Aside from cleaning up our Jeeps interior, cleaning half of the Big EEE’s windows (north side only because of sun) & a smattering of other puttering about stuff our day remained rather uneventful. Could have washed the Jeep but figured what’s the point it’ll just get all dusted up again anyway. We don’t have the types of neighbors here who care about who has the shiniest car on the block anyway so we fit right in quite nicely with the locals:))
Set my telescope up today in anticipation of having a look at Comet Lovejoy tonight but with Lovejoy being nearly straight overhead my telescope mounted on my camera tripod will not tip back far enough for me to look straight up. I had forgot about that but while I had it set up I did have myself a look around at a few other hot spots in the night sky such as Orion’s Nebulae. Cool.
HOPE AT LEAST SOME OF THESE ALOE PLANTS I DUG INTO THE GROUND A FEW DAYS AGO SURVIVE >>>
Additional info on Jeep headlights……. Both lights were installed brand spanking new back on October 20th last year. They are Wegner lights & the passenger side light quit working in less than 2 months. Replaced it Thursday with a Sylvania light. No idea if it is a better light or not it’s just what they sold us at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Wickenburg.
PLANTED MYSELF ANOTHER JOSHUA TREE THIS MORNING
I heard a familiar diesel engine rattling up Ghost Town Road about mid afternoon & figured that would be today’s UPS truck. I figured right as it rolled up to our gate with a fella jumping out box in hand containing 2 brand new KC fog lights for our Jeep. Later pulling them out of a plain brown box I thought they looked sooooo shiny new & our little Jeep looked sooooo dustily old. When I get those sparkly new fog lights put on I will have to dump a bucket of road dirt over them to blend each light in with Jeepers cool & gravely country road demeanor.
NEW FOG LIGHTS WILL MOUNT WHERE THE OLD ONES ARE NOW
THANKS MR. UPS GUY
I did face a rather dicey dilemma in our kitchen this afternoon though which did require a quick & correct decision on my part. Kelly had been busy with kitchen things earlier & when I walked into the house at one point I was instantly aware of a most wonderful smell. Into our kitchen I walked & there spread out on our counter were stacks upon stacks of freshly baked & still warm chocolate chip cookies. Dozens of them I figure. Of course my first impulse was to get as many of those cookies into my face as quick as possible before Kelly returned from wherever it was she was at. Therein of course rested my dilemma. Caught myself before succumbing to temptation long enough to give me pause. I knew right off if I ate just one cookie my addictive nature would immediately kick in & I would have of course needed 10 more cookies right away. If one cookie tastes so good just think how great nine more would taste. Nope, for me the answer came back as an immediate NO!! Knowing myself as I occasionally do there would be no eating of cookies today. Had to pass on the tummy yummers & go eat an orange. I’m still holding my weight under 200 pounds & I don’t want to mess that up. I did have an ice cream cone a few weeks ago while at the Peanut Patch in Yuma but I knew that ice cream cone would not set off my addiction. A cookie would!!
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A father picked up his six year old girl from Sunday School and asked. "What did you learn today?" "Daddy, I learned about Jonah." "What did you you learn about Jonah, sweetheart." "He was swallowed by a big fish and ..... and lived there for three days and then .... then the big fish spit him up on the beach ..... alive," she replied. "Now sweetheart," he said, "you don't believe that that really happened, do you?'' "Yes ... yes ... I do Daddy, it's true, it's true." "Why do you believe it's true." "Because the Bible says it is so it's true, it's true, Daddy." "Well, sweetie, what if you're wrong and it's not true?" "Daddy, I'll just have to ask Jonah when I get to heaven." "But sweetie. If it isn't true, maybe Jonah isn't in heaven. What if he is in hell." Then, Daddy, you will have to ask him!"
- 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.