After Tuesday's house sale, much of this week has been spent waiting for repairs to finish up, both for the trailer and the truck. We've been staying with friends, who haven't minded us lazing around much of the day. (We've reciprocated by cooking suppers; some housecleaning is in the near future, as well.) Muscles are loosening up, and we no longer feel like we're on the tilt edge of getting the flu. I can feel the peace and quiet slowly seeping into my bones. Wonderful.
When the truck and trailer are done, we'll put away the flotsam and jetsam shoved into the fifth-wheel, then head up into the mountains for a few days. Fall colors are at their height here in Colorado. (They're a few weeks late, compared to previous years.)
Just looking at them eases out all the kinks and stress.
A peaceful song to start you out: Tom T's Hall's "I Love..." (Little Baby Ducks Song)
Ten ways marketing has tricked us over the centuries. (From Listverse) If you liked that:
Ten ways Sacha Cohen got people to humiliate themselves. And these methods say a lot about society, as well.
Weird pictures (and fascinating history) from Burning Man.
Would you ever quit your job and spend nearly TWO MONTHS searching for your missing dog? This woman did. (And found it.)
Ashton Kuchner threw out all his 'trucker hats.' Could the Brick have them?
The funeral that hundreds, including dignitaries, attended in London -- for an Irishman who died forgotten and alone. (From Irish Central)
Tiny bathroom? Let Emily Bowser's reveal of her 32-foot-square bathroom give you some new ideas. (From Emily Henderson)
Free parking and travel advice for tiny home-dwellers...and RVers like us.
A big snowstorm in Montana -- way too early!
Picking a fight on a schoolbus...in Denver! This one's incredibly wacky.
The most expensive divorce settlements. Some are huge, some not so much.
Bikers in Spain rescue a huge buck...by hauling him up by his horns.
And finally --
one of my favorites to get you going in the right mood:
Travis Tritt's "It's A Great Day to Be Alive:"
Have a great week.