storm 9-23-16

On Friday, 9-23, the first cold front of the season blew through the west. Just a days after the Equinox there is snow on the La Sal mountains, as if Winter can’t wait to arrive. Yesterday I drove to Grand Junction, along scenic highway 128 from Castle Valley, past Dewey, and through Cisco. The views were […]

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grocery trip

One of my favorite things to do is take long car rides. This works out fairly well, since it takes about 45 minutes to get to Moab for gas or groceries (or any other errand). Sometimes, though, I like to double the drive-time and head to Grand Junction, CO.  It’s 90 minutes each way, but half […]

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Librarian

Living in Castle Valley is wonderful. I’m still amazed when I go outside that I actually live here. I enjoy the quiet (no dogs and no loud bass from cars at stop lights–it’s just blissfully quiet). I enjoy the space (each property is on five acres, and mountains give the valley a sense of seclusion, but also really define the wide open space). I love working from home, on my trusty macbook air.

But when I saw that the library was hiring a children’s librarian (part time), I applied right away.

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Signing

It’s official.  We bought a house! Here is Beth signing all the documents (of which there were a million).   And the completed package, ready to overnight to the title company. Tuesday is just about over… just Wednesday and Thursday to get through and then it’s MOVING DAY!

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Castle Valley

After living in Salt Lake City for seven years, I’m moving! Beth and I are moving to a tiny little town called Castle Valley, in south-eastern Utah. Here’s a picture of Castle Valley that really doesn’t do it justice (because it’s so wonderful in-person): The Story of How We Found Castle Valley In April of […]

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Fire

Came home from walking Lucy, and saw a GIANT fire and a column of smoke coming from very nearby.  I thought it was Smith’s the huge grocery story that was on fire, but it turns out it was a big apartment building (currently under construction). There were several firetrucks, and a big crowd gathered to […]

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Cassie

Today, we said goodbye to our dog, Cassie, who was really the sweetest, happiest, derpiest dog.  Cassie was 14 or 15 years old.  Beth has lived with Cassie for about 13 years now; I’ve lived with her for about 7. It’s really hard to say goodbye to such a sweetheart.  I am making sure to […]

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Autumn at the Edges

Aspen leaves in July

It seems like the heat came early to Salt Lake this year.  On the other hand, a January that never went above freezing makes even moderate heat feel like too much. Still, we put in our 100+ degree fahrenheit days, as we do every year.  It’s how we earn our Autumn.  It’s called having seasons, and […]

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I’m having a moment of silence

On my iPad.

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