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 spent much of the week organizing our storage locker and our thoughts. (C) 2021, JJ ShaunBefore (C) 2021, JJ ShaunAfter. While we didn’t donate as much stuff this time, we could better assess what kind of room we have available for those furniture donations we know are still forthcoming (thank you, Miss Amy). We … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 43
Earlier this week, we trekked up to Cheyenne to put the down payment on our new place. The deposit gets the ball rolling. We are now under pressure to get our part of the project going. (C) 2021, JJ ShaunThe first rough draft of our new home plan. Before we can get much further with … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 42
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
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
“People don't make changes because things are wonderful.”~Jamaica Kincaid Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer Jamaica Kincaid was born on this day in 1949.
While we didn’t have a lot of activity on the mountain this week, we did get out to talk to another modular home dealer. For the first time since we were forced into this little adventure, we have an idea of just how much it will cost to get us into our own home. It … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 34
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
“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”~Daphne du Maurier English author and playwright Daphne du Maurier was born n this day in 1907.