Saturday, June 15, 2013

We've decided to resurrect the ol' RMBL blog for posting picture of our move from our apartment to our house so that our families can see what's going on!
Master bedroom

another shot of the master bedroom

this is our new house!

Dining room with adorable tile!

We have a tiny red deck for sitting on!

Our house from the street

The house came equipped with protector geese, warding off evil spirits with their matronly headgear.

Our back sunroom

The front hard has a miniscule gnome hidden under a bush

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


On Friday, Thayer and I are leaving RMBL.  We both have such mixed feelings about this move.  On one hand, I'm thrilled to be moving into a newly-renovated two-bedroom apartment near campus in Norman, OK.  I'll be able to walk to classes and bike to the farmer's market!  And there are lots of coffee shops (and a knitting store) within an easy biking radius.  Not to mention that we'll both be starting grad school!  But RMBL is just beginning to come alive- more people, more plants, more animals (the marmots are up to hilarious antics).  And since we're moving to a different climate, we're pretty much missing out on spring and early summer.  The NOAA forecast for the day we move into our new apartment is 'HOT' (98 F to be precise).

We start our journey early on Friday morning.  We're stopping in Pueblo, CO for lunch and a yarn store visit.  Then we'll spend the night in Pampa, TX before arriving in Norman, OK around lunch time.  Wish us luck!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dusky Grouse and Porcupines!

On a walk this afternoon, Thayer and I came across a handsome male Dusky Grouse singing his courting song.  Hoo hoo hoo.  Hoo hooooo hoo hoo.
And three nights ago, while Carolyn and CR were staying with us, this big fatty of a porcupine payed us a nighttime visit.
Some other photos from our walk this afternoon.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Our marmots are awake!  And by 'our', I mean the two little ones that were sleeping under the deck of Gates.  We've been waiting a while for our first glimpse of them.  I saw a marmot running across the grass near Ender about two weeks ago, and we've been waiting since then for the two little ones to wake up.  I heard a thump from outside our window and joked to Thayer that it was probably a marmot falling off our bench.  I looked through the window, and lo and behold, there was a marmot! (Albeit not falling off our bench)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The road was plowed yesterday!  Huzzah!  At the moment it's still a muddy slush-pile, but it should dry up and be drivable in a few days.
The weather was wonderfully sunny, but a little gusty for our visit to the weather station today.  We went on a walk and found lots of growing things.
And several beetles.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

This is what we woke up to this morning.  About five more inches of snow.  Doesn't the weather know that it's May and we want the road to open?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Also, the shawl I've been working on is finished (click for bigger photos)!  It's very large- about 6.5' by 2', I would  say.