Little Free Library Stolen

Sadly, after months of working on our Little Free Library, setting up the charter account, getting the neighborhood involved and getting everything in place, our Little Free Library was stolen between 11pm and 6:30am 6-5-2015 to 6-6-2015.  The thieves even took my huge stump that it used to sit on. I’m just disgusted that this has happened. My Mother’s Day 2015 present has been stolen. People are creeps. 17543748562_2e9bd11875_o 17477893206_0e7e955942_o 14385775102_5b22b7c3d0_o 14180109676_434e2a9685_o   Some of the news companies around the United States have picked up the story:

Indiana: Daily Journal

KTUU Anchorage, Alaska

Alabama

and

KTVA Anchorage, Alaska

Fat Tire Bike Over the Rivers and Through the Woods

Yes, there was a silver lining despite changes in ride plans today.  I had to cancel riding with Clark because I have a dinner at 5:30 that I cannot miss. I didn’t think I could do the Bird to Gird(wood) trail, plus have lunch / beers and make it back in 3-4 hours (probably 30-40 miles). So, I decided to go for a ride myself because it was too beautiful to stay inside. The ride was totally organic with absolutely no plan. I ended up doing 13 miles through Far North Bicentennial Park.  My proudest accomplishment?  I was able to do every single hill, both up and down, without walking at all – even the steepest hills!  Woohoo.  My 125 pound squats must be really making my legs strong.

 

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If you look at the map and notice the whacky bit at the end: that was Pepper Ann escaping from the garage when I pulled my bike in … I had to chase after her and ended up using two other Boston Terriers as live decoys to trap her and put her on a leash.  Ugh.  She’s such a booger.  She immediately ran for JBER :)  Gotta love a dog that loves being in the woods!

Icy Leaves

We’ve had some odd weather – in the mid-40’s and lots of melt, which has caused the fall leaves to be tumbled around the neighborhood. It almost looks like fall again. It’s weird. Today it’s freezing so I played around with my new tripod. medium for flickr-2113 medium for flickr-2109 medium for flickr-2118