Took our daughter to a famous clinic today to (thankfully) find out she didn’t need a (minor) surgery in her broken thumb. Phew!

Found myself in a strange place tonight.

The Decemberists. 🎵

I like to look at set lists leading up to a concert, usually making a playlist to listen to beforehand. Going to The Decemberists tonight and the set lists out there…I’ve personally never been to a show before where the set list was 50% different from show to show. Excited! 🎵

USA folks, the new IRA Bill seems to have some benefits to the homeowner. Particularly in the world of heat pump HVAC systems. My current HVAC system is 20 years old, so the clock is ticking. Wondering if anyone out there has done research into this?

Heh. Ran into old school Book-A-Minute and Movie-A-Minute. Reminds me of a project I tried way back in the early 2000s. I called it Flicksticks, and it used the only drawing I could pull off: stick figures. Freaky Friday:

The Greatest Salesman in the World is not a book about sales, but about habit formation. I believe strongly in the power of habit, but I’m hesitant to read this the way it was meant (1 chapter at a time, 3 times a day, for 30 days). Has anyone out there actually done this?

Did I ever share Rediscovering the Small Web here? If not, why not? Probably one of the denizens had shared it with me prior. Anyway, it’s great! 🔗

I’ve spent a lot of time in my life learning about saving, finance, and investing. That doesn’t mean I taught my kids any of this. I’ve felt bad about it until I found this article by JL Collins. Now I have a plan for discussion when they go off to college and careers. 🔗

I downloaded Arc right before vacation, which was probably a bad idea. It couldn’t import my Safari bookmarks, and now time has passed leaving me looking at it wondering what problem I was hoping it would solve.

A concert.

Netflix download management for travel with four family members using four devices is…broken. My device cannot renew my downloads at all even though I’m under the limit. Might drive me to finally shut off our account for a while.

After we all watch Stranger Things.

The final hiking day of our trip was Bryce Canyon. Gorgeous. Went down Wall Street and over to Queens Garden. The vertical out in elevation is no joke! We took in a few roadsides then finished with a short hike near Rainbow Point. We could see for 100 miles to the south! ❤️

Grand Canyon north rim today. I had no idea how beautifully forested this area was. Breathtaking at every turn. And the Cliff Springs hike that wasn’t too canyony - also great!

Today was a shorter day. Not as hot temperature-wise, but seems like they brought in some humidity? Toadstool Hoodoo, ✅ Horshoe Canyon off the bucket list, and a swung by Glen Canyon Dam (just 15 feet shorter than Hoover).

Subway in Zion was an absolute butt-kicker. On the hike for over 10 hours, but totally worth it even with the 430-foot straight-up climb out in sunny 100 degrees. Kids did GREAT! (And these aren’t even pictures in the Subway 😀)

Zion with a little bit of The Narrows.

Sand dunes and sand caves.

A Brief History of Nobody Wants to Work Anymore ahahahaha 🔗

Heading to southern Utah tomorrow for lots of hiking and views. I might decide to post lots of photos here. We’ll see what I decide, but sorry in advance. 😄

I feel like my Netflix downloads are always set to expire mid-trip. Seems like there should be a renewal way around this, but I don’t know what it is.