Lifestyles Archive

Where We Live, How We Live…Living with Wildfire

Posted March 27, 2016 By High Country Posts

Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week      March 27 – April 2, 2016

swfireThe focus of the week is to increase awareness and to promote actions that reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities.  

The Lincoln National Forest will be sharing helpful links throughout the week (starting March 27), via email and twitter…stay tuned!  Read the remainder of this entry »

More Likely Than Not

Posted July 12, 2015 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
For the football fans out there, you already know what I’m going to talk about. The NFL used the phrase, “More likely than not,” and the phrase “More probable than not,” to describe whether they believed if Tom Brady knew anything about under-inflated footballs. (Deflate-Gate) In the nicest possible way they concluded nobody else would benefit from under-inflated footballs. So, it was “more likely than not” he knew something. Read the remainder of this entry »

That’s Just Wrong!

Posted March 30, 2015 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
Here’s a trivia question for you: What do Warren Buffett and I have in common besides the number four? I have 40 dollars in my pocket and he has 40 billion. Give up? We both own a 2006 Cadillac DTS. He has only 20,000 miles on his (apparently he doesn’t drive much!). Mine has more like 115, 000 miles. He sold his at a charity auction for $120,000. If there’s anyone interested in my 2006 DTS, I would be happy to accept the same offer! I know, “That’s just wrong!” Read the remainder of this entry »

Catch 22

Posted March 1, 2015 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
It’s that time of year again. Jo Ann and I were walking out of Wal-Mart, when we were ambushed by two cute little girls wearing green. That’s right ~ it’s Girl Scout Cookie time! We couldn’t resist their cute little faces, or the Thin Mints displayed on the table, so we bought a box. We got home and immediately opened the box. Jo Ann took one sleeve of cookies; I took the other. Two hours later there wasn’t a cookie to be found! This was not a Catch 22, simply cause and effect. No one can resist little girls and cookies! Read the remainder of this entry »

Post-Holiday Blues

Posted February 4, 2015 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
This past Christmas took an unexpected turn. It was a few days after Thanksgiving; it was one of those slow days. I actually got to take an afternoon nap. I awoke to the pleasant smell of cookies baking. Strolling down the stairs, I then rounded the corner into our kitchen. Shocked at what I saw, the Christmas tree had been put up, complete with lights and ornaments. Jo Ann was smiling, proud of all her accomplishments. I put my hand to her forehead to see if she was running a fever. Then I checked her eyes to see if she had banged her head on something (nope ~ no trauma). Thirty-two years of me whining about helping put up the tree had finally paid off! If you’ll remember, just two years ago I caught Jo Ann spitting in my sink, so she wouldn’t have to clean hers. Progress has been made. Dare I push things a step further? Read the remainder of this entry »

It’s All Relative

Posted December 29, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. For us it was good, but low-key. Nobody came to visit for the holidays. We had planned to go to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving, however, Jo Ann also planned to make the entire Thanksgiving meal for just the two of us on Wednesday. Jo Ann’s a great cook. The house was filled with that holiday smell. We ate a great meal; I praised her for all her hard work. Of course, after eating turkey comes the mandatory food-coma nap. I awoke about two hours later. I went downstairs for a turkey sandwich, just to find all the Christmas decorations up, including the tree. Usually putting up the tree involves crying and gnashing of teeth (that would be me). Hanging ornaments in just the right spot and stringing lights is not my thing. Jo Ann did all the work by herself. With a big smile, she came up and hugged me. I checked to see if she was on any new medication. (Nope). When I find out what she’s up to, I’ll let you know. Read the remainder of this entry »