Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring Snow [Updated with Photos]

Posted by: Rick

The official weather station at the "Four Corners" along the Laramie River basin is reporting 52" of snow.

Here is our neighbor's picnic table, so the snow is to the top of it, even after melting some. So, maybe 40" or so?

This will give you a bit of scale:

Thanks to Debra for the photos!

While Spring snow storms are not unusual, these amounts are. If we were there, we'd be snowed-in for sure. (Wishing we were there!)

It will be in the high 70s today in NJ, and we are going to take the convertible out for a drive and lunch having done our morning chores.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Around Sand Creek Park: “Abandoned Homestead”

Posted by: Lynne

This old homestead has always intrigued me. I don't know the history or story behind it, but in its day it must have been quite nice. Today I think only the pack rats live here. It's sad that whoever owns it has let it get into such a state of disrepair. You can see on the right hand side of the cabin the chimney for the outdoor fireplace/barbecue. This old place just begs to be photographed. I've tried several times, but I'm not sure I have gotten it right yet. Rick is really tired of stopping while I shoot photo after photo.  I would love to see inside.

They sure had a great view of Chimney Rock!

I like how the striations in the cliff face are repeated in the logs. At times it almost seems to blend in with its surroundings.

The out buildings are in even worse shape.

I hope it stands for many years to come.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Around Sand Creek Park: “The Border”

Posted by: Lynne

The Colorado/Wyoming border within Sand Creek Park. In this photo you can see a building way in the background against the bluff. That's the old homestead which is coming up next!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Around Sand Creek Park: “A Boot Marks the Spot”

Posted by: Lynne

But what does is mark? A property line? An old cowboy's grave?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The House is For Sale

Posted by: Rick

The house was actually listed for sale on 1 April. But, we got our sign today.

Anyone interested?

The house is in great shape. Over the past few years we've remodeled and updated the kitchen, our master suite, and all the bathrooms. It has a new airconditioner and heater. A new roof thanks to Sandy. The carpet is in great shape and was recently cleaned. And, we've been busy "decluttering", boxing up stuff to keep, carting away or giving away other stuff. We are ready to show the house!

In a way, it is a bit sad. We've been here for over 9 years, now. And, enjoyed it much. But, it is time for the next chapter.

When we get a solid contract on the house, I'll give a date to my company. And, we'll kick off a hectic process of getting moved.

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