Thursday, March 29, 2007

Snow in March

AH!! It feels like home! I was going to write a post about how warm February was here. I mean, I was out riding my bike in February in the warm Colorado sun... seemed like ages since our street was covered in inches of snow for MONTHS.. the sun has melted it all away, and everything is turning green. Heck, I hung up my warm coats and don't even need them. I've even been getting sunburns on the weekend and my freckles are all out to play because it's been so warm.

But this morning... I woke Larry up and said "you may want to take the car today, it snowed!" Inches of snow covered the Jetta. Where did that come from? HA HA HA!! I knew the early spring out here was too good to be true, even for Sunny Colorado!

BTW - I was doing some research for my Greenhouse class - and the average rainfall in Loveland Colorado is something like 20 inches per year, with 57 inches of snow fall a year. And the average number of rainy days is 36.6 days... that proves it... 90% sunshine in Colorado! So when are ya'll coming to visit??

Speaking of visits... we might be putting on offer on a house real soon, so STAY TUNED!!

Monday, March 5, 2007

The House Search Continues

Yes, we went looking at more houses this weekend. We are certainly making our agent work hard for us. But he's a great guy, a fellow rugby ref, so we know he has tough skin!

we got away from the mountains this weekend, and headed a bit further north, to a town called Berthoud. It certainly had farm land, but not very many trees. Which is normal for this area... it's strikingly devoid of trees. That's due to altitude and the dryness. It's hard to support trees down in the plains, where there isn't as much water. But we looked at real farm properties this time. Well, the ones that are still on our potential list are real farms... some already had cows and chickens on them. Plots from 5 acres all the way up to 35 acres. We have a lot of decisions to make and a lot of talking to do, and hopefully some more properties to see. So who knows what will come of all of this... But the hunt continues...