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Walking

So I mosied over to google maps, and apparently the Neptune to J campus-to-campus walk that I never did before is 3.7 miles.
Ouch?  We'll see how that works out!


K Highway to J
One campus-to-campus is 1.2 miles, but campus to home is 2.3 mile.

K Highway to Stillwell
Main campus to campus is 1.9 miles. Google maps suggests a 37 min walk, which is about what it takes.
There is lots and lots of food prepared for the holiday.  Some is cooked, some is raw and waiting for the 'last minute' to be baked so it can stay sort of fresh even though we're not using the oven over the actual holiday.

We can use the last morning before the holiday starts to put up most of hte decorations.

Open the fridge.
What's that terrible smell?
All the raw chicken and fish has spoiled.  Some of the cooked stuff has spoiled, as well.  Local kosher grocery is closed for the holiday already. Hasty trip to local ShopRite shows that everyone has already bought most of the kosher fish and chicken.
The guests will be here in five hours.
*headdesk*
Cooking, cooking baking, baking, stapling & push-pinning things to the wall...
And there's enough food to eat in a nicely decorated sukkah, even if some side dishes never got made and the box of decorations is embarrassingly full.

Walking

Walking a lot, but we have leftover cake adn rum balls in the house.
Weight gain vs weight loss...

Sukkos

Large Red and Favorite daughter are building the Sukkah this year with minimal help from BigRed, who is busy falling down laughing at our kids.

If the boards fit together last year, AND all the boards are labeled 1-18, AND all the beams are labeled A-G, AND the penciled in diagram is still taped to board 1, the WHY don't all the screw-holes line up properly???

Large Red and Favorite daughter are building the Sukkah this year with minimal help from BigRed, who is busy falling down laughing at our kids.If the boards fit together last year, AND all the boards are labeled 1-18, AND all the beams are labeled A-G, AND the penciled in diagram is still taped to board 1, the WHY don't all the screw-holes line up properly???

Sukkos

Favorite Daughter helped BigRed build my dad's Sukah while LargeRed and the little boys were in school. Taped prominently to one board was 'Thank you /BigRed/ and /myNephew/ for building this Sukkah. The Manegement.'

Hehehe, my dad said he's going to put up a new sign for BigRed and FavoriteDaughter this year, because it's only fair.

Didn't know my daughter could turn that red - just like her daddy's hair!

Honey

Favorite Daughter baked honey cake for New Years.
Dense, delicious.
Is that honey cake or honey bread?
Whatever, I ate four slices.
Ooops. :)

Family. Coming and Going.

Large Red came back from Israel a few weeks ago.
Eldest Son is now going for the High Holy Days.
Happy New Year, and here's hoping for no more bombs.

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Not exactly a speed record

There's about 20 blocks from campus to the train tracks, and another 18 blocks to the next campus.  Shouls take 45 minutes at easy pace.  Add the book bag and it might take longer.
*checks time*
From walking out of one classroom and checking the clock, to sitting down at the computer and checknig the time: 48 minutes.
Not bad for a first-time walk.

Hi there!

Long time since I've posted!
Started walking again.  Not the basic oh-no-there's-no-milk walk-to-the-grocery kind of walk.
No, this is my long-term 2 mile a day walk.
Because the legs are working again!

In High school, I walked about a mile and a half rather than wait for a crowded bus.
As a college senior, working days and studying nights, I walked about two miles home, three tiems a week, to shake loose of the absolute horror which is  'sitting at a desk for 8 hours.'

Now the college where I tutor added a new campus to my repetoire, and it's really close the the place where I started walking all those years ago.  It's a sign.  Time to start walking for the joy of it again.