Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Day 75

They took all the trash! Another fairly industrious day. Another regular work day for Matt. Tracy and Lynn continued on the astro-turf in the courtyard. Lynn, Jamie, and AJ ran up to Golden, CO for a quick visit with Cyndy at the Golden History Park along Clear Creek (a few more photos here). Cyndy's Dad attended the little white school house on display there. Dinner from the Club. I'm not sure what movie (if any) happened tonight. I was outside and got hooked on a Kindle book: Neal Stephenson's Seveneves.

The ants are getting at it.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Day 74

It was a bit like the post-show blues. Had such a great weekend with the Jacobsen visit; today was very quiet. Tracy wrought a small miracle in the garage, rearranging and cleaning up from the stairs project. We put out a record pile of trash this evening for Tuesday morning pickup (delayed a day for Memorial Day). Enjoyed our beautiful new patio for a while after yesterday's rain. Fina had her first meal out at a restaurant since the lockdowns began. She went back to Kansas with the Jacobsens for a few days and then Hailey will be back out here for a week or so. Dinner was brisket, ceasar salad, and watermelon with a splash of mac-n-cheese for the kids. Tonight's movie: Couples Retreat.

The kitchen counter makes a terribly difficult surface to puzzle on.

We put out the little flags for Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Day 73

Breakfast from Einstein Bagels; best not to overwhelm them with a big order. Another very relaxing day. The Kansas gang left about 3pm for Golden/Arvada - with Fina! Got a nice rain today. Tack Burgers from the Club! Tonight's movies: Hustle and Mad Money. By the way, snow today!

The Gazette published an article today about the play Jamie is in, Voices Beyond the Veil. Over 200 people auditioned and the cast includes people from as far away as Bulgaria. Here's the article.

House Finch


Jamie processed the TimberCreek Church 8th Grade Grads photos from yesterday.

They found more old photos to go through.

Hot game of Harry Potter Labyrinth.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Day 72

Matt whipped up a great breakfast of bacon and egg burritos. The day's big event was a hike at Palmer Lake Reservoir. While most of the gang was hiking, Jamie was taking photos of the 8th grade grads at TimberCreek Church (I'll get to those photos tomorrow). The big event of the evening was looking through a box of old pictures. You'll see a few of those below, all dating before 1986. Dinner came from Vaqueros. Andy and Matt watched The Replacements, Jamie and Lynn watched Battle Los Angeles.

Three shelves of bacon.

Old photos...

Trevor in the Adams Street backyard.

Jamie in the Adams Street backyard.
Over 400 varieties of trees, mostly conifers, on about one acre.

Trevor with Papa Bill

Hike to Palmer Lake Reservoir (today).

Lynn and Trevor

Trevor and Jamie

Palmer Lake Reservoir today.

Can you spot AJ?

Friday, May 22, 2020

Day 71

Visitors from Kansas! Lynn's sister and family. Their son is doing an internship this summer in the Denver area so the whole family brought him out. Interestingly enough, it was Hailey who was here just before the lockdown started and now it's Hailey here as the first guest as things re-open. Dinner: chicken piccata, wine lovers' rice, ceasar salad, and garlic bread. There might have been some Josh and John's Ice Cream later in the evening, too.

Leave it to Jonny to help straighten things out.

A few more masks.

Guess who got her braces off today!

Cutting bread to make croutons.

A welcome meat and cheese board!

The Kansans brought Laura's Fudge!

The ants arrived. Two by two, of course.

Wolff and Pear Valley (not pictured) wines.

Wine Lovers' Rice                                     Chicken Piccata