I've been here for nearly a week, but it will take longer than that to get used to this stunning view from our deck. Those are the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the background, and ponderosa pines against the breathtakingly blue New Mexico sky. Another foot of snow fell after this photo was taken, but Bill managed to get the 4x out of the garage this morning, and the road has been plowed. So we're not exactly snowbound--just the next best thing to. The dogs are loving it.
The hardest part about relocating my work from Meadow Knoll to Coyote Lodge (our place here in NM) is getting the computer set up and functioning. Bill has this nifty system of saving my data and email folders from my TX computer to an external hard drive, which I brought with me (along with the three dogs). The thing was stubborn, but it finally worked. However, my camera now refuses to talk to this computer (odd--it didn't have this problem last summer when I was here). So I have to load photos onto Bill's computer, resize and save to a floppy, which I carry across the room and load into the floppy drive on my computer. (We can't send because Bill's compute isn't online.) A very high tech solution, wouldn't you say?
The trip was good (I listened to Robert Reich's book, Supercapitalism--very good), and the dogs were terrific travelers, all except Lady, our elderly black Lab, who has to be hoisted into the van. (It's arthritis. She needs help negotiating our stairs here, too.) I drove on Wednesday (eleven hours), settled in on Thursday, shopped on Friday, partied on Saturday, and got down to work on Sunday, catching up on email and small writing projects. I have the Wormwood file up now and am hoping to get seriously focussed on Real Work today. But I'm planning to blog regularly, now that I've figured out how to post photos. So come back often and visit.
Reading note. Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."--Maya Angelou