Monday, March 19, 2012

AWOKE TO ANOTHER COLD SNOWY MORNING IN ARIZONA:((

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WOKE UP TO ANOTHER SNOWY MORNING

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AND, WE HAVE A SNOWY BIRD’S NEST IN OUR SAGUARO

Soooo disappointing to wake up & see it snowing again this morning!!!!  Temperature here…36F.  Temperature back home in Bayfield…56F.  Our Legacy Blue Flame heater has been running for 48 hours now & that is the longest we have ever had to have it on since we began our RV travels years ago.  It’s just plum cold out & that’s all there is to it.  And to think, just a few short days ago I was mumblin & grumblin about the hot 80F+ temperatures.  Silly me!!!!

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OUR GHOST TOWN ROAD DEAD ENDS AT THE OLD CONGRESS GOLD MINE

Cora’s condition hasn’t changed much.  Talked to the Vet again & she suggested taking Motor to an animal hospital near Phoenix.  She is thinking Motor’s problem may be her liver.  Results came in this morning & she does not have Valley Fever.  She is 15 years old & her age may be catching up with her.    It’s a tough decision for us now but we were encouraged tonight when she showed interest in my hamburger & actually gobbled have a dozen little chunks just like her old self.  We’ll see how she is tomorrow.  Oh, & she definitely does not like Gatorade.

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WE HAVE 2 DRIVEWAYS & THIS MARKER MARKS THE FIRST ONE

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OUR FELLOW CANADIAN NEIGHBOR’S DRIVEWAY

Kelly’s still limping on her sore ankle & found out this afternoon she cannot push the clutch pedal in on the Jeep so looks like from here on in I will be driving Miss Kelly.

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OUR BACKYARD

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FRONT & SIDE YARDS

My painting started off this morning with George Benson’s ‘Sunrise.’  Nice start to the day.  Picked up the painting pace a bit with Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors & Jimi Hendrix.  Mellowed things out with JJ Cale, Johnny Rivers & Chris Rea.  Finished up my painting spree with the fine 50’s styling's of none other than that great guitar picking western warbler himself, Hank Williams.

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FRONT YARD AREA WHERE I HAVE BEEN PLANTING CACTUS

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Tomorrow I will start on the kitchen cupboards.  So far I am not totally satisfied with the kitchen wall color so am hoping to pull it out of the fire with some snappy cupboard colors.  Back to the paint store in the morning.  Hmmm, wonder about lime green with fuscia accents on a purple & orange black background.  Ya right!!

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ACROSS THE ROAD NEIGHBOR’S DRIVEWAY

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NEIGHBOR IN DISTANT HOUSE RAISES LIZARDS…SNOW CAPPED FRONT YARD SAGUAROS

The septic tank guys came today & repaired the pipe problem.  It was a $400 fix & Freddie Mac paid for that.

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OUR SOUTHERN SIDE YARD

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Took advantage of the soft wet ground & planted some more cactus today.  The downside of soft wet ground is mud and  boy are we ever in a mess here in the coach.  Muddy shoes & muddy doggy paws.  And it’s an oozy mud too.  Not good!!

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DISTANT HOUSE IS DIRECTLY BEHIND US AND IS OUR ALBERTA SNOWBIRD NEIGHBOR

Our Realtor phoned today saying we are very close to a closing date.  Possibly Wednesday.  We asked if we could go ahead & get a few people lined up for some work on the house & he said yes, go ahead.

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VERY MUDDY AROUND OUR ARIZONA DIGS

We have a new Blog Follower today.  Bob & Jo from HOW TO LOVE WHERE YOU ARE AND EAT WHERE THE LOCALS EAT joins the Bayfield Bunch as we work on our new Arizona digs & begin making plans for the long journey back to Ontario, Canada.

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GROANER’S CORNER:((    There's one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor's.

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- Home is where your pet is:))

- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right  now...AL.
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31 comments:

  1. I think the snow makes everything look beautiful - even the cactus! But now you have pictures of it, it can go ahead and melt, eh?

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  2. There's a touch of irony in the caption about your Alberta snowbird neighbor...in all that snow!

    The snow's really beautiful...but seems out of place for some reason. :) We didn't get any here in Moab.

    Glad to hear the Mouse had a little to eat. Awesome photos.

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  3. Driving Miss Kelly?? Somehow I don't see much of an analogy to Driving Miss Daisy, and I would think Kelly will object as well........... LOL

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  4. When looking at your beautiful pics I am gettin' back into the Christmas mood. Quite a place you found there. Christmas in march tzzztzz...

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  5. Maybe you could take Cora out for a burrito. Didn't she just love to share them with you?

    So sorry she is still not getting better. 15 is a good age for a little dog. It seems she has brought you a lot of smiles over the years.

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  6. Wondering what kind of landscaping you can do to stop the mud. Would mulch look out of place, would you have to use gravel or stones?

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  7. snow on the cactus..frost on the 'pumpkin'?..who would have thought it would be warmer in Bayfield than in Arizona?..

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  8. Your post last night made me so cold we got out Mr. Heaty. Your snow is costing us propane.

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  9. Your pictures are so beautiful today. Al, I have noticed that you have good taste in music !!

    Thinking about little Motormouse and wishing her the best !!

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  10. The contrast of the snowy plants and the mostlyl bare ground is striking. Very pretty - but I don't want any!

    Sure wishing the best for the little Motormouse. Glad she ate a bit tonight. My heart goes out to you and Kelly.

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  11. You got a lot more snow than I would have expected. Had at least 8" here this morning but is starting to melt.

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  12. It looks like it's time to leave the left half of the continent. It's too cold there. Supposed to go up to the high twenties in Burlington (home town for us) today or tomorrow.
    The kids will be needing the air conditioning soon I'm thinking.

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  13. as sad as it is getting snow where you are it sure is pretty......maybe Kelly needs and xray in case something is broken???? Its been know to happen..confuse a sprain with a break...hope Motor picks up soon...:(

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  14. Going to 75F/24C here today, Al, an hour SW of Ottawa, Ontario. Third day in a row, an unprecedented heat wave for this time of year, but I'm sure we haven't seen the last of winter yet, although our winter's snow is long gone.

    Love your snow on cactus shots. Snow in the desert is even more beautiful than snow around here. Enjoy the beauty.

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  15. CRAZY WEATHER -- altho the snow is pretty, I wouldn't want to be in it -- before you know it, it will all be gone and the heat will return!

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  16. We are getting lots of rain here, and a huge puddle just outside our RV door...Just a thought, maybe a very subtle earthtone for those cabinets...Our daughter Terrie is great at this stuff..and she uses earthtones with bright colors...But, to each his own, right?

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  17. Beautiful photos Al... Glad Motormouse ate some food ~ we are going through the same thing with our little dog. So hard!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  18. The snow is beautiful. We are in Cochise CTY & no snow sticking yet. Really hoping for some. A few flakes in the air. Supposed to be back in the 70's, so our chance I believe is over.
    If Kelly's ankle is broke, she would know it. She could not stand the pain.
    JILL

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  19. Sooo Glad the MotorMouse is beginning to eat again! GOOD SIGN!!
    We are happy! I am beginning to think Al was right when he blamed it on the cow poop appetizers! Kelly! Sorry about your ankle, OUCH! Snow pics were beautiful... we had a few flurries here for about 3 minutes yesterday. Love your choice of Music Al! yeah... music helps work go easier! No snow at Sue's, just mud!

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  20. Best wishes for little Cora.

    I bet you never thought you might need a snow shovel! :)

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  21. Sending good thoughts to little Cora. It's so tough because they just can't tell us what's hurting. But she knows she is loved, and I'm hoping she's feeling much better soon.

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  22. I'm with Cora on the Gatorade. That stuff is nasty. I have been praying for her since last week.

    Your pictures are some of the best desert snow pictures I have ever seen. You really could earn some extra money if you sold some of them. I love the ones with the snow on the trees like beautiful blossoms of snow.

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  23. The snow is pretty, but there is something so WRONG about snow on cactus.

    I agree with Cora about the Gatorade. Don't much like it either.

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  24. Snow vs heat...be careful what you wish for...guess that about sums it up, eh? Glad to hear that Morormouse is feeing a bit better. We will keep our best thoughts and prayers headed her way! Sure some interesting pictures there today with that snow and the cactus and such! Very Cool!!!

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  25. I think Jim has what Cora has...I almost drove him to the vet last night :-) The snow pics are beautiful and the plus is that the flowers on the desert should be in abundance!

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  26. Glad the pup is better.

    Mark the snow day on your calender because next year you will know about when to expect it give or take a few days.

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  27. All that snow will mean beautiful desert flowers!!

    Hoping Motorhouse gets back to tip-top shape soon...oh, and kelly too. ;-)

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  28. I love your wonderfuls sense of humor Al! I think the colors your were thinking of for the kitchen would go quite well. HA!

    I also wish I could make pics like yours.

    I am in Anza Borrego and today was cloudless and a great day to be out. The weather should be headed your way.

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  29. Al are you sure you didn't mix the pictures in todays post with the ones when you returned to Bayfield last year?

    The pictures are still beautiful!

    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  30. Happy to be a new follower, great snow pictures

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  31. Hi Al and Kelly
    I had forgotten how smooth George Benson is. Thanks for the reminder.
    Best wishes to you all and especially Miss Cora.
    Don in Okla.

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