Thursday, July 10, 2014

When in Denver,,,,

Got back from a Denver visit. As you may remember mom is living in an assisted living facility which to me is somewhat unusual.
She is in a private residence that has been turned into a home for the elderly.
It is a very nice, big house with a nice deck as well. The staff, owners and management are all Japanese, possibly all related as well.
Wheelchair access, fire alarm hooked up to fire dept, sprinklers, nurses on staff, home cooked meals, ect.
I feel better after seeing it first hand.
We packed her up and took her out on the town a few times, and as hard as it is to get her in and out of the car, she really enjoys it.
Mrs. Barn has not gotten to go shopping for a few years and she went NUTS! I kinda enjoyed going with her for the first few days but found myself increasingly looking for the bored husband lounge. One with a bar of course. She bought 4 pair of shoes at one place! She had fun.
We stayed at a real nice hotel with 2 big screens, 3 sinks, a fridge, microwave, coffee pot, laundry and a king fucking size bed!
That bed was sooo nice, at one point she started snoring but she was so far away it didn’t bother me. And I could not reach her to give her a shake either.
Only drawback was their no smoking in the room rule.
When in Colorado you should visit a pot store. I went just out of couriosity while Mrs. Barn was on a mission.
I later found myself partaking as well. It was fun!
That's a 'pre-rolled' you can buy for 16 bucks. At a couple hits a time, it lasts awhile.
They apply a 22% tax on the recreational pot! Claim it is going to the schools but some folks doubt it.

So, we did the usual pre-shopping and sent a shit-load of stuff to a friends house. Among these items was my new cast iron cook set.
I like to cook, because I like to eat, because I like to shit, so I will love this stuff. Our last skillets were 20+ years on and this will be the last set I ever buy I have one skillet that was made in 1920 and it is one of the best I own!
Only problem with this was checking it onto the plane, 27 lbs worth of cast iron!
But it worked out just fine.
One serious problem I ran into, I ran my passport thru the laundry while in Denver.
Yep, forgot it was in the pocket of my shorts and away it went.
It came out somewhat OK, but I was very nervous about getting home as it looked like it may raise some eyebrows at immigration checks.
But I made it with only a couple stink-eye’s from the officials.
But, once here, the humidity is raising hell with it. The corners are all curled up and there is not much chance I want to try to use it again. So off to the embassy I go.
Then,, today I had to renew my drivers license. They don’t have any at the moment so they give you a receipt to use till the 2nd Tuesday in August when they are suppose to come in. Trouble is, if for some reason I have to go to Denver for an emergency, I could not rent a car with this receipt, not even a Hyundai Scrotum!
So let’s hope nothing hits the fan till then.

So I feel like things may be somewhat back to normal, as much as it can be. Hopefully more posts soon!


Dave + Dianna Rider said...

Hey Barn,

Sounds like a fun time was had by one and all. Welcome back.

Was it hard to keep a 'straight' face in the pot shop?


Gail said...

Welcome back!
Glad to get an update.. Happy to hear that your Mom's new living quarters meet with your approval. Great that you were able to use your laundered passport. Bit different than laundered money. :)

RPM said...

I've been staying in Breckenridge since April. Head home tomorrow. Didn't know you were in town or I would have offered to buy ya'll dinner. The pot shops are interesting. Seems like every one has different rules depending on where they are located. Some make you buy a special child resistant "exit bag", others put it in a paper bag and say thanks.