Thursday, December 18, 2008


Happy Birthday Carter!!! Since I know you love NASCAR, I was hoping to get the driver of the number 8 car to stop by and celebrate your birthday with me. Unfortunately, the driver of the number 8 car was not available. I had to settle for the driver of the number 88 car. I hope that is all right. Hopefully two eights will be better than one. Here is a picture of him in my kitchen.

I wanted to take him out to your birthday sign by the creek. The sign should be up. But I didn’t think my knee was up to the walk. So I wasn’t able to see the sign this year.

I hope you are having a wonderful Birthday,
-Uncle Mighty Mike

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Getting Better

If you don't know, I had my knee scoped last Monday. I'm able to get around and take care of things with just a slight limp now. It feels better each day. I would like to thank Pops for staying the week out here with me. It was good to have him around despite him complaining about being really cold all week when the temps were not that bad. Well he got out of town just in time. It really is cold now. It is currently -15° F at DIA. Based on the reports I'm seeing, the temperature is probably in the 0° to -2° range currently at my place. While it is not as cold as the airport, it is cold enough.

I didn't take any pictures of my knee right after the surgery. The swelling has gone down but is still visible. Here is a picture of what it looks like today.

As cold as it is today, the bandages should not melt.

Thanks for the get well wishes. I'm getting better. No Worries.


Sunday, December 07, 2008


My number one fan is out here for a week. Pops flew in Saturday. We went driving around the mountains today.

Pops climbing around at an overlook at Juniper Pass near Mt. Evans

I even got him to go on a short hike. We hiked up Mt. Falcon at an elevation of 7,851 feet.

This is the results of the drive and hike.