I knew one of his favorite drinks was Sharps NA Beer. I'm mostly a non-drinker myself and truly hate the taste of beer, but since he can't get it anywhere in Arizona or California, I decided to surprise him with a few cases from Oregon. I bought up everything I could find, which took some doing.
That heavy load has been traveling with me ever since. Time for the big reveal!! As Dan drove up, I already had maybe six cases on the ground next to the rig. That's when I disappeared completely inside the bay, crawling all the way to the far side to retrieve the rest of 21 errant cases. Yup ... Dan was surprised!!
Now that THAT'S out of the way, I'll probably get much better fuel mileage from the weight loss!!
I did all that contemplating on the patio looking out over the desert. That brought up the subject of the back yard, the brown grass and overgrown bushes. With water being the most expensive thing in the desert ... electricity and gas are cheap compared to California ... the grass will remain a tad bit brown.
Since it's winter, even though it feels like a nice summer to me, the critters are NOT out in force like they were in June. Later in the evening a few gambles quail stopped by my water station, along with this cute bunny. I could sit out here all day and watch for critters.
Still waiting for the dryer phone call, I took down all the rods and drapes in my bedroom. I filled the holes as best I could. With no paint to touch up things, it's still going to be visible until I get some type of drapes. That's harder than it sounds. All the ones I want are several hundred dollars and I'm too cheap to buy them.
Make them you say? Yes I suppose I could ... UGH! That's a BIG project.
Suddenly there was a knock at the door. YAY!!! HAPPY DANCE!! My dryer has arrived. I mentioned the old gas line, whereupon the guy said he couldn't touch it. They were supposed to tell me to have a plumber unhook the line.
Instantly blond Nancy put on her sweetest oh-NO-who-do-I-call face and talked the guy into turning the valve off and disconnecting the line ... at least from the old dryer end. Apparently I now have to find a plug, unscrew the old line and cap the pipe. I do NOT look forward to doing that, but I suppose it will add to my list of things I really can do if I put my mind to it.
Isn't she beautiful??? I later discovered there actually is a vent to the outside ... it's about 25 feet long, going clear under the house to a small exhaust vent. How do I know that? Because I got my trusty flashlight and crawled down in the access hole. I just pretended I was crawling under the rig to clean my jacks.
First thing this morning, I'm doing some laundry so I can see how she works. What a relief not to worry about smoke and fire, not to mention she's quiet as a mouse!!
Next up ... working on my sewing room the cheap, or rather inexpensive way.