Monday, July 26, 2010

Old Home Movies

Dear friends and family,

Another uneventful, but good week. We still tiptoe around the house and there is nothing new to report.

Our friend Matt hung out with us on Tuesday; we had a nice visit. Jimi and I played pool on Thursday (and I won more than half our games)  Yay for Lorie!

Friday afternoon Jenn, Jimi, and I toured the Anheuser Busch Budweiser plant in Fort Collins, CO. Afterwards we ate at Hooters and then came home to watch a couple of movies.

Saturday evening Jimi went out with two friends: Juraj and Shawn for Shawn's 40th birthday. I went to dinner and the movies with one of my best friends, Melody.

Sunday, we putzed around the house and then took a long walk around the three Golden Pond lakes in Longmont. We needed the exercise!

Our cat, Molly, has been a bit under the weather. She's been sneezing and a little grumpy. I hope she gets better soon.

Other than that no new news this week - but we'll definitely keep you posted if anything comes up.

If you have time, check out this video my father took in the late 60s to mid 70s. It's about 37 minutes long and there is no sound. It's a big file, so give it time to load before you hit play. Some of it may be boring for you, if you are not a part of the family. Most members from both my mother's and father's sides are in it; more towards the end though.

Love everybody,

Lorie & Jimi

Monday, July 19, 2010

See the pictures.....

Hello everyone,

Well..... what to say this week.... as the week went on, I wondered every day what I would have to report and I still really have no idea.

We played pool a couple of evenings. I worked some extra hours at both my jobs. Jimi fixed my car with a new bumber and paint - it looks wonderful. Finally after we found ourselves miserably hot and bored on Saturday, we spent Sunday afternoon in the cool Colorado mountains. Oh ya, we also went to the red neck races Saturday night; with what had to be  the record setting night of accidents and a line of oil covering the entire ring of the track.

.......And we tiptoed around the house, as not to make any sort of mess. Otherwise, all is good and on schedule as planned.

Here are the real estate pictures of Jimi's house.

We hope you are doing well.

Love everybody,
Lorie & Jimi

Monday, July 12, 2010

For Miller.....

Dear Friends and Family,

Not a lot to report this week, especially compared to last week.

It rained here for much of the week relieving us of the scorching heat we've been having. It was a nice change.

Jimi was ready to list his house with the realtor and met with them on Tuesday. By the time they left, Jimi had four to five pages of suggested repairs/touch ups/changes to be made. They included everything from painting and weed whacking, to rearranging furniture. He spent the next five days fulfilling the list. I helped Saturday and Sunday, but otherwise worked on my family tree and other things. As of today, the house will finally officially be listed for sale with a licensed realtor on the MLS. Wish us luck!

I am very sad to report that on Friday morning we put Miller down and then buried him in one of his favorite places. Here is a little something I wrote about him:

Miller, a black lab mix nearly 16 years old in human years and 108 in dog years, lived the life of many dogs. He stood by Jim’s side, following him all over the country and beyond: from the West to the East and even North through Canada.

He lived for the adventure doing everything from back country snow boarding, sitting in the passenger seat of a single prop airplane just as if he were going for a ride in the truck, climbing nearly half of every 14,000 foot mountain in Colorado, sailing proud with a watchful eye, commercial fishing in Alaska, and more. Miller loved life and he proved it by living beyond what was expected of him. He adapted to any situation he was in and dealt with it as though he were expecting it. We will miss his companionship, we will miss him barking at Jimi and I when we tried to hug or even stood too close to one another, we will miss his smile when we walked through the door (yes, he smiled), and we will miss his “I’m so happy to see you” howl and his tail knocking everything off the coffee table as it wagged.

There are no words to express the deep love Jimi and Miller had for each other, nor are there words to express how hard it was to see him go, but we knew it was time. We will always remember Miller and his adventurous spirit. He will live in our hearts forever.

Good bye lil’ buddy; Rest peacfully now on your mountain!

Love Everybody,
Lorie & Jimi

Monday, July 5, 2010

Celebrate Freedom

Dear Friends and Family,

Things are moving along now.

Jimi and I cleaned the house, not just any clean - but a crazy, knock em out, major deep cleaning. We worked together from room to room working our way through until every room in the house was finished. We went through every item sorting it into a donation pile and boxing up coast items. We cleaned walls, window seals, heater vents, baseboards, ceiling fans, vacuumed, swept and mopped.We started somewhere between 8:30 and 9am and did not stop until 6:40pm. We were beat, but the end results were so worth the efforts. The house looks and feels clean and uncluttered.

We sold our small sail boat; doubling our money. Additionally, we sold my Ninja for slightly more than I bought it for a year ago. And I recieved word that we should be closing on my house by the end of the month. Jimi contacted Realtors and made appointments for the coming week to list his house for sale. Exciting things are happening!

Jimi ordered the parts for my car and began the repair process.

Saturday we went to the red neck races at the Colorado National Speedway. It was a great race. The final event was a six lap figure eight with school buses. On the first lap one of the buses crashed into the wall and the entire front end of the bus including the axle fell off. They had a heck of a time trying to figure out how to get it off the track. Additionally, the back wheels were locked up. Eventually they did get it removed and the race continued. We watched a great fire work show after the races, which was a good thing, since it rained here on the 4th.

Jimi has joined me with "great" status. He is now a Great Uncle. His niece Tracy (with husband, Tom) delivered a baby boy 7.5 lbs  on Friday morning. We are so happy for Tracy and Tom. Congratulations to them!

We had a very encouraging week, as things really fell in to place and are moving along nicely.


Until next week. Love everybody,

Lorie & Jimi