Showing posts with label Colorado. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colorado. Show all posts

Thursday, December 8, 2016

3 Story Commercial Building in Englewood Colorado

As I washed all three stories of this commercial building, the odor of good Italian food caught up with me. Unfortunately, I was on the third floor and had to complete the job before eating.  It was tough!  One thing I have learned over the years is that, customers come first and my “stomach” could wait!

The building housed the restaurant Colore.  I did not get a chance to sample their food, as I had another job that day, but it sure smelled really good!


Halloween Window Cleaning Stapleton, Colorado

Folks familiar with Stapleton, Colorado, know that Halloween is a BIG DEAL!

Imagine my concern when I had to place my ladder among skeletons and skulls! It looked like a graveyard with nothing buried!

As you may know I summited Mount Denali, and in one day summited and skied down four 14,000 foot mountains in Colorado. So I am not "afraid" of much!  But, when I was cleaning the windows of this great home, on a ladder, I could not help to look down, and make sure that there was nothing climbing up after me!

For more info on Stapleton, Halloween see:  SURVIVING HALLOWEEN IN STAPLETON


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Castle Rock, Colorado Window and Gutter Cleaning

7,000 sq.ft. home on a private gated community, on a golf course. I clean this customers windows and gutters every year.  
I looked down while I was cleaning the inside windows and saw this beautiful bobcat:




Needless to say it was a great surprise and a real treat!

Castle Rock was founded in 1874 when the eastern Douglas County border was redrawn to its present location. Castle Rock was chosen as the county seat because of its central location.One of the first homesteaders in the area near today's Castle Rock was Jeremiah Gould. He owned about 160 acres (0.65 km2) to the south of "The (Castle) Rock." At that time, the settlement consisted of just a few buildings for prospectors, workers, and cowboys. In 1874, Jeremiah Gould donated 120 acres (0.49 km2) to the new town that was also now home to the Douglas County government. For the beginning the six streets named Elbert, Jerry, Wilcox, Perry, Castle and Front were laid out to build the actual town of Castle Rock. The Courthouse Square was defined and about 77 lots, each 50 by 112 feet (34 m), were auctioned off for a total profit of US$3,400.

A new train depot brought the Denver and Rio Grande Railway to the area.

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Castle Rock had a very active Rhyolite quarrying industry. Many Swedish immigrants arrived in the area to work in the quarries.

Castle Rock currently encompasses about 35 square miles (91 km2), with a population of more than 42,000[9] in town and 70,000 in the surrounding area.



Saturday, October 22, 2016

Breckenridge Colorado Window Cleaning at 10,300 Feet!


This home was 1 and half hours drive west of Denver in the town of Breckenridge.  It was a log cabin ski home out in the woods. The house was at 10,300 feet elevation, which is now my new record for altitude window cleaning.

The historic Town of Breckenridge is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Summit County, Colorado, United States.

The town population was 4,540 at the 2010 United States Census. The town also has many part-time residents, as many people have vacation homes in the area. The town is located at the base of the Tenmile Range. Summer in Breckenridge attracts outdoor enthusiasts with hiking trails, wildflowers, fly-fishing in the Blue River, mountain biking, nearby Lake Dillon for boating, white water rafting, alpine slides, and many shops and restaurants up and down Main Street. The historic buildings along Main Street with their clapboard and log exteriors add to the charm of the town. Every year, Breckenridge hosts the Breckenridge Festival of Film, established in 1981, Ullr Fest every January, as well as an annual Fourth of July parade.*



Prospectors entered what is now Summit County (then part of Utah Territory) during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859, soon after the placer gold discoveries east of Breckenridge near Idaho Springs. Breckenridge was founded to serve the miners working rich placer gold deposits discovered along the Blue River. Placer gold mining was soon joined by hard rock mining, as prospectors followed the gold to its source veins in the hills. Gold in some upper gravel benches east of the Blue River was recovered by hydraulic mining. Gold production decreased in the late 1800s, but revived in 1908 by gold dredging operations along the Blue River and Swan River. The Breckenridge mining district is credited with production of about one million troy ounces (about 31,000 kilograms) of gold.[9] The gold mines around Breckenridge are all shut down, although some are open to tourist visits. The characteristic gravel ridges left by the gold dredges can still be seen along the Blue River and Snake River, and the remains of a dredge are still afloat in a pond off the Swan River.




* Wikipedia

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Englewood, Colorado

Englewood, Colorado is 16 miles south of  Denver Colorado.

It is interesting that Englewood features a climate very similar to that of Denver, but is slightly milder and more stable due to the city's establishment in a very low part of the South Platte River valley.

Gutter cleaning job: