Here we go

Today Trump is out and Biden is in. Things are about to get weird and it could start as soon as this afternoon. Watch for a bunch of Executive Orders. You might not notice them right away but they will change the way we live. Hope for the best.

Ty has school today at 8 and Lori is in Vail. I have a few calls and then am headed to Glenwood. Jag is doing well and so are the dogs. I think the electrician is coming by today to fix the heat tape on the roof.

I made it to Libby’s on time. Ty ended up not going so I had her tell me what to do for him. She froze some age spots on my hands and that was about it. Then I met a buddy and picked up some supplies before heading home. Time to get ready to take Ty and then go to the gym. Be well, be safe and God Bless.

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Slept in

6:27, 40 minutes max to get out the door. No time to write this morning, just keeping the streak alive. Hope all’s well, see you tomorrow, GB

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Big Week

Lots going on this week. We have the inauguration, Ty and I are in Denver tomorrow, school and work for both boys and Lori and I, and I need to lock down the revenue model for the Company for 2021 by Wednesday. Then this weekend the Packers play and Tina’s birthday dinner is Sunday night in Denver. Hope the Country begins to heal this week but my fear is Biden will push things too far left and just further divide us. All signs point to him planning on being President for half the people, not all the people. Too bad as he’s missing a real chance to bring people together with just a little bit of moderation.

We had steak and lobster for dinner last night. Thanks Robert and Robi for the lobster. I need to go bird hunting. Been too long. Also need to top off some supplies before Wednesday as some things might be outlawed or hard to get. Sad situation. Get what you need now. The way to control people is to control things they need whether it be food, medical care and especially money. The Dems would prefer to have monthly stimulus checks go out to millions on the taxpayers dime rather than have people go back to work. That way they control those getting the checks. See how that works? Fucked up World right now. No worries, a reset will come. It always does. Throughout history the lifespan of all the great civilization’s has been about 250 years. Right now we are 245 years old as a Country, hmmm. Anyone remember the wild west?

It’s almost 8am as we slept in again. MLK Day today. Lots of things closed. He was a great man who helped lead the Country forward in the right way. Think I’ll clean the mud room and garage today. Thanks to you all for Ty’s birthday wishes and cards. He appreciates it. God Bless.

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Happy Birthday Ty!

17, wow, hard to believe. Both boys will soon be in their 20’s the way time is flying. I do think they’ll always come back home one way or another. But life and time keeps on moving. That’s for sure.

Today Ty’s four buddies will head home, three to Denver and Sonny to his house. This afternoon we’ll celebrate his birthday as a family after everyone is gone. We were going to dinner but are staying home instead. Lori is making a spice cake as that’s what he wants.

Snow tomorrow I’m told. More in Denver than up here in Eagle but we’ll get an inch or two. Ty and I have a derm appointment Tuesday am so hope it’s not too bad.

We have a big young buck outside eating birdseed right now. Mojo is sleeping with his back to him and since he’s pretty much deaf, he won’t even see him. He’s a good looking deer. Wait, now we have three bucks and a doe. They’re eating all the bird seed. It’s like they know when hunting season is and when it’s not. Lori threw out some apples they’re munching down too.

8am now as I slept in. We made a Costco run yesterday am before the football games. Green Bay and Buffalo won which were my two teams. I’d like to see Cleveland and New Orleans win today. Time to get moving so we can go to the gym. We think Serena is doing well. Lori will call her today. Time to move and groove, be safe and stay well and God Bless.

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Birthday Weekend

Ty’s Golden Birthday is tomorrow. That means he’s 17 on the 17th. Mom started this for us kids when we were young. Around 4 yesterday, Jude, Jack and Leo showed up from Denver. Later in the evening Sonny and Jaron made it over too. All five of them are here until tomorrow.

I did run down to Denver to pick up some presents for Ty. Lori was home with the boys. Not sure what’s going on today. I am making a Costco run and then there are a couple of football games on. Both Lori and my backs are sore. Mine from working out and Lori’s from just being messed up.

No snow up here yet. Might get an inch or two sometime today. Things seem to be calming down a bit. Hope next week they remain that way. Lori just brought me coffee so time to go. Half way through the month, hard to believe. Be safe, God Bless.

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Doing ok

News of the day is it’s all good news from the doctors for Serena, yea! I think she was out of surgery around 5 pm PST last night. Hoping for a quick full recovery. She probably needs some mountain fresh air out here in Colorado. Maybe we should bring her out.

Lots of new info coming out about the Disaster at the Capital! That’s what the news is calling it this morning. Never let a crisis go to waste. Apparently there’s a few key participants from leftist organizations that have been arrested now. I do think the majority of the people were far right Trump supporters but these stupid people were definitely egged on by a few in the crowd that wanted this to happen. Mob mentality is a scary thing. People get caught up in the fever and do things they wouldn’t normally do. Again though, no excuse. They all need to be locked up. Come down hard on them and make an example of them. We’re not headed down the right path as a Country right now. Hoping for a non-violent reset.

