Thursday, July 19, 2018

ELK

MARY AND I WERE OUT FOR AN AFTERNOON DRIVE THRU THE WHITE MOUNTAINS AND RAN INTO THS BUNCH OF ELK.

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JUST BEFORE THE ELK WE HAD FIVE ADULT TURKEYS CROSS THE ROAD IN FRONT OF US. WE WERE ALSO SCOUTING OUT SOME LAKES AND STEAMS FOR TROUT FISHING.

AT 8,550 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL THE TEMPERATURE WAS 63 DEGREES AND BACK AT SHOW LOW IT WAS 83.  IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ALTITUDE OUT WEST.

  “SUNNY & 80”

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

FIRE RESTRICTIONS

AS YOU KNOW, I’VE BEEN COMPLAING ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO USE MY BIG RED EGG CHARCOAL GRILL DUE TO FIRE RESTRICTIONS. AFTER TWO WEEKS OF GOOD MONSOON RAINS AT 3 PM YESTERDAY AFTERNOON THE US FOREST SERVICE LIFTED ALL THE FIRE RESTRICTIONS AND HERE I AM ON THE DECK LAST EVENING.

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I WAS MISSING MY PICK-UP TRUCK TODAY AFTER PURCHASING THIS BOARD AT HOME DEPOT. LUCKILY I LIVE CLOSE AND DIDN’T RUN INTO A COP AS I DOVE HOME WITH BOARD AND THE CAR DOOR WIDE OPEN.

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   “SUNNY & 80”

Monday, July 16, 2018

Window Washer

By Uncle Hans

Once a year, there is a job I don't care for.  Powerwashing the windows.  They always need it.  It is like taking a shower with dirty water and spiders raining down on you.

YYuucckk!!

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So Renee decided to make home-made potato salad.  Mary will get a giggle out of the tools, especially the BLUE ones.....

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Mary also asked, as politely as she could muster, "Why do you have thistles growing in your flower garden?", when she was here for the summer visit.  Renee tried to explain that they had really pretty flowers.

Really.....

So, here they finally are. 

Flowers on thistles in a flower garden......

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What next?

Uncle Hans

Thursday, July 12, 2018

WISCONSIN TRIP

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MARY AND I MADE OUR ANNUAL ROADTRIP TO WISCONSIN. THIS YEARS TRIP WAS 3,850 MILES WHICH WE MADE WITH THE PRIUS AND GOT 61 MPG.  WE DID THE TRIP A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR DRIVING ONLY 750 MILES ON THE INTERSTATE HIWAYS.  WE ENJOYED SOME NEW SCENERY THRU ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, COLORADO, KANSAS, NEBRASKA, MINNESOTA, IOWA, AND WISCONSIN.

WE WENT STRAIGHT THRU TO SPOONER FOR FOUR DAYS, THEN PRAIRE DU CHEIN TWO DAYS, AND LA CROSSE FOR FIVE DAYS. IT’S ALWAYS FUN TO VISIT FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

hans

Friday, June 8, 2018

EXCUSES

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I HAVEN’T BLOGGED FOR TOO LONG, BUT I HAVE TWO GOOD EXCUSES.

EXCUSE #1

THIS IS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN WE OFTEN POST PICTURES OF MARY’S PLANTS  SHE SPENDS A LOT OF TIME, EFFORT, AND MONEY ON PLANTS AND FLOWERS FOR HER YARD. THIS YEAR SHE’S BEEN UNDER ATTACK BY A HERD OF NOCTURNAL HAVALINAS. MAN, DO THEY RAISE “HELL” IN THE YARD, AND THEY EAT ANYTHING.

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EXCUSE #2

WHEN I CHANGED MY RESIDENCY FROM SOUTH DAKOTA TO ARIZONA I BOUGHT A FISHING LIC. AND WENT BACK TO TROUT FISHING. I DECIDED TO POST TO THE BLOG WHEN I CAUGHT MY FIRST TROUT IN OVER 18 YEARS, BUT I’VE BEEN OUT FISHING A HALF A DOZEN MORNINGS AND HAVE BEEN SKUNKED EVERYTIME.

WHY?

ON SUNDAY WE’RE GOING TO PHOENIX? THE TEMPERATURE IS GOING TO BE 110 DEGREES! WHY IN THE WORLD? TO MEET DAVE AND CINDY TO HAVE BREAKFAST WITH THEIR BEAGLE “SALLY” AT THE LOCAL SPORTS BAR……. DUH

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