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Seeing Thunder and Hearing Lightening

What a week ago was called Gonesoon is now back.The past few days the showers have been mostly a tease.  Not the kind of Shower tease I like.  It skirts around us then drops a few drops as if to say, "Hey, I'm over here".  But that's about it. A lot of … [Read more...]

Grass Update – The Kind you Mow

My day job has been taking more of my time this week. But, the grass keeps growing and growing. I've reseeded a few spots which still seem to defy sprouting. The next step might be to dig it out and replace all the soil. I'll give it a week to see if the areas … [Read more...]

Grand Kids Coming – The Grocery List

Half gallon of whole milk Spaghetti-Os with hot dogs Individually wrapped Prunes for HeatherAfter those first 2 I can see why we need the third one. … [Read more...]

The 5th of July 2011

It's a bit muggy in the Old Pueblo this morning.  The fireworks yesterday were provided for free, at least the ones in the sky that I liked to see and hear.  The first big monsoon storm rolled into town.  I quipped, "Wouldn't it be funny if the fireworks for … [Read more...]

Dogs Pools & Life Jackets

A Dog's Life in The DesertWe stopped by Pet Smart in Oro Valley the other day to pick up some cat food for the one end and a new litter scoop for what comes out the other.While cats might be considered neater than dogs being the one who cleans the … [Read more...]

Round 2 The Rabbit and the Gate

Round 2 to Me Last fall in anticipation of putting in the grass in the backyard I had my son make a new side yard gate.  Strong, wide, as wide as the opening to the backyard.  Then I laid a walk of pavers up to the gate and put gravel around and under the … [Read more...]

Three Score and One

Yes, Another year has passed.  Time flies on wings of ever accelerating destiny. Does it bother me that I'm another year older? I know for some people their birthday is a big deal.  First when they are young because of the parties and presents.  Then when … [Read more...]

Calling All Bobcats – Free Well Fed Rabbits

I've been doing battle with rabbit as well as the heat.  There is a major infestation of them around our house and neighborhood.  Yeah, I'm still doing battle with the bunnies. Round 1 to the Rabbits I've bought more than $100 worth of plants which have … [Read more...]

Holy Mackrel Look at Those Tomatoes

First Fruit - Glorious TomatoesThey are beautiful, my first born tomatoes.  There are many more on the vine; hope for some wonderful salads to come.The birds got one of the first green tomatoes but since then they have left the crop alone.I'm … [Read more...]

Shade Sailing Isn’t A Breeze

Especially if there is a breeze, even worse if there is a wind. That's what I've been battling for the past couple of days and I have the blisters to prove it.It takes time and a lot of effort to get these sails up and aligned. But I still think the … [Read more...]

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