Reunited

This weekend I went to Durango for a reunion at the college I went to.

Because I always seem to, I got stuck in traffic.  Three times.  

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Luckily the longest stop (30 minutes!) was in a spot that I still had cell service so I wasn’t bored.  The third stop was on Red Mountain Pass which is equally beautiful and terrifying.  You should drive it at least once!

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I haven’t been back to Fort Lewis College since I finished school in 2009 and it has changed so much!  I worked as an RA for the housing department there from 1999-2003 and then came back as a Hall Director in 2006.  I loved, loved, loved living and working on campus so when the Alumni Association announced that they were hosting a reunion I knew I had to go.

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It was wonderful to see people I had worked with and hear stories about other people’s experiences working in the same buildings where I lived more than 30 years later!

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A small group of us stayed in one of the residence halls and I’m so glad we did!  I had already forgotten how small our rooms (and those beds!) were!  (The room above is an RA room so it’s smaller than the rooms for residents.)

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The college is on a mesa above Durango and on Saturday morning I couldn’t resist walking out to the rim to see the clouds around the mountains.

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We spent Saturday walking around town and doing some shopping.  And I took tons of pictures of old things!

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My friend went into a bookstore and I followed her.  And I regretted it.

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The whole store was like that.  I was overwhelmed and immediately had to go back outside.

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The yarn store?  Amazing!  Beautifully organized and so colorful-just what I needed to recover from the bookstore!

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We ended Saturday wit a BBQ on campus, some storytelling and a gorgeous sunset.

On Sunday I met up with another friend, got a much needed pedicure and enjoyed catching up and relaxing!

I took this week off from work and since there was a Home Depot in Durango, I stopped by and picked up lumber for a couple of projects I have planned.

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Because you can take the girl out of her house but you can’t take the house out of the girl!

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New Lighting

You would think with this enormous window in my kitchen lighting wouldn’t be a problem.  But it is.

If I try to wash dishes at night I end up with my back to the only light in the room making it difficult to get things really clean.Image

So I want to put in a new light.  Or, more accurately, I want an electrician to put in a new light for me.ImageI found this shade at a thrift store in Durango last summer.  I think I paid $2 for it.  I’m hoping that next month (if the new laundry room door allows…) I’ll be able to shoot over to Lowe’s to get the pendant kit (is that a thing?) to be hung over the sink, just above the window.

What do you think?

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