OUR MESQUITE TREES ARE ADORNED IN THEIR SPRING COLORS
Lets just say it was a very busy morning with all the last minute check-list things to attend to before one heads off on any long distance journey. I went all around the property in this morning’s cool air giving all our cactus plants a big drink. It may be quite awhile before it rains. More things loaded into the rig while Kelly busied herself cleaning inside. To be fair I clean my own bedroom & bathroom & do assist with a few other ‘spic n span’ chores. Stowed all our outside ornaments away including garden tools etc. Couple loads of laundry plus a couple million other little things. By noon we both had pretty well exhausted our energies for the day but just kind of kept intermittently plugging away at stuff anyway. More to do Monday morning & then it’s very possible we may just take off. If you do not see a post tomorrow night it may just be that wherever it is we are we may not have an internet signal.
MOTHER NATURE SURE IS A MASTER LANDSCAPER
Did a really dumb thing ‘again’ Saturday. Checked the rig’s gas gauge & saw we had less than a quarter tank of gas so figured we’d better put in $50 to get us up to the Chino Valley north of Prescott before filling up. Sure didn’t want to lug a full tank of gas all the way up the Yarnell Hill. After picking up some propane we stopped at the gas station & put in $50. Jumping back in the rig I checked the fuel gauge to make sure that $50 was sufficient & sure enough we now had a full tank of gas. ‘WHAT’!!!!!! Yep, I had gone & done it again. For the third or fourth time since buying our rig back in May I read the gas gauge wrong!! The rig’s gauge reads the opposite way our Jeep gas gauge reads & without thinking that is how I read the Big EEE’s gauge. We now get to climb the long winding 2000’ Yarnell Hill with the extra weight of a full gas tank anyway. Oh Joy. Decided we will drive the Jeep up separately so Kelly will follow & I will hook the Jeep on in Yarnell. Is it any wonder I frequently get sooooooo upset with myself. And these Senior years are not making things any easier for me either because I don’t take too kindly to me doing dumb stuff:((
GOING TO MISS OUR VENTURES INTO THE DESERT BEHIND OUR HOUSE
It has been an odd feeling all day. By this point I am generally geared up & ready to rumble but all day I just seemed to be in some kind of fog. I’m sure once we get rolling my mood will clear & we’ll have our teeth into another rousing RVing adventure.
I did end up moving a bunch of bricks again this afternoon. We have 5 larger Burbank cactus pods in pots & I knew from experience if I put them in the ground they would be chewed on by rabbits so I made another little enclosure out of the bricks under a Mesquite tree beside our patio & set the 5 cactus plants inside. The black plastic heat absorbing pots are out of the blazing sun so roots should remain cooler over the summer. I’m already anxious to see how everything turns out when we return in the Fall.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The hunched-back man decides very reluctantly, that he should go see a doctor after a few too many people have started to comment on his back.
DOCTOR: I need for you to get undressed, sir.
(Hunchback removes jacket and then stops)
HUNCHBACK: I really don't like getting undressed, doctor.
DOCTOR: If you want me to examine your back you'll have to get undressed.
(Hunchback removes his shirt but leaves his t-shirt on)
HUNCHBACK: I don't like showing people my back. They always laugh at me.
DOCTOR: Do you want me to examine your back or not?
(Very reluctantly, the hunchback removes his t-shirt)
DOCTOR: Ah...just how long is it since you were in school?
HUNCHBACK: Gosh, over 20 years, doctor. Why?
DOCTOR: Did you ever wonder all those years what ever happened to your backpack?
- 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.