Busy week coming up. Our roofer guy dropped off 7 bundles of roofing material this morning & hopes to be back Tuesday or Wednesday. Said the job will definitely be finished this week.
THIS IS THE SECTION OF ROOF TO BE DONE & THESE SHINGLES WILL ALL BE COMING OFF
We have company coming from Rochester NY a week from today so we have things to tidy up around here. Motorhome needs a run, a spiff up, tanks attended to & set up in ‘living mode’ . Kelly brought the last post & rails back from Wickenburg today so I was finally able to finish up the wood fence project.
WOOD FENCE IS NOW DONE
Gravel truck coming in the morning with a big load of red crushed stone to finish off my gravel project around the house. That ought to keep me busy with my shovel & wheelbarrow for a few days. Today I began by removing some of the half inch gravel from some places & using it to widen our parking area. The gravel we have coming Tuesday is a smaller three eights size & that will go into the places I removed gravel from today. I will also spread it completely around the house & that will help keep inside floors cleaner. I feel three eights crushed stone is nicer to walk on than half inch. Lot of extra work, but that’s the way it is.
REMOVED HALF INCH STONE IN SOME AREAS & WILL REPLACE WITH THREE EIGHTS INCH STONE
We lost our good neighbor Bud today. No, Bud didn’t die, but he did pack up & move to Oklahoma. Met Bud last March & he kept any eye on our place over the summer. By the time we arrived in November, Bud was already over in California working a job till just after Christmas. He returned a couple days ago just long enough to pack up all his belongings in a U-Haul trailer & head for Oklahoma City. He is starting a ranch job in Texas shortly & will not be back to Congress. Bud didn’t own the place beside us so we don’t know what will become of it. Bud was a good neighbor.
SAYING GOOD-BYE TO OUR NEIGHBOR BUD THIS MORNING
I don’t know how we forgot to bring the Jeep’s rear seat with us but we did. Maybe has something to do with the fact we took the rear seat out of the Jeep just days after we bought it back in June of 06. ‘Out of sight out of mind’ as they say. For sure I will have ‘jeep seat’ on my ‘things to pack’ list for this Fall’s southwest return!!
ALTHOUGH WE HAVE A 4 WHEEL DRIVE JEEP, SOFT SANDY WASHES LIKE THIS ALWAYS GIVE ME SOME CONCERN
I miss my Bayfield country road drives. Readers will remember the many drives Pheebe & I often take when back in Ontario for the summer. Throw a couple cameras in the Jeep, crank up some nice ambient music & away we would go for a few hours cruising the back country roads just totally enjoying the fine days & lovely scenery. I needed a flat bottomed shovel today so Pheebs & I snagged the Jeep & headed off to Yarnell. Just like old times. I miss my relaxing solitary drives.
CAN YOU SEE THE LARGE SLEEPING FISH LIKE ELEPHANT STONE SNAIL
Closest hardware store is a short 20 minute scenic drive away in the little town of Yarnell. Highway 89 climbs 2,500 feet in 4 miles up the side of the Weaver mountains. This is an exhilarating drive on a great piece of cliff hugging highway. It is one of those stretches of road one pays close attention to, either ascending or descending the mountain. The ‘Yarnell Hill’ is known to motorcyclists far & wide. It has claimed many of them over the years.
Didn’t take Pheebs & I long to round up our stuff at the Yarnell hardware store & on the way home we stopped at the Arrowhead Roadhouse just outside of Congress for a big mess of bacon & eggs. Like I said, it had been a long time since being out for a drive by myself so I just had to celebrate with a good old greasy breakfast.
SUNDAY WAS A FINE DAY FOR A DESERT WALK
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