It's been pretty hot in Denver, it's been getting into the high 80s most days but at least it's in the 50s and 60s at night so it's good sleeping weather.
I've been doing odd jobs for the family and fixing things here and there, it seems like I'm at Home Depot every day, which is okay with me because I enjoy walking around in a hardware store.
The only other thing I've been doing is modifying my camping gear and getting it ready for my first mini vacation, whenever that might be. A lot of my time has been spent working on my Coleman ice chest and hopefully improving it. I set a goal to make it almost equal to a $300 Yeti ice chest and keep the cost under $75. So far it's doing okay, I've got the extra insulation in it, and I've put latches on the front, and right now I'm working on putting a tie down ring on it so I can lock it to the bed of the truck.
I haven't made up my mind what to do about a sleeping bag yet but I've slept outside enough to know that a sleeping bag is the last thing you want to cheapout on. On the other hand I have no intention of taking my mini vacations in bitter cold temperatures so I don't need a down bag, but the mountains do get pretty chilly at night so I need to be prepared for the mid-20s at times.
I know I want a rectangular bag and not a mummy bag, as I find them rather confining. And a rectangular bag can be unzipped and will lay flat like a comforter so I can keep it laying on my bed in the Arctic Fox all the time.
I haven't made up my mind what to get yet, but there's only one sleeping bag that's still made in America, and it's made in Grand Junction Colorado. Just something to keep in mind.