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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 2265399 views.
Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

9/5/20

KSCarolyn said...

Congratulations, Colorado is a beautiful state.  I looked it up and Ft. Collins is up there close to Wyoming.  I know the winters will be very different for you but I have found that the weather doesn't matter when you are retired. 

Thanks so much.  David knows how much I like the snow to go to and come home from.  So he's researched and promised me the few days we "should" have I can stay inside warm and dry!  He even plans to heat the garage.  Oh dear...

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

9/5/20

Thanks Ami!  Ft Collins is where DH's parents met as Dad was going to school at CO State and studying Electrical Engineering.  The town does still have a small feeling but the surrounding areas are beginning to grow and spread.  That is one reason we bought a larger piece of land so we can be sure to have space and elbow room around us.  Perhaps we can meet up sometime should you guys settle down in CO too.  

How is Mark doing?  I hope his grumpier level is lowering!

 

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

9/5/20

Thanks Suze.  David is getting more excited as more financial "papers", electronic signatures and details come together.  He says he's not emotionally connected to it until we close and we are the owners.  I'm seeing signs of him being more connected daily!  

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

9/5/20

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said...

ounds like a slice of heaven!

except for that little thing about SNOW IN THE WINTER.   ::shiver::   ick.   

Yeah.  But dear David assures me it should only last a day or two AND that I DO NOT have to go out into it!  He is also guaranteeing me the garage will be insulated and warmed AND the car will be too.  It had better be!!!

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

9/5/20

LABFIEND said...

But be sure you own the water rights, some areas in Colorado, the water rights do not come with the land

As we read the fine print on the papers we've been receiving we DO own the water rights to the well.  But I will be sure to double and triple check on that!

 

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

9/5/20

Oh my Judy!  The adventures coming your way!

i have been craving a trip to Co!  We have a couple of friends there.  But traveling isn’t happening so much right now!

How very exciting! Congrats and good luck on your new adventure. Colorado is the one place we have considered moving. Butunless one of the kids move there I am guessing we are staying put.

Mishii

From: Mishii

9/6/20

Judy (DJZMOM) said:

I may call on you to come and organize it all!!!

You know I'll be there with bells on!

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

9/6/20

Thanks.  It surely will be an adventure.  It already has been a bit.  But once we are in we can be a "go to" destination for you!!

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

9/6/20

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said...

Congrats and good luck on your new adventure. Colorado is the one place we have considered moving.

With much of David's extended family in the Denver area and south to Colorado Springs we have seen a bit of it.  The original family farm was in Eastern CO (in Limon, CO) and is no longer owned by the family.  But we did take DJ out there when he was young and we were there for a family reunion.  David's Granny was a homemaker, piano player for the church and a quilt maker.  After she passed her two daughters found a number of quilt blocks and partial projects (as we all have) so they got them together and began a long project of putting together a quilt for every direct family member down to her grandchildren.  Once they were all finished the family all came together at church she attended in Colorado Springs (she got to the point she could no longer live by herself) and we had "Granny's Last Quilt Show".  All the quilts were displayed so everyone could see them all together and then each blood relative were given one of the quilts.  It was a very special time of honoring and sharing together.  

We'll be a destination for you to visit in a couple (or 3) years and you can explore too!  DJ has been thinking of applying to AE internships in the Denver area and has already asked about being able to staying in the house that is on the property so he can commute from there.  He has also mentioned that Denver has quite a number of Aerospace companies working out of there.  Even if he does end up working in another area of the country he can easily fly in and out of Denver.  We'll see.

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