Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This and that

"7 INCHS LAST NIGHT, 3 INCHS OF SLEET TODAY SINCE 11AM AND NOW IT IS SWITCHING BACK TO SNOW FOR ANOTHER 5 INCHS TONIGHT. THE NEXT FEW DAYS IT IS GOING TO BE DOWN TO 0 AT NIGHT. OTHER THAN THAT THE WEATHER IS GREAT. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER"

That was the e-mail we received from a former co-worker today. Here, we had .04" of rain and it was chilly enough to put on a sweater. Let's all say "awww". We have family in Cincinnati, Dayton and Delaware, Ohio as well as N. Tonawanda, NY and they are all suffering through tons of snow. I make a specific point not to mention the weather unless they ask. After all, I'm not that mean.

Camping World called last night to say the lost couch had been discovered in a new delivery from Flexsteel. Fine, whatever. We're leaving here Friday, so we'll stop on our way out of town and have it installed. That is, if they don't lose it again in the meantime. Y'all will be the first to see the photos once it is finally installed.

Denny and I haven't been doing any sightseeing this time around. Things like oil changes, grocery shopping, checking out the flea market for Ohio State Buckeye Tostito Bowl tee shirts for rabid fans back home (of course, these were requested at Christmas, before the Buckeyes lost) and such have taken up our time. It's tough being retired.

Patches has discovered that slizards live in the rocks lining the arroyo behind our fifth wheel and wants to be outside all the time. I was told today that there may also be rattlers there, so we may have to curtail that activity, although the snakes should be hibernating this time of year. One has to remember we're back in the desert. To date, we've not yet seen any rattlesnakes or scorpions and that's just fine with us. Although I have to admit, I'd love to get a picture of a rattler in its native setting.

Checking online I see that a couple new geocaches have been place on or around Silly Mountain. We haven't climbed Silly Mountain in a while and I'd like to see how the repaired knee handles it so we may give it a try tomorrow. So far the dry desert climate hasn't made a big difference in the constant ache in my knee but I'm hoping that will change. I did subject the knee to a lot of punishment the last couple of weeks working out to an exercise tape so that might be part of the problem.

Denny and I are avoiding going back to any of the big RV dealerships here in town; the lure of a new rig is hard to resist. We're thinking about switching back to a gas motorhome since the cost of diesel doesn't seem to be coming down at all and sometimes we get tired of parking way out in the far reaches of the parking lot due to the poor turning radius of the F450 (Denny hates having to make 3 and 4 and 5 point turns it takes to get into a parking spot). However, the new motorhomes come with big prices and that's not something we want to take on at this point. But man, they're pretty now with their full body paint and cherry cabinetry and fireplaces and all (yep, all the comforts of home). Hmm, new motorhome, get a job....nah!

To all those suffering through inches (yes, I know my friend's spelling was incorrect) and inches of snow, y'all stop by, ya hear?

1 comment:

Coll said...

A couple of years ago Roland and I attended a RV show. I was so impressed with the new models even back then. They were quite luxurious.. but as you say.. so were the price tags.

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