Fall has arrived like a lamb. Although once in a blue moon she comes in like gang busters, this year Fall took the quiet approach. It began with a soft rain about 7:00 and continued until about 10. Darn ... I never did get my gutter leaks sealed. Hopefully it will dry up this week as Mother Nature tries on her skimpy dress, heating up the countryside to the 90's. I'm hoping it's her last hurrah.
I have some sad news this morning. Remember Frank Paredes, our 103 year old Apache Veteran Elk? He passed away September 29th, 103 years 7 months old.
Suddenly I was inundated with emails. Our little Golden Spike RV Group is trying to make a comeback. We have 11 rigs headed for the Verde Valley Railroad and the Grand Canyon Railroad. That meant I spent hours talking on the phone about potlucks and such, even though I'm not involved in this rally. I don't think my back will appreciate driving that far so soon. I'm glad someone stood up and planned a rally, but the club cannot go forward without officers. I hope I impressed upon them they must VOLUNTEER!! I've already done my share.
Still trying not to overdo the dirty jobs around the house and becoming bored to tears, I whipped up another loaf of bread. I have recipes for dozens of different flavors, but no ingredients. Buying an entire box of instant milk just to get 3 tablespoons just isn't cost effective. Isn't she a pretty loaf??
And the inside .... WOW!! This is wheat bread with a little honey thrown in. It's interesting to note that bread doesn't like me one little bit. But THIS bread doesn't bother me at all. Maybe it's all the preservatives and crazy ingredients they put in it ... and not the gluten as I previously thought. Oh boy ... nice out-of-the-oven HOT bread smothered in butter!!
Seriously, with a bread machine, you just dump it all in and it does everything. Mixes, kneads, rises three times .... you should try it!! This is not your old fashioned way to make bread.
AND THEN IT HAPPENED. At 8:30 I got a text message from my Realtor. They accepted (in writing) my refusal to replace the pipes. They cannot add anything to that list, meaning I don't have to fix anything ... like the patio roof. All the discussions between us are DONE!!!
I can't thank you enough for all the prayers .... THEY ARE WORKING!! So now all I have to do is wait for the lendor's appraisal. If we get that in a timely manner, it will close escrow October 19th. Jonathan did a happy dance!!