It's been a while since I posted, far longer than I like to go without writing something. And I think it's because I've been giving a lot of thought to what I want this blog to be and where I want it to go.
Other bloggers that I read seemed to be really good at making their every day life seem interesting. They appear to be able to turn a mundane day where nothing much is going on into a blog post that's fun, or interesting, or even enlightening to read. I envy their ability to do that because that skill has totally escaped me. I sit at my computer in the afternoon and look back at my day and think, what did I do that was interesting to write about? Well I hung a picture in the living room of my daughter's house. And I went to Walmart and bought a few groceries. And for the life of me all I can think to say about my day is, I hung a picture and went to Walmart, and that doesn't make a very interesting blog post, for me to write, or for anyone to read.
I think the most accurate colloquialism would be, "I don't know how to put lipstick on this pig". Now it's not that my life is a pig, fact is I'm really enjoying my life. so much so that its flying by incredibly fast. I just don't know how to turn a trip to Walmart into a literary adventure. Other RVers describe their life as an adventure but to me my life seems completely ordinary other than living in a house that moves.
I'm coming up on my one year anniversary of being a full-timer and of writing this blog and I think I need to make some changes and maybe do something different with the blog but I don't know what that should be. I know my life isn't going to change overnight and become an exciting adventure every day so maybe I need to look at things differently, or write about something else, or maybe adopt a different writing style.... WHOAAA dude!! did I go to WALMART today or WHAT ??!!!
The fireplace mantle had been removed before I could take this picture.
I've been busy doing a few things in my daughter's new house but the big thing has been the contractor removing the fireplace.
It took a lot of, hammering, chiseling, and prying, to get the stone off of the fireplace
the 1st question should be, why would anyone want to remove a fireplace ? After all a fireplace is a coveted edition to most Colorado homes. But in this particular case the fireplace was in the middle of a room and blocked up the view from the kitchen to the living room and since my daughter wanted to be able to see the kids playing in the living room and the television that's in the living room, the fireplace had to go.
Fireplace almost ready to haul away
And go it did. After 3 days the contractors are putting finishing touches on the job and the kitchen and living room now look huge. There's still some flooring work to do and there considering replacing the existing carpet and covering the area where the fireplace used to be with that.
Removing the fireplace allows the living room to be seen from the kitchen
The weather in Denver has been mostly like summer since I've been here but that's supposed to change this weekend and its going to get a little chilly. They're saying the snow level in the mountains should come down to around 7000 feet so it won't affect Denver because Denver is only a mile high, but it will bring the temperatures down some.
I still don't know when I'm going to leave here, the weather's been nice, I have a free place to Park, and I'm being well fed. At this rate it may take a snowstorm to force me to get on I 25 and head south.
Well the party went off as planned yesterday and I would say that it was a complete success, lots of kids were playing in the yard, grown-ups were standing around talking, and a huge amount of presents were amassed. All of which added up to a successful birthday party.
As for me I had been doing odds and ends around the new house since about 9 o'clock in the morning so after the birthday cake was cut about 6 o'clock in the afternoon I decided to leave the partying to the young folks and went back home. [ Walked 30 feet to the Arctic Fox ].
I slept pretty late this morning, it must've been that glass of beer I had at the party. that may also explain all of the blurry pictures I took of the party. And since everybody was tired with no motivation to do anything, today was declared a day of rest and sitting on the couch watching football day, and we made it so.
A good time was had by all ages
Some of the cars for the birthday party, there was this many more on the other side of the house behind the Arctic Fox