PETER SNAPPED A PHOTO OF US BEFORE THEY LEFT
A cloudy morning for Peter & Leslies departure. Breakfast finished, suitcases in the car, a final farewell, & they were on the road by 8:45 a.m. They will be landing in Buffalo NY later tonight & the weather there is totally miserable. They may have to dig the car out of a snow bank before they can make the snowy cold drive home from Buffalo to Webster NY. (near Rochester)
DID YOU LOAD THE SUITCASE? NO I THOUGHT YOU LOADED THE SUITCASES
A LAST WAVE & THEY WERE OFF TO LAS VEGAS TO CATCH A FLIGHT HOME
Turned into a busy morning for Kelly & I. Laundry to do & I had all my stuff to move back in from the rig. Noticed a quietness in the house & quickly rectified that by quickly re-hooking up my Sirius Satellite radio Boombox. I soon had the old house rocking again filling it with music from floor to ceiling. Kelly did her laundry first & then headed for Wickenburg to pick up some groceries. I was quick into my spacious sticks & bricks endless hot water shower. The Winnie’s shower is OK but no room to twirl & dance around under the soothing hot water. Pheebs & I kept ourselves busy for most of the morning just getting ourselves re-organized. A couple loads of laundry kept me hopping. It was a great week in the rig but I’m glad to be back in my favorite Ikea blogging chair right beside my own big old comfortable bed. I sure like this Arizona home base idea…………….Groovy:))
BEEN SEEING A FEW BUTTERFLIES THE PAST COUPLE DAYS
Sometimes decisions can be a long time coming. And sometimes there is just no rhyme or reason for that. No amount of excuses seems to cut the delay factor. It’s just the way it is sometimes. And so it has been with our decision to change internet providers while here in Congress or on the road traveling. We have been with Verizon since November of 2008. Today we finally made the decision to switch over to MILLENICOM. Tomorrow (Saturday) Kelly will make the phone calls to set the wheels in motion.
I am one of those sensitive characters that always does a post analysis thing with myself after anything that involves interacting with other people. Kinda like those sports post game reviews. The military might call them de-briefings. Of course I generally always bring myself up short on these ‘look backs’. I’m not much of a conversationalist anymore & I’m even less of a story teller. But I always ask myself, could I have done better with my people skills & daily interactions & the answer of course is always yes. But it is the way it is now & my Yakky Doodle days are long behind me. No point in tearing myself up about it. I’m just living in & adjusting to a different era now…………….
<<< THIS GILA WOODPECKER LIKES THIS HALF ORANGE KELLY TACKED ON A POST
I’m in a bit of a quandary about my weight. I’m at a point where I am actually afraid to step on a scale. I’m not a big meal eater but have to admit I am a snacker & therein lies my problem. I have bad eating habits & that’s all there is to it. And my addictive nature is no help. Beat the booze, beat the cigarettes, beat my coffee addiction, but boy oh boy what a food struggle it has been these past 25 years or so. Just bad habits & that’s all there is to it. It’s no wonder my legs complain about the weight they have to slug around every day!!
MORE YARNELL EMPORIUM PHOTOS FROM THURSDAY
For any pre, current, or post Slabbers or for anyone else interested in what is going down at Slab City at the moment here is a link with the info. Scroll down the left side & find the heading, SUMMATION OF SITUATION. A troubling & difficult situation is rapidly growing worse………….
ARIZONA WINTER TIME GREEN
Old habits are strange things & often if not impossible to break. Do you know I quit smoking nearly 33 years ago & I still carry a lighter around in my left hand pants pocket. Also carry a small jackknife & tweezers in the same pocket. Now those two things can come in handy. But a lighter? What am I thinking…..d’ya suppose I’m still looking for a butt on the ground like when we were kids. Fags we used to call them. Wow, has the meaning of that word ever changed over the years. Wonder if anyone remembers that word being associated with cigarettes.
Here’s a few thoughts I wrote about a few years ago. Just as current today than then. Maybe even more so. Ever notice how people say things to you without ever thinking about what they are saying A robotic programmed greeting for example. And they will say the exact same thing to the person they meet before you or another person in line behind you. I swung into the McDonald's drive-thru line one time & ordered up a Burrito & coffee. When I rolled up to the cashier window she said, "I must be dyslexic this morning." She was half talking to herself as well as me as she seemed to fumble with a roll of quarters. I wanted to reach out, put my hand on her arm & sincerely say, "thank you so much for an original greeting." Doesn't it just bug ya when people say, "Hello, how are you today." It's a programmed response we all have that comes out as an automatic saying & do most people really care when they say that to a passing stranger. If they did they would stop & wait for your response. But they don't & just blow right by & lay the same lame saying on the next person. Wouldn't you just like to turn around some time, grab hold of a person & say, "Soooo, you really want to know how I am today do ya” & then hold them there while you verbally dump all over them!!!
<<< KELLY HELPS PHEEBS WITH ANOTHER STICKER
And while I'm at it.....Have you ever been in the wrong lane at a grocery store & crashed your cart into somebody & have them tell you they're "sorry." My fault, but they say they're sorry. What's with that. I'm the one who should be saying, 'sorry' but of course I seldom do because the other person has already apologized for my mistake. No point in two of us standing there trying to out-sorry each other because before long somebody else would come along, bump into us & say......well, you know!!
PINK FENCE LEADS TO A BOUTIQUE BESIDE THE EMPORIUM
Cheryl Ann over at DEEP CANYON is having trouble with ‘pop-up’ ads appearing on some blog posts she has been opening. If these pop-ups are not placed on their blogs by the blog’s author then how are they getting on there? Wonder if anyone else is having these ‘pop-up ads’ problem. We’re OK so far here at the Bunch & have not run into the problem….yet.
Kelly was back from Wickenburg about 2 so I started the Jeeps interior reconfiguration from people friendly to doggy friendly. Hauled out the back seat & put Pheebs padded platform back in along with all the usual stuff we carry. Pheebs is all set to hit the Jeep trails again riding shotgun in the back. Took down our old rope clothesline & put up some regular close-line wire & quickly hung some clothes on it. And it didn’t even fall down.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A woman walked up to the manager of a department store. "Are you hiring any
help?" she asked."No," he said. "We already have all the staff we need.""Then would you mind getting someone to wait on me?" she asked.
Why did the furniture salesman take six backless chairs to the doctor's office? Because the doctor wanted to get a stool sample.
- 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.