Thursday, November 19, 2015

Veteran's Day show

Each year there is a special program to honor our veteran's in our community.  This year the Dreamsteppers put on a show to Grand Old Flag.  Liberty came out with a blast and confetti went everywhere.  Their performance is the highlight of the show.  It's so great to be able to honor each of the armed services and the folks who have served for us.  Although this picture is not very good, it gives some idea of how they looked.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bowling thrill!!!

Yesterday was my first time bowling 9 pin no tap (this is where you only have to get 9 pins down on your 1st ball to count as a strike) and it really paid off!!  Bowled 1st game 265!!!  Me, can you believe it?  2nd game 162 (that is a good game for me) and a 205!!  Wow!  Best game ever without any help is a 202!  My average is a 143!!  Am I jazzed?  Just a bit.  A 265 is a good score and it was just unbelievable.  This old gal still has a little kick left! ha!  Would love to say it was the real thing but close enough for now.  

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we are still in our holding mode, so to speak with our association.  It's nuts and not worth explaining here but suffice it to say, we volunteered and are now in a fight - ridiculous as it sounds, sadly it's true. 

The hummingbirds are out in droves today.  I have seen so many in a very short amount of time.  It's cloudy and overcast (possible rain tonight or tomorrow) and flowers are not in plenty now but temps are cooler.  

I am off to a fused glass class - learning how to be artistic!  Could be fun.  I'll pick up my 1st items today and we'll see how they did (after cooking in the kiln). ha!  The other day I did a painting of furniture class with a neighbor so despite everything we are still out there learning and "doing" things. ha!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Master Bath Remodel in progress

Here we go folks, the demolition crew showed up this morning and began tearing apart our master bathroom for major remodel project... How exciting.. ha!

Our cast iron tub is no longer... wow!  What a mess but they are very tidy in their work.  Work is estimated to take up to 2 weeks and part of the problem is not all the parts are here yet... oops.. that old backorder thing is going to hit us.. But that's ok.  We will manage... We'll see how it goes.

Monday, August 17, 2015

New flooring

After a few years, we finally came to a decision about what we wanted to do with the flooring.  Had a few helpers come over and give us a fresh coat of paint in living room and dining room and redo the flooring in the living room only.

Still don't have all pictures back up yet but loving the flooring.  Put the rug in the dining room and it barely fits.  Not sure what we will do in living room yet but we'll eventually get there. Nothing like a little change.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sun setting before monsoon

Back at the homestead we have been busy with waiting for monsoon's to hit and doctor appointments.  So, we had a nice rain on the other day that washed the air and cleaned all the trees and plants. ha!  First order was to get a recliner he could sleep in because laying down caused his pain so had to get him elevated - So off we went to find a recliner.  Then after a number of  tests  and MRI we have learned that Early has a few pinched nerves (thus the swelling of hands).  Both shoulders have arthritis and his knees have brittle bones.  Now we know we have more doc appointments and able to treat the symptoms.  Can we fix it - probably not but there is treatment so that's good.  Meanwhile we are holed up most days enjoying the sight of pretty days because it's too bloody hot to spend any time out of doors!  Even at night it may cool down in the 80's if we are lucky.  After a monsoon hits we have humidity for a few days and then it is sweltering.   For all the heat life goes on pretty much as normal and we are all thankful for the invention of the air conditioner!  There was a time before it's invention and those poor folks must have suffered but then there weren't as many of them now were there and am sure they had ingenious ways to stay cool.