It was the lightning on the horizon high atop the Weaver Mountains that first alerted me to the coming storm. It was dark & I was outside with the furry kids. Minutes later a deluge of rain drops had us scrambling back into the Motorhome. It had begun.
The rain set up quite a clatter on the roof & the wind rattled the slide awnings. It was to this cacophony of of sound that I drifted off to sleep around 10 & was back up again at 12:30. My biggest worry was our Mifi up on the roof. Despite putting it in a plastic container & wrapping everything in a plastic bag I was worried about the driving rain finding it’s way in & ruining the unit. I had set a rock on top of the container to prevent the wind gusts from blowing it off the roof but was convinced the powerful gusts would blow that rock right off the container, over the side of the rig & smash off a side mirror. Yep, had myself worried about all the worse case scenarios alright.
Turned the computer on & fully expected to have no internet connection whatsoever but was surprised to see the Google search page pop right up. Stayed on the computer to nearly 4 in the morning catching up on some long overdue email correspondence. Although very tired, I did finally fall asleep with a good feeling inside knowing I had caught up a few emails.
Kelly is dealing with a badly twisted ankle. While in the driveway Saturday with her cell phone she stepped on a rock which turned her ankle bringing her to the ground in a heap. Ankle is swollen & she has been painfully limping ever since. Same ankle she twisted badly on a hike near Borrego Springs 3 years ago. Will she consider going to the nearby medical clinic to have it checked out. Probably not, she’s even worse than I am about that ‘running to the Doctor’ stuff.
Surprised to see snow on the ground when we woke up. Didn’t take me long to get outside in my pajamas & frazzled hair to take a few snow photos before it all melted. Imagine the buzz in the neighborhood had someone gone by & seen the new frazzled haired neighbor running around outside in his pajamas. Oh dear:((
LOOKING NORTHWEST PAST OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR
Little Cora’s condition today was same as yesterday. Still eating very little. Thanks to readers sending in suggestions & we have tried many of them but no success yet. Did manage to get an anti-bacteria pill into her first thing this morning & another one tonight. Mentally & physically she’s still holding her own……but it’s just the appetite thing. She does seem to shiver a fair bit.
As predicted, I spent my day on the end of a paint brush. Am doing the laundry room as well as the kitchen. Weather outside was dreadful with rain, sleet & snow showers all day. No electricity in the house yet so every time a dark cloud went over I used my pocket flashlight to peer & paint into the dark corner areas under the kitchen cupboards. As most people know, it’s not the painting itself that is time consuming, it’s all the prep work. Washing walls & taping. Should be able to wrap the job up Monday morning. Could have done it later this afternoon but it was just toooooo cold!!
SOME BACKYARD COLOR AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF DAY
Disappointed to see Javelina’s right in our back yard this afternoon. We obviously have some holes in our fence that have to be mended. Javelina’s (wild pigs) are a serious threat to a dog so we have to be extra vigilante when Pheebs & the Motor are out. Also got to find & fix those holes in the fences!!
It was a mixed bag of tunes I had cranked up today. ZZ Top, George Thorogood & The Destoyers, Stray Cats, Dwight Yoakim, Dire Straits, Bee Gee’s Saturday Night Fever, and Emerson Lake & Palmer just to mention a few. Over 5 hours of painting & non stop great musical memories:)))))
OUR SUNDAY NEIGHBORHOOD
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A young and foolish pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies. This was his first time approaching a field during nighttime, and instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said, "Guess who?"
The controller switched the field lights off and replied, "Guess where!"
- 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.