Over the weekend, A. and I headed up to the mountains - twice - on Saturday and brought home two cords of firewood. A. went up again last night with a friend and brought back two more cords. We are all set for a warm and fuzzy winter!
Because of all the pine beetle kill, the Forest Service is thinning out trees on all the campgrounds to keep the tress from falling over and smooshing people/critters or from catching fire. This means getting firewood this year is stupid easy. It was so little work I felt like I was surely stealing it. Trees were already felled, cut to 5- to 6-foot lengths, and stacked. We were loading up our first cord when a fella in a Forest Service bobcat-thingy pulled up. He asked A. what diameter wood he was looking for, then puttered off only to return with nearly half a cord of wood in the bobcatpthingy's claw. Woot! So nice of him.
Sunday, A. and I finally made it to another Rockies game. This was only our second of the season! Usually we have been to four or five my now. I don't know what has kept us so busy, but clearly we need to get more games on our calendar. It was fun to go to the Cubs game; there were at least as many Cubbie fans as Rockies fans.
Then! We went to Jess and Torsten's! I am so glad to have finally met them. Actually, it felt like we had already met and just hadn't seen each other in a while. It was a comfortable, relaxing evening with friends. Wahoo!
What a wonderful, smart, good-looking couple. They were so comfortable to be around because they are so happy and comfortable with each other. Montana is sweet, sweet, sweet! And so freakin' soft. And sweet.
We could have visited for hours, if only A. and I hadn't had to drive two and a half hours back to Wyoming. I am tickled that they live just down the road! (Around here, 2 - 3 hours away is pretty close.)
Wahoo! It was a great way to start the week.