Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, Monday....

We did get some nice rain from several thunderstorms that moved through our area yesterday. Monsoonal moisture, finally. All is going well here in Deming. The Duck Races are all over for another year. Two winners who each won $1,460. Two young boys won the money and are already making plans on how to spend it, lol.

Several cooler days on tap and that is always welcome this time of year. Floyd went for a long walk today, the weather made it enjoyable. What did I do,...not much!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August will soon be over :(

Lots of days of sunshine. We sure could use some rain. Actually we did get a thunderstorm a week ago but no measurable rain and we haven't seen or heard from the Monsoons yet, how crazy is that?

I haven't felt so peppy these past few days so floyd has been taking care of things. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day. :)

Kids are back at school and some adults too that I know. The start of school always conjers up thoughts of Fall. In our part of the world, Fall doesn't really begin until October. By the time Thanksgiving gets here, it is nice and chilly, but usually warm enough during the day that we can have our dessert on the front porch.
My son is coming to see us next week, YEA!! He can only spend the day because he has obligations back in Tucson. Then, he will be here for Thanksgiving all day!! YEA again!!!!

Floyd is going to get a haircut in the morning. He gets up very early and chances are that he will be gone when I get up. He goes to bed early and is up early. Probably why he is so healthy, lol.

Hope all is well with all my readers out there. We are basically fine, no real news to report. Oh yes, Duck Races this week but I imagine floyd will go alone again, just kind of too much for me. I don't think he minds, he knows what he likes to do.

Talk to you all later.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I love summer, heat and all! By the end of this week, school will have started here, the Duck Races will be on and the temps will be in the upper 80s or low 90s. That is cool for our summer and just means that Fall cannot be far away.

Our supply of zucchini is endless, lol. No rain from the Monsoon season which appears to be nonexistant this year. If we don't get our southern moisture, then we will have a severe drought. Since we live in the desert, most won't even notice the lack of moisture. What it means for us, is a lot more watering of our trees and plants. Our local farmers use irrigation to keep their crops and pecan groves healthy.

The local merchants have their green chile roasting bins in their parking lots all ready for the demand.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Eventful week

Seems it doesn't take much these days to make our week eventful. For starters, we were planning on doing some plumbing changes to our bathroom and it now proves to be too much for us, so that's off the books. We had a leaky toilet and so are removing the floor tiles and must fix toilet problem. The tiles are proving to be more of a project than we anticipated, so it will take a while...visitors don't look! New tiles will look nice though, that is the upside, lol.

Weather has been warm but not too much so. Inside has stayed nice and cool and we are grateful for our swamp cooler. They use just a fraction of the electric needed to operate air conditioning. We have had zucchini up the wang, but still tasty! I baked a couple of apple pies from apples given to me by my neighbor and they were yummy if I do say so myself. One went to the neighbor of course. I hope she was able to enjoy some of it, her chemo takes her appetite away. Her son stops in every day, so I know he could help her with her pie. She gave us a seedless watermelon which I will have today. Summer can't really be summer without watermelon.

Son Stewart has been giving excellent instructions on how to do plumbing and we are so grateful, saved us a fortune in plumbers. One of the disadvantages of living in a rural area, is that good tradesmen are often hard to find. Well, now I need to find someone to fix my dishwasher or purchase a new one..which will it be???? I had a Maytag dishwasher when I lived in the country and I loved the thing so I probably need one of those.

My daughter Teresa is heading for another California trip and class reunion. Should be fun and daughter Phyllis will enjoy her visit. Son Stewart in Arizona is having an excellent week so all my kids are happy, and that is all it takes to make me happy. :)
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