Category Archives: Distractions

Delays and other activities

The Great Unwind

For a couple of years we have been using my family’s 60’s silver Christmas tree. It is definitely a classic and with a new rotating light, fascinated the grandkids. But this year I thought I would like to try one of … Continue reading

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Setback!

I had emergency abdominal surgery because of a hernia trapping my intestine and killing part of it! No preliminary warning, just one week of fever with no stomach upset or pain and then one final large painful experience. I was … Continue reading

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Family Visits!

A few breaks this summer included camping with my grandson, Wolfgang and his parents while his mom counseled at a camp for kids. It was near the ocean and a beautiful place. We stayed in a KOA Campground cabin near … Continue reading

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Big Snakes…

These two guys were in our front yard near the deck. I did some research and they are bull snakes that can imitate rattlers. That is supposed to be a defense but people often kill them for the imitation not … Continue reading

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Family is Precious

We spent a wonderful week in California with our newest grandson, Wolfgang. He was born on Christmas Eve and this last weekend was his 100th Day celebration. His mom is Korean and the 100th Day is a traditional celebration called … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving!

We visited family in upstate New York for Thanksgiving. The weather was mild and we enjoyed our visit. The turkey was a success. My grandson’s favorite dish at the meal. During prep time three generations of Dibbles posed with the … Continue reading

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Absolutely Amazing

I planned to join my sister in Paris for a few days and stop over in Iceland on the way back. This was my very first trip overseas and I just wanted to see what it was like.  If you … Continue reading

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Moving at 94!

My mom is 94 last May. She broke her leg in January just after surgery to improve her circulation–she was probably still under the influence of pain meds. So she had to move to assisted living. That took away lots … Continue reading

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Where in the world you been so long?

The first of September we drove the RV to Indiana to visit our first passive solar owner built house in Spencer, Indiana. We go out a couple of times a year to visit and do maintenance on the house. We … Continue reading

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End of Summer Fun

We took the grandkids on an RV trip to parts of Colorado and we even drove into New Mexico a few miles just to say we had been there. Stopped at the Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument. Stayed at St. … Continue reading

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Reunion Fun

We left town for a wonderful week in Estes Park for a reunion with extended family. Plenty of good food, fresh air, relaxation and lovely hikes in the park. Needless to say the house projects were put on hold while … Continue reading

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Next Steps–Not These!

What are the next steps? We still have the membrane and the furring strips to install throughout the house. That is left over from the fall list. Dave and I both had bad colds these past few weeks. Felt miserable … Continue reading

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Give a Man a Fish–or a Spa Mover

Yeah, I was so going to have someone else move the spa. But then they gave me grief, maybe we can get to it, maybe there will be access at your house. I sent photos, I sent specifications. That tub … Continue reading

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Another Distraction

Colorado is spa country. There are several great hot springs spas in the state and we may need to visit all of them. So far we have been to three, Glenwood Hot Springs–huge pools–lots of locals; Mount Princeton Hot Springs–mostly … Continue reading

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Spring Break!

We took another couple of days off to do some lakeside camping for part of the grandkids spring break. It snowed the day we were going to leave and I had a training for Rocky Mountain Green volunteers so we … Continue reading

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Time out for an RV trip!

Yep, we are retired and I have always wanted to be able to get away in the RV for a couple of weeks. So we left for two weeks in February to explore New Mexico. On the way back we … Continue reading

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Checking the Task List

November 1st, what happened to October? An unbelievably beautiful month here in Arvada. We took a break from working on the house to visit Rocky Mountain National Park and hear the elk bugling. Sounded like rusty gates to us. But … Continue reading

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Now that Summer is Officially OVER!

I’m back at home with no plans to travel for awhile and feeling a bit at loose ends getting back to the gut remodel. I guess that is the trouble with getting away and returning to a  relatively comfortable house. … Continue reading

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Another Work Break

We spent most of the summer on other projects, trips, family, etc. and just at the end of the summer, my mom fell and hurt her head and was out of her apartment in the hospital and rehab in a … Continue reading

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Distractions=Lack of Progress

OR–What we did instead of working on the house! 1. Kids bought a new house that needed a lot of work! Besides bath renovation we also helped paint and tear out old flooring. 2. Renovated Arizona house in order to … Continue reading

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