Speaking of the end of summer, it's time again to prepare for winter. That means winter gear, and this year we're going to get a little socked because the kids need new gear. A and N both need new skis, and N needs new hockey skates. They both could use new sticks, but A's needs are greater in this area. N's skis are harder to find (at least for a good deal) because he rides twin-tipped skis, which never go on sale and are nearly impossible to find used. He likes them because he like to do tricks and ski backwards.
I'd better start writing more stories, because winter is looming on the horizon. Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Inka for the pic.