VULTURE PEAK APPEARS TO LOOM OVER CONGRESS
So surprised when the Jeep started right up this morning. Figured when I hit the key there would be nothing again. I think last weeks long days with the key in the ignition while being towed put a lot of strain on the battery despite starting it up every day & letting it idle for awhile. We will carry the mobile charger with us from now on just in case. Had to wash all the road grime of the Jeep today too. What a mess it was from being towed behind our rig for the first few days in a Michigan/Indiana rain.
I WASN’T OUT OF MY BED 2 MINUTES & GUESS WHO WAS RIGHT IN MY SPOT
Slowly beginning to shake off our travel lag from last week & make the adjustments to our new 3 hour time zone change from back home in Bayfield. Traveling relatively quickly through time zones does take it’s toll. And if your over 65 just about anything takes it’s toll these days:((
GIZMO COMES RACING AROUND THE CORNER TO SEE PHEEBS THIS MORNING
Spent an enjoyable morning burning accumulated brush & trimming Mesquite & Palo Verde trees. Surprised at how fast & how many sucker branches had grown in just 6 months. Kelly put a call in to a yard maintenance company here in Congress. After our disastrous sheep decision we have decided to do things differently in the future. First thing is to get rid of the weeds professionally. I don’t think mowing them is the answer. They will just be back next year waiting for us when we roll in again.
ANOTHER ONE OF PHEEBS MORNING PALS…ONE OF TWO YAKKY DOODLE DOGS…THEY ARE ALWAYS BARKING
I may have to rent a flashing neon sign saying something to the affect, ‘Stop Here For Free Birdseed’. Feeders have been up for well over 24 hours & not one bird to be seen yet. But how nice to hear the ‘Woot Weet’ of the Curved Bill Thrashers again not far away in the Mesquite trees.
HAD TO TRIM THESE PALO VERDE TREES BACK FROM THE SIDE OF THE WINNIE WAGON
Noticed one of the dumpy junkyard places down the street is for sale. Half an acre with an old tumble down trailer on it. Trailer has to be removed as part of the deal. Asking price on the half acre is $69,900. Real Estate company is promoting the lot as a great place for Snow Birds to park their rig for the winter. Wow, were we ever lucky to get our house & property for the price we did just a year & a half ago.
BURNING UP SOME BACK YARD BRUSH IN THE FIRE PIT
I didn’t block the Skunk out last night. We might go with the Moth Balls & dog poop ideas sent in by readers. I do not like to kill or cause grief to any kind of animal so if we can find a gentler peaceful way to discourage Louie LePew then that is what we’ll do. Our neighbor has several skunks under his house & doesn’t mind them. Said they keep snakes & mice at bay. And maybe that skunk last night was blasting one of those Demon Squirrels for all we know.
I MANAGED TO GET CACTUS MAN BACK UP ON HIS FEET TODAY
Those nice red stone pathways I had in my little front yard Cactus garden last winter are pretty much gone now. The small stones are still there but the hot unrelenting Arizona sun has bleached the color right out of them. Hard to tell the graveled paths from the rest of the ground. So that nice pathway idea is busted & another Arizona landscape lesson learned.
A CRATERS ON THE MOON PHOTO? NOPE JUST ANT HILL DOMES AROUND THE CORNER
Still doing pretty good at staying away from those miserably aggravating morning television so called news programs. Instead of heading out to the living room & habitually snapping on the TV every morning I just remain in my room seated in my comfortable Ikea chair with my Bose Ipod music & laptop. It sometimes takes a location change to break a tough habit. And how nice to sit here each morning & look out at 2 giant Saguaro Cactus right outside my window:))
VIC NESHYBA joined our ‘Google Friends Connect’ section today. Thanks for dropping by Vic & nice to have you along:))
Just remembered a reader inquiring as to why I stopped mixing up my SOUNDS YUKKY-TASTES YUMMY daily soy shakes about a year & a half ago. Had been drinking those amazingly wonderful shakes for over 10 years when for no real reason I just got up one morning & decided to have a bowl of porridge instead. Been eating porridge every morning since. But here is one reason I quit the shakes. When traveling in the rig with a smaller refrigerator my soy shake ingredients were taking up a lot of room. Had to deal with big bundles of Romain lettuce, packaged carrots, banana bunches, celery stalks, & a stock of apples. My big messy shakes just got to be a little much in the small kitchen area we had.
THESE ARE THE CACTUS PADS I WILL BE RE-PLANTING
We are off to Wickenburg in the morning. Arco has a sale on heaters & with colder weather slowly approaching we want to be prepared. Need a new blade for my Bow Saw as well. Groceries are on the list too. Got a Gravity chair to pick up at Ace hardware so the little Pheebs will be holding the fort in Congress for a few hours.
SUNRISE FROM GHOST TOWN ROAD
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