IT WAS A MUDDY WORLD WE HAVE BEEN LIVING IN FOR A COUPLE DAYS
A sigh of relief this morning looking out to see no new snow on the ground. Enough is enough is enough already!! We don’t need no more gol darn mud going on. Grrrrreat to see clear blue sunny skies again knowing the day’s hot sun will dry things up right quick:))
PHEEBS CHECKS OUT A RIDER WITH 2 HORSES GOING BY
Well, it was a busy morning we had ourselves again. As mentioned previously, we made the decision to have our ‘cowboy constructed’ rough & tumble house exterior done in stucco. That process began this morning.
Doby & two workers showed up at 8 o’clock & got right to work first unloading a truck full of materials. Soon it was the sounds of hammers & Spanish. Doby’s two young helpers are both Mexican fellas & it was interesting to hear them speaking back & forth as they worked.
DOBY EXPLAINS TO KELLY WHAT THEY WILL BE DOING
I busied myself first thing smoothing out the pile of dirt from the septic tank repair. Sure am putting a lot of miles on MIKE'S garden rake that he lent me a week ago. The orange Kubota digger machine had left tread tracks in the rain soaked muddy ground Monday as well so I had to get that all smoothed out before the sun got up & baked the ground back to it’s normal hardened self.
EVEN HAD TO RAKE OUT THESE KUBOTA TRACKS BEFORE THE SUN BAKED THE GROUND ROCK HARD
Kelly & I headed into Wickenburg about 10 & made 3 quick stops. Hardware store, Safeway & the paint store where we went over a bunch of paint charts & got ourselves back on track with our kitchen color scheme. With ‘Aloha Sunset’ on the walls we picked up a quart of ‘Bronzed Orange’ for the kitchen cabinet frame. Haven’t decided on what color combination I will do the cabinet doors yet but there might be some ‘Dry Creek’ in there somewhere.
HAVE TO NEXT FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THESE DOORS
We were back home before noon & noticed how beautiful the snow covered Weaver Mountains looked on the way. It may be temporarily warmer back home than here right now but surrounded by beautiful Arizona scenery we are quite happy to be right here where we are:))
DOBY CHECKS OUT THE COLOR OF A NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE HE DID A FEW YEARS AGO
Surprised at how much Doby & his workers had done by the time we were back from town. Very efficient crew & they expect to have the stucco job completed by Friday. Interesting process with today being stage one putting sheets of three quarter inch Styrofoam insulation around the entire house.
JUST THE STYROFOAM ALONE IMPROVES THE HOUSE A HUNDRED PERCENT
I again spent my afternoon dangling off the end of a paint brush & was musically accompanied by Marty Robbins, Roy Orbison, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby Stills & Nash, & The Everly Brothers along with a whole host of other 60’s artists. Definitely was another great trip down Memory Lane for me. Oh & what a colorful memory it is too…….:))
DOBY TACKLES THE ROUGHEST WALL OF THE HOUSE
We think the Motormouse made a bit of progress today. Although still basically shunning food she did enthusiastically gobble down some more hamburger. Even got her to drink some Pedialyte as suggested by readers. She still has no interest in dog food. Barked a couple times at workers going by & came out twice for a walk around the property. She is looking a little more perkier but still not back to her feisty self. Until her appetite returns we will not relax our concerns.
THESE GUYS ARE FAST EFFICIENT WORKERS
It was good that we had the heavy rains a couple nights ago because it showed us where the two leaks in the house roof are. Definitely going to have to make arrangements to have those 2 spots repaired. Fortunately, Doby & the crew are adept at all repairs, renovations, etc.
A BIG INSULATION IMPROVEMENT FOR SURE
I like Chinle’s Raven photo over at SPOTTED DOG RANCH as she ponders the question, ‘do clouds ever get lost’. And no, she didn’t find an Owl, but she did find an Awl:))
DOING A WALK ABOUT AFTER SUPPER
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings' horses,
And all the kings' men.
Had scrambled eggs,
For breakfast again.
- 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.