Lori got the vaccine yesterday afternoon! She feels ok but last night was super itchy and this morning her arm hurts a bit. I was at James last night and a buddy of his who I know had his arm swell up 2 days ago when he got the shot and it’s still swollen. I’ll be waiting and watching as I’m not able to get it right now anyhow. The news just said 1 in 3 in L.A. have covid? That can’t be right can it? If so, why aren’t they sending all the vaccines to L.A. or California? There’s so much misinformation out there you don’t know who or what to believe anymore. Take Vitamin D, Zinc, and C daily to keep your immune system strong. I’ll be watching Lori to see how she does over the coming weeks.

I might run down to Denver today. I’m waiting to see if some supplies are ready for pickup before I go. Snow tomorrow and Ty’s birthday Sunday. He’s having 3 or 4 buddies over for the weekend. It is a long weekend so there will probably be more traffic than normal but maybe many will just stay home which we’d prefer. When our cases jump, it’s directly tied to tourists coming to town.

Still sort of surreal that Minturn has sold. It happened so fast that we haven’t had time to comprehend it. The news said this morning they want to revive the train service over Tennessee Pass which would run right below the townhome. Thank God we’re out before trains start whizzing by day and night, right?

Time to get moving, 7:20 am. Enjoy the day and weekend and be thankful for what you have in your life. Don’t dwell on the negative and turn off the news. You’ll be much much happier. Stay safe and God Bless.

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SOLD!

Yesterday morning we closed on Minturn. Quite the adventure to get there but God was certainly watching over us. As you remember last September our buyer backed out with hours to go and left us high and dry holding the townhome. Well on January 8th we received a really low ball offer that we pretty much ignored but did counter to with a phone call from our broker to theirs. Surprisingly the buyer came back and pretty much gave us a full offer after you factor in the roof assessment. The best part which seemed too good to be true was she (the buyer) said she could close in 15 days! This is pretty much unheard of but possible if the deal is all cash and there are no banks involved. Turns out we managed to close yesterday, 8 days after we received the initial offer. We didn’t say anything until it was done as last time it fell through and we didn’t want to jinx ourselves. There’s no other way to look at this except as a miracle. These days you can’t even get an inspection for about 2 months (our buyer somehow did it) and it even takes longer to refi! Even though we signed at 9am yesterday and learned the buyer e-signed, I still didn’t believe until the funds were transferred to our account. By 11am, it was all done. What a relief as this was costing us about $3400 a month meaning we had to make about $5000 a month (pre-tax) to pay for it sitting empty. So we’re down to one house, yea! Thank you God!

After our closing Lori headed to Frisco for work and I was off to Denver. I made it home by 4 and Lori was home at 6. Today Jag starts school and I think Lori saw on the news that CU is going back to in person classes February 15th. Ty is at school today too. I stopped to see my buddy Randy who owns Mile High Shooting which is the top law enforcement dealer in the Country for a bunch of high end gear. We’ve known each other for over 10 years and I dropped them him some elk. We were discussing the crazy times and he told me about a real wealthy client who recently sold his house and took his family down to Florida and bought a huge boat to now live on! People are nervous and scarred. Randy is a Purple Heart recipient from the Viet Nam war who lost a leg and has seen it all, or so he thought, up until now. We’re about the same age and he’s a really great guy.

Today Lori’s sister Serena has her surgery for breast cancer. Please say a prayer for her. We’ve been praying for months!

Quarterly taxes are due today, it just never stops. But it is what it is. The Country is still divided. Turn off your tv and you’ll be much happier. The Dems are going to go too far too fast. The left is all in on cancelling anyone who was or is a Trump supporter. Big companies led by Big Tech are leading the way by censoring any conservative person or group. Sort of like Germany before WWII. We’ve seen this before as countries throughout history went trough the same thing before major confrontations or wars broke out. You now almost have to keep your thoughts to yourself if you don’t go along with the cancel culture. It’s already beyond ridiculous and trust me, there are a lot of silent people out there not happy with the crap going on. These times will definitely be in the history books, unless of course the left cancels history too. Not hard to imagine them trying as they’ve been going back trying their best to erase our past for sometime now with the removal of statues and removing books like Gone With The Wind from schools. No matter how hard they try though, no one can erase history. Oh well, be ready and be strong and stay true to yourself.

Time to get Ty moving. No snow but a little windy outside. Nothing like the front range though. 15 to 20 degrees outside right now which is about 20 degrees warmer than it’s been. Today I’ll stock up on a few more supplies such as dry goods and cleaning supplies. We’re pretty much set but always good to top things off. That’s it, great feeling to have Minturn gone. Still can’t believe it all went down in 8 days, truly a miracle! God Bless.

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2 weeks in

Well we’re almost 2 weeks in to 2021 and I don’t know about you but it seems like 2 months to me! Lots happening in just 13 days. Let’s hope things settle down a bit.

