YES, I TOOK THIS PHOTO TODAY BUT IF THIS IS THE EARTH HOW DID I GET WAY OUT INTO SPACE TO DO IT??
Wow, what a great weather day it was......to stay inside!! Cold with an Ontario damp feeling in the air & no sun. A good day for familiarizing ourselves with the new Toshiba Satellite laptop & Windows 7. As always when moving from an old familiar format to a new one there are always frustrations. Same thing as Win 95 to Win 98 & then XP. I'm sure I will be just fine when I change my head to match the system instead of trying my old familiar tactic of trying to change the system to match my head.
RANCH DOG PEARCE FOUND HIMSELF A COMFY SPOT LAST NIGHT
Win 7 definitely has a different look to it which I'm sure will be just fine when I get used to it. I did manage to get some files transferred but of course it did not go as smoothly or quickly as I figured it should have so had to go sit in my chair & pout for half an hour. In the meantime Kelly sat down for a first look at Win 7 & within 10 minutes had most everything transferred. Like I've said many times before, I'm pretty good at taking the garbage out back home:((
DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN OLD & NEW…….(new is on the left)
The rain & thunder began around noon so I made a bee-line for the corrals to get the donkeys into a sheltered area. Grabbed them a bale of hay while I was at it & ended up back in the rig cold & wet. Turned up the heat a tad & had another crack at Win 7. Because of our limited 5 Gig Verizon card we can't do the many program downloads we have to do. That will have to wait until Thursday morning when Kelly goes to Elfrida for exercise class & I go along to the Wifi spot in the library. Hopefully I will be able to pull enough brain cells & patience together to get all that done correctly!!
GATHERED AROUND THE OLD HAY BALE TIRE
Today's rain has put us into a mud situation again & with 4 shoes & 20 little paws going in & out of the motorhome we are in quite a mess again. But not to worry, I held onto my common sense & didn't let my mind stray to silly thoughts of concrete & pavement this time. One look out the door without staring into somebody else's living room is well worth any mud that Mother Nature sends our way......Amen!!
SOME DARK HOURS TODAY
Doesn't look like we are going to get over to the Chiricahua Monument this time for more hiking. Had we been on the ball we would have done that hike back in the first part of November when we first got here. Too cold & snowy up in the Chiricahua mountains now. Too bad because I was really looking forward to returning there.
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We're still not sure where we are headed once we leave here this week-end but it will definitely be further west. Maybe Ajo Arizona, maybe up to Quartzite for a few days, maybe straight through to Yuma, just not sure. Seems we have to go to Quartzite every year just to get a new flag pole because every year I always manage to step on the one we have break it. At least the majority of humanoids should be out of there by now since the main event stuff was over a week ago. We'll probably head up Tucson way & before we get there maybe we'll have decided where we are going. The pull is strong to return to old favorite places but the pull is also strong to search out new areas & see new things. Like I say, "we never know where we're going until after we have been there for awhile." We are over half way through our winter stay in the southwest so I think it's time to get some new adventures under our belts before returning to another looooooong boring summer at home!!
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