LIfe is Good

LIfe is Good

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


It's a quiet summer here; I haven't gone anywhere besides a few trips to the Denver area for appointments, etc, and don't plan any long trips this summer.   The camper is still winterized and I have no plans of camping this summer, so might as well leave it winterized.  Save me work this Fall.  I had back injections under anesthesia 3 weeks ago, and have been resting mostly to let it heal. The last time I had the injections a year ago, I got ready for a camping trip and went camping, where I think I did too much and the injections ended up not helping much, so this time, I've been taking it easy.  I need to be able to do some logging this Fall on my property to get some firewood in before winter.   I have a furnace now, and won't need as much firewood, but I still use the wood stove.

Right now in mid-July, it's the best time of year here.   Temps are perfect....70's day; 50's at night.  It's starting to be the Colorado monsoon season, thank goodness, since there so many wild fires around the state.  Daily showers come in, sometimes only for a few minutes, but enough to help with the extreme dryness.  I'm looking forward to the days it rains more than a few drops.  :)

This part was written later:
Well, it's August already..summer is short here.   I had my parents, my sister and her son here last week to visit.   We kept busy either cooking, eating, taking day trips somewhere, and sis and I cut trees down and cut them up.  worst part was getting them to the house.  But a great deal was accomplished with her help.  I still have 2 huge pine trees to cut up and a few aspens.  Will have enough for this winter, plus have use of a furnace.  yay!!
We ate very well!!  plus out to eat a few times, too.   It's sure quiet here again with them gone.  I have been resting since they left. lol   

 Mom and Denise
 Woodland Park meetup with relatives
 Puzzle put together
 Dad and Mom visiting the camping group in the rain
 Rain doesn't keep us from seeing a grand-daughter and great grand-daughter
 Dad and Mom
 That chair got a lot of sitting
 Dad and I in Fairplay for lunch

Andrew, Denise, and Mom in Fairplay for lunch

It's been raining everyday for over a week.   The fireban for this county was lifted a few weeks ago.  I am so grateful for no forest fires.  Monsoon rains are here in Colorado.   Soon the summer will be be over for this year.   September will bring leaves turning to gold, then that dreaded S word to come.

It's been a nice summer here.   

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Springtime in the Colorado Rockies

Hello again friends and family,
It's been a quiet winter here at home, enjoying the cold temps and sometimes snow.  I've spent my time knitting an Irish Aran cabled sweater and  wool socks, watching my favorite shows on tv, and living the simple life.   I didn't make a trip to the Southwest this year, and was a good decision.   My neighbor and friend put a used furnace in the unfinished basement, and it was active a couple of months ago to use.  very nice...didn't have to keep the wood stove going all the time. I still use the wood stove though.  Love it's warmth and the way it heats the room.  Paddy and I are content here.  It's getting warmer every week, now in the 50's in daytime and 20-30's at night.   Spring comes very late in the high country.  The aspens maybe have a few buds starting to burst.  Have to get through April to see the real Spring in May.

It'll soon be time to start bringing in firewood for next winter. Have 2 friends that go into the forest to cut and gather free firewood, so I'll have enough.  I almost ran out this winter. Thank goodness for the furnace.  There's trees to be cut down here, too, and hauled up by the house to cut and stack.   good exercise I say.

I had to replace my beloved Nissan Pathfinder in March.  It finally decided to quit, not the best time to buy another car, but with my son's help, found another SUV and drove it home from Denver.   I donated my Pathfinder to Colorado PBS.  pics below of my "new" to me car.

So that's the news for Dragonfly House.  Hope to do some camping this summer.
enjoy your days with friends and family
Diane and Paddy

 My first Aran Irish Fisherman's Wool Sweater!   love it and already started the next one!
 A snowy day this winter
 Interesting clouds one day
 My beloved Pathfinder leaving...a few tears that day...I've had that truck since 2004, when I moved to Colorado.  Many memories for me....
 Here's my new truck, older but a good vehicle.
 My sister Denise visited me for a week in February!  We had a wonderful quiet week.  And didn't go anywhere....
 Paddy in his t-shirt to help him keep warm this winter in the house.
Deer visiting...always enjoy watching them from the house windows.

Enjoy your days!   Big Hugs to all!