NO, THIS IS NOT OUR SANTA FE, IT’S A TREE FROG
Overnight rains brought in cooler temperatures & despite a light drizzle we were able to make it around our morning walk trail. First time in 4 or 5 days because the blood sucking Mosquitoes, eye gouging Gnats, & flesh ripping Deer Flies had prevented us from doing so. This mornings cooler air held them at bay. Yay. Didn't have the Santa Fe back from the garage yet so Kelly took the Jeep to drop off some things at the Goderich hospital again. Rain picked up & the weather map showed we were likely in for an all day rain.......and we were:((
Not much I can say about the day except I did get Pheebs out for a short walk between showers. Not exactly the healthiest way to spend a day just sitting around inside but it's the way it was & that's about it for that.
Our desktop weather thermometer tells me temperatures reached 107F in Congress Arizona today. Can't imagine what the temps are like inside our house. When we get back in the fall the television will probably be all melted down the front of the fireplace & anything I planted will just be piles of dust. My cactus garden will probably look like the Sahara desert & I expect everything inside our little metal shed will be all welded together. Just can't imagine heat like that or living in heat like that.
We had both kind of forgot about our Santa Fe still being in the garage & it was nearly 5 in the afternoon before we remembered & gave the Bayfield Garage a call. They were just finishing it up so we hopped in the Jeep & headed into town to pick it up. Garage owner Don showed us the timing belt with it's missing & torn teeth. Both he & his head mechanic said they had never seen a timing belt in that condition without an engine being ruined. They estimated it was only a matter of a few more miles & it would have been all over for our Santa Fe's motor. Needless to say a huge lucky break for us. Don figured the worn timing belt was the original one. While the mechanic had all that timing belt stuff apart they were also able to have a closer look at the A/C unit & determined it could be repaired with a ?? part. Much, much, cheaper than the original $700+ we had first been quoted. Decided we will get the A/C fixed now & that will take place next week sometime. It was exactly one day short of a year ago that we had to replace the catelytic converter in the Santa Fe & I remember that tearing the heck out of a thousand dollar too.
WE TOWED OUR SANTA FE TO THE SOUTH-WEST & BACK FOR 3 YEARS BEFORE GETTING THE JEEP (OLIVER LEE STATE PARK NM)
KIND OF A TANGLED UP BALL OF FUR ON KELLY’S CHAIR TODAY
THIS IS HER FAVORITE TOY & VERY MUCH MOST BESTEST BUDDY, TEDLEY
Is your computer station one of your favorite places in your RV or house? At home here in Bayfield it is mine. One of my favorite times of the day is walking down the hall sometime after supper, entering our sunroom & taking my comfortable seat at our computer. Through our large sunroom windows I have all the lush green foliage of our front yard splayed out in front of me. Several bird feeders in the foreground & a bird feeding station straight out front further back. There is constant bird traffic coming & going to those feeders & with our sliding patio door & windows open we can hear their melodious tweeting back & forth. Occasional squirrels & chipmunks in the trees & bunnies on the ground. Flowering shrubs, a rock surrounded frog pond with a trickling waterfall. Cedar trees reaching skyward into the surrounding tall Pines. Now add soft ambient music to that mix, a skylight, soft lighting at night & you have one of my favorite places to spend a few hours every evening working on my daily posts. To my left sits a flat screen TV with sound bar. Directly in front of me is our large flat screen computer monitor. To my right a comfortable rocker/glider chair (which was my Mother's) & cozy natural gas free standing stove. Yep, my favorite room in the house & one in which I spend many enjoyable hours each week writing, editing photos, watching the birds, putting my posts together, listening to music, & playing with the Pheebs.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A teacher asked her class what they knew about whales. One little girl spoke up and said that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The teacher smiled and said she didn’t think that was very likely, because even though whales can be big, their throats are not big enough to swallow a man. But the little girl was adamant, and maintained that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The teacher was getting impatient, and reiterated that this was physically unlikely. But the girl was unmoved, and said that when she got to heaven, she would ask Jonah.
“But what if Jonah went to hell?” the teacher asked.
The girl replied, “Then you ask him.”
- 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.