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Summer’s coming to an end

Dan Savickas, Sierra Sun

Summer is nearly over, and I for one can hardly believe it. I look at the long list of things I wanted to accomplish this summer and realize there are a number of tasks I never came remotely close to beginning, let alone finishing.

For example, I didn’t come one step closer to retiring; a goal I’ve been working towards since I graduated from college nearly two and half years ago. I still didn’t win the lottery and build my dream house on Lake Tahoe, largely due to the fact that I refuse to spend money on a lottery ticket.

I have yet to finish the fifth Harry Potter book. I set out with a goal of reading the book very slowly so I could stretch it out as long as possible and enjoy it, because it’s going to be years until the sixth book comes out. But this is getting a little ridiculous, it’s been months. Hopefully by the time this column finds it’s way to print I will have finished the remaining 100 pages I have left.

I did however manage to accomplish a few things I’ve been meaning to do for years.

First and foremost I finally got my non profit group, the Build or Buy a house for Savickas Foundation, off the ground. Although we have yet to receive a single donation, I am feeling very confident things will pick up. I received an email the other day from a Truckee resident who’s going to make a donation after their mortgage and child’s college education was paid off.

I was also able to do everyone of the features I wanted to cover this summer. From kiteboarding, and wakeboarding to skateboarding and disc golf, I covered them all. I even managed to squeeze in an article about the greatest sport ever, bocce ball, much to my editors dismay.

But the summer season is wrapping up. So what are my goals for the fall and winter you may be asking yourself?

This fall I plan to due some more backpacking and camping in Desolation Wilderness. I did hike this summer, but it’s too hot to do long trips in the sun. I have a few more wakeboarding trips planned as well.

Yes, it’s true Labor Day usually shows us summer is almost over. But there’s still plenty of time to go big or go home.


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