Tuesday, May 23, 2017


More rain last night with some high winds. Most of the clouds were off to the east this morning, so they made just a little pocket of color low on the horizon.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Breaks with Aidan

Our little songbird hanging out with us. She's got a nest in the little birdhouse below her.

The bunny

watching the squirrel

SUCCESS!! I just happened to catch it on video. 
He's never brought it all the way back and dropped for me before.

It's usually something more like this:


And here's what a typical photo session with this pup usually nets you:


5/22/17 Monday Morning


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Aidan, Week 4

So, looking over my lack of blogging this week, thanks to lots of playing catch-up at work, here's basically everything from my phone since I got back from Houston



Getting under the deck away from the heat:



playing with Juno at the dog park one morning

puppy sleeping

puppy sleeping video

Aidan meets the squirrel

Wednesday evening we went to the Verizon store to pick out new phones. The guy who set them up managed to screw up everyone's six ways from Sunday. Bob's line was routed to Sam, who wouldn't have a phone. His SIM card was so corrupted he had to take it back in. Only to find out the guy also set up MY phone number to route to Sam's new phone once she activated it. Bleh. But it all got sorted out and, yay! new phones!

Oh, and then this happened on Thursday


Friday we had our first round with the dog trainer, Sophia. Our main homework is using our marker word for all the good things he does (followed by a tiny treat). Aidan's word is "Bingo!"

Got a different kind of leash arriving Monday to help simulate the natural tug on his scruff like mama dog pulling her pup back into line. And a pet corrector that we'll start using on naughty behavior. More on that to come. 

Aidan watching dog videos on the youtubes


today, snow is completely gone and it's absolutely gorgeous

I got to have lunch with Marci and her family this afternoon, but managed not to get a single photo. 

Also picked up a new power recliner from someone here in the neighborhood for a song. Possibly pictures to follow. 

But mostly, just Aidan.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

5/20/17 Saltsman Cabin Progress

Got a chance to spend the day with Mom and Dad heading up to Victor to check on the cabin construction progress.

First stop, Woodland Park

and breakfast at the Hungry Bear, where Mom and Dad know which cars are which waitresses' and can definitely be called regulars now.

Then up to Victor and out to the "property" (as we've called it since Fall 2013) which from henceforth can officially be called the cabin, instead.

The cabin as we are coming through their gate

From the road facing the front door:

the Saltsman Cabin owners. Due to be finished in June!

stairs up to the porch will be at this corner, lowest to the ground. Front double doors at right, sliding doors from the living room and kitchen area at left.

on the other side, the basement door and windows

all the scaffolding is in place to apply the stucco, once the weather dries out

the sun was doing its work as hard as it could. Icicles were dropping off all over the place.

looking at the back of the house and the rest of the wrap-around porch area

Let's check out the inside! Entering through the basement

Main level, looking from the front of the house in the living area back to the dining area (left) and where the kitchen will be (right)

standing in the dining corner of the space looking toward the front doors

from the kitchen corner looking at the wall of light those windows and door will provide

porch in progress


bathroom toilet and sink area

bath and closet area 

basement stairs

Wandering around the "backyard" 

next time I visit it'll probably be all finished!

panorama mode of the new phone

stopped in to visit with Sue at the museum. Sue used to own and run the Fortune Club until last year.

around the museum

then it was across the street for lunch

the new owners have changed up the interior a bit. They have artists' painting of the area on the wall for sale.

after lunch, down the street to the Victor Trading Company


and back down through Cripple Creek