Monday, January 23, 2017

What a road it has been

Greetings!  Yes, yes it has been a bit, since I have entered a post.  Just so much going on as of late.  I will try to recap and it should go pretty quick.  Before we get started I have included the song Eyes Wide Open by Fear Blind.  One of my favorites.

Things have been crazy busy at work and in the evenings and every weekend we have been working on a housing project.   We have repainted the entire interior, updated the bathrooms, fixed lighting, cabinets and more.  Then we cleaned and cleaned some more.   We can see the light at the end of the tunnel I hope.  Tomorrow the new carpet and flooring goes in.  I am sure we will have some touch up painting to do when they are done, but that should wrap this project.   So glad that this one is behind us.

Although we have the interior done,  I still have five sections of fence down from the wind storm last week, that I am going to need to work on next.  Going to need to figure a new approach as the wind really takes it toll on our six foot fence and seems like I am always making repairs.

Well I do have some sad news to share.  Our little Boston Terrier passed away last week.  Mable had been with us for 15 years and was a great little dog.  For about the last year she was struggling, she was mostly blind and deaf.  She had arthritis pain and anxiety issues.   We will miss her.

Monday, January 9, 2017


Man o man we had a beat down today.  The wind was kicking ass.  My alarm went off at 5:30 AM and when I reached over to turn it off, I could hear the wind howling.   Hit the snooze and got out of bed at 6:30 AM.  Went outside and the temperature was in the 40's but the wind was gusting and whipping around like crazy.  The white snow in the backyard was covered with dust, pine needles and leafs that had blown down.  The trees were swaying back and forth and I could easily see one of them or more coming down.   

I headed out for work and the sky was dark with dust and blowing trash.  In a couple areas it was almost like going through a sand blaster and my side windows were rattling and I was afraid they were going to blow out.

I drove by the shop on my way to the office to check the fence.  It was all still up.   With the wind I was almost sure a couple of panels would have blown down.   Later in the day Candy called me and let me know we had about four panels down.   One more thing on the list.   Then she called me back and the wind blew the lid on the hot tub open and it busted the frame that holds it.

On may way to work I saw numerous fences down, trees, trash dumpsters rolled over and more. I got to the office and when I sat down I heard a large crackle and a big pine tree that was out front of the office and along the highway, snapped and fell into the exit on Cimarron.

A couple of team members I work with were driving down from Denver and it took them a while.  Several semi trucks had blown over and were blocking traffic.

Watching the news this evening they were reporting winds of 101 miles per hour in the Cheyenne Mountain area where we live.   I can believe it.  Trees were uprooted all over town, power lines down, roofs blowing across the road and road closures I have not seen anything like what we had today.

It's 10:30 PM and the wind is still blowing hard.