Archives for: "June 2013"

we're back in, kinda

The authorities announced at today's press conference that all areas north of Hardy Road in our area had been reverted to "pre-evacuation" status. Michelle and I went out there around 2pm, stopping at the nearest fire station for heavy duty bags to unlo… more »

the stuff that counts

I've been trying to work out how to broach this subject.... Before anyone panics on our behalf, our house is still standing, unscathed. The fire is uncontained in our neck of the woods and it's creeping our way. I'm fairly confident that it will surviv… more »

15 june 2013: black forest fire

As of today (day 5) of "the most destructive fire in Colorado history":  Size of burn area: 15,500 acres (24-25 square miles), 30% contained Number of homes completely destroyed: 479, damaged: 17 We're watching the town hall meeting, live, from Palme… more »

fire on the mountain...

we've been disturbingly productive lately

It's starting to scare me. This is so out of character for both of us that I'm starting to think aliens replaced us with replicas while we slept.  Seriously. For long-time homeowners, we have worked out a stunningly slothful lifestyle in which we--for… more »