A couple pieces of cold left over Pizza got my day started off on the right foot. Had I not picked off all the black olives my day might have started off on my left foot.
SUZIE SAYS GOOD-BYE TO PHEEBS
George & Suzie from Our Awesome Travels had things packed up by 9 under clear sunny skies. Luckily our cloud cover had moved out overnight. Kelly had skipped off to a garage sale in the Weaver Estates & upon her return said I had to go back with her to pick up a large oak cask barrel so while we did that George & Suzie hooked up their rig. We were soon back & it was time to say good-bye. The ‘Awesome Travel’ folks rolled out our south gate around 9:45 a.m.
THEY’VE GOT THE BIG WHEELS ROLLING
It was nice having George & Suzie here for a few days & we enjoyed showing them around the area. Always nice when common interests come together for the enjoyment of all involved & I do like it when people express an interest in seeing & doing things. Always gives me a good feeling when I’m able to show people around whether it be here in Congress or back home in Bayfield. Sure beats just sitting around talking all the time. Well at least for me it does. And how nice it was to get to know Suzie better these past few days. Quite often with Bloggers it is the blog writer who people come to know but not the spouse of the writer & it was nice getting to know Suzie better. Besides, she’s the one who gave me the cookies. Oh & a slight correction about those best ever short bread cookies. They didn’t have icing on them like I said. I thought they did but Kelly brought one of the cookies out of hiding & showed me……nope, no icing. She then returned the cookie to it’s hiding place.
ADIOS AMIGOS & SAFE TRAVELS:))
Kelly had scored some bargoons at the garage sale this morning so after George & Suzie left it was time to unload the Jeep. We had gone back to the Weaver Estates earlier to load up the big free wooden barrel which the folks had had for the past 40 years living in Montana. When leaving the garage sale we spied a trailer at another house with a load of brush for the dump. In the corner of that trailer sat a large pot with an Agave in it so we stopped & asked if we could have it. Yep we could. Well Wow was that potted Agave ever super heavy. I’m guessing easily 80 pounds plus. Quite a job carrying that to the Jeep.
Back home I managed to roll the Agave out into our wheelbarrow. The rickety wooden barrel came out next. Using a 2 wheel cart I managed to place the barrel in one of our cactus beds in front of the house. The Agave took a lot more work as I had to dig a hole then cut it out of it’s big plastic pot. Quite a job but I somehow managed to get it planted without skewering myself with one of the needle pointed tips. I think it was the heaviest small plant I have ever wrestled with. Sure had me sweating before I was done.
MANEUVERING THE BIG WOODEN BARREL INTO PLACE
AWWW NUTS LOOKS LIKE I GOTTA DIG THE HOLE A BIT DEEPER
Below are photos of Kelly’s haul at the garage sale this morning. Keep in mind she got all this stuff for $10:))
THE OLD WOODEN BARREL & THE METAL CHICKEN ORNAMENT IN FRONT OF THE BARREL
THIS ROADRUNNER/ SAGUARO ORNAMENT WHICH KELLY MIGHT PAINT ‘BAYFIELD BUNCH’ ON THE WOOD PART
TWO METAL BUCKETS WHICH WE’LL FILL WITH DIRT & PUT SOME SMALL CACTUS PLANTS IN
PILLOW CASES, SHAMS, & QUILT ALL FROM MONTANA (YEP, GUESS WE’RE KEEPING THE HOUSE ALRIGHT)
Not often I fall asleep in the afternoon but I’ll be darned if I didn’t do that today. Sat down & switched on the TV to briefly check the latest level of madness in this deteriorating world & fell asleep. I sometimes doze a bit in the P.M. but falling totally asleep usually doesn’t happen. Had the worst dream & figure that’s because CNN was on feeding my subconscious with all the daily doom & gloom.
An email from our absentee Canadian neighbor who owns the house & property behind us asking if I would have a look at his place to see if it needs some cleaning up. It does so I will start that little project probably Monday. It was a good thing I did a big clean-up for him last year & the year before or his property would be overgrown by now. It’s a nice quiet peaceful property so I don’t mind working away by myself helping him out. The key to that quiet & peaceful is working by myself & that is why I don’t mind working away at my own relaxed pace…………..Oh, & we did touch on the subject of an upcoming side trip in the Big EEE soon. No details yet but we’ll see what shakes out this coming week:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( I was coming back from visiting my son in my Miami and I stopped at a rest stop to use the bathroom. I just sat down on the throne when I heard a voice coming from the stall next to mine, “Hey! How’s it going?” Although I was quite surprised, and I wasn’t in the habit of conversing to the people next to me in the stall, I nevertheless answered him, “I’m fine” I said “thanks for asking.” “What are you doing?” Asked the same voice. To be honest I was a bit taken aback by the brazenness of this person, but I would never ignore anyone so I calmly answered, “I’m relieving myself.” Then I heard the same voice again, “I’m going to have to call you back, some smart-aleck in the next stall is answering all of my questions.”