MORNING SUNRISE OVER THE WEAVER MOUNTAINS
Didn’t take me long to turn the TV off this morning after turning it on. All the talking heads, both media & political were absolutely running amok with all their post election jabberwocky, predictions, graphs & predictions for the future. Analysis Paralysis. Panels of ratchet jawed media types all squawking & cackling at the same time. I much prefer the real chickens & crowing roosters we have right here on Ghost Town Road. So, off it was with the television, tipped back in my recliner & listened to the preferable bliss of our neighbor’s barnyard hen house:))
And before I forget, one last thought on all this political stuff. I thought Donna K over at Travels In Therapy had a fine post on ELECTION DAY THOUGHTS. Her opinions echo my own, & I’m sure many other folks as well.
Commenter Phil was interested in the new BBQ we picked up at Camping World last week. It is a portable O-GRILL 1000. We have only used it once & it worked fine. Chose this one because of it’s compact traveling size, lighter weight & it’s easy to carry.
I really like the ‘Mission’ recliner Kelly bought the other day. She said there was a second one at the store but it was in need of repair. We weren’t real impressed with the brown/beige recliner she bought so Kelly phoned the lady back & asked if we could swap the brown/beige recliner for the other ‘Mission’ recliner once they repaired it. (a missing bolt or something) Lady said she would do that & this afternoon her Son delivered the other matching recliner….Groovy. I think it might be the first time ever that we had two things that matched. Except for a couple pairs of my socks once a long time ago.
APPARENTLY THESE 2 MATCHING RECLINERS CAME OUT OF A WELL TO DO HOUSE IN WICKENBURG…CHAIRS ARE ONLY SIDE BY SIDE FOR THE PHOTO
Had an email from Marianne at FRUGAL-RV-TRAVEL Tuesday that I’m sure a lot of Boondockers & wannabe Boondockers will be interested in. Marianne has added a new venture to her site called, BOONDOCKERS WELCOME. No doubt a nice way to travel for many folks, so be sure to drop by & check it out. I was sure I had Frugal-RV-Travel on our side bar but checking this morning I see I did not. I do now:))
I am probably going to be a little challenged for traveling blog fodder over the next little while. Normally, we would be off boondocking somewhere now or at the Ranch down in Cochise County. Once we get settled into the house we’ll be out & about exploring the areas back roads & attractions around the Congress area again. Lots of old west history in these parts & we’ll see if we can dig some up.
I again spent a fair bit of my time clearing brush this morning. Kelly worked away at clearing the Motorhome out. I think she had more stuff packed in there than was possible for the Motorhome to even hold. Even thought I saw her carry in a kitchen sink.
Not at all happy with our new Remington gas weed whacker we bought last week. Starts fine, runs good, but try to keep the cable in the spool is another story. For a brand new machine I am very disappointed. The string was wrapped on the spool incorrectly for starters & it all went downhill from there. Tried repeatedly to reload the spool but finally gave up. I am about 2 seconds away from heaving the whole thing over the fence!!!!
One of the little problems we have here is tracking dirt into the house every time we come in. Along with that dirt comes the dreaded Goats Head burrs which stick to our shoes & little doggy paws. Once inside the house they then imbed themselves into our mats waiting to ambush AL as he comes walking along in his socks later. I have been painfully ambushed a lot ever since we arrived her a week ago. This afternoon we ordered 8 tons of half inch brick colored crushed stone. It will arrive Thursday morning between 10 & noon. I am going to have a very busy wheelbarrow for awhile & I will spread that crushed stone in front of the house & around the sides. That will take care of the dirt problem & knock some of those Goats Head stickers off our shoes before coming in. It will impede weed growth as well, & besides, it looks cool. And for sure, we will have a much cleaner little Rascal Buns.
CAN YOU TELL PHEEBS LOVES HER RECLINER
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful and ignore aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion or politics,
Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog:))
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.
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