Friday, July 24, 2009


Just throwing in a pretty painting of New Mexico. So another weekend coming up and we wish you all a very happy weekend.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Weekend! :)

Another weekend and we are quietly enjoying it. Yesterday I made a large pan of red chile beef enchiladas and that is what we had for lunch. The balance will go in the freezer for several meals. Easy way to cook ahead.

Floyd bought himself a new radio at Radio Shack. He really goes through radios; listens everyday and most new portables have push buttons and they wear out. I think that you are supposed to keep them for a year or so then discard them. Anyway, this one has some push buttons, but alternative dial knobs. Just what he was looking for. I remember when we had lovely radios that were nice pieces of furniture and lasted forever. Now, use and discard, just like the cigarette lighters.

No complaints about the weather. Naturally it is warm since it is summertime in the desert, lol. Late afternoon and evening thundershowers since it is the monsoon season. Lots of zucchini and we have shared with our neighbors. Connie keeps us in tomatoes.

I think I need a nap, talk with you all later. Sure hope this weekend is good for you.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

GD Gignormous Skip Loader!!!!!

:Honestly, sometimes I get so angry with the City of Deming that I could just scream, not that it would help. Early this morning, they sent this huge noisy thing out to clear some gravel from our street. Needlesstosay, it was not efficient and left about half the rocks on the road. We do have road crews here that know what they are doing, but NO, they send someone who barely knows how to drive and probably (you can bet on it), speaks little or no English. If I told you how I really feel, I would be kicked off blogger!

So then we go to get my meds. The new girl at the Walmart Pharmacy says "none of your meds are ready and one is out of stock". I told her "why don't you check those bags down there to see if just maybe my meds are in there?". She did and they were, except for the one med that was out of stock. Guess what was not even in the building, NITRO! Yes, the worlds largest pharmacy cannot save a life if someone dropped right in line to get their meds.

I don't think I can talk to anyone today, I just am unable to be civil. Maybe I will be better tomorrow.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ground is broken for Spaceport America!

LAS CRUCES, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) has selected two contractors to provide services for the construction of Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport that is now being built in southern New Mexico. After reviewing proposals from several contractors, the NMSA Board of Directors awarded construction of the airfield to David Montoya Construction, Inc. The board also awarded the Site Enabling contract to FNF New Mexico, LLC. The airfield for Spaceport America is a 10,000-foot runway designed to accommodate horizontal launch space and air operations that complement the existing vertical launch infrastructure. David Montoya Construction, Inc., of Alameda, NM, has provided construction services on many large-scale projects since being established in 1985. The company has provided similar concrete paving services for Albuquerque International Airport and Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo. David Montoya Construction, Inc., is recognized by the Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the top 500 Hispanicowned businesses in the United States.

FNF New Mexico, LLC, of Albuquerque, NM, has extensive experience in large-scale construction projects including airports and highway construction. FNF will design and execute a plan to facilitate the construction of the spaceport. The activities include preparing the site for construction and coordination with all contractors for site security, dust control, and other crucial functions. Less than one month after the groundbreaking of Spaceport America, NMSA officials are excited by the current pace of development. "Spaceport America is fully underway, and we continue to make rapid progress," said Steve Landeene, Executive Director for the NMSA. "NMSA will continue to issue Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitations to Bid (ITB) for more services and construction at the spaceport, and awarding contracts to the best qualified contractors." The latest RFP/ITB information can be found online at

Gerald Martin Construction Management and HDR of Albuquerque, NM, were awarded a contract in 2008 to oversee the spaceport's construction phase for the NMSA. After marking the official groundbreaking ceremony for Spaceport America on Friday, June 19, officials are moving forward with the construction of the airfield. Spaceport America plans to have the 10,000-foot airfield complete by late summer 2010 with the Terminal Hangar Facility projected to be complete by early 2011.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


We should have temps around 100F starting tomorrow and off and on for several days. We are under a high with a bright sun and few clouds. This is normal for this time of year. We do any and all shopping early in the day or online.

This year I am glad the 4th is over. The day was enjoyable, but the fireworks went on until early am and our dogs were terrified. One thing I did was buy some Tony Roma shortribs from the frozen food aisle. They were delicious. Pricey, but yummy.

No real news at our end. We do have lots of zucchini and we love it. Produce has finally become reasonable locally. Our neighbor is supplying us with tomatoes.

Floyd keeps our grass cut and the yard looking nice. He manages to do this before the heat sets in. Just the routine stuff going on around here but all is good.

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 3, 2009

Tomorrow is our country's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA. Also, it is our granddaughter Kimberly's birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIMBERLY!

Kind of drizzly, cloudy day here and we have flood alerts, oh sure, it hasn't flooded in our area in 500 years but the weather bureau has to have something to do.
Went shopping this morning and bought a few necessities. Finally got some of those little sliders that you can put under heavy objects to move them. We need them all the time. Got some red flowered placemats which clash terribly with our tabletop. Time for a tablecloth.