Coon Invasion Update - And Then There Were 2

I monitor my cat door in the family room with a camera that I can monitor in real-time with my iphone over Wifi somehow. So, tonight I see a raccoon poke his head in the door. 8:00 p.m. on a Wednesday night - exactly the same time he poked his head in last wednesday night. But this time, I've got the other gamecam in the garage, so I check the other gamecam and there's not just one raccoon. There's at least 2 more. I'm so sick of this. So, I move the live animal trap out into the driveway in front of the garage, and put the GameCam out in the driveway to try to catch the coons out there. Lord I'm sick of these animals.


Posted by Rob Kiser on November 14, 2018 at 10:58 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

SV3C WiFi IP Camera Files

So, I'm going to start saving off the videos created by my night-vision SV3C WiFi IP camera. I'm not real clear where to put them so, for now, I'm going to archive them as follows:




Posted by Rob Kiser on November 11, 2018 at 5:17 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Peaceful Hills 13 (Updated 1/28/2018)


Posted by Rob Kiser on November 10, 2018 at 6:21 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Free Credit Report

How can I get my FICO score or a score estimate for free?
It's possible to avoid paying for your credit score or at least an estimate. Here is a list of all of the well-known ways to get a FICO score or score estimate for free:

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Posted by Rob Kiser on November 9, 2018 at 3:46 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Top 10 Cheapest Places to Ski in Colorado

Cheapest Place to Rent Skis
In general, when renting ski and snowboard gear, the closer to the base of the mountain, the more expensive your rental is likely to be. If you plan ahead, though, you can equip yourself with lots of savings.

Note: We did our research based on "standard" or "basic" packages that included skis, boots and poles, or snowboard and boots, for both adults and kids. Gear included in a basic ski or snowboard package may vary from shop to shop, though, so ask about specifics before you rent. Snowboard packages tend to be slightly more expensive than the ski packages. Most shops rent helmets for $5/day.

1. Look close to home. Off-resort and metro-area shops are often the least expensive way to rent gear (though see No. 4 below). Resort rentals range from $32.80/day at Winter Park to $63.70/day at Aspen Snowmass, and that's the book-in-advance rate. It's worth a trip to a local shop to snag a deal.

Colorado Sports Rent in Arvada offers the best deal we found, at $16/day. Eskimo Ski & Board in Centennial rents skis for $25/day (plus $20 for each extra day); snowboard packages are $30/day. Aurora-based Lenny's Ski & Golf offers ski rentals for $22/day, snowboards at $30/day, and Boulder's Crystal Ski Shop runs $20/day for skis. Crystal even offers a frequent renter punch card -- rent six times and the seventh is free.

The downside? If something is wrong or doesn't fit, a swap isn't convenient. The exception is Breeze Ski Rentals, which lets you exchange gear at any of its 23 locations, not just the one from which you rented.

2. Reserve online. For short rental periods -- one to a few days -- check for online specials. Breeze offers 25 percent off if you reserve your gear through their website. Colorado Ski & Golf gives you 20 percent off, as does Crystal Ski Shop.

3. Consider season-long rentals. Longer rental periods offer serious savings and perks, as most include free tune-ups and size adjustments. Larson's Ski & Sport in Wheat Ridge offers the best deal on adult ski season rentals starting at $109.95 ("Performance" packages cost more).

Lenny's Ski & Golf comes in with the lowest price we found on junior ski packages starting at $79.99; Crystal Ski Shop is a close second at $85 for junior skis, boots and poles or snowboard and boots.

Virtually every shop we spoke to lets parents trade up equipment for kids who may outgrow gear or gain skills over the course of the winter. That applies to grown-ups, too. So if those boots pinch in the wrong spot or your skis aren't working on the intermediate runs, you can bring them back and swap for different gear.

Colorado Ski & Golf also has a Junior Trade-In program. The difference is you buy your kids' ski and board sets (starting at $99 for used and $199 for new). Then, return their equipment the next season and receive 50 percent of the purchase price back towards next year's purchase. Crunch the numbers and you're getting a complete set of used equipment for the kiddos for as little as $49 a year.

4. Packages pay. Bundling is a smart shopper's favorite word because it translates to savings. Combo deals may seem more expensive upfront, but break down the components and you'll discover the savings. Great deals are rare but do pop up on occasion. Our favorite: Loveland Ski Area has teamed up with Christy Sports to offers kids ages 6 to 14 a junior season rental package and a Loveland Ski Pass for $185. When you do the math, it's just $6 more than a season pass and an overall savings of 33 percent.

Here's another: For $87, adults get all the ski or snowboard equipment they need and a full-day lift ticket at Monarch Mountain when you book online 48 hours in advance. A lift ticket alone is $69. That means your gear is only $18.

5. Check your mailbox. Val-U-Ads, Money Mailer, ValPaks and other "junk" mail often include coupons from ski shops. If you don't get the coupons in your mailbox, check their website for downloadable coupons. is another source for snow gear discounts, as is Also, ask your local ski shop if it honors competitor's coupons, like Crystal Ski Shop does.


Posted by Rob Kiser on November 8, 2018 at 1:25 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Holiday Schedule

Trying to sort out where all of the cousins will be for the holidays:

Jennifer - Jen in CO Thanksgiving. Jen in MS ?.
Sarah - Sarah in MS Thanksgiving: Wed Nov 21 - Mon Nov 26.
Sarah - Sarah in MS Xmas: Fri Dec 21 - Mon Dec 31.
Lilly - Lilly in MS Xmas Sat Dec 22 - Wed Dec 26.
Charlie/Hallye leaving to Jacksonville, FL at some point during christmas break.
Molly and Mark are not going anywhere.

Thanksgiving - Jen off the whole week M-F. Be in CO. Thanksgiving day at dad's house. We will cook dinner here. Friday at mom's house. Start school Monday.

Winter Break - Last final 17th(?). Birthday at dad's on 21st. In colorado for birthday 22. Going to ballet in Denver w/ mom. Christmas eve/christmas morning at dad's. Christmas afternoon at mom's. CLasses begin Jan 14th.

A few days after xmas go to MS for 5 days.
sarah home for turkey day. wed night with lilly. go to condo in oxford. state/ole miss. friday night miss angies wess mom turkey dinner. sarah flies back monday to denver.

xmas lilly wes sarah all come home. not sure on return date. sarah returns denver new years eve. probably fly back to ms new years day.
charlie/hallye leaving to jacksonville fl at some point during christmas break.

molly and mark are not going anywhere.

Continue reading "Holiday Schedule"


Posted by Rob Kiser on November 7, 2018 at 11:54 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Register To Vote in Boulder

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Boulder 80301-2546

(303) 413-7740


Posted by Rob Kiser on November 5, 2018 at 8:44 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink