Maybe not feeling quite as confident about things as a few days ago but we did manage to get ourselves back on an even keel today & start the ball rolling again. Keeping busy today helped so I scruffled up a number of flower beds while Kelly occupied herself with some house cleaning. Don’t want to get readers hopes up regarding our house sale again but I can say we are in talks with another possible buyer & just leave it at that for now. And a note of thanks to everyone for your thoughts, feelings, & concerns regarding Fridays house sale ker-fuffle. Much appreciated by we here at The Bayfield Bunch:))
A READER ASKED LAST WEEK IF I WOULD TAKE A FEW PICS OF OUR CACTUS GARDEN
We have accepted the reality our house may not sell by the time we are ready to head home in a few weeks & we are both Okay with that. Our backs are not against the wall in any way & if need be we will look forward just as we have done the past 4 years to returning in the Fall to our cozy little home here in Congress Arizona.
WE HAVE A WEATHER FRONT ROLLING THROUGHT & MAY BE IN FOR SOME WIND, RAIN, & COOLER TEMPERATURES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS
HARD TO SEE BUT KELLY IS SITTING ON THE PORCH READING
Later Friday morning after our disappointing 8 a.m. phone call Pheebs & I took ourselves for a drive through the Wickenburg hills. In times of upset & stress my way of dealing with things is to go off by myself for a quiet drive in the countryside. I have always found Mother Nature’s peace & serenity to be the greatest healer of many woes & difficulties. Doesn’t do well for me to be around people when I have things to deal with & problems to think through. I suppose that is why over my working years it was always the jobs where I worked by myself that I always enjoyed most & was able to be at my very best. Took me a lot of years to finally come to that realization & conclusion. A good example of the old saying, ‘we get too soon old & too late smart’ & out of all those old sayings from way back when I think that one hits the nail squarer on the head than any others simply because of its glaring hard fact truth.
BLUE TANK ROADS WINDS IT’S WAY THROUGH THE WICKENBURG HILLS
After bending several spoons nearly in half I bought myself an ice cream scoop a couple days ago. For a bunch of years now I’ve been eating Yogurt for dessert each night after supper but over the past few months I’ve been tiring of it. Somebody somewhere awhile back suggested trying frozen yogurt so I did & liked it. Kind of half way between ice cream & yogurt I guess. Problem though was with the ‘frozen’ part & that’s where I bent the spoons trying to dig out the ‘really frozen’ yogurt. Kelly suggested setting it out 20 minutes before eating it & let it soften up a bit. What!! Where do people get that kind of patience anyway!! When I get any kind of dessert in my hands I’m not wasting any time eating it. And I’m not going to turn my back on it & walk away coming back 20 minutes later. No Sireeeeee not me!!
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A man had been driving all night and by morning was still far from his destination. He decided to stop at the next city he came to, and park somewhere quiet so he could get an hour or two of sleep. As luck would have it, the quiet place he chose happened to be on one of the city's major jogging routes. No sooner had he settled back to snooze when there came a knocking on his window. He looked out and saw a jogger running in place. "Yes?" "Excuse me, sir," the jogger said, "do you have the time?"
The man looked at the car clock and answered, "8:15". The jogger said thanks and left. The man settled back again, and was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window and another jogger. "Excuse me, sir, do you have the time?" "8:25!" The jogger said thanks and left. Now the man could see other joggers passing by and he knew it was only a matter of time before another one disturbed him. To avoid the problem, he got out a pen and paper and put a sign in his window saying, "I do not know the time!!!" Once again he settled back to sleep. He was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window. "Sir, sir? It's 8:45."
We put ice cream in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften it up.ReplyDelete
Works for us.
Works for me too but I gotta get it dug out of the container first to put in a dish then into the microwaveDelete
You're right about Mother Nature's peace and serenity, but how do you have green leaves already while we still have a foot of snow!?ReplyDelete
I'm thinking it might have something to do us being about 2500 miles southwest of you & the greenery is one of the main reason we like it in the Sonoran Desert so much. Sonoran meaning 'green'. But would you believe in 10 years traveling here we have never seen Arizona in the summer time when it's really green.......Delete
Things will work out and all will be good in the long run, remember "One day at a time"ReplyDelete
BEAUTIFUL! Your yard looks greaReplyDelete
How did you get that huge rock on top of those logs?ReplyDelete
I've lifted that heavy rock up there several times with the help of some good old grunting & groaning:))Delete
Glad to see you're back on the horse so quickly. The garden is looking so amazing - can hardly remember what it looked like when you first bushwacked your way to the front door :-)ReplyDelete
One real quick suggestion the paperwork that you have at the title company get that copy of itReplyDelete
As well as a blank second copy that you can sign and date that you can have ready for future possible sales
As for the deposit ask the title company if you have to pay US income taxes on it , it would be considered earned income here in the US
Or you could spend that money on A pair of cool off-road tires for the liberty to tackle the roads less traveled we all need to know what the bear saw on the other side of the mountain
The groaner is the best yet!ReplyDelete
I'm having trouble leaving a comment, so hope this doesn't post multiple times.ReplyDelete
I started laughing when I got to the part of your post where you talk about not wanting to wait to scoup out the frozen yogurt. I am the same way. I don't have the patience to let it sit out. I have practically sprained my wrist trying to scoup frozen icecream. Lol
We have been busy entertaining family here..Didn't realize your deal fell through...Adjust and overcome..you have a great place there, someone will gobble it up!!ReplyDelete
Bill has the patience to set the ice cream out 15 minutes before eating. Not me, I just bend the spoon.ReplyDelete
Onward and upward as they say!ReplyDelete