Monday, February 8, 2016

A New Week Already

I swear the time is just flying by way to fast.

I can't even remember what I have been doing that the time flies by like this. I know I have been getting my house in order and I have been on the go all the time. Of coures I won't be complaining because I am thankful that I am on the go and keeping busy.

I am working on a new project I have been wanting to get started for a long time. And that is to be hanging more on my photography in the house. I have been going through my pictures to see which ones I really want to print out. It's hard to decide since I have 100's. I had been having problems getting them printed because of windows 10 so when I can I print like mad. I finally was able to print the picture someone had ordered quite some time ago and when I was showing her other pictures she bought more.

The begining of fall in the White Mountains

Indian Ruins near Fort Apache, White River, AZ 

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Good Night All

Friday, February 5, 2016

I Was Wrong

Yesterday was a beautiful day. It is 31 degrees right now but will warm up to 66 degrees so another beautiful day is on its way.

First I must say that I was wrong about the bird. Judy the bird lady said it was either a Coopers Hawk, or a Sharp- shinned. So back to my bird book and sure enough it is a Coopers, I always thought they were a larger bird. Thank You Judy.

I waited all day Wed. for someone to come and take the village pieces out to the shed. I had it all packed and ready. They sent a text 9 pm to say they were sorry and would be here first thing in the morning. When morning came and went and I heard nothing I knew they wouldn't be coming.  So I did it myself. Those pieces are really heavey when packed in tubs. I even had to move things in the shed so as to have room for the 4x6 board it sits on. So slowly I managed to get it done. The board was more than I could handle, I had the handyman coming so I first asked if he wanted the wood and he said sure. Yeay its gone and I didn't have to move it. Yes I was in a great deal of pain. But sometimes we have to do what we have to do.

Today I will dry and down load pictures to Craig's List to sell it all.
I will also have to put things back together in the shed. 

Good Day All

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


It dropped into the mid 20's last night and stayed in the high 40's for the high of the day. It should  only be in the low 30's tonight and 60's tomorrow. 

Didn't do much yesterday but some cooking and a few errands and wait for someone to come and get this stuff out of the house and of course that never happened again. Tomorrow I will see if I can drag it out of here myself.

I was watching Fred in the yard when something caught my eye as a breeze blew. It was lots of feathers. Lots of feathers means predator, as I looked closely I could see it sitting there on the ground. I put Fred in the house and grabbed my camera. And hoped I could transfer and post. I believe it is an American Kestrel, female as the colors and muted compare to a male. It sure wasn't going to fly off and leave his dinner and just gave me the stink eye. I stayed back as I didn't want to scare him off.

At first I kept getting and error message that something was wrong with my canon set up and then finally the pictures transferred. then another 20 Min's of aggravation and I was able to find and post the pictures. Now if I can just figure out why it isn't printing anymore.

Have I mentioned how much I hate this windows 10. I had hoped to take the laptop to the Geek Squad but just haven't had the extra money.

Good Night All

Monday, February 1, 2016

Wind, Rain, Freezing

Sunday I went off with my daughter Tracy for our usual breakfast. We left much earlier this time and were able to go to out favorite restaurant. We had a nice breakfast and didn't rush, they make the best coffee there so I enjoyed a few cups. But their cups are really small so it wasn't like I had way to much.

After breakfast we hit up Fry's so she could buy come groceries and I only picked up a couple things as I find their prices way to high. I think Tracy feels the same way now too.

It was such a pretty day so I figured I should spray some weeds since the weather was going to turn really bad. I also finally washed the windows. I had done them Sat. but when the sun hit them they sure didn't look all that much better. I had the scrubber Windex pad so I went over them again. By afternoon the wind picked up and now the windows are once again covered in dirt and dust. 

By early evening the wind was very strong and just kept getting stronger with wild wind gusts. About 11pm the power went off. I'm so glad I keep my LED lanterns in the house and loaded. I figured I may as well just go to bed and read my Kindle. I don't know how long the power was off as I fell asleep and woke up during the night and it was on. I was to sleepy to check my phone to see what time it was. Then I was awakened by super hard pouring rain and the wind was still blowing away.

