In the meantime, it scared me half to death last night when I spotted movement in the bedroom in the dark. It was the dogs on the bed. No worries, my heart needed that jolt!!
I scavenged my rock piles for suitable painting supplies and added to it a couple of pieces Patty had in her Alaska stash in their greenhouse. I need to get some pictures of that beauty and show you Dan's expertise at building things. It's amazing, to say the least. The two smallest rocks will be geocaching pieces.
I just love being outside listening to all the birds call to each other in the morning. These two Gamble's quail were taking a nice cool dust bath from the overflow of water in the sand.
Actually the above male let the female go first. Nice guy!!
As you can see, the hummers know it's spring and they are out in big numbers. This feeder was full just two days ago. They are much tinier than what I see in California. This happens to be the Owner of this feeder. He parks himself in a nearby tree (always in the same place) and chases off any other hummers that stop by. He has even tried to chase ME off.
I love this picture because of his shadow on the post. He does let others eat occasionally. Maybe they're family.
While watching the hummers, I got a phone call from Michael's that my picture was ready for pickup. Never take anything to Michaels for framing, or Joann's either, for that matter. The prices are just over the moon ridiculous. After waiting for two weeks, the one on the left finally came home after I ran from the store back to my car to get my wallet I left in my camera bag. How embarrassing!!
Yes, they did a VERY nice job, matching the matting to the picture on the right. Unfortunately, no one had any framing material to match. Although hard to see, it looks like old barn wood. It was just WAY too expensive and I won't do that again.
You will be shocked to hear I also spent one whole day cleaning my Jeep. It had not had a bath in about ten months and the dirt piled up on the floor was becoming a tripping hazard. I vacuumed out at least a pound of sand that was deposited in the back when I left the tailgate open on a windy day at the beach in Washington.
This place is located on Rita road off I-10. You can store your stuff, wash your car, wash your dog or rent a U-haul, all in one place. I see from the picture you can even wash your RV. I'm not sure about that one, but I'll check it out next time.
It was one of those drive through ones ... hardly a GOOD car wash. It was also a driving test for old folks. I had to get over to the left far enough to pay my $8 (cash only), then swerve to miss the steel post. Going in was okay ... STOP when the red light flashes. As the machine moved around me it fooled my eyes into thinking I was moving.
I slammed on the brakes three or four times before realizing there really was no need because I had the Jeep in park. The drive OUT was barely wide enough as I squeezed through steel posts to the end where I made a VERY sharp left hand turn.
Wasn't I surprised when I grabbed a towel to dry the outside. There wasn't a spec of dirt anywhere and hardly any water to dry off. Turns out this was the best drive through car wash I've ever used. It missed the back windshield a tad since it's at 90 degrees to the pavement, but everything else was clean as a whistle. I'll be back!!
With all the miscellaneous stuff now accomplished, I can get back to everyday cleaning and washing the rig. Oh what fun!!!