Friday, September 24, 2021

Just Takes Time

Fame Makes A Man Take Things Over     Fame Lets Him Lose Hard To Swallow     Fame Puts You There Where Things Are Hollow   Fame Not Your Brain Its Just The Flame      Fame That Puts Your Change To Keep You Sane      Fame What You Like Is In The Limo      Fame What You Get Is No Tomorrow      Fame What You Need You Have To Borrow      FAME 


David Bowie

Young Americans 1975

THE MOTET:

Called up the Yankee and asked him if we could camp in the 5th wheel out at Joe Robbie State Park. Told him that I would float the coin if he reserved the spot. For one, he has the state park pass. Secondly, he has the sweet camping trailer. And Third, the senior discounted.  Oh Baby





The Yankee snapped off this photo below as I presented my handy work. Have Duck Tape?? Will Hang Flags!!


The Yankee got a big kick out of me climbing his ladder and hanging his Colorado Flag. He was impressed with me after I tore off one strip and then a second small piece of duck tape. I stuck the two strips together with each adhesive ends exposed. This way no sticky residue would gum up his ladder railings. "Thanx", He Said Kindly



I manned the fire pit throughout the evening while The Motet went funky and greasy into the night. We could clearly hear the whole set from our campsite as it was that bloody loud. Couldn't imagine going inside the venue at those decimal levels. 

And here is my make shift bed below. The Yankee forgot the air mattress for the fold out couch. So this is what I came up with and that zebra striped tiger peacefully watched over me while I snoozed the night away in solidarity. 

JOBS:

Currently wondering through tasks and doing my thing. Below is the old soap dispenser.


I Installed The New One


Started walking around the complex with my trusty old dull shovel and removed weeds that were overtaking the cracks. Realized that the gravel had migrated into the gutter. So Why Not



Now this job below was a full on give back and leave it better than you found preconception. 


The towel rack was literally pulling the drywall from the studs. So I rode the commuter bike over to True Value Hardware and purchased about 4 dollars in parts and rode back. 


Removed the old screws from the drywall and nothing more for support exists. Just two loose screws through the brace there and the screws just spun when I was removing them. Measured out the area, added the adhesive door stops, screwed in the wing nut bolts through the door stops, and hung the towel rack. Received a pleasant text a few days later. Karma Coupons 

ORTHO:

There is something special about "working" in the office now. Somedays I am able to articulate my feelings with words. Other days, it so difficult and those descriptive words elude me of all explanation. 


An elder walked in as a first time client and begged me for some relief. Their SI Joint was all out of wack and constantly having shooting pains keeping them awake throughout the night. I explained how important the session is when the client gives immediate feedback. When working with the knee and you notice something else happening, Let Me Know That. It is your session and vocalizing your feelings adds to the benefits. 


Come to find out, palpated around their sacrum, that was the culprit my friends. Made sense to me and we worked all the attachment sights posterior and anteriorly. Talk About Relief 


A new client that I have promoted the ortho concept a few times, they are about to compete in a 50K trail race next month, walked in for some foot alignments. 


They were experiencing medial malleolus issues from an off camber trail they had hammered down during a training run. Now I enjoy working with the foot and all those tiny little relationships between bones, ligaments, and tendons. 


So together, we worked through options. They had a few funny little clunks but the interesting release comes from their wrist and /or fingers. My mentor releases energy through their thumb with a click or pops sound when releasing a build up. So to have the wrist crack while working with their foot was a reflecting moment of YES. Most standard releases come from the belly / diaphragm or a "heavy" twitch like reflex. 


Our session was fantastic and we explored other issues throughout the body that they were not counting on. They originally came to me because their massage therapist blew them off or canceled or whatever. So they asked if I would merry their payment plan from the previous therapist. "No Worries! I'll Honor That Price Tag." I Said. After our session was over, we added a "real time" exercise before leaving the office. Together, we were walking down the hallway towards the elevator, they told me that they have NEVER had a therapist coach and empower them during a session before. Their mind was way stimulated by that notion. They paid me my full rate with a smile because of their positive experience. So That's Cool

And the photo above, this is why I wanna build my practice bigger than before COVID. My main cliental were Silver Sneakers and Children before C19 took over. I was completely content with that. Now, I want to educate my clients with passion and expand my operations with compassion. Because yard work for $$$$$$ totally blows!!! I just cant picture the summer of 2022 with bleeding forearms, scratched up shin bones, and salty sweat droplets in my eyes. No More 

CYCLING:


Have gone on a few road rides but nothing all that fancy. Way back when, many moons ago, I held a number of KOM's from around the Grand Valley. All of my trail running KOM's have been shattered long ago. These young kids run circles around my lumbering body these days. To the best of my knowledge, this was my last KOM. Doubt that I will ever regain those crowns as I just don't have the drive for turning myself inside out anymore. Oh Well


I sent out a congratulatory offering and received this nice reply. So who knows, maybe some day I will dig deep again. For now, just ride because I can. When I feel the need to pull off and snap off a photo, I do. 


