Tim's Personal Blog

A New Champ
December 25, 2018

The Nelson Family Cribbage trophy will remain in Walnut Creek for another year. My mom beat out myself and (defending champ) my dad for this year's honors. Only 3 players this year, but that's no excuse for me losing.

A New Champ



Christmas Dinner
December 22, 2018

I had my first fireplace-fire at my house for the first time. It took place on my television. And I'm busy adding a log in this picture while my mom is testing the heat. My dad and I finished all the guac before my brother and his family showed up.

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner



Land Park Golfing
December 15, 2018

Not exactly golfing today but posing at the golf course.

Land Parking Golfing



Christmas at Capitol
December 14, 2018

As usual the Capitol building has their monstr Christmas tree all lit up and looking great.

Christmas at Capitol



Decorations
December 5, 2018

I went with an all-white fake Christmas tree this year. And of course my small christmas tree. And only 6 stockings hanging from the fireplace.

Decorations

Decorations

Decorations



Lambo
November 18, 2018

I went to a car show in Elk Grove today. It was part of a trip where my dad and I were looking at a Camaro for sale. I didn't buy the Lambo because it wasn't for sale. Nice car!

Lambo



Oak Tree
November 12, 2018

I planted an Oak tree on the side of my house. Hoping it will produce a little shade for the house in years to come. Obviously not next year.

Oak Tree



Old Sugar Mill
November 10, 2018

The Old Sugar Mill is located off the west bank of the Sacramento River, about 10 miles south of Sacramento. Rumor has it it used to be a Sugar Mill. Now days it's used for wine tasting, and taste wine we did. I went with a roommate and her co-workers. It was worth checking out, I've heard of this place on occassion.

Old Sugar Mill



Pumpking Nights
November 3, 2018

I went to this Pumpking Nights event up in Auburn. Lots of pumpkins, some real ones. Free parking since I pretended to not have cash!

Pumpking Nights



L'Etape Folsom
October 28, 2018

Capping off a record setting month of biking in October I rode this 90 mile hilly ride in Folsom, out to Foresthill, and back to Folsom. There were rest breaks along the way, and this was probably the most elevation I've ever done in a single bike ride to date, about 7,500 feet of climbing.

LEtape Folsom

LEtape Folsom

LEtape Folsom



Tal Turns 280
October 24, 2018

My roommate Tal turned 40 today, but the birthday card said 280, so it was the equivalent in Dog years? Everyone at Mossglen went to Old Spaghetti Factor and we got too much food.

Tal Turns 280



Foxy Century
October 20, 2018

Tom and I cranked out 100 miles on our bikes today. Tom hadn't trained much, or so he said. This picture is of us at the lunch stop at about mile 55.

Foxy Century



Mt Diablo
October 7, 2018

I biked up the south side of Mt. Diablo this morning. This was part of an organized ride to see how fast someone can ride up the 11 mile incline. I finished in 1:07:15, so I was quite a ways off from breaking the 1 hour mark. But it was fun, and I beat my expected time. The picture is of me at the top once I had completed the climb.

Mt Diablo



Folsom Football
September 14, 2018

I watched me a Folsom High School Football game this evening. The team won the state championship for their division last year and are good enough to repeat this year. Free admission from the hill behind the stadium!

Folsom Football



Santa Cruz 70.3
September 9, 2018

I completed my first half ironman in Santa Cruz and felt strong. Stronger than my previous 2 attempts, which were not official because of a shortened/cancelled swim leg.

Santa Cruz 70.3

Santa Cruz 70.3



Camping
July 13, 2018

Men's Nelson Camping trip was a success. Me, Tom, Dad and Micah went on a 3 day 2 night trip out to Caloma for camping, food, floating down the river, hiking, rafting, swimming in the pool and playing lots of exploding kittens. Here's a picture of (part of the) campsite and me opening the propane tank with a knife.

Camping

Camping



Tahoe Boating
June 27, 2018

As part of the Nelson Family Tahoe vacation, we spend today on the water fishing it up! My mom caught the first fish, and Tom and Micah also reeled in a fish - which was more than all the other boats out there because some unfavorable conditions (windy, afternoon, full moon, etc). Fun day with the family, doing something very different than my normal Wednesday :)

Tahoe Boating



Tahoe Biking
June 24, 2018

I bike around Tahoe today. I was pooped out, but got a new personal record of 4:06 moving time, and 4:18 total time. My average speed was 17.5 miles per hour, which seems maybe too fast to believe haha. I'm don't feel in great shape either. Here's a link to my ride stats here

Tahoe Biking

Tahoe Biking



Floating
June 23, 2018

I decided to join in on the Rafting Gone Wild event this year. 100 degree temperatuers are just perfect to balance out the cold river water. That's me in the picture!

