Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The great housing search ends...

Thanks to my intrepid (and very pregnant) sister and her valiant husband, we have found a suitable house for our tenure in the San Luis Valley.  I am happy to report that it is not only a significant upgrade from the rental described in this earlier post, but it is actually a cheerful, sunny place where I can see the stars and dream about hiking long trails and perhaps weave a few magic carpets or even tapestries.

Of course one of the drawbacks of the San Luis Valley of Colorado is the extreme cold in the winter. Despite the solar gain from the south-facing windows, we are going to be paying much more in propane for the next few months.
Ice on inside of the windows

My time in Cortez is concluding. Cortez is a great place to visit, especially if you are interested in the Anasazi/Ancient Puebloan cultures. I could explore the canyons and ruins here for the rest of my life. But for other reasons, I am moving on.
Emily came home with these beans the other day--grown and packaged just down the road... hopefully they were not grown by the original Anasazi however.
Snowy fields near Dove Creek, CO--one place I go in my home health travels
And I have a new weaving buddy--Thanks Grace!
Ernie is egging me along on my commission. I'm not quite halfway done and now realize I will have to move the loom with the tapestry partly finished.  This would never be my first choice, but in this case, I have to move Feb 4th and as I still have to work approximately 96 hours (5,760 minutes) between now and then, I may not finish the last 24 inches of weaving before Cortez is but a shadow in my rear-view mirror.


  1. trish at tangled threadsJanuary 18, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    The house looks quite charming!
    How long will you be there?

  2. Length of commitment to house unknown. Depends on unpredictable things like babies and graduate schools. Likely something like 7 months though.

  3. May the magic carpets keep your bodies warm, and the tapestries warm your souls! Congratulations on finding a new home!

  4. I'm glad you found a house. It looks like a nice place, although the inside frost might be a problem. But I'm really curious about how you're going to move the loom with the weaving in progress. Is this a big loom?

  5. Hey Sherri-- I am weaving the commission on a little 28 inch Macomber. I mostly hate the thing, but I had no choice for the past 4 months, it was all that was available. I can fold the loom and move it before the piece is finished, though obviously this isn't ideal. There just isn't time to finish it. This job has kicked my hiney and I didn't have enough time to weave. So I'm going to cross my fingers and fold the loom.


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