Saturday, February 28, 2015

GOT ME A NEW SHOVEL BUDDY & I CALL HIM ‘BIG RED’

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THIS PRETTY MUCH SUMS UP OUR DAY

We had forgot to pick up a few grocery items in Wickenburg Friday so Kelly headed back in this morning.  She was wanting to hit a few of her favorite shops again & besides I needed some honey & a new shovel.  I just told Kelly to drop by Ace Hardware & get me the best round-mouth shovel they had so that’s what she did & I must say it is a fine shovel indeed she brought home.  It has a nice feel to it.  Shovel people will understand………….

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‘OLD BLUE’ TAKES HIS PLACE OF HONOR IN THE FLOWERBED WHILE ‘BIG RED’ STANDS TALL WAITING FOR HIS FIRST WORK ASSIGNMENT

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THOSE WIDER STEEL FLANGES WILL MAKE DIGGING EASIER ON MY RIGHT FOOT

Came across a blog this morning I found interesting & it’s called Goza's Wanderings and Wonderings.  Read a few posts back & liked this fellows travel thoughts & easy to read writing style.  A single traveler with his truck & fifth wheel he stays on the move not spending long periods of time in any one place.  If I was a single traveler that is probably how I would do it as well.  At the moment he is traveling here in the southwest. I like his clear photos which I understand are taken with a cell phone & each photo is captioned.  After hitting the road April 11th of 2014th Darrell has already seen a lot of country.

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<<< OUR PRICKLY PEAR CACTI ARE BEGINNING TO BUD

Whether towing a small vehicle with a large vehicle or towing a large trailer with a small vehicle the hooking up process is probably one of the most important procedures for any RV’er to pay attention too & yet things can still go bump in the night & turn out very wrong no matter how careful you are.  Case in point is what happened to Karen & Steve a few days ago.  Be sure to read Karen’s post at The Good News or The Bad News????  And read Karen’s follow-up post as well.

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IN ANOTHER MONTH WE WILL BE LOADING THE RIG FOR HER HOMEWARD JOURNEY

Aside from moving a few cactus plants around yet again my day held little interest for my imagination……………

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GROANER’S CORNER:(( One night at McChord Air Force Base, I was dispatched to check out the security fence where an alarm had gone off. The fence was at the end of the base runway. When I got to the scene, I found a raccoon was the culprit, so I ran around and flapped my arms to scare the animal away.  Suddenly an air-traffic controller came over the public-address system and announced loudly, "Attention to the airman at the end of the runway. You are cleared for takeoff."

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Ole died. So Lena went to the local paper to put a notice in the obituaries. The gentleman at the counter, after offering his condolences, asked Lena what she would like to say about Ole.  Lena replied, "You just put, 'Ole died.'" The gentleman, somewhat perplexed, said, "That's it? Just 'Ole died?' Surely, there must be something more you'd like to say about Ole. If it's money you're concerned about, the first five words are free. We really should say something more."  So Lena pondered for a few minutes and finally said, "O.K., then. You put 'Ole died. Boat for sale.'"

11 comments:

  1. The Pheebs looks like she's heard one too many of your groaners ;-) Hope you're still there when that cactus blooms... I want to see the progress of the growth.

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  2. Love the Pheebs pictures - especially that last one. Looks like a nice shovel...it would match Russ's new wheelbarrow! I like that wider place to put your foot. Maybe we'll go shovel shopping too.

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  3. Glad you got a shovel that feels good! Vital for all that cactus gardening!

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  4. Cant wait to see the progress you and "Big Red" make in the garden...
    Love the Phebes pictures...what a sweetheart!

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  5. WOW, AL, your new red shovel looks like a
    winner !!! Leave it to Kelly, she always comes
    home with the goods !!! PHEEBS, you look real
    relaxed !!!

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  6. Your prickly pear is going to be beautiful when those blossoms open. Pheebs is so cute with his face covered:)

    We arrived in Willcox today and are heading in to hike Chiricahua tomorrow! Can't wait to see it!!

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  7. Now that is one mighty fine looking shovel ya got there, lots more digging in your future.

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  8. You should have nice wet soil to dig in this week if this little storm makes it's way to you. A shovel is such a simple tool, you wouldn't think they could improve on it. But that larger foot piece is brilliant :-) Pheebs is such a clown

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  9. I was in our local Ace the other day to get plumber's putty for our new shower base install. They really do have nice products.

    Jim

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  10. That shovel looks SERIOUS and wants a job to do.....

    Thanks for the shout out. we are rolling with the punches and Steveio tried starting the Tracker, and it runs, but is making a noise. He moved to behind the motorhome to hook it up and turned it right off. The engine might just have thrown a bearing and push rod. We won't do that till we get it back home to Wisconsin. After all the body work we did on it last year, it will be worth saving it. Right now it's $1,000 above in value than what we paid for it 4 years ago... so might as well fix it. Soooo for now it's nothing more than a four wheeled wagon we are pulling behind the motorhome. At least we can load extra stuff in it to take home???? LOL

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