Five and a Half Weeks Earlier…8.13.11

Saturday, August 13

Although this is Stan’s first day off, he needs it to prepare, pack, and rest after his week at work. Plus, who wants to spend a night on the road on a Saturday?

Lucifer Sam knows what’s going on. He’s a smart dog.

Change of plans. Our trip revolves around Bill a lot and when he can see us. We had originally planned around him, his plans change, and now we have to adjust. We will leave Ft. Collins early, Thursday instead of Friday. Maybe we can catch him in Junction on Friday.

I’m going to miss my coleus a lot. I worked so hard this season to get them looking good, clipping off flowers as they appear. I hope they survive our trip.

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Painter, jewelry-maker, graphic designer, dingbat font creator, imagineer, progressive, liberal, Wisconsinite by birth and later by choice, dog and cat mom, sushi-lover and foodie.

10 thoughts on “Five and a Half Weeks Earlier…8.13.11

  1. Revolving your trip around Bill didn’t work out so well, what about revolving it around me next time? 😈 😀

    Yeah, I know, it’s not exactly a cultural oasis of ethnic eateries like the northern front, or a vacationland mecca like the scenic Delta valley, but theres, uh, tasty melons?

  2. 😮 😆

    OK, where to begin?

    The ethnic eateries are nice, but I’d gladly give it up for some SANITY. Stan and I will try to leave Montrose last, and take 50 out to see you on the way home. Can you wait a year? 😉 I assume you’re figured out a place for our cats to stay away from Gerald?

    It looks like you logged in with your original email address. I think you changed it so you could get a better unicon. Try logging in with your “yellow unicorn” email and see if you don’t get a “spam question” this time.

    That is weird though, I don’t remember having that spam blocker before. I didn’t change anything administratively to the best of my knowledge, however I WAS working “under the hood” of another site yesterday and might have used this as a model and accidentally tweaked something here? Very confusing.

    OK, I just tried logging out and using a different email address and leaving a comment, and it didn’t ask me any “spam question”, but it DID hold my comment for moderation, which is what it is supposed to do. If it thinks you are a non human spammer, then why is it not holding your comment for moderation? This is all very confusing. I am at a loss. 😐

  3. It’s kind of strange to see goat boy again… I guess no one really missed him, but it is good to see you in your best avatar form now. 😎

  4. Speaking of tasty melons, we had some real losers here in Madison lately. We grew some ourselves. One was a cantaloupe the size of a softball. It sucked, but not as bad as those $1 watermelons from Jenifer Street Market.

    We also have several watermelons we grew ourselves the size of various croquet balls down to tennis ball sized.

    Please don’t make fun of us, Leon. Our ferns and hostas do great.

  5. Ah, so sad. Best leave melons to the experts. Although it is fun, I guess. What about gourds? If they turn out bad, you won’t feel like you have to eat them.

    Dollar days watermelons? And you weren’t suspicious of quality?

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  6. 👿 👿 👿

    I was suspicious of quality, but Stan wasn’t. He’s going to take them to a work retirement party for someone who he’s happy is retiring.

    Remember all the gourds we grew in CO when we lived on Grant St.? We sold them to King Soopers! We were microfarmers! I’d love to grow gourds out here, but there’s not enough room unless you want to grow like…one plant.

    We can grow one melon plant or two, and that’s different. But with gourds you want to grow many plants.

    We had pretty good luck with pumpkins last year. Maybe we’ll do that next time.

    One time we grew some small yellow watermelons and they were SO GOOD and just the right size (grapefruit) for a meal for 2. But we can’t find seeds like that now.

  7. It’s been a lousy watermelon year, except for one we had in Montrose. We have to make it through Rocky Ford – the Wisconsin melons are too hard to grow and too risky to buy. I love Wisconsin, but watermelons must be like beef in this state. If they are good enough to eat they get exported, so we all have to eat seconds or worse. Can’t top the cheese though.

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