overall I've never had a more wonderful year... but yes, as LarE says marriage and kid have their effect, stayed home with our sick kid yesterday and wanted to get out biking for an hour and found my bike in the garage with tires flat! as for climbing - it's gone from almost nothing for a year or two (after years of nonstop climbing) to now I can climb at a respectable (for me) level of climbing that makes me happy. my wife is the best, most patient and supportive climbing parter I ever had, and we get out often enough. Now, if can get to climbing a little faster... but who cares, that was always my problem. (not having any illusions, ever of doing El Cap - never mind in a day.)
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