Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Welcome to the Colorado Mountains!

There's an expression around here: "If you don't like the weather in Colorado, wait 15 minutes". OK, things aren't quite that extreme, but we certainly do get a variety of fast-changing weather.

As if to underscore this point, here's a pic from our "move in" day (Thursday, April 23) sitting on the swing in the evening enjoying a glass of wine:

and here are some pics after a snowstorm 3 days later:
 

Today, the temp will be back up in the 50's and in 2 or 3 days the snow will all be gone. Of course, then we have to deal with mud until it dries out. We love it!

Fortunately, we got most all of our unpacking done before the storm so we were able to stay inside, read and relax while watching it snow outside. We had a power outage for about 4 hours. Tim got out the generator and tested it just in case, but we didn't need it.

Tomorrow (Wed) we should get the barn extension framed in. After that, we put on the metal siding. Once that's done, we should be able to get all our stuff out of storage and put it in the barn extension. We will be glad to get that phase done.

We met with the excavator and have started on the process to get a septic system put in. After that's under way, we will submit the house plans to the county for approval and start scheduling all the construction activity involved with building the house. It's going to be a very busy summer!

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