I’m finally back here again

Looks like I’m getting an entry in here about once every year, whether it needs it or not. I never was good at journals. Well, the Flag Creek Cafe lasted until about July 15, at which time we completely understood why the restaurant business is so different from the software business. Suffice it to say we won’t be doing that again, and the town is now without one of the best eateries it ever had.

Last July I started with NC Telecom, a startup CLEC that serves northwest Colorado and Utah. I’ve learned way more about telco & PCS cell phone technology than I ever wanted to know. We’re just now launching our first services to the public, including DSL and other voice and data services. See www.nctelecom.com if you have to know more.

Started a retaurant

It is now mid-may and we’re still unpacking at home!  We have started a business as owners of the Flag Creek Cafe, located at the Meeker Golf Course. The startup is taking an inordinate amount of our time and energy, but after two weeks we are beginning to get our staffing levels up and hopefully will reduce our hours.  The location was originally a snack bar which we redecorated and remodeled into a 64-seat restaurant and bar.  It is really nice inside now. The town has received us well and many think it is the nicest place in town. \
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There are 3 other restaurants in town and a fourth up river 23 miles.  Our view and food can’t be matched and we’re off to a good start.    More later . . .  The pics page has some photos of the restaurant view and some of the inside.  I’ll post the menu soon.

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Just an update

Spent a bit of time updating the pics pages and moving the site as a sub-web of my weatherweather.net site.  I’ve always been interested in weather phenomenon and after leaving Bakersfield it dawned on me that I’m finally living in an area that actually HAS weather!  I set up a station in the back yard almost 2 years ago that broadcasts to a main terminal in the house and then feeds to several Internet sites.

See the site at WeatherWeather.NET.

It fits in well with my Amateur radio stuff.

We have arrived in Colorado!

Well, we completed our move from Bakersfield to Meeker on November 1, 2001.  Everyone arrived safely and the people, dogs and horses are all fine.  We live about 3 miles outside of town on County Road 4, on the mesa overlooking Meeker and the White River Valley.  Although we have about 15 acres, most of it is undeveloped.  We are working on a plan to fence in several acres near the house for the horses since they are temporarily staying at our neighbors house about a quarter mile away.  We share part of a common driveway from the main road, also about a quarter mile away.  Deer feed and bed nearby, and show up daily within 50 feet of the house on the meadow.  The pics page will give you an idea of what it is like here, and will be updated regularly.

It will take us the next 60 days or so to get completely unpacked and settled in.  The house is smaller than our prior place on the Kern River, so many items will go to storage.  Hopefully we will be able to build an addition in the spring to give us a bit more room.  We also have a barn, fencing and spa on our list of projects.  Especially the spa.  It gets a bit cold here (see the weather link for current backyard weather from our station).

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