Today was an exciting day. A lot of the new furniture arrived today. I had purchased a nice large dining table, large enough for all of the guests to be able to dine at during dinner time. I also got some new couches and chairs for some of the casual sitting areas in some of the shared areas. Another exciting purchase were the beds for all of the rooms. I ended up purchasing some Tempur-pedic adjustable beds for the guest rooms. They were quite a bit more expensive, but I am hoping it will add that extra touch that people expect when they go stay at a place that isn’t their home. My goal was to make the guests feel just like they were at home, and maybe even better than their home so they won’t want to go back – HA!
My first week here in my Colorado home has been nothing short of amazing. The cherry on top was the beautiful first snow that we just received. When I say first snow, I mean it REALLY snowed hard. We got about 3 feet of snow within a 24 hour period, leaving everything absolutely covered in the white stuff. I first saw it when I woke the other morning and saw the entire landscape surrounding the B&B blanketed in white. The beauty of it was amazing. I spent most of the day unboxing all of my belongings from my move and organizing everything, making sure I put all of my things in their rightful places. Later in the day I had just gotten done eating some soup for lunch when I heard an unsettling cracking sound coming from outside. I recognize it immediately as the sound of a tree right before it falls over. Within seconds, my suspicion was confirmed when I heard the great sound of a tree cracking and falling. The sound was so loud and sounded so close that I was terrified that the tree was actually going to end up falling on the house. Luckily, the tree came crashing down without any damage to the house, and I rushed to the front door to see what had happened. When I looked out I saw a giant pine had fallen just 50 yards or so from my house. It was such a close call, as that tree could have easily fallen on the house if it had fallen in a slightly different direction.
Unfortunately, I have not yet equipped myself with the right type of equipment to deal with natural disasters such as this. I had planned on purchasing some things like a chainsaw and other various tools, but I have not gotten around to it yet. And unfortunately, the tree fell across my driveway, basically blocking me in not allowing me to leave. I finally decided that the best course of action in the this case was to hire a tree service to come out and take care of the tree that had fallen. They quickly came out after hearing that I was trapped in by it, and they took care of the tree quickly with their team of chainsaw-wielding saviors. In no time the tree had been cut up and stored nearby, as I asked them to keep the tree cut into small logs so that I can later split the wood for firewood. So it all ended up working out since I didn’t yet have any firewood for the winter.
Later that night, I actually went by one of my neighbor’s houses to inform them of what had happened. They informed me that the tree fallings aren’t necessarily common, but do happen from time to time, especially after heavy snow falls. I thought that was quite interesting and was quite fortunate that it just so happened to fall away from the house.
After I finish up unpacking I will be working on getting the bed and breakfast up and running again. I plan on doing some small renovations and getting some new furniture and stuff, so that will be my next project so that it will be all ready to re-open in the spring of this year. Until next time…
With my first ever blog post, I wanted to show off some of the beautiful scenery that is all around me. I can’t help but get a spiritual feeling when I’m in the mountains. The trees, the wind, the crisp mountains air and the abundance of nature all around you – it all make you feel like you’re so close to our creator. It feels natural.
When you’re here, it feels like this is where we’re supposed to be – in nature. I often just sit and listen to nature. I listen to the birds, the sound of the wind as it whips through the trees. I listen to the gurgling stream winding down the mountain, cutting through the terrain. I gaze upon the majestic, snow-capped mountain tops that tower above the land, like a natural fortress for the Gods.
This is Colorado.