Friday, May 19, 2017



We went from nice cool air conditioning to nice warm furnace heat in less than 12 hours.  From short sleeve shirts to long sleeve shirts and no jackets to warm coats.  From 85F to 45F.  Quite a drop in temperature overnight and although cloudy and much cooler this morning I was Okay with that and happy to see that sticky humidity gone once again even if only for a little while until it inevitably returns again.  The air this morning was as still as still could be.  Not a leaf was stirring not even a house.




The cooler morning air energized me enough to fire up my Shop-Vac and clean up the wooden floors in our carport’s storage area and wooden shed.  I then hauled out a can of exterior white paint and proceeded to paint an outdoor table top.  Not to be outdone I slipped myself across the road and polished off the remaining weeds and tall grass at neighbor Monica’s house with my weed whacker.

DSC_0005-002DSC_0013DSC_0008-001DSC_0016  DSC_0014DSC_0003-001As mentioned before in my blog neither Kelly or I are the best at remembering dates like birthdays and anniversaries and it surprised us both when our good friend and neighbor Gayle sent us a belated email congratulations for our 15th wedding anniversary this morning which actually was Thursday May 18th.  I don’t think that is the first time Gayle has remembered our anniversary and even a few birthdays methinks.  Kelly and I are a bit of an odd couple you know…………………..



I have mentioned the Desert USA on-line magazine before in my posts and that in almost every issue I can find an article of interest about some area of the American Southwest we have been.  This week’s issue talks about the old west and places to see in southeastern Arizona.  It’s Apache country and as I read the interesting article I would say we have been to about 90% of the places mentioned.  As I read one of the articles entitled Touring Apache Country Land Of Geronimo And Cochise my mind flooded with so many great memories of our time periodically spent in that area over a space of 4 years between 2008 and 2012.  That whole region seems like a second home to us after spending a combined 6 or 7 winter months ranch sitting near McNeal Arizona in our first half dozen years of RV travels.  Articles in the same issue also bring memories flooding back from places we’ve seen and been such as the Grand Canyon, Lake Powel and the Glen Canyon Dam, Big Bend National Park Texas and the Rio Grande river, California’s Salton Sea and the list goes on.  OMG I gotta stop thinking about all this or else I’m gonna be outside saddling up the Motorhome!!


GROANER’S CORNER:(( A middle-aged guy is out to dinner with his wife to celebrate her fortieth birthday. He says, "So what would you like, Julie? A Jaguar? A sable coat? A diamond necklace?" She says, "Bernie, I want a divorce." "My goodness," he says, "I wasn't planning on spending that much."


My home church welcomes all denominations, but really prefers tens and twenties.


A priest was sent to a very small church in the backwoods of Alaska. After a couple of years the Bishop decided to pay the priest a visit to see how he was doing. The priest said that it was a really lonely job and that he didn't think that he could have made it without his Rosary and two martinis each day. With that the priest said to the Bishop, "Would you like to have a martini with me?" The Bishop said, "Yes, that would be nice." The priest turned around and hollered toward the kitchen, "Rosary, would you fix us two martinis please?"


  1. We went from using the a/c to running the furnace this week too. From 85F days to low 30-40s and 6" of snow, totaling 3" of moisture in the last 48 hrs. Was out catching bass on Wed morning, scraping snow on Thurs morn and again today. Spring weather in CO.

  2. Amazing how the weather changed, but e know how to deal with it.
    Like you so many memories of the southwest wish we were heading back there right now, visit place we can't in the winter.

  3. You are good people and fortunate to have one another. Thank you for the blog.