ANOTHER NICE EARLY MORNING SUNRISE ON GHOST TOWN ROAD
At the risk of sounding annoyingly repetitive, my day was a smattering of puttering again. Began defining some pathways through the front Cactus Garden, transplanted some ‘Desert Broom’ plants & just generally scratched around in the dirt like a chicken. Actually, I’m having second thoughts about those garden pathways. Maybe just better to leave the walking area natural………. Any ideas?
Definitely felt cooler when we got up this morning so figured maybe it was time to try out our fireplace today. I have no experience with wood fireplaces so we just started off easy making a small fire to see how things worked. Would the smoke really go up the chimney & the heat really come into the living room? Well, sort of, & after a little research on the internet I had a much better handle on the do’s & don’ts of wood burning fireplaces.
Kelly spent most of her day cleaning & sewing up some curtains. Soaked up some sun in the back yard relaxing with her book & just generally enjoyed another day in our southwest sticks & bricks. As much as we have enjoyed our Snow Bird boondocking these last years, I must admit, we are pretty darn content this year to just be exactly where we are:))
<<< THIS CURVED BILL THRASHER KEPT A WARY ON US THIS MORNING
Now, about that tall outside clothes dryer. We already had a 3 ft metal pipe inside another metal pipe in the ground. The clothes dryer pipe actually fit over one of those pipes but only slide down so far & stopped there making it waaaay to tall. Decided to saw the clothes dryer poll off about 14 inches to make it fit on the ground pole at the right height. Just have to rustle myself up a hacksaw somewhere. I like the fresh smell of clothes dried outside.
Highlight of my day turned out to be….The Polar Express. Between puttering's I climbed into my recliner, retrieved the TV remote, & blundered my way through a few channels. Came across the movie, ‘Polar Express’ with Tom Hanks. Had never seen this movie. It’s extremely rare for me to sit through a whole movie on TV but sit through Polar Express I did. My kind of ‘feeling good’ movie & I loved the imagination, the animation, the creativity, the special effects, the story, the music, the magic, & well, just everything. Oh how I would loved to have seen this movie in a movie theater with a big screen & big sound. I like when a movie appeals to the young boy in me & I especially like when it happens at Christmas time:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts: "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?" The man below says: "Yes. You're in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field." "You must work in Information Technology" says the balloonist. "I do" replies the man. "How did you know?" "Well" says the balloonist, "Everything you have told me is technically correct, but it's no use to anyone." The man below says, "You must work in business." "I do" replies the balloonist, "but how did you know?" "Well," says the man, "You don't know where you are, or where you're going, but you expect me to be able to help. You're in the same position you were before we met, but now it's my fault."
- 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
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