Saturday, October 22, 2016

Grand Canyon

Took a little side trip up to see the "Grand" Canyon with friends Carol and Bill Cooper.  They had not spent any time up there and we just wanted to take a few days off and enjoy this beautiful country we are so blessed to live.  

Temps quite a bit cooler up there - Woke up on last morning to 29 degrees where it was 74 in the valley.  Goodness - clean, brisk, thin air!  Had a great time jumping off and on the tram and walking up and down a lot of stairs.  Our legs were pretty well shot for the ride home and will take a few days to recover from our adventure but had a marvelous time.  What is not to like at a place like that with all of God's splendor.  So glad we took that little trip. Thanks again Carol and Bill for a wonderful time.  

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Birthday for Jay

Our youngest granddaughter has just celebrated her 7th birthday.  Took a day and went up to Prescott to spend the time with her and son Roy.  A fun time for her with all the extra attention.  The party was at her mother's house - a "glow" party; where there is a lot of glow stuff... the children had a wonderful time.  We spent all day and finally had to leave for the long drive home.  So glad we were able to be there for this exciting time for her though.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Finally done!

Took a little longer than expected, however we are quite happy with the results.  Still a few touchups to be done here and there but all major work done.  Love the higher cabinet and banjo extension.  The old corroded sink is gone - yippee!  

Those old terrible shower doors are gone too.  It's a little strange and taking a little bit to get used to but I am so happy.  It's a short shower pan so hopefully no more stubbing of toes.  Although the end result is nice I am NOT looking forward to any more redo's in the house.  Yes, we are still planning some day to re-do kitchen but that will be pricey and I'm not sure we can come to an agreement on what will be what... ha!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sad outcome

Sorry to say that poor little Pitiful who was terribly pathetic with a broken leg and no real momma to look after him passed away.  It about broke our hearts... thought he just might have a fighting chance but never really expected him to make it.  We tried to help and tried not to get too attached but I will admit it was tough on both of us.  Earl was very kind and put a little cross on his grave.  I'm afraid we were both doting on him a bit much.  Animals have a way of worming their little lives right into your hearts and it doesn't take much.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Meet Pitiful

Look what we found.. oh yeah, A week ago tomorrow Earl decided it was time to chop away at Hotel Munday; our palm tree in the front yard.  We knew birds were nesting there and have been for months.  We have seen a variety of birds from the curved bill, to doves to sparrows and grackles and humming birds in that tree.  Of course we don't know what nests are what other than the doves because we could actually see them.  

Anyway, after he chopped away at the dead fronds he decided to pull out the other dead stuff and clean it up a big.  While cleaning up his mess from the ground he found Pitiful.  Of course the nest was gone and no idea where it was anyway.. so we left him laying out on the rocks on the ground while we went for a walk and then I could not stand it any longer.. his little chest was just heaving and of course he was crying pitifully.  We thought he would pass away every day but we are now on day 6 and he is still with us.  We started with just giving him a little fresh squeezed oj and water but then I got the crazy idea of boiling bird seed to soften it and grind it up in the blender - since then have added grit and dried up worms I found at pet store.  oh yummy.  He sleeps nearly all the time but eats about a mouthful or two every hour or two.  He never cries at night and sleeps right through.  He is growing though and starting to look more like a bird.  It has a broken leg from falling on the rocks but even it is getting stronger just from all the sleep and tlc I am guessing.