Red Flag Days

It's been an interesting couple of days. A noisy couple of days, with the constant sound of helicopters and airplanes filling the skies. We woke up Monday morning to very gusty winds. A Red Flag Warning had been issued for our area. Contrary to what you might think, this has nothing to do with a … Continue reading Red Flag Days

Tales from the Parking Lost

For a few minutes this morning, I thought I was going to have to make an impromptu trip to Denver. Tara has been away visiting family in Nevada and Arizona. Her flight from Las Vegas to Denver landed at 9:03 a.m. and I assumed all was well, until I received a text from her at … Continue reading Tales from the Parking Lost

Bucket List Sunrise

I'm not one for making bucket lists. The only time in my life I ever did, I came back from the hardware store with a five-gallon plastic pail because I needed something to transport water. Sometimes, I'm too literal for my own good. Saturday morning, though, I did a thing that would certainly count toward … Continue reading Bucket List Sunrise

Don’t Have a Cow, Man!

A Real Shot in the Arm Tara texted me yesterday, letting me know that Walgreen’s was scheduling COVID vaccinations for our eligibility groups. I still hadn’t heard anything from the local health system regarding an appointment, so I jumped online to check it out. Sure enough, there were 17 slots available for today. Within five … Continue reading Don’t Have a Cow, Man!

Tiny Test Meatballs & Bring on the Snow!

For days, they'd been hyping a big winter storm for us this weekend. Colorado is in the bullseye, but the system is so large it was expected to spread copious amounts of snow our way, too. With this in mind, we took the necessary precautions. I brought my laptop home from work just in case, … Continue reading Tiny Test Meatballs & Bring on the Snow!

Cheese Curd Panic

I have officially acclimated to life on the northern plains. Here’s proof: It was snowing and the temperature was hovering around freezing, so I raised my windshield wipers when I pulled into the parking lot at work today. Raising my wipers to prevent the blades from freezing to the windshield never even crossed my mind … Continue reading Cheese Curd Panic

Ay, Oh, Way to Go

It was 70º yesterday. Sure felt a lot like spring, but I'd be a fool to believe we've turned the corner on a new season. One glance at the forecast reveals the truth. That's how we transition to spring around here. In fits and starts. You get a little taste of it and then the … Continue reading Ay, Oh, Way to Go

Perspective on the Half Shell

Ten years ago today, my life was in shambles. I was jobless, my on-again/off-again relationship was off again, and I was hopelessly upside down in my mortgage. I was reminded of this thanks to a Facebook memory that popped up from March 2, 2011. It read: Well, crap. My Groupon dream just went up in … Continue reading Perspective on the Half Shell