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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 2362417 views.

From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Thanks for sharing your experience about snow in the front range area.  Yeah...  you know me and can imagine what a skier I AM NOT!!!  hahaha    But I will stay inside and think of you skiing and enjoying that to your heart's content!  


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said...

Just think of each snowstorm as an opportunity to languish in front of the fire while observing the weather from a distance.  Mmm, cocoa and hand-stitching in front of the fire on those days when you don't even want to think about going outdoors.

Your description is EXACTLY my plan!!!  With a Costco and a WalMart within 15 minutes (each direction) we will plan to "stock" more in general.  So we won't go out as much (I've noticed thatin the last months since DH retired) and we are planning to incorporate a pantry/butlers pantry into the new build somehow.  We are not striving for elaborate but build to anticipate our needs as we grow older.  Spread out on one level where land does not cost $1 per sq ft as in Silicon Valley in CA!!  Yes, David did the calculations.  



From: Judy (DJZMOM)


judyinohio said...

wind chill factors

Yes.  I do know about wind chill.  I've been in CO in the winter too as we had a family event in Colorado Springs in winter.  No snow was actively falling but it was ccccccooooooold with wind.  I even went prepared from N CA with boots and heavy coat etc.  DH knows I don't do well in extreme cold (Reynaud's Syndrome with lupus as well as neuropathy in my feet due to chemo).  So I will stay hunkered down and stay warm and cozy inside looking out to the cold and snow. 



From: Judy (DJZMOM)


I told David what you advised me about the water rights.  (Thanks again!)

He has read all the fine print and reminded me we are on city water for the current house and will be for the new build.  The well is ours with the allowance of being allowed to pump x number of gallons for agricultural use.  It has an electric pump that will pump the maximum allowable of 80 gallons per minute.  So he believes we will be set with water to plant the trees (that are common to the area - pine and spruce) that will make me smile.  Sssshhhh...  aspen are lovely as their leaves glisten in the breezes but they are not as natural to the front range geographic area this property is in.  But I might get him to sneak a couple in here and there among the other trees!  


Well congratulations to both of you! Quite an adjustment happening there! 

And of course, you can harvest your rainwater too.  Why not save every drop you possibly can?  It doesn't take a very complicated system.  Mine is just barrels to capture what comes off the roof through the gutters and downspouts, and is gathered in large barrels under the downspouts.  It came with the house.  In this area, there are often limitations on watering lawns and yard plants.  The story I heard is that the previous owner installed the barrel system for his wife because she loved her plants and couldn't use "house" water to water them during certain periods without paying hefty fines.  So she used the harvested rainwater for her plants instead.    Win-win.  

Glad to hear he's out. Hope he feels better soon!


Congratulations, Judy! Sounds exciting!


From: Midkid5


It's always a good idea to plant different kinds of trees, that way if one vary is struck by a disease it won't swipe out all yout trees.

Somethings  to think about when it comes to the placement of your house, the winter sun is more on the south side and at anytime in the future would you want to sell lots for others to build on.

Take time to think about what you what and remember to breathe its not a race, it's a wonderful rewarding adventure that may have a hiccup or two along the way.


  • Edited September 6, 2020 8:45 pm  by  Midkid5

From: Misha (MISHAMISHA)


Ami, so sorry to hear about Mark! Glad that he’s home now, and soon will be on the mend I hope. He should talk to the doctor about the vest situation. Maybe they can make some suggestions to make nighttime less disrupted, without turning it off.

I haven’t been following the forum very much lately, have not been in the mood to sew.

Jonna and I are on a similar wavelength as I’ve been preparing for a long winter myself. Getting extra food/water and thinking about alternative cooking and heating methods.