Like the other evening!! I was reading my book and realized that I should be outdoors. We are losing daylight rather rapidly and I should be taking advantage of that remaining daylight. So I filled the H2o bottle and shot down to the river trail. Casually spinning the legs while enjoying the setting sunshine on my cheeks. Plus, I love that moment when I see a bat fishing for bugs along the surface of the not so Mighty Colorado River.


And this was a classic. Got caught in a hail and lightning storm the other day. So where did I stand?? Next to this lightning rod and took photos like a knuckleduster. 


Now the hiking milage has increased as I am house / dog sitting for friends here at 6,650ft / 2026m and its a flipping gorgeous property. Sondra would love the view as Mt Sopris commands attention and respect. 



CARBONDALE:
What a beautiful chunk of land and Autumn is in the air. The daily changes are remarkable. Mother Nature began blowing in cooler temperatures last week and the Aspen leaves are in motion. The scrub oak brush has turned fiery red and cotton trees are starting to turn as well. Dig It


I begin every morning with a cup of Joe in the hot tub. I stretch afterwards and crank out a few controlled push ups. It's then when I scoop homemade yogurt into a bowl with nuts and granola for breakfast here at the kitchen counter. By then, poor Basil Boy is usually beside himself as he just knows that it is WALK time. Come On Human


We head out the front door and slowly build steam towards the single track trail system. I say slowly because Basil has to whiz on EVERYTHING. He is a boy after all and must kick up the wild grasses after each marking. 


This area is just over 450 acres with two separate subdivisions. All of the single track criss crosses everyones property lines. This makes it common knowledge that all the trails are open for all respectful residents. So far, have only crossed paths with one couple and their female dog Missy. 


You Got It Right!! 32F / 0C around daybreak. Totally took my breath away when that crisp air rushed in from the slider door. And Yes, my room has its own sliding glass door. that opens to the back patio. Few quick steps and I am soaking in a perfect 6 person tub at 102F / 38.88C temperature. Best Start Ever



So once again, my duties are watering potted plants indoors and out and exercising this boy Basil. So I tackle these tasks with enthusiasm and grace. I only hope that October the 3rd never comes. 



Did I mention walking with Basil?? Yes, lots of walking with this guy. He is always ready and I am pretty sure that he could eat.



Basil and I bounced around in the Land Cruiser with a days collection of bugs on the windscreen and found ourselves at the base of Sopris Mountain Trail Head. Another dirt road over and we stumbled upon this lake. I do not recall the name of this particular body of water but pretty damn peaceful. 


Something that I have been consciously working on is the act of remaining present. The entire month of July in CB was absolutely wonderful but I felt as if I was on the go the whole month. Taking care of three dogs, completing daily chores of sorts, and cycling sort of distracted me from me and my own being. So this time around house sitting I am feeling grounded. I have a calming vibe and waking in a much better state of mind. It takes effort but the hot tub works in some magic. I have built quite the list of intentions this past week. Manageable Intentions 


You see, its rather challenging for me to calm down and remain present because my mind is always thinking about what is next. What needs to be fixed. How could I have done that or this better. Last time I truly felt centered and utterly present was years ago when Triple J would contently lay upon my chest as we hummed Grateful Dead Tunes to each other. During those moments in time I wasn't wondering off in space. I Was There Whole Heartedly 

GOALS:

  1. Continue Exploring The Area
  2. Hydrate With New CBD Powders For The Week
  3. Adventure Out On The Rio Grand Trail
  4. Range Of Motion Calisthenics 
  5. Garden & Weed The Backyard
  6. Execute My Business Plan


Thank you so much for checking in as always. This Summer has basically escaped me. In fact, my only complaint is that time is flying by. It isn't like I spent months on the couch watching Fox News. There is too much in life to live for to be a gelatinous blob in front of the idiot box. So walk outside and lead with your heart. 💜 

Cheers


49 comments:

  1. ...beautiful landscape images!!!

