Monday, April 16, 2018
OUR POWER WENT OUT ABOUT 7 P.M. SUNDAY NIGHT AND IT’S STILL OUT!!
THIS IS SUNDAY’S POST:: Our power went out about 7 p.m. Sunday night minutes before I was about to publish this blog. It is now 12 noon on Monday and our power is still out and predicted to be out until 11 tonight. Thanks to neighbor and friend Richard for suggesting I run an extension cord from the Motorhome into the house. I did that and hooked up our computer stuff just now. I plan to publish today’s post tonight……….
It was about 9:40 this morning while sitting in our friends Gayle and Richards living room when a lamp on a side table flickered and went out. Yep, we all lost our power again this morning.
‘OH DAD I HOPE MOM KNOWS I’M ON THE CHAIR BEHIND HER’
IT’S OK PHEEBS I KNOW YOU ARE THERE
‘SHEEESH THAT WAS A CLOSE ONE’
Woke up to freezing rain and winds roaring through the tops of our pine trees again. Not nice!! At first light I checked our bird station and yesterday’s flock of Cowbirds had been replaced with a whole herd of Red Winged Blackbirds. At this rate we will have to start buying birdseed by the dump truck load.
GLAD TO SEE ALL THESE FELLOWS GETTING ALONG SO WELL
FEMALE CARDINAL AND A DARK EYED JUNCO
Richard and Gayle had invited us over for coffee shortly after 9 so we were able to while away a few hours entertaining each other with lots of stuff Seniors chatter away about while whiling away their hours. Always a good time, always a bunch of laughs. Pheebs and Beckam had a blast as well.
PHEEBS AND BECKAM ALWAYS HAVE A BLAST TOGETHER
We trudged back home about 1 and the power came back on at 1:20 only to briefly flicker off and on a couple more times just long enough to play havoc with all our electronic stuff. Temps came up a couple degrees above freezing by mid afternoon and the rain just kept coming and coming.
BLACK CAPPED CHICKADEE
I’ll be glad when I can get outside and clean our dirty sunroom windows. Winter always seems to leave some kind of film on the glass and I’ve noticed my bird photos suffer from that. Of course with a lot of patience maybe one of these days it will actually be warm enough outside again to grab some bird pics without having to shoot through glass whether it’s clean or not.
RED WINGED BLACKBIRD
BOTH THE COWBIRD AND THE RED WINGED BLACKBIRD SHARE THE BIRD FEEDER
Boy oh boy is it ever miserable outside with all these high winds and semi-freezing rain and I’m sure glad we’re not stuck in our Motorhome somewhere and can’t make it the last few hours home due to the weather. But wait, one of our fellow RV Bloggers is still out there stuck in this storm in that exact same nasty situation. Coming all the way from the deep American Southwest Deb and Riley in their 5th wheel are hunkered down right now riding out the high winds and rain only hours from their Hamilton Ontario destination. On a long and lonesome highway....
GROANER’S CORNER:(( You know you're in Arizona when ...
*You can say 110 degrees without fainting.
*You eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off.
*You can make instant sun tea.
*You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
*The temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
*You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
*You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
*Hot water now comes out of both taps.
*You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
*You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
*No one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car or not having air conditioning.
*Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"
*You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
- If money is the root of all evil, then why do they ask for it in church.
- One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the orangutan was reading two books - the Bible and Darwin's Origin of Species. Surprised, he asked the ape, "Why are you reading both those books?" "Well," said the orangutan, "I just wanted to know if I was my brother's keeper or my keeper's brother."
A yuppie was opening the door of his BMW when a car came along and hit the door, ripping it off completely. When the police arrived at the scene, the yuppie complained bitterly about the damage to his car. Officer, look what they've done to my Beemer! You yuppies are so materialistic, its ridiculous retorted the officer. Your so worried about your stupid BMW, you didn’t even notice that your left arm was ripped off too. Oh, my God! screamed the yuppie, noticing the bloody stump where his arm used to be. My Rolex is gone!!
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We only had power go out here for a very short while during the night so did not affect us. Mind you we are self contained anyway so for us no big deal.ReplyDelete
Soon the weather will get better right?
Thanks for the mention Al. Like all RV'ers we just made the best of the situation, stayed warm and enjoyed passing the time reading and doing a few little odds and ends of things. A bit cramped with the slides in but oh well, we're at least back in Canada and spring is coming along behind us.ReplyDelete
You folks feed a lot of birds. I'm surprised you're not already buying seed by the dump truck load.
I chuckled when you said Richard mentioned about hooking to the motorhome. Wasn't it just yesterday or the day before you actually mentioned GOING OUT TO THE MOTOR HOME in just such an event as power outage?
Stay safe and warm over there in Bayfield folks.
We caught a break in this power outage in that the temperatures didn't go any lower than what it did. Had the temps dropped another 5 degrees we would have had to move out to the Motorhome for sure and take advantage of our rig's furnace to keep warm.ReplyDelete
Hoping you're staying warm!! Winter just isn't giving up anywhere other than maybe southern Arizona!ReplyDelete
Wonderful bird photos...thanks for sharing!
Donna B. McNicol|Author and Traveler
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Your blog reader friends are grateful for your efforts of posting and all those nice bird fotos. If those were taken through a dirty window, you could have fooled me ;-) It didn't take long for the Bayfield bird population to get word out that the feeding station is now open again. Probably beyond Bayfield ;-)ReplyDelete