Saturday, August 17, 2019

civic duties and boonies

We made yet another trip to the Lake House yesterday.  This one as Meego's final move out/in.  Classes begin in a week.

A couple of weeks ago, Meego got his first jury summons in the mail - ooh, how exciting! (not).  He wasn't sure what to do as he'd never been called for jury duty before and he wasn't planning to still be living here on his assigned day.

I checked and saw that there's an easy online form to fill out for disqualification - one of which is if your address is in a different county from the jury summons.  Click that box - BAM.  Of course, it asks to be provided with the current address.

So, guess what was Meego's first piece of mail at the Lake House?  Yah, jury summons.  New county.

Boy, they don't waste time do they?  He might qualify for a student postponement, or he can just let it ride and hope that when he calls in, he doesn't have to show.

We enjoyed a bit of roaming around and surviving in the forest, far from civilization.  Here are the primitives:

Actually, no.  We checked out the Heritage Gardens and Arboretum on the campus of the university.  Lots of different trees from all over the world, so fun to see trees we don't normally see in Colorado... or anywhere.

For more nature fun, Magnum and I hit the mountain bike trails this morning.  The area was quite crowded as it was a beautiful day on a weekend, but it's a large enough park that we had plenty of moving room. 

I think my skills are improving little by little by very little.  

We'll be dreaming of this in February.


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

As I read your last line, I said out loud, oh yes we will.(be dreaming)😊

Chatty Crone said...

Love your pink bike. You just got rid of your snow didn't you?

Abby said...

Peggy, happens every year.

Chatty, Yes, we "just" had that big snowstorm that took out so many trees. Feels like last week. I like my pink bike too 😊

Linda Hensley said...

Maybe it's his destiny to serve jury duty? I was an alternate jurist once. I was relieved I didn't have to decide someone else's fate. Looks like you had perfect days for the arboretum and for biking :)

Morgan Cartwright said...

I can't believe they immediately sent him one in the new county!! That's crazy. Hopefully, he gets out of it!
Where you are riding your bike looks amazing!

Abby said...

Linda, destined to be a juror- maybe? It has been nice around here, enjoying it while we can!

Morgan, Yeah, we figured his name would just go back into the pool in the new county. Oh well. We were riding at a park that's very popular for mountain biking... and rattlesnakes... here in Colorado Springs. Ute Valley park.