MORNING CLOUD SHADOWS ON THE DATE CREEK MOUNTAINS
Although Pheebs & I were out under the pre-dawn morning sky we did not see any meteors. This is prime time right now for the GEMINID METEOR SHOWER.
WE ALWAYS STOP TO PET THE LITTLE DALLY DOG >>>
Not a lot to write about today, it was mainly house things we busied ourselves with. Burnt up some more brush & hauled a couple paint cans out. Our front porch trim is painted white & I’m not a big fan of white so repainted the porch trim with an adobe color same as our house. Will look better with the pine posts. Also painted our front door frame with the same color we painted part of our Damon Class A motorhome interior a few years ago. A clay flowerpot color. Also painted the top front part of our aluminum shed.
KELLY WORKS ON PAINTING UP A FLOWER POT
PAINTED THE PORCH TRIM AN ADOBE COLOR WHICH WILL GO BETTER WITH THE PINE PORCH POSTS SOON…ALSO PAINTING THE DOOR TRIM A CLAY POT COLOR
Wendall the electrician fellow dropped by & finished up re-doing a couple receptacles & that pretty much completes our few electrical issues for the season.
WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE ALL THIS BEAUTIFUL SONORAN DESERT TO WALK IN SO CLOSE TO OUR HOUSE
We knew Pat & Mike McFall have a ‘Happy Hour’ most every day from 4 to 5 & we’ve been meaning to get on over there ever since we got here back around the end of October. Usually by 4 every day we are winding down our mostly active days & sliding into the early supper mode. Rare for us to go anywhere after about mid afternoon. We are both definitely morning people. We did slide over to see Pat & Mike & their good friend Greg at 4 though. Mike & Pat are still very active with the Wickenburg gun club & just this past week-end they both received their firearm ‘Instructors’ permits. Keeps Mike mighty busy making their own ammunition for all the events they participate in. Good to see them today:))
Phoned Aunt Jean in Sarasota Florida Wednesday night & she’s doing pretty good. Played 18 holes of golf on Tuesday but said the last couple of holes were a struggle. She’s off to do some doggy sitting this week-end for friends. Dog’s name is Lulu. As a result of some medical difficulties this past summer Aunt Jean doesn’t think she will be able to make it back to Arizona again. She was glad she had made the decision to come out the last two years when she did & while she was still able to do so. Between her stay at the Ranch with us in McNeal Arizona two winters ago & last year’s stay with us here in Congress we were able to cover a bunch of scenic miles & chalk up a bunch of great memories none of us at one time thought would ever happen. So glad we had the time to spend together when we did……………………..
LIGHT & SHADOW
GROANER’S CORNER:(( "Squawks" are problem listings that pilots generally leave for maintenance crews to fix before the next flight. Here are some squawks submitted by US Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews.
(P) = Problem (S) = Solution
(P) Left inside main tire almost needs replacement
(S) Almost replaced left inside main tire
(P) Test flight OK, except autoland very rough
(S) Autoland not installed on this aircraft
(P) #2 Propeller seeping prop fluid
(S) #2 Propeller seepage normal - #1 #3 and #4 propellers lack normal seepage
(P) Something loose in cockpit
(S) Something tightened in cockpit
(P) Evidence of leak on right main landing gear
(S) Evidence removed
(P) DME volume unbelievably loud
(S) Volume set to more believable level
(P) Dead bugs on windshield
(S) Live bugs on order
(P) Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 fpm descent
(S) Cannot reproduce problem on ground
(P) IFF inoperative
(S) IFF always inoperative in OFF mode (IFF-Identification Friend or Foe)
(P) Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick
(S) That's what they're there for
(P) Number three engine missing
(S) Engine found on right wing after brief search
(P) Aircraft handles funny
(S) Aircraft warned to straighten up, "fly right" and be serious
(P) Target Radar hums
(S) Reprogrammed Target Radar with the lyrics
- 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.