Hey. If you think I haven't been blogging because I've been sewing, or hanging out in our new patio nook resting, or playing with my children, because, you know, I HAVE THE SUMMER OFF, then screw you.
I mean, you'd be wrong.
Because I've been working! But guess where I've been getting to work? In the mountains!!! The beautiful, green, gorgeous Colorado mountains. The San Juans, to be precise. Yep, last week I got to work in Aspen (seriously) and this week, I headed to Rico, Colorado, population 250, which is near Telluride.
I am one lucky mofo.
But it was still work. In Rico I was interviewing people and reading master plans and writing a paper on geothermal energy development and mining history in Colorado, which sadly leaves horrible legacies like this:
all over the place. "Colorful Colorado," indeed.
I also carried some very heavy cable and hiked about a thousand miles in my old hiking boots with a young troop of geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, and other nerds. Nerds, by the way, is the highest compliment I can bestow on anyone. I love Nerds. Truly. I consider myself one, on good days. But you should see the blister on my heel (which Nolie pronounces "blisturd," and that's about exactly how it feels), which I got trying to keep up with those gorgeous young whippersnappers. It's a damned shame. I thought about posting a picture of it but even I can't get that grotesque on the blog.
Anyway, that's what I've been doing, and why you haven't heard so much from me. I'll try to post more in the next day or two, but then we're taking a little family vacation up into the Rockies, and then a week after I head to London to present on the above mine-mess. Cheerio, toodle-oo, and check back in again over the next few days for more.