YAAAAAAY, BLUE SKIES AT LAST THIS AFTERNOON:))
I sometimes start the day’s post early in the morning when I first get up. By the end of the day I have to sometimes come back & re-write what I have written & sometimes I can let it stand. It is 4:10 a.m. Sunday morning as I begin this & I can still hear rain beating on the roof. This kind of starts me off in a blue mood, but maybe that will change by the end of the day. (and it did:)) PHEEBS LOVES TO STOP ON OUR MORNING WALK & HAVE A LITTLE NOSE TO NOSE WITH HER PALS
There was a time when I could sit down at the keyboard after supper & simply put the whole post together, including photos, in a relatively short period of time. Haven’t done that for a few years now because I am usually too tired. When tired, I make too many mistakes & have a tendency to hurry things along & not re-check anything. So, now I’m in the habit of starting my posts in early morn & simply adding a paragraph or two as I go along through the day. I think this may explain why my posts sometimes swing like a moody pendulum. Some parts happy, some parts not so much. Topics can jump around during the day as first the pendulum swings left, then right, then maybe not at all. THESE FELLOWS JUST MIGHT END UP BEING OUR WEED CONTROL CREW THIS SUMMER
From my computer chair this morning I look to my left & see a furry little Rascal Buns all curled up on my pillow sound asleep. And, for right now, at this moment, all is well with the world. And, I like that:))
Okay, let’s get on with the day & see what’s been happening. LOVE WATCHING THESE F-16 FIGHTING FALCONS IN MOCK COMBAT OVER OUR HOUSE…THEY ARE BASED AT LUKE AFB NEAR SURPRISE
We are cautiously optimistic our RV deal is going to go through this week but nothing will be final in my mind until we are in possession of the vehicle & on the road heading home. Then, & only then, will I open the door marked…'Excited’. There can always be last minute glitches in final negotiations. However, despite some slight pessimism on my part we are going ahead full tilt in cleaning out & cleaning up our Motorhome. After 6 years, there is a lot of cleaning out & cleaning up to do too. We just could not believe all the stuff we had squirreled away in there as we carried item after item into the house.
The Quartzsite dealer is anxious for us to get the rig over there & the pressure is on. I did manage to get a few bins cleared out in the pouring rain Saturday & Kelly did make a start on the inside. By cleaning, we are actually making quite a mess of things with all this rain water mixed with red crushed stone dust on our shoes. Like one cleaning step forward & 3 messy steps back:(( Monday a.m. we will be doing a lot of vacuuming. LATER TODAY >>>
Noticed the rain had stopped for a bit this morning so headed out early & continued the clean up. Managed to get all the basement bins on the passenger side emptied, vacuumed, & washed out before another series of drizzly rain showers rolled through the neighborhood. Kelly made a lot of headway inside & we had the Pheebs encouraging us on…...and dragging more muddy paws inside. By early afternoon I had finished the entire basement of the Motorhome & Kelly was coming down the home stretch inside the coach. We were at last beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Some might ask, ‘why clean it all up if your just going to trade it in anyway’? My short answer to that is simply….because it is the right thing to do. DODGING AROUND BETWEEN SHORT LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS THIS MORNING I WAS ABLE TO FINISH CLEANING THE BASEMENT BINS
We should be able to finish the Motorhome up in the morning & that will be it. And, here’s the best part of the whole darn day……THE SUN FINALLY CAME OUT ABOUT 2 P.M. THIS AFTERNOON))))))))))))))))))))))))) WOW, STARTING TO LOOK LIKE ARIZONA AGAIN
GROANER’S CORNER:(( At Sunday school, the teacher asked Johnny, "Johnny, could you tell me what are we supposed to do to deserve the salvation?" "Yeah, of course" Little Johnny replied. "We're supposed to sin first so that we got something to be forgiven for!" -
And Johnny Carson once said…. If life were fair, Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead. ------------------------------------------------------------- - 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.
One of the most frequently asked questions readers have about my blog is what kind of a camera do I use. I actually have 4 cameras & use all of them.
My DSLR Nikon D-90 is the Workhorse for the majority of my photos. It sports a Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens. I use this camera for most of my landscapes.
My older Nikon DSLR D-40 has a Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-6.6 lens. I use this camera & lens for most of my candid people photos, birds, animals, bugs & flower close-ups.
My Canon Powershot SX210iS is the point & shoot camera I carry in a case on my belt everywhere I go.
My Canon Powershot A730iS point & shoot is the camera that sits close to my recliner for most of those doggy living room photos.
Both Nikkor lenses are interchangable between the D-90 & the D-40. I also have a spare Nikkor 50-200mm lens as well which will fit either Nikon.
Previous to my Nikon D-90, most of my photos were taken with my old faithful Nikon D-50 from about 2006 to early 2011 whereupon the D-50 suffered a rather gruesome death when it fell off a table onto a cement porch in southeastern Arizona. The 70-300mm lens on the camera survived the fall but the D-50 did not:((
I also have a Stellarvue 80mm Refractor Nighthawk telescope which I have adapted to fit both my Nikons giving me the equivelent of a 700mm lens. Only control I have over this lens is shutter speed. It is also manual focus.