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Monte Rio Trip Jan 2014.
Cold…. seriously cold for California... My neighbor's thermometer says it was 19 degrees the other night. And, no rain, which is good and bad; nice not to have to deal with rain, but it usually warms it up a bit. And the gardens are THIRSTY! Still, I’m not complaining, it is beautiful and I just bundle up. My arthritis isn’t happy, but compared to what the Santa Ana dryness in So Cal does to my sinuses ...
Thanksgiving in Monte Rio … 2013
Arrived Friday at 6:00 pm, had a power outage at 6:05 pm. It took us a few minutes to realize it, because it happened just as I tried to turn the lights on, so for a moment we thought it was something to do with our switch. Then we noticed the entire neighborhood was dark. (And it gets really dark here!) The stars were beautiful, but it made the arrival a bit stressful, especially since our emergency ...
Monte Rio, Summer 2013
Many of you know that I had planned to make the move this summer, but life intervened and I will have to wait another year or even a bit more to really make the shift. Still, everything has taken longer than expected and money is impossibly tight, so I am grateful that the school took me back. (Did I mention that I had already given my notice?) Ah, well….. As they say, wanna make God laugh? Make a plan.
We have been ...
Easter Break 2013
We have been up her for 5 days now, and work, as always, progresses slower than we had hoped. Dave got all of the 12- foot ceiling sheet rock up… by himself. (His homemade drywall tool is a miracle. I am truly in awe!) We are now working on the walls in the living room & kitchen. Still, when it is done it will completely rock!
Now when I say "we" here, it is mostly Dave as every single wall ...
I did not manage to get the blog posted last November, so I am putting the Thanksgiving trip and the January trip in one post. It is in chronological order… Enjoy!
Kg November 2012
Notes From Monte Rio Day one… RAIN! Luckily, it held off for the long drive until we hit Santa Rosa, and all our work is inside this trip, so it is OK. It is supposed to rain until Thursday, this is Saturday. So real problem will be getting the ...