Floating



VBall
June 17, 2018

I'm still playing sand volleyball with a group of great people over here in Folsom from time to time. Good fun, all year long.

VBall



100 Miles
May 18, 2018

To motivate myself to start getting in shape for triathlon season, I made it a goal to run 100 miles in a month, which was from April 19 to May 18th. Mission Complete.

100 Miles



Dash Cam
May 7, 2018

I bought and installed a dash cam for my car today. It seems to be working fine, but my computer doesn't have a memory card reader, so I haven't confirmed for certain the recording is working correctly, but I have no reason to assume it isn't. There is a front camera and a back camera and my first attempt of the wiring was a failure because I used duct tape. My second attempt was much better because I shoved the wiring behing the wall/ceiling panel so it's snug and out of view as much as possible.

Dash Cam

Dash Cam



Track Workouts
April 30, 2018

A public high school in town got a new all-weather track and I've gone to a meetup group the past 2 Thursdays to join for a workout. I'm not as fast as I used to be, but it's fun to get a good workout in, and meet people, and do some different kind of exercises. I'll probably go again this week.

Track Workouts



First Lamination
April 17, 2018

Tom and Nicole bought me a laminator for my birthday and here I am showing off the first lamination, a map of an apartment.

First Lamination

First Lamination



Avila Beach Weekend
April 14, 2018

Spend the weekend down in Avila Beach with my parents for the Cal Poly Open House (what was left of it haha), got in some running, biking, cribbage and splendor. I had not been to Avila Beach in a long time and may make another appearance again. Thanks Mom and Dad!

Avila Beach Weekend

Avila Beach Weekend

Avila Beach Weekend

Avila Beach Weekend



Apartment 3
April 6, 2018

Today I finished setting up my third apartment. It's located on T Street in Sacramento. I didn't move, I just furnished and am now subletting the unit. Typically a unit will bring close to $500/month, sometimes more, and require about 5 hours/month of work. I'm tracking my numbers, and I've hired cleaning help a few times, just experimenting right now. I'm comfortable with 3 units. I might just hold at 3 units for a while. I'd have to improve my systems more before going big time in this endeavour.

Apartment 3

Apartment 3

Apartment 3



Tom Time
March 31, 2018

Tom and I went to see the Warriors vs. Kings game this evening. Thanks for the tickets Mom and Dad. Hoping the Warriors win it all this year, because it's obvious the Kings wont. Haha.

Tom Time

Tom Time

Tom Time



Hail Yea
February 26, 2018

Disneyland! It was cool to get out of town and do something different. I haven't been to Disneyland for a long time. Now I feel like making an annual trip down to Disneyland. I did the main Disneyland park one day and the newer California Adventure park the other day. Stayed in an AirBNB that was within walking distance and I didn't think the wait times or lines were that bad for a February weekend.

Hail Yea



Disney Trip!
February 10, 2018

Disneyland! It was cool to get out of town and do something different. I haven't been to Disneyland for a long time. Now I feel like making an annual trip down to Disneyland. I did the main Disneyland park one day and the newer California Adventure park the other day. Stayed in an AirBNB that was within walking distance and I didn't think the wait times or lines were that bad for a February weekend.

Disney Trip

Disney Trip

Disney Trip

Disney Trip



Retail Arbitrage
January 20, 2018

Hammers! Get your hammers! Corkboards! Get your corkboards! This night in January I went to the liquidation sale at the nearby Walmart and stocked up on items I thought could turn a profit when selling on Amazon. Nope! The corkboards made me some money, but it was worth a shot. Maybe again in the future if I have a privately labeled product.

Retail Arbitrage



Rug Doctor
January 13, 2018

Now that I've lived in my house for 5 years I figured it was time to power clean the carpets. I only have carpet in the bedrooms and I'm not really sure the rug doctor made much difference and I'm not really sure if I was using it correctly haha. I bought way too much soap. Anyone need rug doctor soap?

Rug Doctor



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