My partner in life, Bryon, is a weather geek, who loves all things weather. While I think weather is fun and interesting, I don’t understand the science behind it, but he does, having studied meteorology in college. Bryon found this endearing and promptly gave me a gift to help me with my ignorance — “Weather for Dummies.”
One of the first tasks after we moved in involved setting up the weather station, which almost gave me a heart attack. Setting up the weather station included installing an anenomometer on the very tippy top corner of our roof. So dedicated to making sure it could capture wind speed, Bryon insisted on climbing the ladder and hammering it in, as I held my breath.
I later found out how important that anenomeometer is, because it measure wind speed. I should have known it would need to be very sturdy, after talking with my friends Christie and Susie who both lived here. When I let them know we were moving to Nederland, I got the following response:
“Hmmm, Nederland, it’s pretty windy there.”
How windy could it possibly be? I would find out during the first winter, when I woke up one night, thinking the house would blow apart. We routinely experience hurricane-force winds during the winter, which certainly makes life interesting.
But like much of Colorado, Nederland’s weather can change quickly. We’ve experienced 60 degree days in February and three foot snowstorms in late May. Which makes it a great place to be to enjoy all the whims of Colorado weather.
Check out current Nederland weather here
I was introduced to you last June by my host, for a week,Bill Pinkham. You jotted down your URL on my copy of the RMNP Park News, so I follow your blogs, and just finished your treatise on the snowmageddon of 2015. How true this is. I live in SC now after a lot of years, some as neighbors of the Pinkhams, in PA, and then in ME, so I know the mentallity. I thoroughly enjoy your site. Keep us flat landers out here entertained.
Happy to hear you are reading and entertained, and that you could relate. Thanks again for your comment!
My wife and I love your blog! We met you at Mud Lake earlier this year. Just a couple of Florida tourists then, we’re buying a place in Ned in the fall. Keep writing! John MacKay
I remember you guys, that’s great to hear that you’ll soon be one of our neighbors, hope you love it here as much as we do.
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Thanks William, glad to hear folks like you are enjoying reading. Happy New Year!
Hola! I’ve been following your blog for a long time now
and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Tx!
Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic work!
Lucas, did we meet in person prior to this? Great to hear you are reading — I feel like I’ve gotten to meet lots of fine people from the great state of Texas, and they are all so great to know.
Hey, John and Lorena here, we lost our house in the fire. I’ve got a few pics if you’d like them for the blog. JM
John, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your home, my heart breaks for you. I would greatly appreciate your pictures and would post them. You can email them to [email protected]
I hadn’t made the connection that you were the lovely couple I met at Mud Lake last summer. That makes it even more sad, knowing this. Again, I am so sorry…
Good morning, my name is Maria Elena Pearse, am 71 years old and Ilive in Guatemala, C.A.
I am very sorry for the news on John and Lorena loosing their house. I found your blog while , trying to update news on the sad situation of the firel, since I cannot find the latest news on the newspapers that I search.. My son ,Mario Eduardo Molina and his wife, Caroline Bennet moved to their lovely home at 101 Conifer Avenue about three years ago, They kindly invited me twoyears ago, and I loved their home, their surroundings, so I am quite aware of the danger that the area is inllll He is in Australia because of his work, so he called me on Saturday afternoon to let me know what was happening. so I would not learn about it from the news. Caro had already evacuated with Nahual, their doggie, I d0o not want to disturb them all the time, as they have enough worries, but I am constantly searching for updates. Are you keeping up your blog, so that I could follow it, or can somebody kindly reply to me… thank you so much, My friends and I have been praying and hoping that all this will soon be over, I do hope you are doing well.
Maria, I did post an update just now, so hopefully that will help. We got a confirmation on the houses lost so far, and it looks like your friends live right down the road from us, so I feel confident in letting you know that their house is still ok.