December 04, 2005
Heading North Again
I am heading north this Tuesday for the rest of the week. Brian Head is still open in name only since two runs is not really "open", but I am taking my skis with. Might try to get a few turns in and take a couple of pics. The last few days they received another foot or so of snow, but it still barely coats the slopes. Nice thing about a season pass is it costs the same to ski a bad day as a good one. Say a short prayer that I don't get hit by some 16 year old on the two open runs that thinks he is Bode Miller training for the Super G.
More work on the condo this week as we are expecting new appliances and cabinets to show up shortly as well as my dad and I are putting in the hardwood floors and finishing the painting. The place is almost ready for prime time.
Christmas break is almost here and I plan to spend almost all of it at Brian Head teaching my middle son, Jarrett--age 4, to ski. My wife has only got a day or two on the mountain in her life and is an Arizona native, so I am hoping that she gets back up there too. I bought her a padded "girdle" similar to what football players wear with hip and butt pads so that she doesn't break anything.
The best part is Jake is such a little jerk that the entire time he will be taunting Jarrett and Tera with, "You suck" or "This is so easy". Last week he was wedging down the blues because he hadn't been on skis in a year. I wanted to make fun of him and pay him back, but decided not to--very much. I stopped playing Playstation or X-box because of him, so I try to enjoy the last year or two of skiing where I am actually better than him. Another few years and I won't even be able to beat the crap out of him anymore. The joys of parenting I guess.
Posted by Justin at December 4, 2005 11:58 AM
I was caught behind a ski-school guy with a few 5 year-olds in tow the other day. The cutest and funniest thing I've seen in a long time. One, of course, was over the whole thing and wouldn't listen to anything the instructor had to say, "Lean forward? I WAS, that's why I have snow on my face, I fell FORWARD!"
Such a little brat, but yet still completely adoreable. Probably because I only had to live through 48 seconds of it.
Posted by: Wil @ 120 Days of Powder at December 5, 2005 02:59 AM
Oi. When you're done with the hardwood floors there, you and Pop should head down here and do mine.
I cannot wait to see the finished place!
Posted by: Erich at December 8, 2005 12:56 AM
Hey! Post more pics! You should be photoblogging the transmogrification of your condo.
Don't forget the action shots.
Posted by: Erich at December 8, 2005 01:01 AM