Yikes!! Colder than a Witch’s Wit this morning. Locals in these parts are saying this is the longest cold stretch of freezing weather since back in the 50’s. Not being here in the 50’s, I’ll take their word for it. Even the Pheebs didn’t want to say out long about 5 this morning. I’m itching to splash some paint on our faded front screen door but have to wait until temps get over 50F. Sounds like that may happen next week. Rumors & wild speculations have us at 70F by this coming Thursday. Rumors, wild speculations, & weather forecasters that is…..
THIS SIGN DIDN’T SEEM TO BOTHER THE PHEEBS TOO MUCH THIS MORNING
We have heat on in the Motorhome so no problem there but one of our 3 outside taps at the house here froze up bad enough last night to crack & spring a leak when it thawed out this morning. In Ontario we can shut the outside water off in the fall but here there is no shut off valve for the outside taps. I wrapped them in insulation a couple days ago but this old blister of a tap just couldn’t take the cold I guess. We’ll have to get someone in next week to repair it.
Had some bird feeders in Bayfield that our birds there didn’t like. The feeders sat full of seeds but the birds avoided them for some unknown reason. Brought them with us, picked up some birdseed last week at the Yarnell hardware store, hung the feeders, & now our back yard has turned into Birdsville. The southwest birds love the feeders & I have put a couple dishes of water out for them as well. With our property completely fenced now I figured it was time to try out some bird feeders. And, with warmer weather headed our way next week I’ll set up a longer lens & see if I can get a few bird photos together. I still have it in the back of my mind to try my hand at building some kind of water garden refuge in the back yard at some point. Kind of a little birding nature center.
Not a lot happening here today. Again, I spent most of my enjoyable time on the end of a shovel, rake, & a wheelbarrow. I have now swapped out about 90% of the 1/2 inch gravel I had put down a couple months ago. Today, I watered the 3/8 inch stuff & then drove around flattening it with the Jeep’s tires. Makes for a nice hard flat surface. But, being Northerners, we sure do miss our soft green grass.
Busy day coming up Monday. Have to get the slides out on the Motorhome & configure it for Pheebs & I moving in until next Saturday. Lot of last minute things to do around the house before our company arrives sometime mid to late afternoon Monday. And, we definitely have some Jeeping Safaris lined up for the coming week as well:))
Judy, from TRAVELS WITH EMMA is out of the hospital & already on her feet following hip surgery a few days ago. There’s no keeping this Gal down & readers stopping by will be encouraged by her determination.
As Ivan just found out, security can be pretty tight in Arizona and had to pass his drivers license over for a scan. SASSY, also in Arizona, had to pass over her driver’s license for an entirely different reason:((
LOOKING WEST, OUR HOUSE IS AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THAT ROW OF BUILDINGS…DATE CREEK MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND
LOOKING EAST, OUR HOUSE IS AT THE FOOT OF THAT DARK RIDGE COMING IN FROM THE TOP LEFT…WEAVER MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND
Our RVing lifestyle has always been very flexible. With the exception of our Ranch sitting days in southeast Arizona for a few years we have always kept ourselves footloose & fancy free. If we didn’t like a campsite or an area, we simply moved on down the road. If we didn’t like the weather in a particular area it was easy for us to move on to warmer climes or sunnier days. Sometimes our destination decisions were made on the fly & at the day’s end we were not always at where we set out to be. Sure takes the boredom out of sitting in one spot for 6 months at a time. Merikay & Craig from MERIKAY'S DREAM headed out from Death Valley heading for Quartzsite Arizona & ended up sitting on a beach in California. Now, how did that happen. I like their spontaneity, sense of adventure, & ability to willingly roll with the punches:))
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"You know - 'Our Father, who does art in Heaven. . ."
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