Seeing Kelly walking with no hat & no mitts told me we were finally getting back to some enjoyable morning walks. Nice to feel our temperatures coming up. Nice to feel the warmth of the morning sun.
THIS UNIQUELY CHARACTERED HOUSE FOR SALE NEAR YARNELL’S CORE CAUGHT OUR EYE…MAIN STRUCTURE ON RIGHT & GRANNY FLAT ON LEFT
GRANNY SUITE PATIO
Decided it would be a good day to stain our porch posts. Figured might as well do that job now while we had the posts here just lying around. We knew the hardware store in Yarnell had the stain we were looking for so it was off up the Yarnell Hill with us. Checked the Jeeps thermometer when we left the house & it said 63F. Less than 10 minutes later we were sitting in front of the Yarnell hardware store & the temperature registered 43F. Yep, definitely much colder up on top of the Weaver Mountains alright.
A VERY ARCHITECTURALLY UNIQUE HOUSE INDEED
A FEW PHOTOS THROUGH THE WINDOWS
UPPER BEDROOM WITH SEMI-WRAP AROUND DECK & BACK YARD VIEW
GROOVY GROUND LEVEL GRANNY FLAT
GRANNY KITCHEN & COVERED PATIO
Found the Cedar stain we were looking for, stopped at the Thrift Store, & took us for a drive around a few streets in Yarnell we had previously not seen. Drove to the SHRINE OF ST. JOSEPH & could see how fire damage had come so close to destroying the whole Shrine. We could see the gift shop had burned to the ground & we knew the Retreat Center across the road up in the rocks had burned as well.
THIS SECTION OF THE SHRINE ESCAPED THE FLAMES
FIRE SWEPT OVER THIS RIDGE…ONLY A FEW BRICKS & STONES LEFT OF THE GIFT SHOP
FIRE CAME DOWN & BURNT SOME OF THE SMALL TREES AROUND THE CROSSES ON RIGHT
We also noticed an unusual number of houses ‘For Sale’ on some of the side streets near the small Village’s center. A very cozy & picturesque community with many small dwelling nestled into the predominant rock formations. One place for sale especially caught our eye. Maybe it was the color, maybe it was it’s unexplainably unique rambling design, or maybe it was just Yarnell itself. The house was empty so we did have us a look around outside. Figured out it had a complete detached Granny suite as well. As with so many houses we have seen here in the South-West this one has fallen on hard times & I would class it as a handyman’s special. But what a great project for the right person. Just like our house in Congress I love these old places with all their character, their mysteries, & their old stories to tell.
JUST 2 OF MANY HOUSES & PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN YARNELL ARIZONA
YARNELL HAS A UNIQUE WESTERN FLAVOR ALL IT’S OWN
We were back down the hill by early afternoon & it didn’t take me long to get the can of Cedar stain open. With brush in hand I was soon busy staining our yet to be installed wooden Pine porch posts. In short sleeves too:))
POST IN FOREGROUND IS DONE, 3 TO GO
On a grueling 9 hour 450 mile drive from Logan Utah to Glenwood Springs Colorado Chinle over there at the SPOTTED DOG RANCH recently recounted a colder time in Steamboat Springs many years ago which resulted in something she refers to as, ‘Popsicle Toes’. Chinle tells the story as only Chinle can……..
THIS YARNELL HOUSE WAS NOT FOR SALE, I JUST LIKED THE CORAL COLOR
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Three patients in a mental institution prepare for an examination given by the head psychiatrist. If the patients pass the exam, they will be free to leave the hospital. However, if they fail, the institution will detain them for five years.
The doctor takes the three patients to the top of a diving board looking over an empty swimming pool, and asks the first patient to jump.
The first patient jumps head first into the pool and breaks both arms.
Then the second patient jumps and breaks both legs.
The third patient looks over the side and refuses to jump. "Congratulations! You're a free man. Just tell me why didn't you jump?" asked the doctor.
To which the third patient staring down into the empty pool answered, "Well Doc, I can't swim!"
- 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.
Some great spots on the market out there...I would want one that assured me of no more freezing temps...That's what we liked about Ajo...ReplyDelete
Please don't buy another house. I get alternately guilty and fatigued, just reading about all the neat fix-ups you do on your current two.ReplyDelete
You probably drove right by me not too far after the long pieced together with weathered wood 4 Sale and just across the wash. It's a fun and funky little town.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the shout out, Al. Wishing I were down your way, but it's supposed to warm up a bit here, maybe into the mid 30s, so maybe I can sleep with my insulated boots off soon.ReplyDelete
I think I could live nicely in a granny flat like that.ReplyDelete
I fixed up many many houses and always had fun every time. now really enjoy just wandering about the country.ReplyDelete
Is fun to look at other places though.
I guess the pain of waiting for our home here to get fixed enought to put on the market is too fresh to see anything other than more pain in that old place.ReplyDelete
I'm glad there are people like you who want to preserve the old west look. I hate to see some of these buildings rot away. You have done so much with your Congress house.
I love the personality of those places. So unscripted and free spirited.ReplyDelete
I'd love to buy a little house in a place like that - they are all so different and have so much more personality than other areas. And I love the coral one, too. Maybe some day... :)ReplyDelete
I knew you would get good use out of that trailer.ReplyDelete