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  2. This so reminds me of our Caravan Park in Madeley/Perth. Ingo did all the repairs himself (I helped, hey, that counts, too! Right?)

    It must be great to help people getting away from their bodily pain.
    And your way... wonderful.
    Passion is the key, I agree.
    I don´t use my bike no more. Here in the city it´s all crazy with e-bikes, e-scooters. How fast and lazy can these peeps be. It´s dangerous.

    Dangerous... cool pic! Yes. The days are getting shorter, sad, that.

    Wow. Healthy start to the day!

    Eeek, 0C?! Hmmmm... 38..39C... awww..

    You lead a "cool" life.
    Nice time-capture.
    Boy, am I boring! Wish I´d be that brave (again).

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    1. Ah , Those Memories - Helping Clients Blows My Mind - The Days Are Shorter But I Dream Of Snow Falling Soon - Mother Earth Is So Dry That Its Just Gotta Snow This Year - Thanx So Much For Checking Out The Time Lapse Video - Any Day Outdoors Equals The Best Day Ever

      Cheers

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  3. Lovely images and the video is good, always nice to see changing things.
    Like the 5th wheeler with slide outs.

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    1. Thanx For Watching The Time Lapse - Fall Colors Have Changed So Much Just During The Past 24 Hours - The Yankee Pulls In Style - Enjoy Your Weekend

      Cheers

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  4. A lot of interesting activities: traveling, exploring, riding, working, hiking, dog-walking!!!!
    The photos of the storm and the rainbows are priceless.
    Have a good week end.

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    1. And Happy Activities - The Dog Walking Takes Top Spot This Weekend - Take Care Brother BLK Night

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  5. The vistas you take of the big open skies always take my breath away. Beautiful but frightening to have so much space! Glorious sunset and the double rainbow. Glad you weren't immolated by lightning. Out of all the photographs, the one that charmed me the most was the dappled light of the smiley face in the grass. Take care and be well.

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    1. Takes Your Breath Away Like The Cool Morning Air On My Bare Toes - Pleases Me Knowing You Enjoy These Photos - That Grass Photo Came At One Ideal Time - Big Hugs CJ - Enjoy Your Weekend

      Cheers

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  6. Living in the moment, no better way to do it. Walking the dog, working, taking care of clients, you're doing great. Love the photos and your narrative. It's nice when what you do and love can make a difference in peoples lives. Have a wonderful weekend, Padre and keep on rolling.

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    1. Totally But Dang Is It Difficult Somedays - Thanx For The Accolades Mr Bill And I Really Appreciate You - Enjoying The Weekend And Soaking Up The Atmosphere - Think Snow

      Cheers

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  7. That first photo is exceptional. Love it.

    You are always busy and your dog friends must be great company! Living in the moment, with mindfulness, is a great way to make each moment count. Enjoy!

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    1. It Is - Doing My Best To Stay Busy And Happy - Will Make It Count And That You For The Reminder - Be Well Marie

      Cheers

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  8. So great you were able to camp in a State Park with your friend. The landscape photographs are amazing.
    It's always great to hear about your ortho work. I think having an office always makes us look more professional.
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Camping With Tunes Was GR8 - Thanx For The Amazing Acknowledgment There - Will Continue To Share Ortho Stories As Oct Will Be Busy - Thankfully Busy - Big Hugs Ivana

      Cheers

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  9. El trabajo es muy gratificante, cuando se hace en un bello lugar, como el que muestras es tus fotos.
    Sin preciosos los paisajes de tus fotografías.

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    1. Esta é uma parte verdadeiramente bela do mundo. Gosto de trabalhar com humanos e permitir que eles se curem por dentro. Fique bem

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  10. Hey thanks for the shout out,,,Carbondale holds a lot of special in my memory banks, and Sporis, always a tear when it was in my rear view... such a lovely area how can anyone refuse a gig in that Spot!! HOT tub day dreaming...sounds like the very best place to be. The change of season has come just in time to save me from death by couch but with PBS cause Fox Sux...Im all into fixin' stuff so I enjoyed it all. Enjoy your week under the harvest moon. Ciao.

