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So we made it through another week.

I have several countdown ideas. Locally, I want to count the number of days until our highway reopens full time. I know I will be sorry because there will be so much more traffic, and road construction will continue for 3 more years with one-lane closures so there will be lots of delays, but at least we can get through in the afternoon if we want to.

The other one has to do with the number of days until the mid-term elections.

Today I gave the highway flaggers a tray of store-bought tea bread assortment. I bought it for something else that I ended up not going to because we had a rare ice storm here Wednesday night. It felt a little bit like a cop-out because it was a cold day, and something hot would have been nicer. They were probably happy to get something, and it's the thought that counts. I don't know how many other people are taking them food once a week. I think they must be, but the residents don't talk about it amongst ourselves.

I stayed home two days this week and it was very nice, especially on Thursday when I did very very little, just decompressed. Usually, when I have some down time I spend it doing research on the Internet about road construction or river restoration or regulations pertaining to river restoration or non-profit governance, but not lately. I'm about to ramp it up again on another subject area, but not for until next week some time. I'd tell you what it is, but it's ... okay here it is: Colorado water rights and in-stream flow. In-stream flow has to do with every drop of water in the state of Colorado is owned by somebody downstream and if you have a river or stream that dries up seasonally, you can lease or buy water rights to keep it flowing, but it's easier said than done. And when I say 'you' I don't mean private people own these watersheds, it has to be a state government process that obtains the water rights and sets the minimum flow limits.

Time for bed so I can dream about tomorrow.


posted on Feb 3, 2017 9:22 PM ()

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At least you're situated on a river, not a stream that dries up. I can hardly imagine the fight for water and it flummoxes me that you aren't allowed to catch rainwater either. Countdown clock, There's a page -- https://countingdownto.com/ -- to make one.
comment by drmaus on Feb 5, 2017 10:59 AM ()
Fortunately for NY, that one issue we don't have. And we banned fracking for the near future so water is OK. The drought is over in most of CA and CO looks pretty good too. Good luck with that business.
comment by jjoohhnn on Feb 4, 2017 5:24 PM ()
Tomorrow is always a better day--or at least you can dream it is!!
Granted I am a city boy but I don't understand how a person can own a stream!!
comment by greatmartin on Feb 4, 2017 10:45 AM ()
I miss my bed.
comment by kristilyn3 on Feb 4, 2017 7:12 AM ()
I watch my cousin with the six young children and realize that for many years she will always have to think and plan and be 'on'.
reply by troutbend on Feb 4, 2017 8:49 AM ()

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