It’s officially the end of summer, well for me anyway. I consider September 1st the first day of fall. Looking back over the last few months I’ve realized something. I did almost nothing fun or even borderline recreational throughout the entire summer. Basically, I spent the summer in my basement, hauling out 20 years worth of stuff, painting and organizing but it’s finally done. Sometimes I sit and just admire how empty it is.
It truly was a disaster, beyond words. Only pictures can tell this story.
In this last picture, I’ve never actually been able to stand in this part of my basement before. It’s now my fitness area. When we bought the house, it came with a pool table that weighs about 6,000 tons. That’s why the previous owners left it for us! It’s still down there but I took the legs off of it and have it propped against a wall. I might have to take a saw to it to get it out the basement but at least it’s finally out of the way.
When I wasn’t cleaning the basement, I was doing homework. Thankfully, this summer my class load wasn’t terrible. In fact, this was the first summer in four years that I had enough time to get stuff done around the house. Hence, the awful condition of the basement in the before pictures.
And when I wasn’t in the basement, or doing homework, I was walking back and forth to my car, running errands, and wow, my life sounds really lame.
But I did meet up with a friend or two here and there on my way to the car: A fire hydrant, a tree, and a squirrel!
A few weeks ago I got a new fitness tracker. I love trying these things out, mostly because they give me inspiration to work out more and help keep off the weight I lost last year. Boy, that’s been a challenge and half. I keep gaining and losing the same 5 pounds after gaining almost 10 pounds back but I’m determined to be a healthy weight.
Below: Samsung GearFit2
This weekend I plan to go out and try disc golf for the first time. It’s basically a poor person’s version of golf using frisbees. My discs are supposed to be arriving tomorrow and I also ordered a set for my son. I’ll share our experience later. When I was in Forsyth Park taking this photo, a young man lost one of his discs in the creek and another in a tree, so I expect some disasters. I think I’ll try Nelson Park, however. It’s more open, so there’s less chance of losing things. Plus, if Forsyth knew a Decaturite was walking through its park, they might just lose it. That kinda makes me want to go to Forsyth now.
And lastly, here’s a pic of Rock Springs I took a couple weeks ago. I didn’t get a chance to do much hiking this past summer. Hopefully, before school begins again, I can get out there.