Saturday, August 24, 2019

Problem solved, sort of

Apparently my new phone takes pictures that are too big to post via email.  I'll play with the settings on the camera and work on it from that end.  Thanks for checking in and letting me know who saw what.


Reading the cryptic help forum, it may be that my picture was too big.  This is a test to see if that is the problem.

Nosy neighbors

 Another of the herd of elk who hang around the park.  I heard the clicking sound of her hooves on the wooden planks of my "patio" here and this is what I saw outside my door.  Luckily(?) the elk are fairly tame here.  I do give the occasional male a wide berth because males of all species can be unpredictable.

I tried to post this from my email as I usually do.  It was returned as mailbox full.  I will have to see what is going on with my blogger account.  Now I am scrambling for an editor as many of you have done.  Is Live Writer working again?

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


I have ordered new tires for the Mazda and they will be put on tomorrow.  Then to schedule an oil change and air filters changed as well.  A good clean out and it will be ready for whatever my next trip turns out to be.  In answer to a question in the comments, I travel in the Mazda and only move the motorhome betwwen my summer and winter spots.

The motorhome has a few this and thats to be taken care of.  A couple of drawers need to be repaired and a cable looked after.  Mechanical stuff on it was done last year.

The rest of the projects involve sorting and getting rid of stuff and having what I use where I use it.  Ongoing project with no end in sight.

I bought a spiralizer this week and I've gotten some veggies to play with.  Cooking may be featured here again.  Depends on how it turns out.  Friends in MN also gave me a vacuum seal a meal so I can put leftovers into the freezer.  The plan is less commercial fast food in my diet and more home made fast food.

The baby blanket I'm knitting is slowly getting finished.  Pictures once it is presented to the Mom to be.

Summer winds down.  Will someone please tell the temperatures it is time to cool down?

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Wait, its August already?

The trip up to MN for Phyllis' service was delightfully uneventfull.  The service was nice and the lunch afterwards was good.  Local folks were asked to bring a dessert that either started with Phyllis or that it was known to be a favorite of hers.  Phyllis liked to have desert with every meal so there were lots of offerings.

On the way home I spent a few days visiting family in MO.  It was nice to have time to just visit.

Once I got home it occurred to me that it is time to finish up all the projects I had planned for this summer.  Luckily there are over 2 months until it is time to head back down to the Valley.  To say I'm behind schedule is an understatement.  I still spend most mornings just sitting with Bosley cat and drinking coffee and knitting.  I am making a baby present that needs to get finished this week so it can get to the baby shower in time.

Mom and I changed cell phone providers this week and we are getting used to new phones.  This post will be a test to see how this phone works to make blog postings.