BACKDROPPED BY CLOUDY SKIES, I CAUGHT A RARE SUN SPLASH TODAY
I think if it gets any colder around here I’m gonna do like my good friend Jim does each winter back home. I’ll drag out the garden hose & begin flooding our back yard to make an ice skating rink. So disappointing to have this miserable cold snap right when Aunt Jean is here from roasty toasty Florida.
‘PHEEBS THE SMOOCHER’ IS AT IT AGAIN
We have never met the neighbor behind us. We know he is a Canadian rancher from Alberta who built a small new house, some corrals, & out buildings a few years ago. We hear he has only returned briefly a few times since then. Now, that’s my kinda neighbor:))
WE HAVE NEVER MET OUR ABSENTEE BACK YARD NEIGHBOR
Pheebs & I have spent the past 3 nights in the Sunseeker getting oriented with the new digs. No problem staying toasty warm. With the much smaller space we warm up pretty quick. Propane furnace heats things up fast & doesn’t have to keep running to maintain temperatures. I use it in conjunction with a small electric heater.
Transitioning from a smaller RV to a larger RV is much easier than going the other way. I remember going from a 17’ Class C years ago to a 24’ Travel Trailer, a 21’ Class C, a 25’ 5th Wheel, then to the 33’ Motorhome. With the slides out in the Motorhome it felt like we could hold a square dance, do a few handstands, half a dozen summersaults, & maybe a few laps around the living room. With the smaller rig now I think we are limited to one person running on the spot. Loss of space is the hardest part to adjust to. Where to hang towels, clothes, coats, etc. Big adjustment for sure.
Like the idea we do not have an outside sliding step anymore. This rig is designed with 2 inside steps allowing one to make the next step to the ground easily. For me, the fewer moving mechanical parts on a rig the better.
SOON (I HOPE) OUR BACK YARD WILL BE TURNING GREEN
Always a good idea to take my cowboy hat off when entering the rig or something inside is gonna knock it off for sure. A feller does not like to have his hat knocked off!! We actually have 3 interior levels in this rig. Driver’s compartment is lowest with a step up into the kitchen/living room. Another step up puts us on the bedroom/bathroom level. If I included the cab over area I guess I could say we have 4 levels. Kinda like ground floor to penthouse all in less than 23'.
I LIKE HOW THEY HAVE DESIGNED THE ENTRANCEWAY LOWER & ELIMINATED THE NEED FOR THAT OUTER SLIDING STEP
Due to our totally crappy weather again we never strayed far. The Jeep stayed in the driveway & we stayed in the house. A few flakes of snow on our morning walk followed by rain this afternoon mixed with sleet. Oh, way to go Arizona!!
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS MORNING
Most exciting thing all day was Kelly’s trip to the Post Office where she received a parcel from her brother Peter containing 4 books, a pasta strainer colander, a list of favorite movies, radio programs, book authors & a DVD entitled, ‘Geronimo’ And the Apache Resistance. A big thanks goes out to Peter & Leslie over there in that Rochester place, New York.
I sat here for awhile tonight trying to think of a paragraph to separate these photos but just couldn’t seem to come up with anything, so I gave up & hit the ‘Publish’ button…..:))
AND, THESE LAST 2 PHOTOS KIND OF SUM UP OUR WHOLE DAY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Five-year-old Becky answered the door when the census taker came by. She told the census taker that her daddy was a doctor and wasn't home because he was performing an appendectomy.
"My," said the census taker, "that sure is a big word for such a little girl. Do you know what it means?"
"Sure do! Fifteen-hundred bucks, and that doesn't even include the anesthesiologist!"
- 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."
- 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.