THOUGHT KELLY DID A GREAT JOB COMPOSING THIS PHOTO TODAY
As expected, I had a few extra minor aches & pains this morning from Saturdays few hours of tree trimming, brush clearing, & garbage burning. It’s normal for unused muscles to make themselves known when called upon to function again. And, it is a nice feeling for the muscle user to understand those aches & pains & treat them as a positive sign of healthy progress:))
MORNING SUNRISE…….YOUR CHOICE:))
Well, it’s probably not hard to guess where we headed for this morning. Loaded up the Pheebs & off we went to Ghost Town Road. Haven’t taken Motor over yet because there are a few gaps in the gate for her to slip out while we’re busy cleaning up. Next week, hopefully.
A TEMPORARY PLACE FOR THE CACTUS THIS SUMMER
We weren’t long in getting our brush clearing started & soon had a fire going with a steady supply of twigs & branches. Am sure missing my good gardening tools. Pitchfork, whipper snipper, garden & lawn rakes, chain saw & wheelbarrow. Especially need a wheelbarrow for sure so that will be on the list for next October’s garage sales down here.
KELLY RELAXES ON THE FRONT PORCH WHILE PHEEBS RESTS ON THE BASE OF AN OLD TV TOWER
HAVE TO BE SOOOOO CAREFUL WITH THIS PRICKLY CACTUS
The lady at North Ranch where Kelly bought the Cactus plants on Saturday recommended we plant the Cacti in a temporary spot near a tree for the summer. Upon returning in the Fall we will move them to permanent locations once I get all the Cactus Gardens & Flowerbeds figured out.
HOPE THEY ALL SURVIVE THE LONG HOT SUMMER
Today I just dug holes in the not so diggable ground & planted them for the summer. Good thing I have a pair of work gloves along with me because just about anything & everything here in the Southwest is just waiting to put a sticker into ya. My left arm can attest to that!!
HEY, WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE LOOKING IN ‘OUR HOUSE’ WINDOWS….OH NO!!!!!!!
It was while I was planting the Cactus that I heard Kelly exclaim, Hi there guys”. Turned around & there was LAURIE & ODELL walking around the side of the house. We knew they were at North Ranch but were surprised to see them show up at the house. They were on their way to Prescott which is sorta kinda right on the way. Last time we saw them was Borrego Springs last year. Always nice to see these two very likable people. Had us a little walk around the house peeking in the windows. Earliest we’ll have the keys if the deal goes through is Tuesday March 20th. We will be heading over to Laurie & Odell’s for supper later Tuesday afternoon. And, Monday morning we will be having breakfast with another RVing Blogger. Hint…..Pheebs will get to meet Molly:))
We got a lot of brush picked up & burnt this afternoon & had a fine time doing it. So reminiscent of our early days at the old farm house in the country years ago & our current place in Bayfield. It was so nice sitting down for a break & thinking of ourselves as Arizona land owners now….well almost. We excitedly talked over plans for the house & grounds just as we had done several times before years ago. How great it is to feel that excitement again & how great it is to have a creative project underway. A reason to get up in the morning, a focus, a purpose:))
SAY, DID I TELL YOU ABOUT KELLY’S NEW SAGUARO HAT SHE GOT AT THE GARAGE SALE SATURDAY MORNING:))
We put in 4 good hours today & finished off our little working bee just sitting in the back yard under a Palo Verde tree with a gentle breeze wafting over our tired (& scratched) bodies. The sky was a deep blue with patches of wispy clouds floating lazily by. Pheebs was stretched out beside my chair & Kelly was tipped back in an old lounger under her seasoned straw hat. Aw yes, once again…..how sweet it is:))))))
We were back to the rig about 1:30 & it wasn’t long before I was in my chair with a bunch of zzzzzzz’s swarming around my head. I love this physical kind of tiredness as opposed to that usual mental kind of tiredness. Kelly suggested we walk down the hill & say hello to RV Sue & Her Canine Crew but I couldn’t muster up enough energy to get out of my chair. Maybe tomorrow. Kelly & Pheebs headed for Sue’s without me. Oh to have those energized days of yesteryear back again. But, I had better not complain….. that large troublesome Kidney Stone hasn’t moved an inch or caused me a second’s more pain since leaving the Tucson hospital way back in the middle of December. And yes, I am touching wood right now!!
LOOKS LIKE RV SUE & KELLY HAVE A BIG POW WOW GOING ON
Well, I sincerely hope the Realtor calls us tomorrow as promised. He felt totally confident our offer would be accepted & I’m afraid all our exuberance right now is riding on his very words. Of course, with my mind working the way it usually does….I am totally expecting a snag!! We’ll see……………10-4.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote:”I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?”
An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who said, “I’ve been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you re welcome to stay here, too.”
- 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.