Friday, July 21, 2017

It's Official!

Summer is hot here in the Valley...103 yesterday.  Just after 1200 and it's 93 out there.

We've been keeping an eye on the pauraque down by the back gate.  She kept moving her nest...Last we say was in the middle of the drive last Saturday.  But she's gone now.  I can't imagine why any bird would want to lay eggs in direct sunlight.  I know that the one egg we saw looked just like the rocks she was sitting on.

Pauraque near fence by back gate

Jim has been painting, not a job he cares for, but the Clubhouse looks ever so much better.  It's a lighter color than the yellowish shade it was before.

He's now working on the North laundry and it's going to match the clubhouse

That's our rig, just wanted to show you how tall the Mexican Bird of Paradise is on the site next to us.  It apparently thrives in this weather.  As does the Esperanza

All of the palm trees here and at Retama have been trimmed.  Also all those on the frontage road.  I wonder how long it will take for them to look like palm trees again?  I'll let you know!'s official, we're working the winter season in guest services again.

All is right in our world

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stunning Sunrise

Our weekend was quiet...of course every day is pretty much quiet!  Not many folks are staying here.  A couple of rigs and I think two casitas.  Don and Jeni are the perfect hosts!  They don't bother us and we don't bother them.  You know, we older couples like our spouses and have gotten used to our routines.

Saturday and Sunday we had gorgeous sunrises.  There was a weather system that gave us clouds but very little rain.

This picture was taken Sunday morning and I couldn't believe how nice it was outside.  Around 0730 I went for a walk and the temperature was only 71.  By the time I'd walked a mile and returned home it was 76..and it continued to rise.  We're getting into the upper 90's most days.

Have you ever been plagued by ants?  We can't seem to get rid of them and I'm pretty sure we've had them off and on for a couple years.  I've found them in the wash machine, shower, our bed but mostly in our kitchen.

We ended yesterday by watching PBS and eating popcorn.  Today was laundry day for me.  I stripped the bed and dusted the bedroom.

All is right in our world