Other than the stress associated with budget and construction, I have had a very nice summer. I started out by chaperoning a group of teenagers on a trip to San Diego to do some work for a local community-based organization. I have done this for the last 5 or 6 years and it is always one of the highlights of my summer. Our society is so quick to judge young people. However, I continue to be amazed by the teens that we take on this trip. I also spent a good part of my summer on home projects. We bought an older “fixer-upper” 12 years ago and we are still fixing it! I always joke with people that I am a combination of ITS and Facilities at home. If I am not fixing the family computer I am working on the house. As much as I complain about it, I enjoy working on the house–it’s a nice break from work and has become something of a hobby for me.

Finally, I took the Fitness Boot Camp taught by Mikel Schmidt at CSM. I did this on a dare by my two daughters who enrolled in the class as well. It was a great class and I am probably in the best shape that I have been in for quite some time. That’s not saying much, unfortunately! I plan to take the class again this fall and I hope to see some of you there at 7:00 am, MWF.

Well, that was my summer. I am sure that many of you did something much more exciting or noteworthy than me. I would love to hear from you!