Friday, November 17, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
No, this isn't about gun control. Some time ago I hurt my neck...right side and down into my shoulder. Carrying wood, carrying branches, using my chainsaw, carrying laundry up the spiral staircase into the loft? Who knows. What I do know is that I tried a supportive neck collar, Blue Emu (doesn't smell) and Sportscreme (smells good) and got a new pillow. The new pillow helped some but I decided yesterday to get out the above....Bruce got it years ago at Big R in Alamosa...and it does the trick. Yes, it smells like liniment...but whatever works! YAY!! Figure in a day or two I will be as good as new.
Posted by Carol at Sunday, November 12, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The wind recently has been gusting more than normal. It has been happening over the past several months and I have lost count of how many trees we have had blown over. The wind is gusting today and is forecast for the next seven days. Winds of 15-20 mph and gusts up to 40 mph or higher. We normally have wind in the mountains but this is very unusual.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
If you have made comments on our blog and they were not posted it was probably my error. Any comments are suppose to go to my E-mail for posting but I just found out some don't. I just posted a bunch of comments that I was unaware of and dating back quite a while. I will try to be more diligent and and check the alternative place where comments go. I apologize for not being more attentive to this alternate site on our blog. If readers take the time to respond to a blog topic their response should be posted. This is clearly my fault for not checking the proper place in the blog for comments.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
I got to thinking of the things I have accumulated over the years. I have always tied my own fishing flies and in the past few years I have developed arthritis in my thumbs which makes it very difficult to tie flies so my fly tying vice, bobbin, dubbing material and all the materials have been in the cabinet unused. When I pass away I don't want these items to end up in a dumpster or landfill so I am giving the entire kit away if anyone wants to pay the postage.
Fly tying is a good hobby and catching a trout on flies you have tied is very rewarding. Therefore if anyone wants the kit for the cost of postage or know someone who does let me know and I will mail it to them. It is a quality kit and it shouldn't end up in a landfill when it can be used by someone who fly fishes.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Even after we replaced the ice box with an electric model my mother would refer to the new one as the ice box. We lived in the city and the horse drawn cart would go down the street delivering ice door to door. Even though we lived on a paved street it was not uncommon to have "road apples" in the street which was horse poop. As more and more neighbors got electric 'ice boxes' there was less and less work for the ice man and finally he stopped coming to make deliveries all together.
With the modern day refrigerators it is hard to believe in the past food was kept cool by ice boxes with the ice delivered right to your door. We also had a box on the front porch for the milk man to leave our milk and butter in. My mom would leave a note on the box so the milk delivery man would know how much to leave. The milk man had a horse drawn cart also that he delivered our milk in which came in glass bottles where the first couple inches would be cream which mom would pour
off to use on berries or coffee. Sometimes as a very special treat she would pour some cream on my oatmeal which made it taste much better.
I'm sure this sounds alien to folks now but it was common place back then.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
As a marketing strategy it was brilliant. I lived in a poor neighborhood (but we didn't know it at the time) and this was my very first Coke. Prior to that any flavored drink I had was Kool aid and not much of that. I have been a Coke drinker ever since. I don't have them that often but when I have a hankering for a soda infrequently it is Coke.
Today things would be different but 70 years ago not many companies would drive down a residential city street handing out free products. They gave us kids an ice cold Coke, put a six pack with a coupon for our next purchase with the six pack on each door step. That one Coke iced down on a hot sticky day in the middle of summer in the city had me hooked. What a brilliant marketing strategy that was.
Plus we could take the bottles to the grocery store for a refund as they re-used bottles back then. They would sterilize them and re-use them. I don't think we ever thought anything about that back then but now days there would be all kinds of controversy. As I recall they used to imprint the year the bottle was made on the bottom and we would always look to see how old the bottle was. What is taken for granted now days used to be something very special back then. We don't have very many, or very often, hot sticky days here in the mountains but I am convinced when we do there is nothing like that ice cold Coke that quenches thirst.
Next to Coke my second choice was Nehi orange soda pop. We used to get those in vending machines at gas stations. I don't even know if they make Nehi now but that was second to Coke when it came from a ice chest at a gas station where we could sit outside and enjoy the drink.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Some tense driving for sure. He is better today and will return to normal in a few days. He is being given pain pills for any pain he may have.
When Bozwell had a tag and hair follicle done last week he came out of the anesthesia with no problem but Echo is in a fog for a couple days. Works differently on different dogs for sure.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
I have a second box that I did the same thing with and until the plant starts to turn yellow or wilt I'll leave it and hope for more potatoes.