Well, I shouldn’t really complain, it’s been an amazing fall out here in Colorado. Many days it approaches 70 degrees, only cold first thing in the morning and late a night. I actually want more snow, I’d like to try out my new skis I bought at Sniagrab. My first pair of “real” skis in like 20 years, I’ve been skiing on snow blades for like 10 years now. I got tired this last season with the little skis, they just don’t cut it with deep powder and they can get sketchy on ice. Last season being the first year where I actually had a significant number of skiing days, 8. Well, I know that’s not really significant compared to the guy I rode up the gondola with on my last day, he had like 113 days last year. I had hoped to hit double digits, which is my goal this year. Here’s to good snow. At least it’s not a 4+ hour drive each way now.
This was the final result of my proof of concept for my window well covers. It looks really nice in place, I stained it with the same stain we just had our deck restrained with. It’s also really heavy, so I’ll have to slightly reengineer it for the window that is technically an egress window. But it’s sturdier than I imagined, I was able to stand carefully on it and it felt fairly sturdy. I personally wouldn’t jump on it, but it’ll keep kids safe, which was the main point. I plan to at some point write a single post detailing the entire process, but that’s not for right now.
This is the new stopper I installed on the gate that Adventuresinlunch.org and I installed last fall. The old one took a lot more force than I really bargained for, and was substantially bent. So I replaced it with this piece of angle steel and some nice long lag screws. Should last a while.