GOING TO NEED AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER IN OUR FRONT YARD SOON
Had myself a thoroughly enjoyable energy driven morning, just like years ago. Could that Kidney Stone have been the culprit these last few years in draining my energy so badly? Both mentally & physically. I could sure feel a welcome difference as I began to rev up my day starting with the cleaning of our Motorhome’s basement storage bins. A commenter once asked, 'why would I clean out storage bins every year.' In our boondocking travels we sometimes get ourselves up & down some mighty dusty Southwestern roads & that fine sandy desert dust has a way of making it's way into our storage areas. I like to start each trip in the fall with clean bins.
Not only did I get all the bins on the passenger side emptied but I vacuumed & hosed out each one as well. Even cleaned up the big propane tank bin, & that was a first. Also got a bunch of weeds whacked, cleaned the Jeep’s motor & re-arranged part of the storage space in our carport. Somewhere in there I also managed to get some watering done, painted a wood base which two of our 4 coach solar batteries sit on, hosed all the pine pollen off the Jeep & watered some flowers. What a great feeling it was to once again be doing things the way I used to do them years ago. Get half a dozen projects on the go & totally enjoy working away at getting them all done. Nowadays I guess they call that multi-tasking. Thursday I hope to get the bins done on the rig’s driver side plus clean some windows. Just love this energy boost I am experiencing:)) We also have a spate of cooler weather going on right now so that lends itself to higher sustained energy levels as well. However, I did seem to start running out of gas around 2 p.m.
EVEN GOT THE PROPANE TANK SCRUBBED UP
Wished I could say it was another pain free day, but…….. Have had about half a dozen short severe pain spasms in my lower left back. It is the exact same pain as a Kidney Stone moving, but luckily the spasms have only lasted about 10 seconds then quickly backed off. It is that left Kidney where all the laser action took place a couple days ago. Seems to happen if I have been sitting, then get up & start walking. Maybe it’s the angle of my recliner putting pressure on the Kidney area. Because it is infrequent & of short duration, I have not felt it necessary to take any pain meds.
WHEN DESERT BOONDOCKING IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO CARRY SOME LUMBER ALONG IN CASE OF SOFT SAND
And, here’s a bit of a curious thing. Couldn’t help but notice how sore my throat has been since Monday’s procedure. Not as bad today as yesterday. It’s not the kind of sore throat that comes with a cold. My throat has been…………. just plain sore.
BEGAN MY CARPORT CLEANING & STORAGE RE-ORGANIZING THIS MORNING…ABOUT TIME!!
Had a couple commenter questions about where Pheebs has been meeting her new Pals lately. First, it is very rare for us to meet fellow walkers on our Pine forest trails. Most folks in our Park are elderly & are not into walking anymore. (it's also why our Park is so pleasantly quiet) This week however, we met two separate residents out walking their dogs & that is how Pheebs got to make a couple new friends. In fact, when I took Pheebs for a second walk Tuesday afternoon she once again met her new Pal from Tuesday morning, Dexter, & his Dad Gerald coming the other way. Took Pheebs & Dexter about 5 minutes of intense playing together to wear each other out.
EVEN MANAGED TO CLEAN ALL THE ARIZONA DESERT DUST OFF THE JEEP’S ENGINE TODAY
A big welcome to JOHN ABERT for becoming our latest Blog Follower. I was beginning to think our Follower's list might have been busted but with John's arrival I am assured it is still up & running. Welcome to our Blog John & I particularly liked the 'Etiquette' info you brought with you. Also, in your 'About This Blog' section I was especially interested in what you had to say. Liked your words in the last paragraph, "If you can play nice, I will, too. But if you throw stones, be aware that I am very adept at catching them and throwing them right back."
KELLY & I CARRY A PAIR OF CRUTCHES & A CANE WITH US ON OUR SOUTHWEST TRAVELS BECAUSE SOME OF THE ROCKY UNEVEN TRAILS WE SOMETIMES HIKE CAN EASILY CAUSE A SPRAINED ANKLE…………… OR WORSE
How delightfully refreshing I found this following short video on Penguins. And how nice to step out of this madly manic world we live in for a few moments to see another side of our beautiful Planet few of us will ever see in person. I especially loved the soundtrack to this. Take a minute, cast away your troubles, & lose yourself in, PENGUINS:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A Sunday school teacher was giving her class an assignment for the following week. "Next Sunday," she said, "we are going to talk about liars, and in preparation for our lesson I want you all to read the Seventeenth Chapter of Mark."
The following week, at the beginning of the class meeting, the teacher said, "Now then, all of you who have prepared for the lesson by reading the Seventeenth Chapter of Mark, please step to the front of the room."
About half the class rose and came forward.
"The rest of you may leave," said the teacher, "these students are the ones I want to talk to. There is no Seventeenth Chapter in the Book of Mark."
- 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.