SAYING OUR GOODBYES TO THE RANCH GANG EARLIER THIS YEAR & HEADING ON DOWN THE ROAD (All photos taken by Jeanie at the ranch)
I am short of photos tonight so am going to include some file pics just sent to us from the ranch folks. They show our morning departures from the ranch both this year & the year before.
SAYING OUR GOODBYES IN MARCH OF 2009 & HEADING FOR HOME
The prime focus for myself & countless thousands of other people today was to simply remain as cool as possible. The record breaking heat wave continues with each day seemingly hotter than the day before. By 9 a.m. this morning I had to retreat into the house after the humidity began turning me into a big sticky sweat ball.
CLEANING THE CORRAL.....DOESN'T LOOK LIKE KELLY'S GOT TOO MUCH 'STUFF' ON THAT SHOVEL!!
Sure glad we made the decision 3 summers ago to have central air installed. One of our better decisions for sure & much more comfortable for our doggy guys too.
SAYING 'SO LONG PARDNERS' TO MY 2 BEST RANCH PALS, PEARCE & GLEESON IN 09
Judging from some comments on last night's post I had better clear up a misconception I may have created lately with my 'Jeep tales.' First let me say, I love our Jeep:)) Yes, it's true, the Jeep is not as easy to get in or out of as our mini-van that's for sure. But, that is not the Jeep's fault just as it isn't my motorcycle's fault that I have difficulty getting on & off it as well. When I get off the bike I have to generally & embarrassingly reach back, grab my lower right pant leg & pull my horizontally straightened leg off the seat & let it drop to the road beside my other leg. The problem is simply mine........I have short legs!! Guess that explains why I have never been a runner. I'm built more like a quarter horse I guess. I can move very fast for a short distance & that's it. Although I did surprise myself last winter when I had to run to the aide of a downed ultra-kite pilot in the desert having big troubles with his chute & kite in high winds near Borrego Springs, California. But, here I go getting way off topic again.
THE LITTLE MOTORMOUSE IS SAD ABOUT LEAVING HER PALS
Let me just say that I am really enjoying getting to know the different Jeep characteristics & it takes me back to my very first car in 1963 which happened to be a 61 Volkswagen Beetle. There are many similarities between that little bug & this little Jeep & in future blogs I will talk about those similarities, plus more observations, events, & discoveries as as they occur. And yes, they have been occurring alright:))
FEEDING THE CHICKENS ONE LAST TIME
Had a mobility van run this afternoon & although I had the settings on the A/C maxed out it just barely kept us cool. I remember last summer we only had to run the A/C in the house 2 or maybe 3 days out of the whole summer but we are already way over that & it's only the first week in July. However, in only 5 weeks it will be mid August & that is when our weather pattern changes for the year & the very first early stirrings of Autumn will be felt. Night time temps will drop & days will be cooler.
LOADING UP THE MAXELL BOY IN 09
Thought I had better throw that little bit of early Autumn factual encouragement in for Donna over there at the CAVE DWELLINGS who at the present time is having quite a time with herself. She's 'down' with a nasty case of 'Hitch Itch' as she is yet again caught in another phase of........'yearning to travel.' Well, I sure know what that feels like alright!! Maybe y'all could drop over there & cheer her up a tad before husband Dennis sticks her in the recycling bin again.
I KNOW IT'S A SAD MORNING CHECKERS BUT IT'S TIME FOR US TO GO NOW:((
Say it isn't so!! Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is turning 70. If Ringo's 70 already, where the heck does that leave the rest of us. Ohhhhhhh, say it isn't so:((
MY PAL CORKY'S 3 MONTH OLD PUPPY PICTURE....HE'S A BIG BOY NOW:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And here's a question for the Doctor.....Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life........is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer. That's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap. "Now, that's my kinda Doctor:))"
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