Summer is over

It’s official! Groms return to school tomorrow in the WRHS district which means…

Summer is over

Sort of..


Tomorrow school starts and in many ways signifies the end of summer.

Fall will be fast approaching, leaves will turn and fall. Snow will follow. People in Massachusetts and New England will piss and moan about the weather.

Speaking of which, a ” Godzilla ” El Nino is predicted and suggesting it will be a wet and warmer than normal winter while the good ole Farmers Almanac is calling for more of the same from last winter.


Why you ask?

I plan on having an epic backyard park this year. We did a little one on the side hill but I have been collecting rails over the summer and while they are not mountain park caliber, they are certainly Rippah’s Backyard park worthy.

So far I have in my possession, a 10ft kink rail, 2 8ft flatbars. En route, I have 16 ft flatbar and the possibility of some proper railing.

We plan on making Pallet roll ins on two sections of our 2 acre field and while the grade of the field isn’t what I would call steep, it should suffice.

So while school starting may signify the end of summer fun, it is the prelude to winter fun! Can’t wait to enjoy Rippah’s Back Yard Park when we can’t get to Wachusett and looking forward to hopefully some epic events this year at Wawa and beyond.

” Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end ” – some douchey 90’s band.


Well it is summer. It has been a good one so far. Not too hot or cold here in New England. The family and I visited Daytona Beach Shores right when the school year ended.

Cam and I fished from Sun Glow Pier, watched the Space X rocket take off that Monday morning and heard it subsequently explode. Quite unfortunate for the program to lose another supply run rocket but it made for an interesting morning fishing. While in Floride we both rented surfboards and tried our hand at surfing. I have a natural phobia of the ocean and yet I was able to overcome it and paddle out and try to catch a proper wave. I failed time and time again but had a blast along the way.

While in Florida we also visited St. Augustine and went to an alligator farm and visited Castillo de San Marcos which was incredible. All in all the vacation was a well rounded blend of beach and family and big thanks to my brother and sister in-law for having us.

Back in New England we have made a few trips to the Cape where Cam and Ali have enjoyed some great time playing and swimming.

I have been busy doing some small business consulting on the side and it has been both rewarding and fun. Digital Marketing comes in all shapes and sizes and finding the right approach for the right businesses is a challenge I openly accept and while I am not working with a ton of businesses, it is enough to keep me busy at night.

Our chickens are laying now, we have three hens; Daisy, Tulip and Sunny. The kids enjoying grabbing the fresh eggs each morning. I enjoy eating them… 🙂

I guess that is all for now. I was just realized I have posted here in months and wanted to post a little something.

Safe safe, Stay Frosty and Red Dragons!