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It’s probably not safe for work but I have to share it. And when you get to the part that made me have to share it, you will not only understand why but – I predict – forward it to at least three people you know. I think it’ll be my new code for closing the bar.

I made butterscotch chip cookies and still have some leftover dough. I’m also making plans for recipes this week, to include chicken curry, samosas, and thai chicken.

Last night when I drove home, there were a billion fafillion stars out. It’s not like living in the lee where the moutain overshadows part of your day. We’re surrounded by mountaintops and covered with big, wide sky. I’ve never seen so many stars in my life. The sky is so blue – right to where the mountains reach up and touch it. Clouds, when they’re out, are so close you think you can taste them. There isn’t much work here but I don’t know how you could leave and I suspect, once you did, at least a little part of you would regret it every day of your life.

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End of the work week

Such as it is. I’ll spend the rest of the calendar week running errands and checking out potential employment. But first! Today was a GORGEOUS day.

 

I still cant believe this is right outside.

I still can't believe this is right outside.

People keep telling me I’m going to get sick of the snow and, while I’m not discounting their experience, I can honestly say that I’ve walked outside and gotten an enormous smile on my face every single day since I got here. Snow or not, I can’t stop the big grin because it is just SO beautiful. The snow here is so different from home and I don’t remember a winter when I’ve ever seen this much sunlight. If you think the photos I’ve posted here are redundant, you should see all the ones on my hard drive that I HAVEN’T posted.

I’m part of the way through book 4 of 2009 and I think I’m going to start making posts about each book individually. So far my selections have run the gamut, which you’ll see when I begin the posts tomorrow.

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Daily Leadville

 

Blurry because it was taken one-handed out the window while I was driving to work.

Blurry because it was taken one-handed out the window while I was driving to work.

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Gradually there are less boxes in the house. Every single box has been opened at this point, if not emptied, and I can feel the light at the end of the tunnel. Tomorrow I start work, which may put a minor wrench in the progress, but I’m hopeful that I can trudge through the rest of it. Tonight I moved out of the upstairs guest bathroom and into the master bathroom. Our over- the- toilet cabinet required some jerry-rigging (this is why I married a handy guy) and now my stuff is safely stowed where Spouse cannot see it.

I’m posting an extra photo today because I couldn’t remotely do justice to how amazing the sunlight and clouds were, tucked up over the mountains. I gave it a shot but until I learn more of the technical aspects of photography, Auto Intelligent results are what you get. ;)

 

Snows a comin!

Snow's a comin'!

Also, the entire photo may not show up in these posts (you might need to click the picture) because I changed the photo aspect on our camera to 16:9

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Daily Leadville

 

Manuelitas parking lot

Manuelita's parking lot

Leadville was founded in the 1800s and a lot of the downtown architecture has been maintained. This is a public parking lot around the corner from Manuelita’s Restaurant and the (former) Leadville Chronicle. After 10 years as a free weekly publication, the Chronicle closed its doors right after Christmas. Across the street is the famed Tabor Opera house – I haven’t been inside yet.

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There are a lot of brightly colored houses in Leadville.

There are a lot of brightly colored houses in Leadville.

Apparently, historically, brightly colored paints were more expensive and therefore painting your house brightly demonstrated that you had a fair amount of disposable income. Spouse’s theory is that people get sick of seeing snow for six months out of the year and paint their houses bright colors out of desperation.

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Brass Ass

Lack of internet access is killing me – slowly but surely. With any luck, AT & T will get on the stick and have this fixed by the end of Labor Day weekend.

Speaking of which, we’ll be in Colorado over Labor Day. I’m looking forward to trying out Leadville’s famed “all wi-fi, all over”. I suspect looking for housing will be less enjoyable. On the plus side, there’s a restaurant in town called The Golden Burro and it serves pretty much all my favorite things. Even better? The bar inside the restaurant is called The Brass Ass.

BRASS ASS. Everyone I know is getting a shot glass souvenir.

In unrelated news, on the list of Things Not To Do Before Yoga “Eat Potato Skins” has got to be at least number 9.

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