Wednesday, March 31, 2004


The beat goes on. Two new inquiries from Craig in the top left corner. Pagosa Springs, fifty miles outside Durango, just signed up for the week after Durango. We'll be spending some time down in four corners.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004


We woke up to a nice snow.

Sunday, March 28, 2004


We've figured out what our next most wanted bird is. We saw the green kingfisher last January. That satisfied a several year quest.

The next most wanted is the purple martin. That one will be no challenge, though, since it is a very common and conspicuous bird. We just haven't been in the right place at the right time for it. One trip to Kansas this summer and we'll have seen hundreds. The next most wanted bird that we'll have to really work on, is the California condor. They were completely captive for a while. They are back in the wild in two or three places in California now, one in Baja, and one spot north of the Grand Canyon. Maybe on our June trip to the conference in Las Vegas, we can head home by way of Northern Arizona and lurk long enough at Vermillion Cliffs National Monument to spot one.

California Condors have a ten foot wingspan. From a distance they can be mistaken for a small plane.

Thursday, March 18, 2004


It keeps getting better.

We had to move the Glenwood Springs job back two days so we could attend a nonprofit conference in Grand Junction as a vendor. It's a western slope conference, with 150 nonprofit organizations attending. We'll have a booth with all sorts of handout information and pictures of Annie. Judy will talk to people, and I'll be there if she needs me. It'll be great fun.

Then we got our response on the Leadville job, so we put it in the week before Glenwood.

I can't stand it anymore. We keep moving the leaving date up in the calendar for this audit loop. I'm blowing the pink stuff out of the lines on Saturday. Motorhome is coming out of retirement and getting ready to go.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004


Nothing like a warm sunny winter window.