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February 17, 2019

The Insurance Policy

The Insurance Policy

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 17, 2019 at 8:05 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

February 16, 2019

Linear distance to nearest town(s)

Linear distance to Morrison: 5.31 miles.

Linear distance to Aspen Park: 4.46 miles.

Elevation at my house: 7,474'

Elevation in Morrison: 5,764' . Elevation difference = 1,710'.

Elevation in Aspen Park: 8,133'. Elevation difference = 659'.

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 16, 2019 at 3:13 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

February 14, 2019

Elecstars Bluetooth Shower Speaker

I'm trying to get my Elecstars Bluetooth Shower Speaker to work, but it's just as useless as tits on a bull.

First off, here's an idea: put the owner's/user manual online somewhere. It does not exist or, if it does, I can't find it using Google.

I have been able to determine the following:

a) You can charge the thing using some type of cable. I dug around until I found a cable that fit it, and managed to charge it up.

b) You're supposed to be able to connect it to your iphone via Bluetooth, but it's very important that you not have access to the owner's manual that explains how to do this, so the owner's manual is not available on the internet. This is very important, obviously.

So, on my iPhone, I go to Settings - Bluetooth, and make sure the Bluetooth is turned on.

I turn on the Elecstars thing, and push the center button. It has a flashing blue light. and says "Bluetooth Pal".


But I'm not ever able to pair it with my iPhone, for whatever reason. What a P.O.S.

I searched the Apple Store to see if there's an app I'm supposed to download for this P.O.S., but there's not one. There's no App for an Elecstars Bluetooth Shower Speaker.


OK. I was able to make the light flash Blue (instead of Red), but I'm not sure how.

She says you have to put the Elecstars in the "pairing mode". I think the flashing blue light means it's in the "pairing mode".

OK. She says you have to go to your phone, and hit search...find the Shower Speaker...Hit Sync...and it should say "connected".

But, I could never get the P.O.S. to work. Well done, Elecstars. You hid your user manual well, and made a P.O.S. product that doesn't work. Congrats.

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 14, 2019 at 11:09 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Lost photos of Wallie

At some point today, I saw a bunch of photos of Wallie. Now, I've lost them again. Argh.

It looks like Wallie was still around on 9/7/2014.

Wallie had kittens on or around May 4, 2015. (The neighbors came over to see the kittens on May 4, 2015).


Wallie was still around on 4/14/2016.

Wallie was still around on 12/9/2016.

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 14, 2019 at 8:32 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

February 10, 2019

New Mail Boxes

I'm looking at replacing our mail boxes with some new locking mailboxes. Maybe something like this or this or this.

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 10, 2019 at 9:17 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Peaceful Hills 19


Posted by Rob Kiser on February 10, 2019 at 1:57 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

February 4, 2019

Mountain Lion Attacks the Wrong Jogger near Horsetooth Reservoir


A mountain lion attacked a runner Monday afternoon on a trail in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and the runner, who was bitten and injured, killed the big cat, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The victim was running on West Ridge Trail "when he was attacked from behind," according to a news release.

He was able to fight off the big cat, killing it in the process. The man hiked to safety and was able to get to a local hospital on his own, officials said. On Monday evening the victim was being treated for serious injuries including facial bite wounds and lacerations to his arms, legs and back. The man, who was not identified, is expected to recover.

Wildlife officials described the cat as a "juvenile." The man killed the lion in "self-defense."

Mountain lion attacks in Colorado are rare, officials said. The act of running may have triggered the young lion's instinct to hunt.

"Mountain lion attacks are not common in Colorado and it is unfortunate that the lion's hunting instincts were triggered by the runner," said Ty Petersburg, area wildlife manager for CPW. "This could have had a very different outcome."

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 4, 2019 at 11:32 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Mailman Leaving Mailboxes Open

So, I've noticed lately that a lot of our neighborhood mailboxes have been left open in the middle of the day, for whatever reason. Not real excited to see this, as we have had reports of mail theft in this area. But also, it's been unseasonally cold this winter (Global Warming hitting us HARD this winter). So, it's also possible that the mailboxes are old, and just won't stay shut. (i.e., the mailman closes them, but they pop open after he leaves). But, what I suspected was that the mailman was driving off and leaving them open (presumably because they're old, and it's cold, and they're hard to close). So, after seeing 3 out of 4 mailboxes open in the middle of the day last week, I decided to break down and set up my gamecam where I could monitor the mailboxes somewhat discreetly.

I called every phone number I had for my neighbors, only to find out that they're in Florida. (They never answered any of their phones though. No big surprise there.)

But eventually, I went over and set up my gamecam and, lo and behold, sure enough...I have video that shows the mailboxes are all closed before the mailman gets to them, then he drives away, and leaves them open.

Here, Robert the mailman leaves 3 out of 4 mailboxes open on Friday Feb 1, 2019. At 11:33 a.m., all 4 mailboxes are closed, initially. Then the mailman pulls up at 11:34 a.m., and drives away, leaving 3 out of 4 mailboxes open. Argh!


Here, he does a similar thing the day before on Thursday Jan 31, 2019 at 12:13 p.m.


So, this is frustrating, to realize that he is doing this. It's not something I'd hoped to find (though I had suspected it for some time). But, to be fair, I'm sure that he gets tired of trying to close old broken mailboxes that won't stay closed. So....yeah...so that's where we are.

The most simple solution, I think, is to get some new mailboxes. I noticed that Steven (Wild Manor) has some new mailboxes. They look pretty fancy. They're locking, and look a lot better than our old ratty mailboxes. So, I decided to go on Amazon and see what they were offering.

I think that this Mail Box is what I'm leaning towards at this point.

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 4, 2019 at 8:36 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink