KELLY GETS A CACTUS THORN OUT OF PHEEBS PAW
If I am to get any outside work done it is now important to start earlier in the mornings. It’s March & temperatures are on the rise each day. By noon it’s just a little too hot for me to be scratching around in the dirt. But, a good time to switch to cooler projects in the house. Must say though, we are looking forward to some cooler weather predicted over the next few days. Bring it on:))
BOSE/iPOD MUSIC CENTER ATOP THE FIREPLACE…PALM FROND IS FROM THE SALTON SEA
Took ourselves for a walk around the block this morning to familiarize ourselves with the neighborhood. Folks have really put some time & effort into their cozy homes. No crowding, no junkyards & no fancy schmancy high end stuff. Yep, I think we are going to fit in here just fine:))
GREEN GRASS IN THESE HERE PARTS IS VERY UNUSUAL
The quiet street behind us opens right up into miles & miles of endless desert & mountains stretching to the horizon. This will be our morning walk place:))
THIS WILL BE OUR MORNING WALK AREA…MOTOR DID PRETTY GOOD BUT WE DID HAVE TO CARRY HER HOME
Spent my morning planting cactus & doing some watering. Our next door neighbor who is also new to the area as of last November has totally cleaned up his whole lot & has big pile of cactus he had dug out. I busied myself with that discarded pile replanting Prickly Pear & Whipple Cholla. I will continue planting cactus every morning now that I have a free source.
GOT MY WORK CUT OUT FOR ME TO TURN THIS INTO A NICE CACTUS GARDEN
I’VE LEARNED TO WEAR GLOVES AT ALL TIMES NOW & CARRY A TWEEZERS IN MY POCKET
We definitely have a few domestic things to get used to in our new neighborhood. Lots of barking dogs at night but I’m OK with animal sounds, it’s human sounds that bug me. Happy about the fact there are no street lights here but we do have a neighbor with a 95,000 watt light bulb on his house piercing the darkness of our front yard. I am definitely going to have to plant some fast growing greenery on that side of the property to block out that big blast of light. Thankfully our back yard is in total darkness. Surprised by the number of Coyotes we can hear close by at night & another neighbor told us the Javelina’s are around at night as well. In fact we were surprised when standing on the north side of the house this morning to see a Coyote nonchalantly walk by on the other side of the Motorhome.
NEIGHBOR ‘BUD’ HAS A REALLY NEAT TRUCK CAMPER
A SIMPLE CRANK HANDLE ON THE DRIVERS SIDE PUTS THE TOP UP OR DOWN IN SECONDS
SPACIOUS YET COMPACT
This afternoon was spent cleaning house windows & pulling the stickers out of my fingers from the mornings Cactus planting. We have decided to start our interior efforts with the heart of the house….the kitchen. Painting is something I can do so hope to maybe start that within the next couple days. We just have to decide on colors. For sure everything we do will be done in a southwest theme using southwest colors throughout. We have to go to Wickenburg anyway Friday morning to the title company so we’ll make a stop at a paint & hardware store along the way.
WILL PROBABLY KEEP THE CUPBOARD COLOR THE SAME BUT CHANGE THE WALL COLOR
LAUNDRY ROOM IS RIGHT OFF THE KITCHEN SO WILL PROBABLY PAINT THIS ROUGH PANELING SAME COLOR AS KITCHEN
We have a fellow coming in the morning to give us a quote on how much to stucco the whole house exterior. In one fell swoop that would hide all the ‘Cowboy construction.’ Also goes a long way in insulating the house, not to mention making the house aesthetically more pleasing to the eye.
WILL LEAVE THIS COLOR IN THE DINING ROOM FOR NOW
Happy to say our Verizon signal is much better since putting the modem on top of the Motorhome. We definitely have to do something more permanent about our cell phone & Verizon service but will think about & deal with that over the summer before we return next October.
WE WILL PULL UP THE CARPET UP IN THIS ROOM & CHANGE THE COLOR
Had a couple surprise visitor’s this afternoon. Patty & Peter live in Rainbow Acres near Quartzsite, Arizona & had been over to Scottsdale for medical appointments. They are staying the night at North Ranch before heading on home. Last saw them in Quartzsite 3 or 4 years ago. Nice of them to stop by & say Hello.
RELAXING ON THE FRONT PORCH WITH PETER & PATTY FROM QUARTZSITE
Check out Ivan’s climb of Superstition Mountain over near Apache Junction. He has some great photos from the very top. Kelly & I did the same trail a couple of years ago but of course did not make it anywhere near the top. Our hiking legs are just not what they used to be years ago.
LITTLE CORA IS STILL NOT EATING
Truly wished I could tell you our little Motormouse is perking up & on the mend…but she is not. Try as we may we cannot get her to eat anything. We managed to get a couple anti-biotic pills in her plus an anti-nausea appetite inducing pill, but no luck with any kind of food. She is drinking a lot of water & sleeping a lot & she did manage to come out for a small walk with us this morning.
SNUGGLES & SMOOCHES WITH LITTLE CORA THIS MORNING
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Women have a Passion for Mathematics
They divide their age in half
Double the price of their clothes &
Always add at least 5 years to the age of their Best Friend.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.