I would tell you what this flower is but I haven't the foggiest idea.
Not a lot going on today. My big project for the day was to fix a light switch in one of the bathrooms. Changing out a light switch should of been a 10 minute job but it ended up stretching out to more than an hour with everything going wrong that could go wrong other than me electrocuting myself.
I started my mission today to refill one of my propane tanks in hopes that it would go a lot better than the last time I had to fill a propane tank in Denver but the effort ended up in failure.
I had looked up Denver propane on the Internet and found a hardware store about 4 or 5 miles away that advertised they had propane but lucky me the store was no longer there so I continued on taking care of the other errands I had to do figuring I'll try another propane place tomorrow.
I don't have any plans for this upcoming Memorial Day holiday other than to hide under my bed until it's over. Experience has shown me that is the most prudent action to take when faced with any upcoming holiday that requires tens of millions of mildly or highly inebriated people to come in close contact with one another either on foot or in a motor vehicle of some kind. I feel that for me everyday's a holiday so I have no desire to compete for a few square feet of interstate just to get to a state Park that's so full of people you can't see the lake.
I bought a new farkle for the Yamaha WR450 the other day, so tomorrow I'll probably post on my boondork's Yamaha blog just in case anyone is interested in motorcycle stuff.
We took the grandkids to Chatfield Reservoir State Park this morning and let the two-year-old play on the beach a little bit. The weather was nice and warm, probably in the mid-70s, but the water was very cold due to it being mostly snowmelt so a little wading was all that was allowed. Most of the fun was simply playing in the sand at the water's edge and throwing every available stick into the lake.
The most difficult part of the whole adventure was getting too little kids packed up and their huge complicated car seats fitted into the backseat of the truck. The backseat of my truck is normally folded up out of the way so my various toolboxes, camera bag and other assorted paraphernalia will fit in the floor. Which means to put the seats down so the kids car seats will buckle to them I have to move everything off the floor of the truck and temporarily set it in the garage.
This is not as easy as it sounds as my toolbox alone must weigh 75 pounds and I try to never be put in a position where I have to take everything out of the back of the truck. But in this case I'm the only one that has a Colorado parks pass on my windshield so we saved eight dollars by taking my truck.
We didn't stay too long only about 45 minutes which is about the limit of my attention span, someone broke the rules and sat down in the icy water and got soaking wet and covered with sand. there pants had to be removed and they walked back to the truck in their underwear.... Needless to say I was pretty embarrassed but thankful that I had put on clean underwear this morning.
You have to stay hydrated when you're playing hard
I've been away from my computer for a couple of days doing family stuff but I'm back now and ready for my life to get back to normal.
Mostly what I was doing was babysitting the grandkids while my daughter and her husband took a long weekend and went to Las Vegas Nevada for a brief vacation from parenthood. The babysitting gig required that I live in the house with the kids so I didn't get much time to relax in the Arctic Fox the way I normally would. Needless to say living with two little kids not only cut deeply into my relaxing time but may have done permanent damage to my well earned reputation for extreme laziness.
Well before the end of this babysitting weekend it became crystal clear to me why young people raise kids and old people just drop by every once in a while, say hi to the kids, and then leave.
The weather here in Denver finally got back to normal so now it's sunny and 60 or 70° everyday. The snow melted off the day after it stopped snowing so now I feel more like getting out and doing things. And about the only thing that stops me from doing a lot of things is the horrendous traffic you have to put up with almost anytime of the day if you want to go somewhere and see something anywhere in the Denver area.
But traffic problems will have to be dealt with because tomorrow's going to be a shopping day. I need to go to Walmart, Best Buy, REI, and some place to fill up a propane tank. The propane tank is going to be the biggest problem because when I filled one up last summer in Denver the price was so high I swore I would never do it again.
The street that runs in front of my daughter's house. Looking towards the foothills