Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Hour

Hello Friends and Family,

Ok, where to begin this week.... as it has been lately, my days were occupied with Cencorp. Working remotely is going very well: cutting daily invoices, processing daily banking, cutting and mailing checks, along with many more miscellaneous things. I'm not sure the people in McAllen agree, since there isn't another person in the office to help man things there.

Jimi tries to keep busy and for the most part, he does; however, there are times he finds himself somewhat bored.

We wondered over to the Moose on Monday evening to join in on the pool tournament, but we were late. We thought they began at 7pm, but it was really 6pm. We stayed and played a few games on our own and then went back home.

Wednesday night we went to the Red Zone and played about nine games of pool. My skills have not improved lately; however, Jimi's have and he is doing very well - leaving me in the dust. Ha-ha.

Thursday morning I learned that my long time friend, Bill, and his wife Sylvia would be coming through town that evening. I was ecstatic to see them. Unfortunately, it turned out that they got in a little too late for me to meet them. Our meeting location was about an hour away, which would have been fine if it had not been during Denver rush hour traffic. If you have never been through Denver rush hour you may wonder what I was talking about. I'll just say you sit in a dead stop on the interstate for a very long time- not fun. I told Bill and Sylvia the next time they come through the area we will try again.

Jimi and I climbed Mt Sanitas in Boulder by moonlight. It was incredible. We began our journey up the mountain about 9pm and were back at the car about 11:45pm. It's already exhilarating to climb any mountain, but to do it by only the light of the moon is absolutely an experience not the miss.

Friday we had two showings on the house, but have not heard of any interest yet.

Friday night was happy hour at Brad and Ellens. It was the last one for the year. I was happy to see faces I haven't seen in quite a while and happy to meet some new ones. We had an absolute blast. We spent the night and the next day we went to breakfast, visited the HAM radio store in Denver and got back home about 5pm.

Our realtor held an open house while we were in Denver on Saturday. We haven't heard of any feedback, but are still hopeful.

Saturday night and Sunday were saved for vegging. Jimi purchased nearly all of the HAM radio equipment we need for the boat. He got some smokin deals off ebay. As soon as rest of the units arrive, he can set it up here for testing. It's exciting for him.

Love Everybody,

Lorie & Jimi

Monday, September 20, 2010

Home Brew

Hello all,

Nothing new on our end. Jimi works on the house, as he is able to find things to do, he also continues to simplify our movie storage device and research various radio's, boats, and other sailing equipment.

Cencorp certainly keeps me busy. I notice that I am more focused and work faster than I would in an office with others. I'm without the company chitchat around the coffee pot, which is good for getting work done, but bad for my social interaction. I begin my day by crawling out of bed at 7am, and after grabbing a cup of coffee, I begin my commute up the stairs in my jammies. Usually around 10am I wonder back to the kitchen for some breakfast and to get dressed. I do greatly miss my friends at Crocs, but I am loving everything else about working from home. 7 - 3:30 hardly seems like work when you do it without drive time, in pajamas, and are comfortably busy.

Jimi and Matt climbed Bear Peak on Wednesday, and I had lunch with my very dear friend Vicki.

We had one showing on the house last week during which time Jimi and I went to the Moose for a burger and pool. Rest of the week itself was much the same.

The weekend kept us busy. We went to the YMCA for free food and a health screening on Saturday afternoon. We both received a clean bill of health. That night we again met Brad and Ellen at the Red Neck Races. It was quite cold and we decided it would be our last race for the year. Sunday evening Paul and Helen invited us over for dinner and drinks. They prepared a wonderful meal for us, we spent hours enjoying great conversation and Paul's home brewed beers.

We had a wonderful week and weekend!

Love everybody,

Lorie & Jimi

Monday, September 13, 2010

There's nothing like good friends...

Hello friends and family,

Last week went by incredibly fast, as I settled in my Cencorp home office with an increased work load. I had lunch with some friends from Crocs on Tuesday; I really miss working with my dear friend Vicki. However, we have vowed to continue our weekly lunches as long as I am in town. Tuesday night Jimi and I played a few games of pool at the Moose Lodge. Jimi happily won all three games.

Wednesday I met with Tom from Cencorp to give him our decision on moving to Texas. Jimi and I decided that the office was too far from to coast to do any good for us. I don't want a long commute to work everyday , nor does Jimi want a long commute to the boat everyday. In addition, we felt the area was suited more towards commercial fishing rather than sailing. Florida will give us much more to choose from in the way of sail boats and refit equipment, etc. Therefore, I offered to continue doing the job remotely as long as they need me or until we set sail. I'll travel to McAllen once a month to close the books. So, for now that is how we left it. More decisions will be made on their part in November or December.

Wednesday night, we had sushi with good friends Connie and Rex beginning with and followed by a few glasses of wine in their beautiful home. We had a great evening chatting it up.

Thursday night Jimi and I again played pool and he again kicked my butt - oh sorry - I meant to say he deservingly won all our games. Ha-ha

Friday night we stayed home and watched movies.

The weekend was awesome. It was a no pressure, no boredom kind of weekend. Both days we putzed around the house, spent time reading, watched a movie or two, I spent a great deal of time painting and Jimi worked on his computer and mine. It was great! Saturday night the Cole's, Brad and Ellen, joined us in the stands at the Red Neck Races. The races were great, except there weren't as many wrecks, but still we had the best company sitting with us in the entire place.

................and that's about it. Monday morning it was back up stairs to work ha-ha.

No showings on the house last week; although, we lowered the price by $10,000. Fall is coming and we are expecting the showings to increase. Keep your fingers and toes crossed.

Love everybody,

Lorie & Jimi

Monday, September 6, 2010

12 hour moto ride

Dear friends and Family,

I made it through the week in Texas; I loved and enjoyed my time there. However, I'm ecstatic to be back home, but for how long, we don't know.

Daniel got the pin removed from his toe. He has a couple more weeks of healing, but at least now he is off crutches.

Jennifer worked it out with her recruiter to ship off to boot camp directly from Idaho rather than coming back to Longmont first. This works out best for everyone. I am proud of her.

Sunday morning Jimi and I took off on the motorcycle for a 6 hour ride. We ended up dropping in to visit my parents in Stamford, Nebraska. They were shocked and very happy to see us. We called my sister to let her know we were in town and she came over to visit also. We had a super nice time. This morning we headed back to Longmont, again taking about 6 hours. The winds were crazy strong, but Jimi is very experienced at riding with high winds, so all was well.

Two weeks ago were Jeff and Karen's Birthdays (Jimi's brother and sister in law). We wish them both a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I have a busy busy week ahead and then I fly off to McAllen again.

As always - we will keep in touch. HAPPY LABOR DAY

Love everybody,

Lorie & Jimi