time to grow a winter coat, so he gets to wear doggie clothes this winter.

Riding chairs up and riding the snow back down. Piles of fun!

There was a cold creek to cross on our hike and I did not want my boy's feet to freeze. Yup, I am that dog owner.

Enjoying the snowy hike.

Poor Beau got to learn about "walking" on ice.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Work, Maybe


There is not much to do at work yet. Big things are coming, but until then I am doing a lot amount of studying and creating classes for my new LPN teammates. My new camping table from my sister and brother-in-law has already come in very handy as the office I along with other teammates will be moving in to is undergoing construction.
 
I picked up Beau from boarding during lunch today and did not have time to take him home. So he got to come to work with me for the afternoon. He was such a good boy.