Monday, July 28, 2014

Picture Request

We had quite a storm come through last night.  Lots of thunder and lightening with really good downpours. The temps were down but boy the humidity was high.

Also had Javelin visitors and knocked over a plant that I have at the end of the carport. Made a nasty mess that I had to clean up this morning. But the plant lived and had minimal damage.

Debbie showed up around 11 am and we headed out to lunch. We stopped at Family Dollar store as I needed some small frames. Debbie had just been telling me about one the their stores and how they just had gotten some fines for over charging and no pricing of items.  We found lots of this at the store near my house. Some items were very over priced compared to Walmart and the frames had different prices even though they were the same frames I didn't take any of them and only bought fabric softener. If I find out it cost more than Walmart I will return it.

Sharon, from tinycampers. blog was interested in the petrified wood so I will post more pictures




 Can you make out the price on this piece Now that is something I can live without

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Good Sunday

Picked up my youngest daughter this morning for our Sunday breakfast and what ever else we want to do until it gets to hot and humid..

Tracy, has a special weekend coming up and needed something to wear. She has lost lots of weight I am so proud of her as she did all by herself. Anyway we found some great sales and she was so happy things where marked even lower than the sales prices already marked. Even the sandals were cheaper than the already reduced price. She kept saying I brought her good luck today. So yes we had a wonderful day together.

Of course by 12 noon it was nasty and time for us to go home to our a/c and cooler clothes.  

My granddaughter Amanda, brought my rug shampooer  back this afternoon so I guess I will do the bedroom tomorrow after a visit with my daughter Debbie. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Not Much

Not much around here another hot day another day waiting for some one to show up and then not once again. Quite annoying. 

Stripped the bed all the way. Washed the mattress pad and the pillow tick covers. 

Framed more of my pictures and hung them on the walls which meant moving some things up or down. 

It's hard to keep busy sometimes.

A trip through Holbrook

Petrified Tree



Homolovi, Place of the little hills.


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Friday, July 25, 2014

Storm Warnings!

It was a strange morning. It looked like fog but not sure it was. Humidity was high again and it was 81 degrees. Went around the back to water my plant and fill the bird bath with water. We walked down the driveway and talked to some neighbors walking their dogs. Fred had a great time saying hi to everyone.

Back in the house I gave him his treat and I poured my coffee. Wanted to sit out for a while but it just turned really nasty quick.

Spent the day piddling around still moving things and doing laundry.

I turned on the TV around 1:45 and there were storm warnings of thunder and high winds with lots of rain and flooding. Soon the wind picked up and the thunder rolled and it was dark. It cooled down really nice but that was it. Not a drop of rain and the thunder and wind stopped. Maybe it stormed in another part of town but not here.

Turned off the TV and read Sherlock Homes, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Not a bad book for $1.99 on Kindle. I'll see what else I have not read yet tonight.

 When we were kids we used to burn these to keep away mosquito's back at the Jersey Shore. 

 Security Guard
 You now how I want to be sitting on that bench again


Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Good Night All

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sore Muscles and Bones

I woke up late this morning. So I jumped up and quick threw on some clothes to get Fred out. Of course I had a great Bed Head going on and of course the garbage men just had to be right in front of my house. So headed for the back of the house as fast as I could.

It was a little cooler out this morning so I did manage to open the windows and door for a short time.
Before the A/C would come on I wanted to clean the widow over the unit. I managed that while Fred laid in the sun.

I brought the ladder into the house so I could change some wall hangings around and make things look different. That is one heavy ladder. Moving it from one place to another was quite a work out and climbing up and down. But I managed to get it all done without falling off the ladder or dropping anything on my head or feet. Not quite finished but I won't need the ladder to finish or move any furniture. Of course that may be subject to change at a thoughts notice.

Here are a couple of my new finds..

This window is great and fits right into the lower part of the kitchen window above the sink, I took the picture crooked so I could avoid the faucet. I walked around the store a few times before I decided I just couldn't leave the store with out it especially since it was 30% off


I saw this jug last week and went back for it and it was 15% off the already reduced price.


I have wanted one of these teapots for a really long time but the prices were so over the top I always walked away. I also spotted this  last week but didn't even look at the price until yesterday. $5. and it was mine. It's  cast iron

It's amazing how a few things turn into a total remake of a room or two. I think I will be staying out of the 2nd hand stores for a while.

And I heard from the guy who is going to put the battery set up in my truck. Said he is still waiting for answers from vendors on prices. Good Night All

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Got Heat?

It was 85 degrees this morning at 5:30 humid too.

Went out with Rose and Michele today hit some 2nd hand stores. Found a nice stained glass transom window and forgot to take a picture until it was dark. I'll have to take one tomorrow and post it then.

We didn't stay out to long as it was really getting hot and we just ran out of energy quick.

I moved a few things around and then did nothing much but read. I think when the house is all closed up like this the mind is saying it must be time to sleep.

I looked through some pictures the other day and found this butterfly so I went back to see if I can find it so I can post it but no luck. But never fear I found some for you anyway.


The night we arrived in Williams, AZ to head out the next day for Grand Canyon oh yes it was cold

 The butt cactus


This is down the street from my house


 Yikes! 


I hope to get up the mountain to see this again this fall

BTW I haven't heard from the guy who was going to run the battery system for me. NEXT! 


Good Night All

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I Was Dragged Out Today Some Old Pictures

This morning I got up with good intentions of getting more things done around here.

I put up a crock pot of 5 kinds of beans, onions, carrots, garlic, some herbs and a package of taco seasoning. Emptied the dishwasher. Made breakfast and then loaded up the dishwasher with this mornings dishes. 

Started emptying waste baskets and took one bag of trash out. It sure was hot already. So I closed up the house and turned on the A/C. Sat to drink more coffee and the phone rang. Rose was looking for someone to take a ride to Macy's. Told her to give me a few minutes to get ready and off we went.  No money was spent by me.

Came home and had a salad.  It was the last one and I new I had to go grocery shopping. I really didn't want to go but... Got going and picked up a few grocery's. It was really hot by mid afternoon so I was done for the day.









The beans really turned out great.

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