Saturday, December 08, 2012

IT’S NOT EVERYBODY WHO HAS 2 DRYERS, A HAT RACK & A MESQUITE BEAD TREE

IMG_0415

A FINE MORNING WALK FOR THE SHADOW COWBOY

Just kinda one of those tuckered out low energy days.  Lack of a consistently good night’s sleep is probably the culprit.  My days still begin around 3 or 4 in the morning….every morning.  Bedtime for me is usually never later than 10 anymore. 

DSC_0015

DSC_0012 DSC_0019 

WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE A RARE MESQUITE BEAD TREE ON THE PROPERTY

Noticed some excitement going on over at JIMBO'S JOURNEY.  Check out why Jim had a CNBC news crew out to interview him:))

DSC_0025

KELLY PUT UP SOME NEW CURTAINS IN MY BEDROOM TODAY

John (Hudson Hornets) rolled into Congress Thursday afternoon with another large trailer load of stuff as he & Jackie slowly transition out of their Elfrida home to their newer digs in Congress.  In that load was the matching dryer for our washing machine which John brought over a few weeks ago.  Also, an outside portable cloths dryer & something none of us could figure out what it was.  John just figured it was something that would go with our southwest theme…..& he was right.  Took me awhile to figure out what it was, until I hung my hat on one of the pegs.  Yep, I’ll bet it’s just a big old homemade western hat rack. 

DSC_0007

THE NEW HAT RACK NOW ADORNS OUR FRONT PORCH, COMPLETE WITH HATS:))

Both dryers & hat rack now reside on Ghost Town Road.  And, a big thanks to John & Jackie for their generosity.  Oh, & about that big 6’ King Snake you have living in your flower bed….it’s OK, we really don’t need one of those just yet.

DSC_0003 

KELLY FINDS OUR NEW OUTSIDE CLOTHES DRYER A BIT OF A STRETCH

Used up all the fencing material I had on hand so until the next shipment of rails & posts arrive, I’ll take myself a little fence building break.  A few readers had some questions about the project.  No,  not a post hole digger I’m using, just a shovel.  Because I want to keep this a ‘low profile’ fence I am putting a full 12 inches of the post in the ground.  Posts & rails are Cedar & the posts come with the rail slots already cut into them.  Very easy fence to assemble.  No nails, no screws, no precise finger nail biting measurements or spot-on leveling.  No sawing or cutting of any kind.  Just kinda line er up & put er together.  My kinda no brainer project:))

DSC_0004DSC_0022

DSC_0008

WE FOUND A SUNFLOWER STOCK ON OUR WALK THIS MORNING

Spent some time under the stars tonight looking for VESTA.  Despite knowing exactly where to look, & using two sets of powerful binoculars, I couldn’t find the elusive Asteroid.  It’s not exactly something that has a big flashing neon sign on it saying it is an Asteroid.  I may have seen it & mistook if for a star.  Comets are easily identifiable because of their fuzzy tails.  If the Earth is ever totally destroyed some day, it will likely be the result of a collision with a large Asteroid.  It is common belief that it was an Asteroid striking the earth eons of centuries ago that wiped out the Dinosaurs.  An Asteroid is basically a big piece of rock traveling an average speed of 25 kilometers a second.  Now, that is a lot of impact speed……………..

IMG_0414

THIS IS OUR QUIET MORNING WALK ENVIRONMENT:))    

GROANER’S CORNER:((   Two guys were walking along a road in Georgia when they were struck by a police car driven by a drunken cop.  One guy was thrown through the windshield and his buddy was knocked down an embankment.  The first guy was charged with breaking and entering and the second with leaving the scene of an accident.

--------------------------------------------------------------
- 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.
- OUR PHOTO ALBUMS - .
https://picasaweb.google.com/117858411710794543295/
stargeezerguy@gmail.com

10 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

Whoever used that dryer before Kelly must have been really, really tall. Fence is looking good.

RunNRose said...

I agree that your fence is looking great! Like the sunflower stalk, too! And, how fortunate you are to have a bead tree. Wonder if a nursery around here sells those?

Dennis and Donna said...

Not a fan of the clothes dryer things...but out there in the desert, they could be a great alternative to a real dryer..

The Good Luck Duck said...

I love the Mexican blanket look. We keep thinking we'd like to do that in the Duck.

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Since yer not diggen post holes right now maybe you can burry a couple of feet on that clothes dryer thingg...

Martha said...

Why would someone wrap beads around a tree? We have beads hanging from trees in Louisiana but it's from the Mardi Gras parades.

You should consider the King snake. They kill other snakes.

Bob said...

Were the folks who lived there previously exceedingly tall? What purpose would it serve to need a stepladder to hang out your clothes to dry? Bit of a curious arrangement.
Ah, the things you see in the dessert!

George and Suzie Yates said...

All is looking good there, just keep puttering along.

Chris and Caron said...

Here is a great CBC radio show about "Near Earth Objects" Al. Give it a listen for some interesting insight about tracking of such objects by NASA as told by the chief of that section.

http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/episode/2012/12/01/december-1-2012/#5


Great looking fence Also and am amazed at how fast laundry drys outside in the desert where humidity is 10%...

Tom _Kathy_Retired said...

Looks like you are all set up to start booking couples for an authentic wild west relaxation vacation. It could fund your travels back and forth. Say about 3 weeks each winter would do it. Just looks like I would pay for it, if you do cooking and cleaning.
Great clothes line joke.

2014-15 Travels


View 2014-15 in a larger map