October 06, 2006
Reading Old Entries--How to Fill Time Between Ski Seasons Part II
I was doing some site clean-up and deleting the spam trackback and comments when I decided to go through some of my old entries. One that was particullarly awesome was from November 2005:
It is getting tough as hell to write about skiing during mid-November when I still have ZERO days on the snow for 2005-06. My Brian Head season passes for the family look wonderful hanging on their lanyards with my ski equipment but are doing me no good. Last year, I already had close to 10 days in November alone. I am working on my condo and getting some extra football time in this year while waiting for the snow to fly in Utah.
I took my dad up to the condo with me to help paint and remodel and it was so cool to talk about 15 years ago when the two of us would go skiing. Bad back and all, I am trying to get him to throw on my cruisers and last year's boots and spend a few days on the mountain with my sons and my baby brother. On a personal note, the trip really reminded me that a huge part of why I love skiing so much is the fact that it is usually with friends or family. And you spend several hours in the car or truck together talking on the way up and way back. Maybe it is sharing a hotel room or having a nice dinner after a long day skiing, but even without getting to ski at the condo it was so cool to spend three days with my dad. It reinforced that I spend almost every weekend with my sons building and strengthening our bond and ski season is the best time of the year.
This was before my brother Jeremy moved back all of the sudden in early December. Turns out that the winter was even better than I had hoped. Dad made at least 4 more trips up north and got in several days of his own with my son, brothers Jeremy and Jackson, and me. It is odd to think that I can go back almost exactly one year ago and I have a journal of my life. So you can pick up the entries from a year ago and see what I was doing and thinking, then look a year later and see the progress that I have made.
One thing that is missing this year is the newness aspect of running the blog and fixing up the condo. I had a vision of how I wanted things to unfold and now, the condo is basically done. I am literally looking for projects to work on there. Moving around a closet. Rerouting an electrical outlet. Putting in a Washer and Dryer. Changing the upper loft around. But these are minor changes, especially compared to the complete gutting that we did last winter.
Maybe this is the best part of blogging. I get to remind myself of the things that I accomplished since I started the site. The condo and the site as well as the ski season just seemed to turn out even better than I had originally planned, and a huge part of that is because of the people that helped me with all of them.
Posted by Justin at October 6, 2006 12:08 AM