Well, my brother-in-law came through with flying colors. See my previous post about the computer recovery project. And the post before that about the unfortunate need for the recovery project. I can now report that the data from my old Mac Powerbook G4 resides in my new MacBook (with some inner urging to get that backup hard drive ASAP as I heard a story about a woman who lost the hard drive on her brand new computer--not a Mac however! As if that means anything really). My brother-in-law Luke is officially entitled to his truckload of bribery beer. I look at this as nothing short of a miracle. It is all the sweeter as I had written off the data and moved on with my life. Now I have the chance to go back and make use of those thousands of pictures, and I don't have to rewrite all those pesky things like a current resume (NOT that I expect to need one any time soon), not to mention all the electronic copies of work documents I didn't have and was going to need at the end of the school year.
I decided after a lovely invitation from my sister's mother-in-law followed up with enthusiastic entreaties from my sister to go up to Colorado for the Easter weekend. I'm not much into looking for easter eggs (unless there is a borrowed child involved), but I am really into chocolate... and of course I love to see my family. So I cancelled a sacred weaving day and drove up there in a snow storm yesterday. I got to paint trim in an old dance hall, admire my mother-in-law's LOVELY naturally dyed easter eggs, eat a fabulous Easter brunch, sleep in a fabulous bed while it snowed outside, and the photos below tell you the rest... Actually, I'm not in this first photo, but the use of the heat gun to get the fire going is legendary in this family when electricity is close enough--especially when you're grilling with wood not charcoal...
That is Luke, Olin, Laura (manning the heat gun), Lynn (BBQ queen), and RuthAnn.
Then I visited this apparent used car lot... which is suspiciously close to my sister's house. She is quick to point out that not all of the 8 cars in this photo actually belong to them.
Laughed at Luke's "solar four wheeler"... long story involving a phone booth and a yurt.
And returned to the Land of Enchantment. I didn't do one single weaving-related thing until I typed this sentence. But tomorrow I will!