Saturday, March 10, 2012

GOT STARTED ON THE GHOST TOWN ROAD PROPERTY CLEAN UP:))

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A GREAT AFTERNOON CLEANING UP JUNK AT THE PROPERTY

I lost interest in Garage Sales a long time ago.  I suppose it was about the time I realized most of the stuff I was always having to move from point A to point B at home had come from garage sale places.  However, it’s looking like I just might have to re-interest myself in garage sales again if we land this Ghost Town Road property deal.  Matter of fact, North Ranch had their annual, and very popular garage sale event just today.  Almost, & I say almost, got myself to go.  But, sounded like toooooo many people for me so I stayed at the rig with Pheebs & Motor while Kelly went.  It just makes for a nicer experience for her when she doesn’t have to drag me around mumbling & grumbling.  Kelly was out the door at 7:30 & I was still trying to shake myself out of my pajamas.  Yes it’s true, men wear PJ’s too:))

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A LOT OF COW SMOOCHING GOING ON THIS MORNING AGAIN

Saturday mornings are always my fav so just enjoyed puttering about while Kelly was up the road at the sale.  Did the dishes, cleaned up around the site, had me a nice campfire going & took the doggers for a walk through our Mesquite Savannah.  Awwwww yes, how sweet it is out here in the boonies:))

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AWWWWW YES, HOW SWEET IT IS:))

Kelly was back shortly after noon with things for the Ghost Town Road house already.  Now, how’s that for being optimistic.  In fact she had already taken a couple lamps & things there & put them in a shed.  She was kinda pooped from a morning of browsing so I loaded up the Pheebs, my clippers, saw, hatchet, rake, shovel & off we went over to the property.

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PHEEBS LOVES RIDING IN THE FRONT SEAT OF THE JEEP

Yes, yes, I know….we have only made the offer so why am I starting work on the property already.  Well, that’s just the kind of guy I am….always impatient & wanting to get started on things, NOW!!   Even if the deal goes south at the last minute at least it gives me something to do I enjoy.  The property needs a real good clean up & all the overgrown trees & shrubs are badly in need of trimming so I see this as an opportunity for me to get myself some much needed & enjoyable exercise:))

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SPACIOUS SHED ON THE PROPERTY & KELLY BOUGHT THAT TABLE IN THE CORNER AT THE NORTH RANCH GARAGE SALE THIS MORNING

Talked to one of the neighbor’s for a bit & enjoyed listening to all the birds in the back yard.  Many Cactus Wrens & I soon became aware several neighbor’s had Roosters.  I love the sound of Roosters.  What a bonus.  Got me a fire going to burn up all the old empty cardboard boxes scattered about.  Also burnt up some brush.  Next time over I had better wear myself a long sleeved shirt because trimming back those prickly Mesquite trees sure took a scratchy toll on my bare arms.

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TRIMMED A BUNCH OF MESQUITE & PALO VERDE TREES TODAY    

Kelly also picked up some really nice potted cactus plants cheap at the garage sale so we’ll get those in the ground tomorrow too.  Oh how I love doing this kind of stuff:))))))  Brings back great memories of when we first moved into our place in Bayfield & all the work we poured into landscaping & fixing everything up over the years.

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KELLY PICKED THESE UP AT THE GARAGE SALE 

Lots of folks will be turning their clocks ahead tonight,  but not us.  Arizona is always on the same time & it never changes.  Now, how’s that for keeping things nice & simple twice a year…….

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I like the post Chuck & Geri from HAPPY TRAILS did on their hometown of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico recently.  Nice idea & concept.  I can tell a lot of work went into putting it together with all the photos & links.  Well done guys & great idea:))

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Had a question about whether we would keep our house in Bayfield now that we may have a place in Arizona too.  The answer to that is ‘yes’ we will keep our place in Bayfield Ontario.  At least for now.  The Motorhome isn’t going to last forever & with the skyrocketing price of fuel we have always felt it important to secure a winter place in the sunny southwest while the Real Estate market was still in our favor.  My greatest fear is being stuck at home through another horribly boring long cold Canadian winter!!  I’ve had over 60 years of that & couldn’t care less if I ever saw a flake of snow again.  Sitting out gloomy winters in the North is just way too unhealthy, both mentally & physically.

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HEY, WATCH THAT COLD NOSE BUDDY

Now that the weather is warming up into the 80’s I am very concerned about Motor & Pheebs running into a Rattlesnake.  Especially the Pheebs with the way she runs around all over the place curiously exploring every nook & cranny.  WHERE'S WEAVER just came across a big one on a pathway at Justin’s Diamond J RV Park in Tucson, Arizona.  It is a very big worry for us. 

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NO MORE OF THAT COLD NOSE STUFF…..GOT IT!!!!

DELL joined our Blog Followers list on Friday & this morning I noticed P has joined as well.  Check out P’s site for some consistently nice clear & crisp photos.  Thanks for stopping by folks.

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YEP, IT’S QUITE A FAN CLUB THE PHEEBS HAS

GROANER’S CORNER:((  An employee approached his boss regarding a dispute on his pay-check…
Employee – Sir, this is $100 less than my salary.
Boss – I know. But last month, when you were overpaid $100, by mistake, you didn’t complain!
Employee – Well, I don’t mind an occasional mistake, sir, but two in a row seems like it’s becoming a habit!!