Lori had a long day. Mojo jumped on the door to get in the garage and I think hurt himself as his back legs are so weak. He’s also so skinny but still young in his mind. We feel so bad for him. His hearing is pretty much gone too. He still romps around the yard though so it’s clear he’s still enjoying life.

Lori and I have an appointment in Avon at 9 so time to get going. Jag starts school tomorrow. He took some new classes this semester like economics and statistics. Both sound above my pay grade.

That is it people! Be well and stay safe and God Bless.

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How’s it going?

Here we are 12 days into the year. So far it’s pretty crazy giving 2020 a run for the money. Who would have thought now we’d have the government in disarray on top of the pandemic and everything else we had to deal with last year. Free speech is under attack, people are pissed off and Biden is stirring the pot. Maybe everybody needs to smoke some pot, ha! No telling what’s going to happen but it doesn’t take a lot of people to be stupid and cause Country wide problems. The kids and I were driving home and I told them an off color joke and they both said that if anyone said that in public they’d get cancelled. Talking about this, we all agreed that many people have lost their minds but to my surprise, both boys said a lot of people and a lot of their friends don’t agree with the whole cancel culture thing. That was good to hear. Maybe there is some hope for us after all.

The root of the problem is social media. It’s created this platform where one voice can seem like millions. Couple that with people searching for change and not thinking for themselves and it’s easy to see how the mob mentality takes hold. Without these platforms we wouldn’t have any of this. Independent thought would flourish and individualism would be revered. Today though most younger people join up with any movement that challenges the status quo. In the case of the election, the disenfranchised are doing the same. 20 years ago it would have been unthinkable to imagine crowds anywhere in America protesting to the degree they do today. It just never happened. It’s a different World and it needs to stop. Big tech needs to be broken up and smaller companies and start ups need to be able to compete. Right now the stranglehold or monopoly the big guys like Facebook, Google, Twitter and Amazon have on us is not only not fair but dangerous. I’ll stop now but need to get this here so when the kids read it 20 or 30 years from now they’ll understand what happened. 2020 and so far 2021 are years for the history books! Unless of course the cancel culture cancels history too, ha.

Lori is working in Edwards today and I have two ABR’s (annual business reviews), one with Michigan and the other with Oregon. Jag and I went to Minturn yesterday to get Robi’s old dresser out of the garage and then we picked Ty up from school on the way home. This morning I’ll pick up a hand truck and a large picture of Mom that looks like a pencil drawing. It’s a little bit creepy as her eyes look like they follow you when you’re looking at it. Still though, I can’t bring myself to throw it away. Then everything will be out of Minturn.

Ty’s birthday is Sunday! 17 years old! He’s off Monday as it’s Martin Luther King day. I think he has two buddies coming up from Denver for the weekend. It’s his golden birthday meaning he turns 17 on the 17th. We have a tradition that on your golden birthday you get one ounce of gold! Jag’s has been in the safe since he turned 17 and I have one for Ty too.

6:48 and time for me to get going. Be well, stay safe, fill your car with gas and get some extra food. Just trust me on this one. You need to be prepared for anything between now and the 20th. Forever the Boy Scout, ha. God Bless.

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1/11/21

Kind of a weird number on the calendar. I’m not one of those that subscribe to numbers meaning things but I’m sure the numerologists can spin today into all kinds of different meanings.

Ty has school in person today and I think Jag starts on line this coming Thursday. It was clear and sunny up here all weekend while it was snowy and gloomy in Denver. Sometimes we end up missing the front range weather. I’m here most of the week with no planned trips to Denver unless our dermatologist calls today and squeezes us in tomorrow morning.

I bought a bag of bird seed yesterday and put it out in the afternoon. Anxious to see if our birds magically show up this morning or if they all went south for the winter.

Our Country is pretty messed up right now. Biden had a chance to unite but has been saying things that couldn’t be further from doing so. Why would anyone want to keep this division going and alienate 75 million people? No matter how you look at things, almost half the Country didn’t vote for him even though half did. It’s funny as if you look at a map, the half that didn’t vote for him make up the majority of the Country with most all of it being painted red on a map and California, New York, Illinois, Washington State and a handful of others being blue. Forget if the election was somehow manipulated or as some say stolen, just look at the numbers. If I won, I would be doing everything to try to bring the 75 million people who didn’t vote for me over to my side. Instead the dems now want to try to impeach Trump again. All this will do is piss off those same 75 million people I mentioned above. No way in 9 days they can do anything anyhow. If Biden was smart, which is almost funny to imagine, he’d stop this in its tracks. Instead he says it’s not his business. Guess he’s not Commander in Chief after all. There are several things you should do to prepare in the coming week but more on that later. For now, keep your cars full of gas and make sure you have your pantry stocked and keep some cash on hand. This is nothing new as you should do this all the time anyhow. Last, say a prayer for our Country. This shit has to stop.

Time for me to get going. It’s going to be a warm week up here, can’t wait. Good football this weekend but too many games to watch. I caught a bit of each of them. Be well, stay safe and watch your top knot. God Bless.

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