This morning the wind had died down some but it was very cloudy and super cold.
I didn't want to be sitting around so I showered and finally went for a much needed hair cut and some color. At least now I don't look all washed out and I was happy with the cut.

After leaving there I went to Walmart for some veggies and salads. It was kinda raining but not much. 

Later my daughter posted a picture of what she said was either snow or tiny hale. The mountains were completely covered in heavy clouds all day so I imagine they are covered in snow again.

Our low tonight will be 28 and the high for tomorrow will be around 48. This month looks to be about like this with just a few high 60s to low 70s. 

Good Night All 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Wonderful Weather, Wonderful Company

Yesterday I spent the day with my oldest daughter. I made us nice veggies omelets for breakfast and then headed out to run some errands. She needed to buy an extra long t-shirt for her son who is over 6'2 I told her about a store near my house and we headed for it. Well the store is no longer there. WTH! I am in the shopping center quite often and never noticed it was gone. 

That brought us to lunch time so off we went and had salads. After lunch we came back to my house and just hung out and caught up on things. We used to do every Monday together but some times life takes us in different directions. Poor girl is like the taxi driver. 

Today I took my sweet time drinking coffee and then oatmeal for breakfast. I was in no hurry to get out and get going.

I finally got my act together and it had warmed up quite nicely so off I went to see my grandson for a little bit.

My friend was camping out at Gilbert Ray and we had planned on getting together there. I was really tempted to do an over night but it is just way to cold during the night and into the morning until around 9:30. So we did lunch and talked camping mostly and what the summer may hold. We sat in the sun and it felt really great. A breeze started up and it dropped the temperature a bit and then I realized how late it had gotten, so I came on home and sat out on the porch until around 5.

We will have 2 more days of this great weather and then Monday it will drop down to 56 degrees for a high of the day and 48 the next day. After that it will start climbing again but not for to long. Feb. looks like a cool wet month. Hope to get out in the yard tomorrow and enjoy the sun.

Good Night All

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I've Made A Decision

Yesterday was a say good bye day. One of the ladies from a traveling women's group came to town a couple of weeks ago. I believe I mentioned this in a post awhile back. We have done a few things together since she arrived. But now it is time for her to move on to her next adventure. We meet for lunch yesterday and then said our good byes until next time. I wish her and her fur kids a safe and wonderful time on the road.

Later I walked over to one of my neighbors to see the new steps being built by her husband and the guy who will be doing mine off the back of the porch.  She had fallen off these steps  on New Years day. These steps had been there when she bought the house and the man built them himself. They were way to narrow for any adult foot and the height was way to high. So the steps are now nice and safe and a proper size all the way around.

Today just some yard work was done but not much else. I'm feel I am getting into a rut here so A Decision was made. Next Monday I will return to exercise class. I'll take it slow and easy and see how it goes if it goes well I will work into it slowly until I get back to where I was before.

Good Night All

Monday, January 25, 2016

No Go Again

Got up early and started to drink lots of water for the impending blood draw. Jump in the shower so my hair would be good and dry since the morning was really cold.

By time I left the house at 9 am I had consumed 48 oz of water. I had this feeling this was not going to work out again today, and I was right. They claim they never received the fax from the Dr. Office for my lab work up. You know I am not going to go do this again. I will call tomorrow and I want to know why? Or was it the lab that messed up. If they don't have a confirmation for sending this fax I am going to be very angry. I guess either way I am going to be angry with someone over this.

I came home made myself a nice cup of coffee and some breakfast and tried to calm down over the mornings events.

After breakfast and a leisurely cup I went grocery shopping. The day had warmed up some but still to chilly for sitting on the porch. I did catch the guy who does lots of handyman stuff here and we talked about getting that gutter put on the back of the house, and making plans to build new stairs off the back of the porch. Its always something.

Good Night All