Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JUST STAYING COOL & RESTING UP

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NEIGHBOR’S BIRD OF PARADISE IS BEGINNING TO BLOOM

Three a.m. this morning found me wide awake.  Been a long time since that has happened.  Maybe it was the fresh night air gently rustling curtains through my open bedroom window.  Long time since it’s been warm enough for me to sleep with a window open.  Nice:))

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Had to drive ourselves back down to Surprise Arizona this morning on a little business but other than that we are just staying cool in the house out of the heat.  Been having a harder time starting the Jeep with that faulty clutch switch just above the clutch pedal so the Jeep goes into our Congress garage in the morning for the fellas to see if it needs replacing.  Lot of Jeeps around here so we figured it would be a good place to have Jeepers looked at.  Garage has a good reputation & we have dealt with them before.  Don’t want to wait until that switch fails completely & leaves us stranded in the desert somewhere.

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Gerry & Larry dropped around this afternoon to say Hello.  They are friends of Mike & Pats & Janna & Mike.  They are the folks Janna & Mike go ATV’ing with.  Real nice easy to be around people.  They usually drop in to see us when they are in the area.  We’ll see them again when we get over for Happy Hour at Mike & Pat’s again shortly.  Hey Mike, have ya ever thought of moving that Happy Hour up to about 10 a.m for us morning people:))

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Has been a few RV related questions coming in such as, what type of work/jobs can a Canadian snowbird do in the USA, where to dump black tanks while boondocking, & what about Northern Campgrounds/RV Parks that are closed for the season before Northerners would be able to leave (say November) and wouldn't be open again until April.  My best advice for everyone with RV questions is to refer folks to the RV NET FORUM.  This is a great place for RV’ers & wannabe RV’ers to go for all kinds of RV related questions & advice.  It was a big help for us in our early RVing years.  We didn’t know nuthin from nuthin.  The forum is made up of fellow RV’ers numbering in the thousands so the resources one has for answers to any kind of RV question is many.  We have always found people to be very helpful on RV Net Forum.  For example, here’s a question from a reader the RV Net Forum folks might have an answer for…….“what about the weird 3 year calculation of days allowable in the States for Canadians; after that limit they make you file income tax there”.  ????  I don’t know the right answers for some of these questions so it’s just best to go to the Forum where all the smart & knowledgeable RV folks hang out.  I might be able to accurately tell you what color shirt I’m wearing today but for sure I would have to look first……………

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I LIKE IT WHEN UFO’S OCCASIONALLY APPEAR IN MY PHOTOS:))

GROANER’S CORNER:((  HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10
No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
-- Kristen, age 10
2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10
3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8
4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8
5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
-- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10
6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
-- Curt, age 7
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
-- Howard, age 8
7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child )
8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is...
9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
-- Ricky, age 10

18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. That second photo is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. Fabulous job!

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  2. http://www.workamper.com/ is another good place to go to have questions answered and seek employment.

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  3. Great photos and a relaxed blog tonight .... Marriage Groaner sooooooo cute !!! Great Kelly shot !!!

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  4. Can't get over those lovely delicate cacti flowers.. so beautiful and in sharp contrast to the prickly plant...

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  5. I agree that Kelly is just lovely in that photo. You caught her at the perfect moment.

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  6. Spring is there all right, great flower pics.
    I check my pics for ufos,but have yet to spot one. Keep your eyes to the sky.

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  7. Oh, boy, Al...I sure enjoyed those quotes by kids. They sure DO tell you what's on their minds! My kids notice if I do ANYTHING different...shoes, hair, wear a skirt...They ALL wanted to know why I had a bandaid on my arm (I had a biopsy done). That's why I love 3rd graders! :-)
    Cheryl Ann

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  8. I like number 9 the best.

    Please be careful on the road.

    Later,
    Rex

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  9. Those websites are very useful as well as many government websites. Great to bring them up once in a while.

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  10. Beautiful photos of the sun beams, sunset, and Kelly:)

    Kids really do get it!!!

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  11. If the clutch switch does leave you stranded…or you don't want to spend money on it…just clip the wires, remove the switch and going the wires back together. Of course you won't have the safety of a switch that keeps you from starting nelle belle in gear, but I think you can remember that :))
    Box Canyon

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  12. Mike says he will gladly tie your wires together as Mark Johnson said do. Mike says you and he never had safety switches to keep you from starting something when you were both kids!! :))

    Glad you took a photo of a bird of paradise--there is one of those in the yard of the house we have been looking at here in North Ranch--I didn't know what it was.

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  13. The sun beams are beautiful.....a heavenly picture for sure.

    Loved the groaners corner....kids say the funniest things,

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  14. Breathtaking photos today - sunbeams and Kelly so lovely.

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  15. I agree with those who say just strip back the wires and tie together.
    I had the same problem on my motorcycle kick stand switch. It was put there for idiots, but having driven the bike for years, I became dependent on it. I by passed it and drove away fine. Then one day drove off with my kick stand down, dang! That switch had changed my long learned habits.
    Might be good to get rid of it before you forget how to drive a stick shift.

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  16. Lovely photos, Al. I wish we could sleep with our windows open..but we are in Missouri and it's COLD!!

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