We have a web
camera setup to capture activity in our office which updates
once a minute as long as Chuck's computer is on. The
following weather information is updated approximately every
five minutes from our VantagePro weather station located in our
backyard. For detailed weather info, click on Red
Our upstairs office
is the primary daytime hangout of Chuck and Lucy the cat, as
well as whatever dogs and cats follow you in. Occasionally
you might just catch a glimpse Chuck's head with some hair, or
what is left of it...
Red House Weather
The Jagow Family
Chuck and Karen finally realized their life long dream and have retired to Westcliffe Colorado, Chuck's boyhood home. We lived in our Chesapeake home since moving there in 1987 from Bremerton Washington. Before Bremerton, the Jagow family has lived in Newport News Virginia, Groton Connecticut, Norwich Connecticut, San Diego California and San Leandro California. All this traveling was because Chuck was in the US Navy and every couple of years it was off to somewhere new. Once landing in Virginia they figured they would only be there a little while, until Chuck found a job in Colorado, well that ended up being 33 years. That was mainly due to the fact that there were never any submarine Combat Systems Engineering jobs in Colorado...
Our head geek who is responsible for this mess is Chuck who lives and breathes this computer stuff and has been married to Karen, his beautiful wife of forty two years. Karen retired as a manager from Barnes & Noble on Halloween of 2020. She still likes her "Gothic" romance novels and her cats more than the computers. Karen loves to read more than anything except maybe playing games on her phone and iPad while Chuck is out stargazing with one of his telescopes.
The Jagow family has always included pets of one species or another. The current zoo is comprised of five dogs, Bella is the oldest, followed by Stewie, Ruby, Scarlet and Ebenezer. The dogs are always on the lookout for our three cats Jack, Lucy and our Maine Coon Athena.
Paws Observatory was Chuck's primary source of
astronomical photography from 2005 through 2020 when it was
our move from Virginia to Colorado in 2020 after we
Red House Observatory is at our place in town while the future
Verdemont Observatory will be located on the land that Chuck's
maternal great grandparents homesteaded at the turn of the
This is a panoramic image I took of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains of Colorado. The towns in the foreground are Silvercliff and Westcliffe they kind of run together and are hard to separate in this image, but there is about a mile between them. I grew up here, in fact in this image there is but a single instance of where a large cloud's shadow is visible on the range. Just to the right and below that cloud about half the width of that cloud is a great open park, that is where our ranch sits. This picture was taken on the first or second of June of 2008, right after we had our mom moved to the Canon Lodge in Canon City. If you think this picture is nice, you should see the full size image as this is one eighth scale Both images are copyrighted 2009 by me, Charles A. Jagow with all rights reserved.
Cheryl our daughter, rest her soul, died of Lupus complications on February 21st, 2022. She is survived by her three children Cameron, Casey, and Sophia, her brother Michael as well as Karen and I. She was forty two and working in Virginia Beach as an office manager for an up and coming solar energy company.She had formerly been employed by the Chesapeake Juvenile Courts and the Commonwealth's Attorney of Virginia prior to going to work at the solar folk's place. She is missed every minute of every day by everyone who knew her.
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