Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hello Dolly

There is thunder rumbling outside today. Yesterday our little Japanese friend was going to come over for lunch and fix us some carne asada tacos, yummy. Anyway, it was getting stormy from the Hurricane, so we had to call it off, :( Now our sky is dark again.

The dogs are not only inside, but hovering near me. They are frightened of thunder. Floyd is on our front porch watching the front move in.

I remember Hurricane Carla in 1961 which came roaring in to the Gulf of Mexico. We lived in Houston and went down to Galveston to watch the storm come in. I was so fascinated by the big black wall coming toward shore, that I didn't realize that the water had come up over the seawall and that I was standing in several inches of water. We just did make it over the bridge and back to Houston before she hit. Massive destruction to homes and beaches and piers. The big hotels stood safe.

The next day my dad and I went to Galveston to survey damage. The seawall was littered with debris and lots of coconuts. He said "they probably came from South America", lol.

So we only get the remnants of the Gulf hurricanes here in Deming, thank goodness.

Monday, July 21, 2008


We have been having late afternoon and evening thunderstorms everyday. Not a lot of rain from these, but the clouds keep the temps down. Floyd had to cut the grass today, lol. We get spoiled since the desert doesn't normally give us much moisture.

We had a nice lunch last Saturday, Chinese! Good company, too. We had a silly thing happen here. We have a small house, but the ceilings are very high. So when we have to do something toward the ceiling, like clean a ceiling fan or clean the walls, it just doesn't get done. Well, we have an abundance of smoke detectors, I don't know why but Stewart just kept installing them. When the battery goes, they make this awful high-pitched beeping sound. Floyd tries, but never can fix them so we call the local electrician. The electrician didn't show and the beeping drove the dogs crazy. Casey ran outside, stayed out all night two nights in a row, which she never does. The weather was really nice, thank goodness. Baby who sleeps in my bed, tried to sleep on top of me and Duke was very restless all night as was Floyd so we didn't get much sleep this past weekend. Then this morning early, Floyd figured out that he had actually fixed the one in the hallway because it wasn't beeping anymore, but the one on the wall in the hallway was, so it was easy to get to, he changed the battery and we had peace and quiet. I finally was able to coax Casey inside, lol. I mean, being old is an experience, I can tell you.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nice days!

The rain finally stopped and now the weeds are growing, lol. We are enjoying some very nice weather at the moment. We have been out to dinner twice recently with friends and have enjoyed both experiences. Next Saturday we have a noon lunch date in the park, Chinese take-out, yummm.

Our friend Betty has early Alzheimers. It's different when you personally know someone. She often forgets what is just said to her and it is very sad. She also confuses us with her family. She knows that she is "forgetful" and says that David gets aggravated with her. She is taking some kind of medicine to help her, but it doesn't seem to be helping.

I am currently watching westerns on TV. Most relaxing thing to do. Hope everyone enjoys their week. Talk with you later.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Rain and more rain!

We had not had any rain for 6 months and then the monsoon clouds moved in and it is rain everyday. We are enjoying it. What a change though, rain everyday for 4 days now. Everything is cool at our house. Hope it is cool at your house.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Nice Weekend

We are enjoying a nice quiet weekend. Well, quiet considering all the local fireworks. Friday we had a nice lunch with our friend and she stayed to watch fireworks at night. It seemed as if all the fireworks in the world were in Deming on the 4th. It was very pretty and we really enjoyed them. Today, Sunday has been a peaceful day, just enjoying the day. No measureable rain since December 7th, 2007, so no flies or mosquitos. This month should see the start of our "monsoon" weather, which actually means rain coming in from the southwest.

Have you noticed how large and impressive Jupiter is in the eastern skies just after sunset? This time of year, Jupiter is aligned just right with Earth and the Sun to be the brightest ever.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

July 4th

Independence day!

We hope everyone enjoys their holiday! And, we wish all the wildfires out west, would just stop! We will be spending the day at home. Our little Japanese friend is coming for lunch. I am fixing some bbq so all is good, lol. We can see lots of fireworks from our front porch, so we are not going anywhere.

Have a great weekend all.