BUILT MYSELF A LITTLE WOOD FIRE THIS AFTERNOON
I know a lot of folks have it much colder with far worse conditions than we do here in Congress Arizona but even our milder cold still spells cold for me. Tried out my new sleeping bag last night & it worked just fine. Lots of room inside for my nightly wanderings & it kept me warm as toast in my room’s 52 degrees. Kelly’s room dropped to 48 degrees.
<<< YEP, IT’S COLD ALRIGHT
Switched to warmer fleece lined track pants for the day instead of the usual cold denim material found in blue jeans. I remember the locals telling us about last year’s winter being the coldest they have had in quite a few years. Am hoping this winter is not going to be a repeat performance. Saw a group of Sparrows this morning clustered around a Gila Woodpecker trying to convince him to chop a hole through the ice in the birdbath. In fact it was cold enough in the house last night Kelly didn’t even have to put the Turkey in the fridge. So cold in my bathroom first thing this morning the water to the toilet stiffened up to a point where it wouldn’t run. Kelly’s liquid honey was too thick to spread on her toast. When the steaming hot water from my shower hit the icy cold air of my bathroom I had a pea souper of fog going on. That was the grooviest part of my day:))
Jeep has been starting every time without a problem so we have been dragging our feet on the ‘new clutch switch’. Seems it was a loose wire like Jim had figured. If it were not to start again I have a pretty good idea which wires to wiggle, but……………
Kelly headed off for Wickenburg this morning to have a look at the results of her liver enzyme blood test a few days ago. When she arrived home this afternoon she said the test looked reasonably good. Three of the 8 or 9 markers had higher than acceptable levels but she wasn’t too concerned. A copy of the test has been faxed to both her Bayfield Doctor & her Specialist in Stratford Ontario.
Planted my Agave ‘Pups’ around the property this morning. Turns out I had 19 of them. I think they are just an absolutely beautiful Cactus but with their dagger like needle point tips one has to be very careful around them. Puttered about in the Cactus gardens a bit more before the overall cold & brisk wind drove me back inside the house.
Fed-Ex truck rolled in today & it looks like I have another Ikea Poang chair to assemble. This will be my 4th one. First two rode with us in the Damon for about 5 years. One went with the Damon when it was sold, one is in our Bayfield sunroom, I’m sitting in the third one right now typing this, & the new 4th one will sit on our porch here & act as a 4th sitting chair in the living room when needed. I will tackle that chair assembly in the morning……if I don’t wake up on the cranky side of my bed that is.
HOPE TO ASSEMBLE THAT RED IKEA CHAIR IN THE MORNING…FED-EX ALSO BROUGHT A NEW WARMER COMFORTER FOR KELLY’S BED
Whenever it warms up I have a couple paint projects lined up. A small upper section on our garden shed needs painting & I have my bathroom closet to do. Just waiting on a few shelves first before starting the closet project.
And an update from Nina at WHEELING IT. She has just moved their successfully growing blog to a newer & larger blog site. Stop on over & check out the new changes:))
THANKS AGAIN ROSE:))
Gathered myself up a couple handfuls of wood this afternoon & fired up our fireplace. Had a nice fire going for about an hour. The fireplace isn’t really heat efficient but at least it does throw some heat. Debating now whether to get a load of firewood or not.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?
-Border Collie: Just one. Then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
-Rottweiler: Make me!
-Lab: Oh, me, me! Pleeease let me change the light bulb! Can I? Huh? Huh?
-Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!
-Malamute: Let the Border Collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.
-Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls.
-Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?
-Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
-Mastiff: Screw it yourself! I'm not afraid of the dark...
-Doberman: While it's out, I'll just take a nap on the couch.
-Boxer: Who needs light? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.
-Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there!
-Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb?
-Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...
-Old English Sheep dog: Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb?
-Basset Hound: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
-Westie: Dogs do not change light bulbs -- people change light bulbs. I am not one of THEM so the question is, how long before I can expect my light again?
-Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.
-Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned-out bulb?
- 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.