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Archive for May, 2014

#2 Son’s Place

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Here the menfolks are carrying the gear from the car to #2 son’s apartment. The light, fresh air is wonderful. The place where we live is very similar to the town where #2 son lives, but the air here is heavy and humid. Also, there are no mountains, just hills. Nonetheless, we feel right at […]

Teaching Game in a Brewery

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Nuff said.  

Travel Food

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Ft. Collins has a lot of nice restaurants, and we sampled a few. Coopersmith’s Blissful burgers with peppers and sauces… Silver Grill Cafe French toast made from slices of giant cinnamon rolls! Pickle Barrel Excellent embellished sandwiches, two thumbs up!

Drive West

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The drive west (or, more accurately, northwest) was pleasant and uneventful. We were guided by our phones and never got lost, we had the correct change for all the toll roads, we found a nice place for breakfast and enjoyed our picnic lunch. I didn’t run out of things to read and we spent just […]


Sunday, May 25th, 2014

We got on the road around 4:30 and stopped for breakfast in Wichita. The place we’d chosen before leaving was closed, but Siri found us a nice spot in the old Yellow Cab Building. This building dates from th 1920s, and now houses loft apartments, businesses, and apparently the police station as well. Old Town […]


Saturday, May 24th, 2014

We’re leaving early in the morning, so I’m packing today. As promised, I’m tracking everything for my future self. Clothing is easy: two pairs of jeans, four tanks, underwear, nightgown, and hiking shoes in a gym bag, plus a couple of silk shirts and a couple of light tunics in a garment bag. Since I […]

Road Trip Prep

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

We’re heading out in a couple of days to #2 son’s stomping grounds. We went on precisely this road trip last year, so you would think we would be completely prepared. There was a time when I would have had a precisely calibrated packing list and a detailed  journal entry for each day. This time […]

End of Days

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

My mother is gone. She can no longer speak. She doesn’t smile — I guess she hasn’t smiled in a long time. But the last time I saw her before this she was able to speak even if there wasn’t much meaning to it. She was such a smart woman. Our relationship was complicated and […]

The Last of the Living Room

Monday, May 19th, 2014

I’m planning an applique mantel scarf which I will actually put on top of the large bookcase where it has some bolts showing. I’m going to use the long section from an applique quilt. I’m also planning to make a cool retro smocked cushion. Both of these are big projects to enjoy over a long […]

The Other Side

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

The other side of the room made some progress yesterday. I guess we’re not changing the TV stand or the bookcase. I have most of the books up. I sewed a sleeve on the back of the quilt and ran a little curtain rod through it. We hung it back above the TV where it […]

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