Thursday, December 1, 2016

DECEMBER 1ST

THANKSGIVING

IT’S BEEN A WEEK SINCE THANKSGIVING AND A BLOG. NOW IT’S DECEMBER AND WE HAVE ONE HOLIDAY DOWN AND TWO TO GO. THANKSGIVING DINNER DREW A NICE CROWD.

THANKS

CHRISTMAS

NEXT UP IS CHRISTMAS DINNER AND THEY HAVE THE SIGN-UP SHEET POSTED ALREADY. THE REASON IS BECAUSE CHRISTMAS DINNER IS FREE AND THEY ARE CUTTING OFF THE SIGN-UP SHEET WHEN IT HITS 110 PEOPLE.

BESIDES THE DINNER, THERE IS ALSO A CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING WORKSHOP, A COOKIE EXCHANGE, AND A LEFSE COOKING DEMONSTRATION PLANNED.

ADD THAT TO THE REGULAR HORSESHOES, BOWLING, MOVIE NITE, MINI GOLF, CRAFTS, AND AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT CARD GAMES OR DOMINOES AND IT MAKES FOR A BUSY SOCIAL CALENDAR. OH AND DON’T FORGET MARY’S THREE TIMES A WEEK EXCERSISE CLASS AT 8 AM.

ANODE ROD

THE RV REPAIRMAN WAS HERE THIS WEEK AND ACTUALLY LATCHED ON TO THE BROKEN ANODE ROD ON THE HOT WATER HEATER WITH A CHANNEL LOCKS AND MANAGED TO REMOVE IT. A NEW ONE INSTALLED AND BINGO WE’RE BACK IN BUSINESS!

FURNACE

THE REPAIRMAN REMOVED THE FURNACE NEXT AND AGAIN WE LUCKED OUT WITH SOME GRIT IN THE BLOWER MOTOR OR A LOOSE WIRE. WHEN HE RE-INSTALLED, IT WORKED JUST FINE!

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BACK TO WORK

NOW THE BAD NEWS. MARY RETURNED TO SLAPP’IN JACKS AT THE CASINO ON TUEDAY AFTERNOON. I’M SURE GOING TO MISS MY FAVORITE PLAYMATE WHILE SHE’S AT WORK.

$HED $HOPPING

NEXT UP IS TO COMPLETE THE REPLACEMENT OF THE SHED.

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IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE BUYING A “TUFF SHED”, 6’ X 6’ IN A BARN STYLE. THE SHED COMES IN A PRE-PAINTED KIT AND WILL BE BUILT ON SITE BY A CREW. SHOULD BE DONE BY CHRISTMAS.

ANTENNA

I ORDERED A NEW HAM RADIO ANTENNA AND ANY INSTALLATION PROJECT DONE BY ME WILL SURELY RATE A BLOG.

SCOOTER

THE SCOOTER NEEDS TO GO INTO THE SHOP FOR SERVICE AND A RECALL THAT I’VE IGNORED ALL SUMMER. I’VE HAD THE SCOOTER FOR A YEAR ALREADY, AND IT HAS 4,000 MILES ON IT. IT’S STILL IN THE PLANS TO HAVE THE SCOOTER MADE INTO A TRIKE THIS SEASON.

BUSY BUSY

SO WE’VE BEEN BUSY BUSY THIS LAST WEEK AND THE BLOG BRINGS YOU ALL UP TO DATE.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

HAPPY THANKS GIVING

WE’RE HEADED UP TO THE CLUB HOUSE AT 4:30 PM FOR COCKTAIL HOUR FOLLOWED BY THE TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY DINNER AT 5:30 PM WITH 60 OF OUR NEIGHBORS.

MARY IS MAKING AN APPETIZER OF STUFFED DATES WITH ALMONDS AND CREAM CHEESE AND WRAPPED IN BACON.YOU’LL HAVE TO ASK HER HOW THEY TURN OUT, I’M NOT TOUCKING THAT COMBINATION WITH A TEN FOOT POLE. SHE ALSO HAS A BATCH OF “CHRISTMAS CRACK” WHICH IS ALWAYS A WINNER!

YOU SPENT ALL SUMMER LOOKING AT PICTURES OF MARY’S MOUNTAIN YARD AND FLOWERS, SO I THOUGHT I’D THROW IN A FEW PICTURES OF HER WINTER QUARTERS FLOWERS.

