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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:29 pm 
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Not as much as you going on here.

The kid will heal quickly but sorry to hear he had to go through all that in one week.

Good start on the house..good progress.

Glad to see you post was pretty dead for a spell here.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:45 am 
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Hope your son heals quickly Benno! ER visits are never fun but 3 in 6 days? 8O

Nothing much new for me, still healing. A little better each month, I have a followup surgery on my shoulder in January to clean up some trash in my rotator cuff. That should get me on track towards full motion and closer to working under the TJ again.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:02 pm 
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After suffering a bit of cabin fever, the weather broke and allowed us to get out this past weekend for a bit of a hike. This was the boy’s first “Big Boy” hike and he managed to hike the full two miles all by himself. He had a few falls, but overall it went very well!

We hiked the overlook trail as well as the Hogsback trail down the bluff:
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Both kids started out strong and made it up to the top of the overlook trail:
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And of course, stabbing and cracking ice was too much fun to resist!
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Nice view from the overlook:
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After leaving the overlook, we headed down the hogsback trail:
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Lots of fun little bridges on the way down:
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The rosey cheeked boy was very tired by the end of the trail:
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Klondike park was a very nice little park and I hope to make the trip out that way again with the bike sometime in the future to do a bit more exploring!

Other than that, we're still slowly plugging away at the house
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:03 pm 
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Awesome! It's amazing how far those little tykes can go with the right motivation or bribe...

My son and I will be working on our mileage on the bikes this summer. We got up to 8 miles last year, so I am hoping to expand on that.

My weekend was a lazy one. Cleaned out the interior of the daily drivers and did the under carriage car-wash at the local facility.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:48 am 
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jesus_man wrote:
My son and I will be working on our mileage on the bikes this summer. We got up to 8 miles last year, so I am hoping to expand on that.


Lots of places to do that around here! Look up the Madison County Bike trails, lots of 'easy' greenway for little guys to pile on some miles. There is a pretty good concentration of paved bike trails around the edwardsville area as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:42 am 
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Those trails are appealing and I do want to check them out. But it's very simple just to jump on our bikes and head out from the house. The concern is traffic, but it's pretty light out here so as long as we're paying attention I feel pretty safe.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:49 am 
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Sounds like a fun trip.

The house is looking great too!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:32 am 
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benno the kids are growing up fast and the house looks like its coming along nicely.

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