YEP, SURE DO HAVE A LOT OF YARD WORK AHEAD OF ME THIS WINTER & I HAVEN’T A CLUE YET WHAT I WILL DO…GONNA BE A BIG LEARNING CURVE:))
Had a couple small scrub Mulberry trees to take down so did that first thing this morning, cut them up & hauled them off to the recycling area. Opening up our yard to more sunlight will promote the growth of smaller Cedar trees I plan to plant. Of course Pheebs & Guinness were trying their very best to get in the way & help me as much as they could. And yes, I did appreciate the help too.
WELCOMING COMMITTEE AT THE GATE THIS MORNING
For being up since 2:30 this morning I did pretty good & didn’t begin to fade until about noon. No idea why I woke up at 2:30, I just did. Haven’t taken any sleeping pills for awhile so maybe tonight I just might give myself a break. Much of the afternoon was a mixed bag of dozing in my recliner & playing with the doggy guys. Kelly was at Deer Park Lodge working. Pheebs, Guinness & I did manage an afternoon walk around 3 o’clock looking for some Cedar trees in the woods to dig up & bring home maybe Tuesday. Guinness’s Mom came by about 4 to pick him up. We’re all going to miss that big goofy guy:))
Found a file of photos on my Toshiba laptop that I had forgot about so quickly put our new Emtec 64GB Flash Drive into gear & copied a file for our desk top. Took the photos in the last couple days before leaving our house in Congress late last March. Sure enough, there was a photo of some clothes I had left hanging in a closet, so now I remember what I left there. I also remember taking pics of every room & everything in every room because I knew our memories would fail us after a few months. And, they did. Spotted a lawn chair we had been looking for. We couldn’t remember if the rooms had ceiling fans & some of these photos showed us they did
AW, AND SO THAT IS WHERE MY RED SHIRT IS >>>
Glancing over the photos today I couldn’t help but wonder if everything will be as we left it. Will vandals have got in & trashed everything? We had a couple roof leaks, will they be better or worse since we had the roof coated before leaving? How is the new stucco finish holding up? Did the Cactus I planted, survive in the back yard or did the JAVELINA eat or trample them? And, the PACK RATS, have they burrowed in under the house?
Looking at the photos I was reminded of the many projects on my list but it will just have to be necessary things this first year. That fencing or wall around the property is going to cost us a fair bit for sure but it is priority one. Not only for our safety from prowling Coyotes & Javelina’s, but from Rattlesnakes as well. With these kinds of critters It is Pheebs I worry about the most. We will also feel better leaving there next Spring knowing the entire property is fenced & gated. Right now, anybody can drive in there & do whatever they want.
WOULD LIKE TO SEE A WOODEN GAZEBO OR SOME KIND OF PALAPA BUILT ON THIS CONCRETE PAD & A WOOD FRAME BOARD & BATTEN IDEA AROUND THIS OLD DENTED ALUMINUM SHED PLUS 2 NICE WOOD DOORS
HOPE MY TEMPORARILY LOCATED CACTI HAVE SURVIVED & WE NEED A WHOLE NEW FENCE WHERE THAT OLD GATE IS ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE…I KEPT CLOSING THAT LITTLE GATE & THE JAVELINA’S KEPT PUSHING THROUGH IT AT NIGHT
Our neighbor Bud, on the south side has been keeping an eye on things for us but he just left a couple weeks ago for California where he will be working for 3 months. We have a Mexican family on the north side but didn’t get to meet them yet. Nice folks across the road & I’m sure they will be keeping an eye on things as well. Also, there is a neighborhood watch group that goes around checking on properties & Kelly was just talking to them by phone a couple days ago. We may very well put our names on the list for next summer.
THAT FRONT YARD FENCING WILL COME OUT & BE RE-LOCATED TO EITHER THE WEST OR SOUTH SIDE OF THE PROPERTY PERIMETER
I am soooooo looking forward to getting there & working on the projects that I myself am able to do. Mainly the yard work…..& there is a lot of that because nothing has been done to that property for years. And, hard packed desert sand, rocks, & gravel is not easy to work with. Going to be a challenge for sure. Kind of like it was when we moved here to Bayfield. No one had lived in the unit for 3 years & nothing had been done to the grounds. It was covered in pine needles & not much growing in the way of grass, shrubs or flowers. It was quite a challenge for us all right, but we have managed just fine.
WE SURE ARE HOPING TO FIND EVERY THING JUST AS WE LEFT IT NEARLY 6 MONTHS AGO
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-'Although he is regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.'
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