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Friday, July 19, 2024

Home for a moment...

It's cool and clear this morning, though temps will rise into the upper 80s, They say, and thunderstorms are likely. The visit with my sister was fun and I'm inspired to make more such visits. She introduced me to many of her neighbors and friends, and they expressed great welcome and enthusiasm to meet Julie's Sister! She is much appreciated in her community--an elders facility that offers every level of care from independent living to nursing care. She greets everyone she encounters by name,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Getting up early this morning, preparing for a drive up to Boulder where my sister lives. An overnight stay means packing up all my meds and stuff which I'm doing now. It's about an hour and a half drive northwards. It's nice and cool here this morning and may not get out of the 70s. I hope it's as nice up past Denver which tends to be hotter by a few degrees. All up and down the Front Range they're predicting thunderstorms. I've been posting on Wordpress again these past couple of weeks. I find... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

What a relief!

Finally we have a day of high temps to be in the low 80s! And, They say, thunderstorms! Perfect weather here--I hope the trend reaches out in all directions! Everyone could use a break, I'm sure. Today I have errands to run including getting a proper haircut, before driving up to visit my sister Julie in Boulder tomorrow. later Home again after haircut, grocery, and pharmacy stops, and settling down for a sushi lunch, before heading out again. Busy busy day! But my head will be cooler with less... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Weekend adventures

My high school buddy came down from the mountains to spend the weekend here. We made reservations for lunch at a little authentic German restaurant here in the Springs: Uwe. Reservations required! I had a German coffee--very potent and delicious, served with a dollop of real whipped cream on top! Then, sauerbraten, red cabbage and dumplings. We each ate about half and took the rest home, so while it adds up, it's actually twice as many meals as ordered, so half the cost! Today, to escape the 90s... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The Quest Giver

To earn my free pass to Fan Expo, I was there to help at the Alliance tables, and not being enough of an expert on the ins and outs of the LARPing itself, I put on The Hat and went out and about the Expo. The Hat is a thing that attached to the hat I was already wearing, and was a giant yellow exclamation mark. This is a symbol well-known to those who play fantasy games online. It signifies that the person under it is a non-player-character--NPC--who gives quests to player characters. Walking... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 8, 2024

Tomorrow and tomorrow...

I thought I was going to write this yesterday, but no huge surprise, yesterday was all about recovery and vegetating. Well, my brain is working again, and here we are! The first thing about Denver's Fan Expo is that from the nearest parking, it's a heck of a long walk to get to the actual front doors of the event center. It's exhausting just to arrive! The walk away at the end of the day is torturous, particularly for someone with accessibility issues: even with the walker, even with benches... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Home from the latest adventure!

I swore last time that I'd never go to Fan Expo in Denver again, but Charlie needed to get up there, was scheduled to work at the Colorado Alliance LARP booth Thursday, Friday and Saturday. He got a free entry to the thing, and then because I also offered to help out, so did I. We just now got home, after 9pm, and so I'll save most of the report for tomorrow, but the highlights included having chats with Catherine Tate, Andy Serkis, and Richard Dreyfuss. ("Doctor Who" watchers will recognize... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Ready for another adventure

Well, almost ready: I just have to get dressed, have breakfast, finish tetrising things into the car... We are off to Fan Expo in Denver this morning, something I'd probably not go to without the free passes we're getting for volunteering at the Alliance LARP table for part of the weekend. It's a dress-up event, too, so I've got my hobbit garb, and the walker is decked out once again as a garden cart with a sign on the front: NO ADMITTANCE EXCEPT ON PARTY BUSINESS. Of the celebrities due to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 1, 2024

What goes up...

...eventually comes down. Like the temperature overnight. It's a lovely morning after yesterday's less extreme but still too-hot heat. Yesterday was another Jugger League Day with five Colorado teams participating. Charlie's team, the Marauders, had only five members present so by the end of the day they were pretty tired, and did not have a particularly impressive score. But some of the other teams were gleeful that they'd finally beat the Marauders! One thing I quite like about the juggerers:... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Thursday adventures

Sitting here at Charlie's workshop, a nice quiet moment until he's done with today's projects and ready to head out again. When he needs to be here for hours I sometimes go home and let him take the bus home whenever he's ready, but today he only will be here a couple of hours or less. This morning I woke up in the cool of the day, got all my deck and back porch plants watered--drenched!--and did a bit of transplanting of the morning glory sprouts to spread them further. There are two sweetpea... Sign in to see full entry.

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