Wednesday, December 12, 2012




Whoever built this house obviously never felt the need for any kind of heat source in the bedrooms or bathrooms.  I like a warm bedroom & a roasty toasty bathroom so I’m probably going to have to get me some additional electric heaters.  I see propane tanks at some houses so I’m thinking folks may use propane for heating.  It’s a thought for us, but not this year. 



Looks like we have some cloudy, cooler, & wet weather headed our way.  Oh dear, we have been so totally spoiled by soooo many back to back warm sunny days.  I like warm sunny days, not cold sunny days & not hot sunny days……just good old ‘warm’ sunny days:))



If the weather goes into the dumper we still have indoor projects to keep us busy.  I have a laundry room to paint & I don’t like my blue bedroom so that in itself will be a big painting job.  I like warmer colors so will go with the flowerpot clay color, just like in our Motorhome.  My bathroom needs painting as well plus some shelves too so lots to do if it’s cold & wet outside.  Should be enough to keep the hounds of boredom away from my door for a little while longer.


I see some buzz going around about the upcoming demise of our Planet on December 21rst.  Anyone gullible enough to believe all this ‘end of the world’ stuff again might want to read today’s DAILY ASTRONOMER.  It never ceases to amaze me what people can convince themselves to believe is true. 

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Regarding some comments in Monday night’s post. Decided to leave the cactus garden pathways….. At the first sign of rain we will remove the mothballs from around some animal troubled cacti….. Due to the repercussions from another travel insurance claim I will have to wait until we return to Ontario in the Spring to see the Doctor again about my leg problems. It was one year ago on December 15th that I ended up in a TUCSON HOSPITAL with a painful kidney stone.  Because of the costs incurred by that, my rates are up this year & the insurance company refused to cover me for kidney stone problems this winter. So, no way do I want to submit any more medical claims to an insurance company unless it’s an absolute emergency. Thanks to folks for their suggestions.



Kelly was off to Wickenburg this morning for groceries & browsing. This afternoon she returned with more fence posts & rails so I know what I will be doing Thursday morning. Piece by piece we are slowly getting our decorative wood fence put together.



It was one year ago today I made a 'BIG' TOILET MISTAKE.  Thanks to LAZY DAYS RV & CAMPING WORLD in Tucson Arizona for both being understanding, & going out of their way to help us out with this problem:((


Well, I went & done something really dumb again this morning.  Noticed an old fence post lying in the Mesquite brush on the other side of our fence a few days ago.  Figured I could use that post in our Cactus Garden.  Problem was, only way to reach it was to climb over the fence.  And, that’s where I made my mistake.  Leg had been feeling a bit better the last 3 or 4 days so figured I’d be alright in slipping over & retrieving that post.  It was a part of the old fence near the neighbor’s that had barbed wire on the top.  Because of the cooler temps this morning I had put on warmer track pants instead of my usual blue jeans.  Sure enough, I got myself hung up on the barbed wire & that required some twisting & turning of my right leg to get myself untangled.  I felt the the pain rocket through my hip & groin area & knew right away what I was in for.  And, I was right.  Did manage to untangle myself by ripping a hole in my track pants, got down the other side, retrieved the post & then painfully got myself back over the fence again.   Ended up using my cane to get around for the rest of the day.  It just never really occurred to me that I could not simply climb over a fence anymore like I used to.  This mental denial of age is sometimes a physically painful experience.


GROANER’S CORNER:((  Two medical students were walking along the street when they saw an old man walking with his legs spread apart. He was stiff-legged and walking slowly.
One student said to his friend: I'm sure that poor old man has Peltry Syndrome. Those people walk just like that."
The other student says: "No, I don't think so. The old man surely has Zovitzki Syndrome. He walks slowly and his legs are apart, just as we learned in class."
Since they couldn't agree they decided to ask the old man. They approached him and one of the students said to him, "We're medical students and couldn't help but notice the way you walk, but we couldn't agree on the syndrome you might have. Could you tell us what it is?"
The old man said, "I'll tell you, but first you tell me what you two fine medical students think."

The first student said, "I think it's Peltry Syndrome." The old man said, "You thought - but you are wrong."
The other student said, "I think you have Zovitzki Syndrome." The old man said, "You thought - but you are wrong."
So they asked him, "Well, old timer, what do you have?"
The old man said, "I thought it was GAS - but I was wrong, too!"

- 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."
(James Herriot)
- 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.


The Hollingers said...

Ouch....that would hurt!

Mike McFall said...

Oh Man,,,so sorry about your mishap. Hope it heals up and you get well soon...

Emily said...

Oh man, isn't it the pits to not be able to do what your mind "says" you can still do. Somehow the body seems to win out.

The Good Luck Duck said...


Your link to "Tucson Hospital" takes us to a Camping World site; now that we're in Tucson I perk up at things with the city in the name.

Jean and Skip said...

Yikes, sorry you hurt your leg, hope it heals fast. Think the cooler weather might make you take it a bit easier?

RunNRose said...

That fence is lookin' great! I hope your leg is well enough for you to work on that project on Thursday morning. Do be careful.
It's a real bummer that you can't go for medical help. The almighty
dollar wins every time, doesn't it?

Tom _Kathy_Retired said...

Loved the Groaner tonight. Hope you get well soon.

dougandharriet said...

I work with medical students I can't wait to show them your groaner today. I love it!

Merikay said...

Ancient Asian philosopher say "do not sit on top of barbed wire fence". This is a remarkably prophetic utterance, in view of the fact that barbed wire was not introduced to China until several centuries thereafter!


Phil said...

I like your new banner. I can see the beginning of your post without having to scroll down. I'm always checking early in the evening. Only one problem: I'm thinking I'm looking at the top of a human skull. I'll get used to it.

kristine barr said...

Love your groaner jokes. This one was particularly good!

Sue B said...

not as limber as you thought you were?..take care of yourself, Al!!

Judy and Emma said...

Now, how come there's no picture of you impaled on that fence? ;)

Dennis and Donna said...

Ya see??? Now you can join some of us in the Merry Medical Xmas blogging...Mine was elected and self induced..Hey, wait a was yours, eh? Ya just HAD TO CLIMB OVER THAT FENCE!!!

Donna K said...

OUCH!! 'Nuf said.

Love that last picture. Pheebs looks absolutely blissful.

Brandon Esparza said...

Oh man, that's sounds like it could be very painful! Hope everything turned out ok. :) The picture of the bird is pretty cool :) The outdoors and camping are so great.