BREAKFAST ON THE PORCH THIS MORNING…YOU CAN SEE OUR LITTLE MOTORMOUSE IS BACK TO NORMAL:))
Pheebs & I narrowly missed a close encounter of the third kind Friday night with one of the locals. I’m in the habit of taking Pheebs out for a little walkabout after dark. It’s a time I enjoy seeing all the stars. Not a busy road here so we had walked out onto the pavement for maybe 20 yards. Very dark because there are no street lights but I carry a flashlight. I was standing on the road looking at the Planets, Jupiter & Venus when I glanced to my right & thought I detected a slight lighter patch of darkness on the ground about 10 feet away. Pheebs was about 10 feet in front of me sniffing alongside the road. Looked back at the stars for a few seconds & then looked to my right again. The lighter patch had moved. Oh Oh!! Quickly fumbled for my flashlight as the object moved again slightly parallel to my right. Hit the switch on my light & yikes, I was looking directly at the unmistakable business end of a skunk. Tail high in the air. It immediately ran down into the ditch without firing a shot at us. I instantly turned towards Pheebe to stop her from running after the skunk, but…….there she was was still blissfully sniffing along the roadside. Luckily she had not detected either the movement or the scent of the skunk. We were both soooooo lucky to have not been sprayed!! We quickly & quietly retreated back to the Motorhome.
THIS LITTLE HOUSE SPARROW IS LIVING IN ONE OF OUR FRONT YARD SAGUAROS
Kelly picked up the scent of Saturday morning garage sales first thing so not wanting to try the Jeep clutch with her sprained ankle yet…I was designated driver again. There was a sizable auction going on in Congress as well but fortunately she didn’t have a bee under her bonnet about going to the auction. Time consuming Auctions are not one of my favorite things.
D’YA THINK IT WILL GROW…..
First garage sale we hit I saw some colorful dishes I really liked, so ‘bang’ we got em. Had my eye out for a cheap radio for some background noise in the house & ‘bang’ found one of those too. Kelly wangled the price down from $12 to $8 & we were off. Next stop was the Congress Library. More house forms to pull off the computer, print, sign & fax. They sure bury ya in paper work on this side of the border.
IT WAS THE COLORS THAT CAUGHT MY EYE…LADY SAID WHEN SHE FINDS THE SECOND CUP SHE WILL PHONE US
Free coffee & donuts at the library. I bypassed the coffee but had a doughnut. Awwwww nuts, what a super great home made doughnut it was & darned if they aren’t put together just up the mountain in Yarnell about 9 miles away. Yep, Kelly has the Corner Stone Bakeshop on her list now for next week. Oh Dear:((
KELLY PRINTS OFF & FAX’S SOME MORE PAPERWORK
Speaking of Yarnell, Gaelyn from GEOGYPSY came down off the mountain today to check out some Congress garage sales as well. Her Brother-in-Law lives just behind us so while in the neighborhood stopped by to say Hello. I was in the process of watering the house & moping our wood floors down with Murphy’s Oil & Wood soap so Kelly gave Gaelyn the Grand Tour. When I am in full blown work mode I have to keep going because if I stop to chat I lose my momentum & likely as not I will be found a short time later sound asleep in my chair.
NOT VERY WESTERN LOOKING BUT IT PLAYS AM/FM ALONG WITH CD’S TOO.
Besides trimming some tree branches away from the roof I did get in my 3 mandatory house waterings today. Always find watering enjoyable, whether it be a garden, trees, shrubs or a house. Haven’t been able to get my painting Mojo back yet but maybe tomorrow between house waterings.
STORY BEHIND THIS FRAME & PAINTING IS THAT IT IS OUT OF A SALOON SOMEWHERE ALONG THE RIO GRANDE RIVER
Pack Rats. Some readers have mentioned about leaving their rigs outside for extended periods of time with no Pack Rat damage. Not surprised because Pack Rats are not everywhere. Just so happens we are in an area where Pack Rats live. In fact, Doby, who has grown up in this area, pointed out two nests in the thick Mesquite just behind our property. With the great variances in altitude here in the Southwest, animals & plant life vary from one area to another. Pack Rats are probably not found in urban areas with heavier populations & acres of cement & pavement. We have endless acres of desert here.
ANOTHER GARAGE SALE ITEM
Kelly informed me this morning I had that money transfer between our bank on Canada & our American bank all screwed up. That was done a week ago & the transaction Friday transferred the funds to the Title Company meaning the house is now officially ours & paid for.
Can’t imagine spending a cold Canadian winter in an RV but the folks from AT HOME ON THE ROAD did. Not something they would care to do again but do admit they were extremely lucky with Southwestern Ontario’s unusually mild winter this year. Lucky break for sure:))
EARLY MORNING SHADOW PATTERN ON THE HOUSE
Welcome to JERRY & LU LARSON as our most recent Blog Followers. Clicked on your link folks but Google came back with a 404 error. Thanks for tagging along guys:))
Since the day we pulled into our property here in Congress nearly 2 weeks ago we have just been going & going & going. Tonight, for the first time, we pulled up a couple lawn chairs & sat under our 2 big front yard Saguaros for awhile. What a whirlwind month this has been since first stopping to look at this house & piece of property for sale just over a month ago on February 23rd. What a whirlwind indeed…………….10-4:))
RELAXING UNDER THE SAGUAROS
GROANER’S CORNER:)) The new iPad went on sale this week. The picture's so fantastic, you can see with amazing clarity just how obsolete the iPad you got for Christmas is.
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