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    1. Knew That You Are A Big Fan Of Sopris And What An Area - Really Been Enjoying The Cool Night Sky - Stay Creative My Friend

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  11. Dearest Travis,
    Hah, Basil boy is lucky for having you walk him and all those fringe benefits of a hot tub and glorious surroundings is perfect. Watched as your 18th viewer how it looks like... WOW.
    Glad you managed to help some people relieve from pain and discomfort.
    Indeed, my only complaint also is the time. We have Fridays back to back it seems... Another crazy week with heavy rains, already on our final bike ride on Sunday, we got wet on the final stretch. The weather forecast often is WRONG. But getting out of the wet clothes is easy and once home you're fine.
    Then I worked on the scanning of some 700 negatives from the early 80s. So happy for having tackled my FINAL digitalizing project. Pieter was happy for seeing some old images from before the 80s. His nieces will be very happy one day when I've worked on them. But for now, they're safe and filed away for later...
    Then my iPhone died... haha, the side opened so the battery was the problem. I ordered a new one and picked it up yesterday after driving about two hours. Dropped of a return parcel at the UPS store and we also ate supper at the Augusta Mall before driving home. Just managed in daytime.
    Today was a calmer day with also a wonderful concert by the Georgia Brass Band at the theatre. Feels good... and then Sunday is around the corner. Don't know if I bike, depends on managing to reinstall Strava and use it.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. And I Am Lucky To Have Him These Days - Thank You For Watching The Time Lapse And Thank You For Such A Heart Felt Message - Highly Interested In Your Latest Project And Bummer On The Dang Phone - It Is Always Something - I Say Ride On And Blow Off The Numbers - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

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  12. I most certainly could wake up, then force myself in the hot tub and enjoy the rest of the day walking with Basil in that glorious Colorado!!!

    I haven't seen a moose for decades ...beautiful

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    1. It's A Dream Job - And Perfect For Me - Thankfully That Moose Was Meandering In The Opposite Direction - Big Hugs

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  13. Riding a bike through nature and feeling the wind on your skin is simply heavenly ... I wish you continued success in your interesting job. That you may bring help to many people.
    Greetings to you Viola

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    1. Agreed - Thank You Very Much - All The Best In Your Model Of The World

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  14. I laughed at your description of Basil "kicking up the wild grasses." Olga does that too! Great photos as always -- transporting me to another world!

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    1. Sure Hope She Is Feeling Better These Days - Travel On Through My Imagines Brother Reed

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  15. Ich bin doch immer wieder überrascht, was für tolles Wetter ihr bei euren Erlebnissen habt. LG Romy

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    1. Das Wetter in Colorado ändert sich ständig - Halten Sie den Moment im Zeitraffer fest, während ich das nicht tippe - Viel Spaß, wie immer von Ihnen zu hören

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  16. The photos or sunset or the evening are amazing~ My best wishes to you.

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  17. That's awesome! I love all these photos... they give me life!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


    My Instagram

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    1. Refreshing And Pleased You Are Enjoying Them - Sending Positive Vibes

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  18. So so lovely where you are. I am looking forward to fall. But right now, I'm enjoying that late summer feeling...

    I hope you never while away time watching Fox News! Yikes!

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    1. Snow Levels Around 11,000ft Last Night - Keep Thinking Snow - I Am A Radio Person - My Only Complaint With My Current House Sitting Gig Is That The Community Radio Station Plays NPR In The AM - So It Is Internet Radio Until 9am Around Here - Anyway, Little Side Track There Wendy - Pleased Your Healing Up - Stay Strong - Enjoy The Cocca Girl Time

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  19. Wonderful photos. I especially loved the sunset and night shots at Joe Robbie State Park and the double rainbow photo.
    It was certainly gratifying to see customers satisfied with their work. Excellent goals. You are absolutely right, there is so much to see and enjoy outside the home.
    All the best

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    1. Marie, So Nice To Hear From You - Cant Remember The Last Time I Popped Over Your Way - Totally Spaced It - Looking Forward To Catching Up With You

      Big Hugs
      Cheers

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  20. I am a disaster with anything that has to do with manual skills but I am lucky to be married to a good man who always fixes everything or almost. It is useful to have manual skills and people around are even more happier.
    Lots of beautiful places, thank you for sharing all this with us. I wish you to acomplish all your goals and to have fun doing it!

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    1. Enjoy Sharing - Keep That Hubby Close - Be Well

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  21. TOY❤️L
    Let it Shine
    Let it Shine
    Let it Shine

    ☮️✌️

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