I spent Monday on the mountain showing our neighbor where to dig for the electric lines to the power pole and the drainage pipes to the septic tank. He also pulled up the stakes that we used to secure our big shed to the ground. (C) 2021, JJ ShaunFound the electrical lines. (C) 2021, JJ … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 44
“There's no such thing as "just a domestic".”~Patrick Stewart English actor Patrick Stewart was born on this day in 1940.
First Reader and I spent the first week of the month totally unplugged. We took our camper and our dog to the mountains to get away from it all and unwind. (C) 2021, JJ ShaunOur campsite for the first week of July. (C) 2021, JJ ShaunChambers Lake. (C) 2021, JJ ShaunThe burn scar at Chambers … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 41
I talked with the company we decided to contract for our home and made a few decisions regarding the layout and features of the new place. Now we wait to see the damage. I tried to keep most of the features standard, but some things a person would just like to see built-in if they … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 40
We had another busy yet unproductive week. Well, maybe not totally unproductive, but close. The most significant event for the week was our interview on Tuesday by one of the local TV stations. The affiliate is getting ready to air a week-long segment on Western wildfires. Our local case manager asked if we would be … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 39
“One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life.”~Anne Morrow Lindbergh American author and aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh was born on this day in 1906.
Temperatures in the low 90s gave way to temperatures in the upper 90s and low 100s last week. Which, of course, made the journey back from our awesome camping trip into half a nightmare. We arrived at our campsite Friday afternoon as planned, then argued with the pop-up camper, trying to get it set up … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 38
And just like that, daytime temperatures are in the 90s with a cycle of afternoon thunderstorms that can spawn tornadoes on the plains. Gotta love Springtime in the Rockies. With Memorial Day come and gone, we’ve been planning our summer camping schedule. Which started this weekend with a women’s motorcycle camp out and mini-rally. Our … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 37
Paperwork has been the theme of the week. We got our disaster loan contract a few weeks ago and have been slogging through the “heretofores” and “wherebys” ever since. It’s pretty straightforward, but it’s still the kind of reading that puts me to sleep. Once we both finally read it to the end, we called … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 36
The spring snowstorms have been giving way to spring rainstorms. While we did have a few inches of snow on Monday, it was not only gone by Tuesday, but the temperatures actually brought out the shorts. For about a day, then we were back into sweats and jeans. And the region seems to have settled … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 33