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24 comments:

  1. way to go Kelly and you too, Al..for being optimistic!..hope the sale goes through without a hitch!!!

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  2. Carry a shovel when you walk with the doggies, Al, and keep Pheobe on a leash when you walk. It's too tough on them since they've had such freedom but it's for their own good. Growing up, we had two dogs survive rattler bites but they sure had a tough time of it. Nasty snakes. My aunt used to use a long walking staff and wave it along in front of her near the ground when she walked near Oracle growing up.

    Emjay

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  3. You enjoy fixing up a place so much, and I hope you don't have to wait long for a favorable outcome.

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  4. Yes, I like roosters, too: well done with onions and tortillas.

    :)

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  5. I LOVE the Pheebs! I was raised on a ranch and never saw a dog/cow relationship like Pheebs has been able to nurture. Priceless!

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  6. There's nothing like transforming a place into one's vision. You guys will have that place so nice so fast you won't want to go back to Ontario...well, until it hits 95 or so, LOL.

    Somehow I think you're gonna get it...and it will be just what the doc ordered.

    As for snakes, a good thick gumbo mud will help draw out the poison while you're on your way to the vet. Redmond Salt Co. in Utah sells bentonite through the mail, along with the best all natural salt I've ever tasted. www.redmondclay.com

    My dad's dog got bit several times in NW Colorado and the mud treatment worked, no vets where he lived, but lots of clay.

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  7. Congrats on finding your "dream" home -- our hopes are with you that your deal goes through!! We are still looking. Martha & Terry

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  8. If you made a picture book of nothing but Pheebs doing all the things Pheebs does, it would be a best seller! That is some dog. Yes, please be watching for snakes. Thanks for all the pictures today. Hope your house deal goes through okay.

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  9. Al, I can so well understand your eagerness to start activities on the new property. I'd be the same way! Re.: rattlers and dogs I am nursing the same fears for Molly. Especially after Molly once found a rattler in Alberta, yes she almost punced on it but failed, thought it was a mouse or something rustling in the sage brush. Luckily she was on the leash and I jerked her back before she made another attempt to catch the rattler. When it is hot in the afternoon I keep her leashed when we walk. And I tramp my feet to the ground.

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  10. Nothing wrong with being optimistic about the house.

    Sure hope Kelly found the Really cool yard sale a little closer to Congress on 89. Those folks always have the coolest old stuff.

    Most dogs are pretty smart about rattlers and Pheebs is Smart. I wouldn't worry too much.

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  11. Kelly and Al, many thanks for the very kind mention of my wee Blog on this post. I hope your house purchase continues to completion, and my photos continue to remain sharp.
    Cheers.

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  12. Yep, we are all holding our breath for the deal to go through without a hitch.....
    You have a lot of folks pullin for ya...I'll bet it goes OK,,,,,,Hope,Hope,Hope!!!

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  13. In just a short while you'll be one of those 1% with 3 homes. LOL
    Congratulations!

    I think Arizona is the only sane place in a lot of the world with its "lets don't do it" clock switch attitude. Oh and didn't German or Great Britain throw in the towel and say "why are we doing this?" Does anybody know why?

    Sherry
    www.directionofourdreams.blogspot.com

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  14. Glad you enjoy the challenge of cleaning up the place, keeps you busy and getting some exercise while waiting for the deal to close, have fun!

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  15. We don't change our time until the end of March. 25th I think.
    Haven't a clue why. All I know is, for the next little while it's only 5 hours between here and home, then it will go back to being six.
    This time changing business is silly. We have lights on our tractors these days, so switching the time the sun goes down (or comes up) by an hour doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

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  16. We're hoping this deal goes through for you. I'd be trimming and cleaning already, too. Maybe your preliminary effortst will "clinch" the deal and put a positive good luck charm on it. I think the book idea about the Pheebs is a great one!

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  17. Kelly is quiet the shopper. Great buy on the table. Thanks for the shout out! Praying that your deal moves along smoothly! ~wheresweaver

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  18. Ray & JeanieSunday, March 11, 2012

    Grats Al & Kelly! We knew you'd find the perfect place!!!

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  19. Al, we have friends who have had their dogs "snake trained." It involves a session or two with a shock collar, but apparently it is effective. The trained dogs absolutely will not go near a snake once they have that training.

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  20. Hello Al and Kelly
    You all might want to get with a vet in the area who is familiar with a rattlesnake venom vaccination. My vet here in the Ok panhandle sells quite a bit of it for the local pooch population.
    Take care.
    Don in Okla.

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  21. Good luck in aquiring the Bayfield Ranch! Ya gotta get a couple of cows to keep Pheebs company on the ranch! :-) Thanks for the mention of our blog and letting me show T or C NM to all your friends! That warm campfire looks good right now!

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  22. They have rattlesnake training. Possibly you can purchase a baby rattle and accomplish the same thing? :)
    Arizona has had some problems lately but at least we've got the "don't touch the clock" time change right!
    I was able to find your ranch on the realty website. It looks really nice inside. I can't wait to see how you make it your own. Best of luck!
    Grace

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  23. I hear what you are saying about the price of gas. You are smart to take advantage of this housing market now. You always know when things seem right to you this new place seems to have your names on it. If all goes through, you will have the best of both worlds.

    Virginia

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