Rain or not, I actually did not mind having time just for myself so I hit the trails in Almaden Quicksilver Park and enjoyed myself tremendously. The weather improved as soon as I got to the trailhead and even the sun peaked out ever so often. There were very few people on trails, most probably exercising their credit cards in malls. Maybe it's better because there was hardly anybody to see how much I sucked on hills. I need to do a lot more hill work; my legs, my lungs and my brain need a lot more of hill work. Or maybe those hills got steeper and taller since the last time I did them in March, I think. After all we do live in tectonically active area so it is possible the topography changed here. :)
So while I was killing my legs and lungs, my boys were working hard on replacing the lamp over the kitchen table. I never liked the one we had but I put up with it for 13 years we've been in this house. Over the years I learned to ignore it and maybe that is why we kept it for so long, I just stopped looking at it. I like the one they picked a lot. The picture does not give it justice. The lamp gives very warm light and with dimmers that my guys installed, we can change the mood in the eating area too. I was told it was a pain to install but still they had a lot of fun, so that makes it even more precious. I love the effort they put into this project and that is worth a lot more than the lamp itself.