Another rainy day. The rain began around 4am this morning, and continued through most of the day. I went to Raley’s at 6am to grab a few things, including two packages of beef jerky. 
Connor asked why the beef jerky for breakfast. I replied that it wasn’t for breakfast. It was an emergency snack if he got stuck on Highway 50 during his snowboarding trip to Sierra at Tahoe. He left to pick up his buddy at 7:30am, and returned home around 3pm. 
Thankfully, the beef jerky wasn’t needed. But, my new jade GoreTex jacket came in clutch because Connor left his jacket in Reno. 


This crew tried to use the season passes at Sierra At Tahoe today but were subject to blackout dates. So, $140 later here they are living their best lives. 


The kid went snowboarding today. I spent $315 at Costco courtesy of the California peasant class “middle class” tax refund, watched some NFL playoff games, completed some chores, and generally dodged my dissertation work.