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
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
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”~Wilma Rudolph American Olympic sprinter Wilma Rudolph was born on this day in 1940.
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
“We dream our dreams, and sometimes they take us to places we never anticipate. But they are our dreams, and we go where they lead.”~Tess Gerritsen American novelist and retired general physician Tess Gerritsen was born on this day in 1953.
“To realize our dreams we must decide to wake up.”~Josephine Baker American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist Josephine Baker was born on this day in 1906.
“If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods. And to do that, we must understand that the quality of life is more important than the standard of living.”~Harvey Milk American Naval officer and politician Harvey Milk was born on this day in 1930.
We didn’t get much in the way of snow this week. Yay? The weather has been downright pleasant this week, for March. Which is good, because we had a framily (you know, a friend that’s become family) member (Hi, ML) fly in for a visit. We took a day and drove up to Estes Park … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 26
I spent the week recovering from my covid vaccination. I expected to feel crappy for a day or so, and indeed I did. What I didn’t expect was to feel wiped out for a week. For two days after my injection, I ran a fever. Along with the elevated temperature, I ached all over. I … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 24
We’ve been filling out applications for grants and other assistance from the beginning of this little adventure. Last week, we received a check for a month’s worth of rent. Every little bit helps. Now that March is upon us, the weather is warming up. Which, of course, means that mud season is on the way. … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 23