THE PAINTING HAS BEGUN…..
Nice sunrise to the east but dark foreboding skies to the west. The big Pacific storm is slowly heading our way. Time to batten down the hatches, close the house windows & get things put away. Maybe time to get out the long underwear by the sounds of it too as temperatures are forecasted to plunge.
ANOTHER QUIET SATURDAY NIGHT AT OUR HOUSE
We have seen a small improvement in little Cora but she is still refusing to eat. She is hungry & wants to eat but everything we try she just turns her nose up. And, we have just about tried everything. Maybe a small morsel here & a slurp of something there but hardly enough to keep a bird alive. Her blood work showed elevated white blood cells, liver & pancreas values elevated, & electrolytes out of whack. My personal suspicion is that she has picked something up from eating all those cow plops the last couple of weeks. The Valley Fever results will be in Monday. We are still trying to get the anti-biotic pills into her. Today she was more alert than yesterday, she barked & wagged her tail while playing with Pheebs. Her lethargic state has lessened & we can see her energy levels coming up a bit. Now, if only her appetite would return she might make it back to her normal little self at some point. Still drinking lots of water & she does not appear to be in any kind of pain.
While in Wickenburg Friday afternoon we also stopped into a paint store to have a look at color charts in choosing some colors for our kitchen walls. Walls are white right now & definitely not my fav. Finally figured out a color, grabbed a jug of paint & headed off to the hardware store for some brushes, masking tape, & paint rollers, etc. And of course wood filler to fill up a ka-zillion billion little nail holes….it’s an old house.
Our day turned out to be cloudy with blustering cool winds. Headed into Wickenburg this morning to check out some garage sales, Thrift Stores, a Furniture Consignment store & a Habitat For Humanity place. We came home with a $2 red handled broom.
With the inclement weather (no rain) outside I spent my afternoon in the kitchen. No, nothing to do with foody stuff…..you know me better than that!! It was time to start painting the kitchen in the house. Cracked open the jug of paint, revved up my paint brush & within minutes had paint on my favorite long sleeve shirt. Painting is one of those things I don’t mind doing if I’m in the mood. Music always helps put me in that mood so cranked up the iPod/Bose & rocked the house with the Eagles, America & Santana. Groovy:))
Weather sounds pretty yukky for Sunday so I expect most of my time will be spent hanging off the end of a paint brush again. Nothing too exciting for travel blog fodder but maybe I’ll knock over a full can of paint or fall off a ladder or something. D’ya think:))
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- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
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