OUR ABSENTEE ALBERTAN NEIGHBOR’S PLACE BEHIND US…HE’S NEVER BEEN HERE SINCE WE HAVE BEEN HERE
THE PORCH FACES SOUTH
It seems I went to Mexico last night for some crazily zany times. Don’t remember a lot about it but for sure it was quite a trip from the little bit I do remember. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had total recall from our dreams each night…..or would it?
LOOKING FORWARD TO CLEANING UP THIS ONCE NICELY LANDSCAPED AREA
Actually in reality I/we have been to Mexico a few times. Twice to Puerto Vallarta, about half a dozen times to Palomas (Pink Store) & once to Sonoyta/Lukeville. Enjoyed all our times in Mexico except for our last trip across the border at Lukeville. We have not been back to Mexico since & are not likely to go again. We found out first hand just ‘how fast’ things can go wrong. You can read my post for that day here….OUR MEXICAN BORDER TOWN INCIDENT....2008
I THINK THIS FELLOW CANADIAN PLANNED ON HAVING HORSES HERE AT ONE TIME
Mark from BOX CANYON BLOG had this paragraph in one of his recent posts that caught my attention. Liked what he had to say & liked what he/they have to offer………"If your inner explorer longs for new ground and a little more space between slide-outs…if you are ready for less people, concrete and pavement…if you've had it with in-the-City-freeways, noise, and sketchy neighborhoods…if "Walled Resorts" with too many Rules, Happy Hours, and Pot Lucks, and the same 'ole same 'ole loop-de-loop morning walks are beginning to feel mundane and not what you imagined Freedom Road to be...if "outings" have morphed to drive-byes or trips to Walmart or yakking it up while sitting in a circle of camp chairs...if Bingo is no longer fun...if you and your dog are getting that pudgy feeling…if you are bored to smithereens and sluggish as a snail (deep breath)….then maybe it's time for an ORGEE. (Outdoor RV Gang for Exercise and Exploration.) ORGEE IN UTAH
Stumbled my way into a piece of luck this morning. The large piece of property that butts onto our back & south side is owned by an Albertan whom we have never met. He has not been here at all for the past few years. Fairly new small house on about 3 acres. Really nice piece of property but it needs some TLC. This fellow’s cousin, a Real Estate Broker in Wickenburg keeps an eye on the place & we met him last winter. He was in to check the property this morning & spotted me in the back yard. Had us a chin wag & I mentioned I had been thinking of cleaning up some of the dead underbrush & cactus along our driveway fence line on our neighbor’s property. Dave, the Real Estate fellow was happy about that & gave me clearance to go ahead & clean up whatever I wanted on his cousins property. That was a big piece of luck for me & with that official permission a half later I was over on the neighbor’s property hard at at with my gardening tools.
I HAVE ALREADY GATHERED UP SOME LARGE PILES OF BRUSH
MY TOOLS LEANING AGAINST OUR FENCE & LOOKING OUT THE NEIGHBOR’S DRIVEWAY WITH OUR PLACE ON THE LEFT
This clean-up on my neighbor’s property is not a paying job but that is of no matter to me. I’m just happy to have something to do again that I really enjoy doing. First phase will be cleaning up all along the driveway leading in past our place. Second phase will be getting into a once beautiful large treed area & cleaning that all up.
BY CLEANING UP ALL THIS OLD DEAD BRUSH IT MAKES OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SAFER FROM FIRE
As I have said many times, sitting around relaxing doing nothing just doesn’t work for me. Now I have a new project & am really looking forward to not grumbling so much that I have nothing to do. I think Kelly might be looking forward to that too:))
NICE PIECE OF PROPERTY FOR SOMEONE IF THIS ALBERTA RANCHER FELLA EVER DECIDES TO SELL
Our winter weather here in Arizona this year has been far better than last year. More consistently sunny days with higher temperatures. I remember last year the locals saying it was the coldest winter for a long time. Think we got up around 70 today which was great for working outside. Put about 3 hours into my new clean up job before I had to call it quits around 1:30. Sun was getting pretty hot. Sure feels good getting some working exercise again. At my age with ever stiffening muscles any kind of exercise is a bonus.
THREE PHOTOS OF THURSDAY NIGHTS CRESCENT MOON USING A SLOW SHUTTER SPEED & MOVING THE CAMERA AROUND
GROANER’S CORNER:(( To get away from their high-stress jobs, a couple decided to spend weekends relaxing in their motor home. But after finding their peace and quiet disturbed by well-meaning, but unwelcome visits from other campers, they devised a plan to assure themselves some privacy. Now, when they set up camp, they place this sign on the door of their RV: "Insurance agent. Ask about our term-life package."
- 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.