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THESE ARE THE SUMMER FLOWERS THAT WE HAULED HOME FROM THE MOUNTAIN AND ARE TRYING TO KEEP ALIVE FOR NEXT SUMMER. THE NEIGHBOR ALSO HAS HIS IN THE GROUP AS HE RETURNED TO IDAHO FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

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OUR THANKSGIVING WEATHER IS “68 & SUNNY”

Monday, November 21, 2016

ARIZONA SUNSET

AS THE REST OF YOU ARE GETTING YOUR FIRST LOOK AT WINTER AND SNOW, I THOUGHT I’D POST AN ARIZONA SUNSET PICTURE.

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IN ARIZONA WE HAVE TWO SKI RESORTS AND THE ONE IN FLAGSTAFF OPENED TODAY. THAT’S ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF LIVING IN ARIZONA, YOU’VE GOT THE MOUNTAINS AND TWO DESERTS, SONORA AND MOHAVE DESERTS.

LAST NIGHT WE ACTUALLY LEFT THE DOOR AND WINDOWS OPEN. TOO BAD IT WON’T LAST, AFTER CHRISTMAS WE WILL BE IN JEANS AND SWEATSHIRTS UNTIL SUMMER RETURNS AT VALENTINES DAY.

WE’VE BEEN SO BUSY THESE FIRST 5 DAYS THAT I HAVEN’T HAD THE SCOOTER OUT. I TWISTED THE NUT OFF THE ANODE ROD ON THE HOT WATER HEATER, THE FURNACE WON’T RUN, AND THE SHED HAS BEEN DECLARED TOTALLED. MOHAVE RV REPAIR WILL BE HERE ON MONDAY TO WORK ON THE HOT WATER HEATER AND FURNACE, AND WE’VE BEEN OUT $HED $HOPPING.

FOR THANKSGIVING WE’RE ATTENDING THE RV PARK DINNER WHERE THE TURKEY AND FIXINGS ARE PROVIDE AND THE SALAD AND DESSERTS ARE POTLUCK.

SUNDAY WE WERE IN LAKE HAVASU FOR COCKTAILS WITH JOE AND ROSEMARY, NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS FROM THE MOUNTAIN. SUNDAY NIGHT WE MOANED WITH THE REST OF THE CHEESEHEADS OVER THE PACKERS 4TH CONSECUTIVE LOSS.

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  “SUNNY & 72”

 

Friday, November 18, 2016

BACK TO THE LOWER DESERT

 WE RETURNED TO MOHAVE VALLEY FOR THE WINTER THIS WEEK. WE STAYED THE FIRST NIGHT IN LAUGHLIN AT THE COLORADO BELLE CASINO AND HAD OUR 2 FOR 1 BURGERS AT THE REGENCY. WE DIDN’T WIN ANY MONEY. I STAYED AWAY FROM THE CRAPS TABLE, AND MARY PLAYED SOME VIDEO POKER FOR NICKELS.

IT WAS NICE TO ARRIVE BACK AT WINTER CAMP AT 8:30 AM AND HAVE ALL DAY TO GET THE CAMPER OPENED BACK UP. WE FINISHED ALL THE HOOK-UPS AT 2:30 IN THE AFTERNOON AND HEADED OVER TO SAFEWAY AND THE 95 ROADHOUSE FOR LUNCH, WHISKEY, AND COLD BEER.

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DURING ONE OF THE JULY MONSOON STORMS OUR SHED LIFTED RIGHT UP OFF THE BASE AND THANKFULLY A FEW FULL TIME RESIDENTS WERE ABLE TO PICK IT UP AND PUT IT BACK. SO OUR FIRST PROJECT WILL BE DEALING WITH THE SHED.

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WE GOT OFF THE MOUNTAIN JUST IN TIME, AS I SEE THE MORNING LOW WAS 19 DEGREES THERE THIS MORNING. HERE ON THE DESERT IT’S 55 AND THE HIGH THIS AFTERNOON IS TO BE 70 DEGREES.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NEW ROOF

THE ROOFER PUT A NEW ROOF ON MARY’S SHOP TODAY.

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ONE PROJECT LEFT. CARPET CLEANING SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY. THAT WILL BE WORK, AS MARY AND I WILL RENT A MACHINE AND DO IT OURSELVES.  THAT WILL LEAVE US FIVE DAYS TO PACK UP FOR WINTER CAMP.