A PAIR OF CACTUS WRENS ON OUR WALK THIS MORNING
Had myself a successful re-boot this morning. The mind is much like a computer at times. Needs regular maintenance, upgrades, an occasional system restore, scheduled brain disc clean-ups & a systematic defragging to get rid of clutter. Important to concentrate thought process’s into bundles of creative efficiency. Or whatever……….
Cloudy day with a cold breeze. But hey, it’s not raining. Not exactly short sleeve weather, but it’s reasonably comfortable for working on outside projects. Well, if one works fast enough that is. Some folks may prefer those 80+ days but I am not one of them. If a person likes to lay on a beach, sit outside reading a book, or spend their time basking in A/C, then those hotter temps are great for them. For me, 70 to 75 is perfect. Today, we struggled to reach 50. A bit on the ‘brrrrrrr’ side:((
WE CHECKED OUT SOME OLD RAILWAY TIES ON THE WAY HOME FROM WICKENBURG THIS MORNING…LOADED UP 3 SHORT ONES
Wind has always been our greatest nemesis while traveling & boondocking around the south-west. Reading some posts from fellow RV’ers now over in Borrego Springs California, we well know their frustrations with the notorious high winds in that area. Over the past 5 years we have spent some pretty restless nights being rocked about by loud buffeting freight train winds blowing through the Borrego Canyons. RV’ers are out in the open at the Clark Dry Lake Bed & I remember a few years ago we left that region early because of the non stop high winds. All the square corners, awnings, aerials, A/C covers etc on an RV makes being inside in a high wind a little like being inside a drum. Howling, rattling sounds seem to be amplified, convincing people inside that nothing attached to the rig will still be there in the morning. Anything not welded to the ground outside may very well lead to a search party the following day. Those winds are very unnerving at times:((
Not sure if it’s a fluke or we just happened to un-knowingly move to a low or no wind area but we have not had any wind problems here in Congress. A couple slightly breezy days but not the big winds we have experienced at the Ranch near Tombstone, Quartzsite, or Canyon De Chelly Arizona. And, nothing like Borrego Springs or Lone Pine California either. Now, having said that, we will probably have the roof blown off the house tonight by the highest winds ever recorded here in Yavapai County.
Not much going on today. Kelly & I slipped into Wickenburg, filled out some forms & got us a couple Arizona ID cards. Kelly has duel citizenship so her card only took a few minutes while mine took nearly half an hour. Kelly’s card is good for ever, but being Canadian, mine has to be renewed every 6 months. And, why did I get an Arizona ID card?? Because Kelly told me to, that’s why……:))
THIS YAKKY LITTLE YARD MUFFIN SURE RAISES A BIG FUSS EVERY MORNING WHEN WE WALK BY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The secret to success is knowing who to blame for your failures.
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