Here is a summary of my summer 2000. This was a a very busy and strange summer as can be seen from the variety of events that happened in the pictures shown.
From left to right: Katie, Diane, and moi. After the Cerro Grande fire which burned the forrests near Los Alamos and about 400 homes, there was a large restoration effort to help with planting seeds and spreading hay to prevent floods from occuring.
These are a series of pictures showing a new way of spreading hay, we call it hay-ball. Basically it's a combination of kick ball and hay spreading. We had a lot of fun with this.
This is Katie in the process of getting a "homerun" or whatever it's called. The previous picture was Diane.
Here is myself after spreading some hay.
Just one small portion of the damaged area. The spread hay can be seen all along the ground.
The extreme temperatures of the terrible fire can be seen by looking at this truck. Luckily, the fire was stopped from actually burning the house behind it.
As a fun release from the fire damage, we rock climbed up Sandia (about 800 straight up feet). It was a fun day. left to right is Dave, Lauren, Wes, and moi.
If you ever get the wonderful opportunity to put a new shingle roof on a house, decline, it's not fun. If you've heard it's bad, just know that it's worse.
After about 250 man hours my parents and I are almost done with it.
There it is, the last staple in the roof. We were all very relieved.
I was just about to jump off cause I was going insane up on the roof.
I'm glad I didn't cause I would have landed in all the ruble from our little summer project.
Here's a nice shot of my backyard and the new roof we just put on. On the backside of the roof, we added five skylights and an evaporative cooler.
My Dad was proud of all the boo-boos on his fingers. I think they have healed by now.
As yet, another fun release from working on the roof, we went camping at Abiquiu and then went cliff diving the next day with many college students from the United Church in Los Alamos. It was fun.
A deep philosophical discussion as we camp at Truchas on a weekend backpacking trip.
"That's where we're going...." The start of Saturday's hike up to 5 peaks.
There we all are up on the top of one of the peaks. It was a great day for hiking.
Not all of the hiking was exactly hiking as you can see. Wes demonstrates alternative moves well....
That flying squirrel is actually me crossing a little chasm.
Lauren plunges to the other side hoping to land correctly. Luckily she did, we all know how many times she hurt herself hurdling in high school....sorry Lauren.
We stopped at Garden of the Gods coming home from a family vacation. I was trying to get to the top.
"Come on Dad, I want to pull the big rock over...."
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