If it’s snowing, it must be Colorado in the Spring!

Yes, it is snowing. Again! In fact, we have nearly 9 inches of sloppy wet snow. Gads! It started yesterday evening with a bit of sleet. Just enough to dampen the sidewalks and let you know it is cold and wet. It was a big change from the last few days.

Tuesday was warm! High 70’s, and maybe even as high as 80. However, we also had wind gusts of up to 60mph!. Dust and grit crept into everything, and there was no escaping the wind. Our business partner Karen was complaining about the wind and dust. We just laughed and told her to wait a day. I knew what was coming, but was enjoying the warmth in spite of the wind. It was hazy with all the dust in the air. There was also smoke as three seperate fires had broken out across the state. Ordway was the worst hit.

Wednesday, I decided to wear jeans as we had to move scrap metal. Dan and I filled up the truck with all the metal and copper we had in the back yard and headed to Pueblo to sell it. Too many bills and not enough paycheck. sigh… We got about $400 for the whole load. After we did that, we had lunch at the Mongolian Grill and then headed home. Half way home, Dan felt ill. We stopped and he went to the loo while I filled up the truck. Lunch had not agreed with him. I wasn’t feeling as bad, but not good either. Mental note,…. don’t eat there again! We got home, and I stuffed Dan in bed. While he slept, I went to the store and got some gatorade for him. I also took John to the new library site so he could take construction pictures. Progress is so slow, and it is driving him crazy. It started to rain/sleet while I waited for him to finish. Brrr……..

Dan slept for about two hours, and then decided to get up. Good thing, as Little Morgan called to tell us all about her day. They went to Historic Williamsburg. She got to see a court case and a hanging. Really enjoyed herself. She has also developed a severe case of “Ohmygod! little girl chatter accent. LOL! Meanwhile, I grabbed some firewood to bring in because I wasn’t sure how long it would be before it started to snow. With all that wind and dust the day before, I wasn’t surprised at the change in weather. We had dinner and watched a couple of Babylon 5 episodes and then went to bed.

This morning, I woke up at 6am, and looked at the window. There was at least 6 inches of snow! No way I was going to drive. I asked Dan to drive, and he was ok with that. The school called and said that there was a two hour delay, which was fine by us. Dan cleared off the truck, and I crawled back in bed! Not often that I get to sleep late, especially on a week day.

I slept till nearly 9am. Got up, had a bath and was at work by 9:45am, which was just about the time that Dan got back from taking Matt and Nadia to school. As it was still snowing, we didn’t think that our 10am appointment would show up. His name is Philip, but we call him Santa Claus, because he looks like him! White hair and beard with the belly to match. A very sweet, lonely man in his mid 70’s. I think he comes over more for the company than to have his computer fixed. Sort of like another client of ours, Carl. Good thing that Dan is so very gentle with both of them.

The sun has finally come out, but the odd flake is still falling. We got at least 9 inches of wet snow out of this. Tower hill is going to be a mudbath on Saturday. Blehhhh… Oh well. Nothing like a bit of Crudability to make you look like you work for a living. Wheee….

Oh, and it is suppose to be nearly 70 on Saturday!

3 thoughts on “If it’s snowing, it must be Colorado in the Spring!

  1. I meant to comment on this post earlier. Being a teacher I love snow days, 2 hr. delays and Colorado. I love the diversity, the atmosphere, the people AND – I love your post. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I live 90 miles south of you, and while most of the time we have very similar weather, it always amazes me when I see the school closures and ours are still open. For the record, I’m our school board’s president, and a Colorado native. 🙂

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