First off this morning I would like to thank all of my readers! The loyal, the ones lost in cyber space that just fell into my blogs, and decided to read them, and my mother- who seems to be my biggest fan. Maybe even those of you that keep clicking on my page--or that share my pages and rambling with others. Whatever the case just this blog page just hit 27,000 + views!! So again thank you! Above I did say this morning, it is still earlish in the AM on a Sunday morning. I can handle mornings, but I am definitely not a morning person. I get my 2nd wind around 11 at night and could easily be a great night owl. If I could get any sleep during the day that is. I would also like mornings MUCH more, if they started around noon!
This page has been around for years now--and I hope that it is a joy for many of the readers still. Or at least makes them laugh just a little bit-often. I am working on more pictures and such for many Exploring posts. Tomorrow there is no school for Dead Presidents Day--so the boys and I are going to roam some were. Hopefully we will have bought a new--to us--car very soon, and the adventures will start to be further from home. I have a whole list of hikes and such I wish to check out, but our gas guzzling truck is not the best method to get to the trail heads. At least it is not the most fuel efficient method by far. Before I complain about car hunting--- here are some of my other pages and time fillers. Please check them out---and share the links if you enjoy what you see! As soon as I start working again--I am sure my posting will drop on all pages.
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Exploring with Wyoming Jack/Bobble Head
**"Tucson, AZ area just beat record heat temperatures --holding on since 1957. Nearly 90 yesterday . It was so warm --I hung out in the freezer isle at Wally World for awhile--- really. While many of you shovel snow--we are going to BBQ some ribs this afternoon. Feel free to be annoyed........ NOW As usual no real point to this--- Just sayin' :)"**
Today it will again be in the 80's here.
And as Arizona residents rejoice
We are searching for our fans in storage and noting that this is going to be a killer hot summer.
The plants are all confused here and I think we will be seeing signs of spring all around.
Rattle snakes are already being spotted all around the Tucson area. Luckily I have not spotted one yet. Partly because with all the sun shine and warmth---I put things off. I have started jogging again---more on that soon--but not today. I can say that I am super out of shape, and that the short first jog--left my legs much sorer the next day than they should have been. On my trip very soon--I want to at least be able to keep up with my 50 year old buddy on a hike or two. And I am back in the mode of wanting to do at least one 10 K run this spring. Although that is not a huge run--I am no were close to being able to do this. With the heat, I am also wondering about training and actually accomplishing one. I do not do much well in the heat, including sitting on my as*.
I believe I saw this announcement on TV the day after Valentines Day
We have been visited by local Mormons a lot in the last few months.
So the above post is just for them!
Sheep are safe!
I have not touched on this subject for awhile.
But have written about it a lot in the past.
I even have a large collection of sheep toys.
If you are not from Wyoming--don't even try to understand.
And now I must vent about car shopping for a minute or three. While in Washington state we had a nice little Buick that could legally seat six. It was not the best car in the world but it kept going and it got great gas millage. Because we had a travel trailer when we moved to Arizona, we purchased a redneck pickup. And attempted to sell the car--also because we did not think the car would make it all that distance. Our pickup had so many issues along the way, that it is almost a brand new truck. The buyers decided to drive our car through a house one night--- I picture it very much like the above picture. And forgot to tell us about the mishap. Luckily we still had insurance on the car when the drive through attempt happened. Needless to say, if we could find our old car---we do still have keys to it--it probably would look something like the car above. Which seems to be what most of the cars in this area actually look like. AND the owners still want $3000 for them. Taking the hunk of metal to be recycled would not even get me half that amount. Although having it squished into a metal cube--would make a great base for a new coffee table.
We do not expect a perfect car for the cash we have to put down at the moment, but holy cow--the things we have been looking at are beyond bad. And we have the cash in hand. Thanks to filling early on taxes. We looked at a car the other day---pictures were all nice --clean looking--supposedly the car ran. It was basically a big paper weight that did not run. The man was not even sure why it did not run anymore. He had even hooked it up to machines for diagnostic checks, and did not know why it didn't run. The outside of the car--was in very nice shape, probably because it had had not run in so long. But the inside was gutted out and reminded me of a mulch pile in smell and look. He still thought the vehicle that transformed into a paperweight was still worth a large amount of money. I am sure it is to someone--just not to us. I have turned many expensive items into paperweights, from misuse, but was not going to buy one.
A few daze back we were supposed to look at another great car. But while I was attempting to get directions to view the car---the owner became very pushy. Asking in the first several minutes of the phone call--if I had the cash for the car. And so on. And than telling me that the price was very firm, and she did not have time to haggle. We sell things all of the time, and never ask someone right off, if they have the cash--before they get to our home, or when they get here. Anyways we decided it best not to even look at the car. One that may very well be another paperweight for us.