NEST BUILDING IS STILL IN FULL SWING AT OUR HOUSE
An earlier than usual start to the day. I had to get out & open our main gate by 6:30 this morning. We had a crew coming to do battle with our yard’s weeds. I have about a third of our grounds under reasonable control but about two thirds of our acre has a variety of weeds & wild grasses growing. The yard crew of 2 led by our gardener guy Les rolled in about 6:45 a.m. & went right at spraying those weeds. Not a big fan of spraying but we had to make a start at getting the properties remaining weed population under control. Not only for our own satisfaction but our neighbors as well.
TOOK THE GUYS CLOSE TO AN HOUR TO DO THE WHOLE PROPERTY
Even without this morning’s spraying our property sure looks a heck of a lot better than the first day we set foot on it back on February 23rd of 2012.
TOOK ME A LOT OF CLIPPING, SAWING, & WEED WHACKING TO GET RID OF ALL THIS…EXCEPT THE TALL CACTUS OF COURSE:))
Ever asked yourself the question, “What will my retirement years look like? RV SUE did & she didn’t like what she saw. But unlike many, RV Sue, after much reflection grabbed the Bull by the horns & did something about it. Catch Sue’s first installment…..THE ROAD TO VAGABOND LIVING: :THE SPECTRE OF A PREDICTABLE RETIREMENT". Today’s "AN EPIPHANY" is her second posting from The Road To Vagabond Living:
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ‘SPIRIT DAY’ IS
Tom over at TOM_KATHY_ RETIRED: is pretty steamed at Disneyworld. Seems some changes have been made at the big Mouse & Tom’s not happy about how it may affect the waiting time for rides for folks like himself & Kathy. Kathy, in a rare mode of upsetedness phoned Disney & gave them piece of her mind. And in an even rarer mode…..dropped a curse word on em too. Oh Dear:((
I had one remaining tree to finish trimming on my neighbor’s property so slipped over & finished that up this morning before the day’s heat built up. That finishes my clean-up there for this season. I’ll see what things looks like next October or November & decide then whether to continue with any more clean-up. Rest of my day was spent puttering. A few more things into the rig. Kelly slipped into Wickenburg for groceries.
For all you fellow Boondockers out here do not miss Nina’s latest post entitled, ‘6 GREAT RESOURCES FOR FINDING BOONDOCKING SPOTS IN ARIZONA’ This is not only informative for seasoned Dockers but it’s also valuable information for folks just starting out in the great Boondocking lifestyle.
Had a nice email from another long time blog reader this morning in which he talked about being in blog mode. I think I may have touched on ‘blog mode’ a few times in previous posts. Reader says, “I find myself in a Blog mode all the time”. It is the same with me. I am in blog mode 24/7 & maybe that is why writing a daily blog for the most part is enjoyable & comes reasonably easy (not always) for me. I’m sure it’s an enjoyable hobby for most of my fellow daily Bloggers as well or they probably would not be doing it. Whether consciously or sub-consciously my mind is always thinking of things to write about & I see that as great exercise for the brain. Kind of like a photographers eye. My eye sees things that maybe other eyes do not see. My mind thinks of things to write maybe other minds do not. It’s the same with anything. Mechanical minds can figure out ways to do things other minds cannot or have great difficulty with. An artist sees things differently. A technology oriented person can figure things out that baffles the rest of us. It’s just the way we all are. And isn’t it a good thing we are all different & have our own special interests to offer others. ‘Blog Mode’….I love it:)) Every time some one thanks me for writing this blog I have to turn the tables around & say ‘no’, thank you for reading this blog & allowing me to continue my enjoyable hobby each day. I would not write this blog if you did not read this blog…….:))
SPENCER LIKES SPENDING HIS DAYS SOAKING UP THE SUN ON OUR FRONT PORCH
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the beach a lot. One summer they noticed a girl who was at the beach almost every day.. She wasn't unusual, nor was the travel bag she carried, except for one thing; she would approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance around and then speak to them.
Generally, the people would respond negatively and she would wander off.. But occasionally someone would nod and there would be a quick exchange of money and something that she carried in her bag.
The couple assumed that she was selling drugs and debated calling the cops, but since they didn't know for sure, they decided to just continue watching her.
After a couple of weeks the wife said, 'Honey, have you ever noticed that she only goes up to people with boom boxes and other electronic devices?' He hadn't and said so.
Then she said, 'Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and our big radio and go lie out on the beach. Then we can find out what she's really doing.'
Well, the plan went off without a hitch and the wife was almost hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl talk to her husband and then leave... The man then walked up the beach and met his wife at the road.
'Well, is she selling drugs?' she asked excitedly. 'No, she's not,' he said, enjoying this probably more than he should have.
'Well, what is it then? What does she do?' his wife fairly shrieked.
The man grinned and said, 'She's a battery salesperson.'
'Batteries?' cried the wife.
'Yes!' he replied.
'She Sells C Cells down by the Seashore!'