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Are CO beds different from MI beds?

I’m heading back to Michigan for five days. Got a ticket 7 days ago for the best price I’ve ever seen for a Denver to Flint flight (although I’ve only ever looked for a Flint to Denver flight – does that matter much?). Gonna ride the bus from the park n ride near my house to the airport. It’s convenient AND affordable!

We bought a bed last night (not the mattress — just the bed). Saw it in the store, and we both said “Whoa, that’s perfect.” Then we bought it online the next night because it was $200 cheaper. Let’s hope the store holds up to its 4.5 star review rating! Rugs are next.

Update: Our bed arrived, and I got it set up. I’ve determined that Colorado beds (again, not including mattresses) are more sophisticated, mature and much cooler than Michigan beds. However, my opinion may be biased because I’ve only ever bought a bed in Colorado, and I’ve never bought a bed in Michigan. My assumption is that beds in Michigan were just not good enough for me to buy.

Explosions in the Sky

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We’re going to a concert tomorrow night at a small theatre (see, they spell it “THEATRE” on the ticket so there) in Denver. I’ve liked Explosions in the Sky for years and just happened to see them listed on the marquee for the theatre as we drove back from the Flatirons on the weekend. I yelled, “Hey!” and cranked my neck backwards to confirm and then tried to not swerve into oncoming traffic and then bought some tickets at home (I feel extorted by TicketMaster, though). Should be a grand time!

Kumatron

I work from home now (which is good and bad, but that’s a different story). Denver is very dry. And winter is very dry. And I don’t think our furnace has any humidifying capability. So the air in the house is almost always very dry. This results in a lot of static shocks. I’m very conscious around computers and things, and I discharge before I start working (typically by touching a screw in a light switch panel). Unfortunately, my dogs don’t understand why their nose gets shocks randomly when they sniff things around the house. They also don’t realize that it’s bad for computers. This results in Kuma shuffling his feet around the house and rolling around on the carpet and then heading for my desk. I can hear the static crackling on his hair. Then he goes in for the sniff on my keyboard tray and *ZAP*. He recoils and the shock goes into my tray and my keyboard and makes it stop working. I have to unplug and plug it back in to make it work again. Good stuff.

Busy Weekend

This weekend …

We got our washer and dryer. Cylindria is a laundry fiend. She’s had withdrawal. She’ll be cheerier after she’s had her fix.

We took the boys to the vet for the first time in Denver. The vet (like nearly everything else) is very close — about 1 mile away. We suspected the dogs were sick. They’ve been at the dog park every day with tons of other dogs, have been drinking from the water dish at the dog park (which ends up being half water and half dog saliva) and have not been vaccinated with Bordetella (which protects against doggie colds). The vet said they likely don’t have it or have a very mild case. They’ve been dog park deprived all weekend, though.

We bought our window treatments. They’re these in Camel with top down and down up. We should have them in a couple of weeks. We’ll continue practicing our naked window avoidance skills until then.

We bought trash cans for the bathrooms and drawer organizers for the kitchen. EXCITING!!

I finished sealing the kitchen granite tile counter top. Phew. I also got our wood floor cleaning supplies. It looks really nice after a good washing.

Lunar Eclipse

There was a lunar eclipse last night. Denver gets 300 sunny days per year, but on the night of the Lunar Eclipse that saved Christopher Columbus, the sky is filled with clouds. Go figure. I was going to use Chris’s trick to convince the neighbor kid to give me his bike. But instead I just looked like a fool standing out there pointing and saying, “No, really. It’s red behind there. Give me your bike.”

We live in Denver now

We moved almost exactly two weeks ago. I have not updated this place nearly as much as I wanted to. So I’m filled with things to write about and nothing to show for it. If history proves correct, then I will continue to not update this place. At least not for months. Let’s hope history lies.

In the meantime, you can read some interesting things about Denver and Colorado here:
http://www.geteams.com/WelcomeToDenver.htm and here
http://www.guidebookamerica.com/gb/co/denver/index.htm.

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