Monday, January 27, 2020

Just Chillin’ as my Title Says, What Perfect Weather!

Quartzsite, AZ
On Monday, Jan. 27th Bill was up just a few minutes before me and I dropped off again after rolling over. I woke up when a parachute was landing close by and I realized that I was still in a dream. Downstairs, after Bill’s coffee, we went for another lovely walk. We have morning walks where we are quiet, within our own heads with thoughts and then others where we talk a lot and iron out future plans. Today was the latter.

Just like us, the sun also rises
Back home, I made my tea and Bill chatted outside with Keith and Ken for a bit. Ken and Kim are headed off on a journey that you’ll hear about when he posts about it. Soon, I’m sure. 😊 Today Bill and Keith will be taking propane tanks in to town for fill ups and possibly fuel. Me? I don’t have plans. Some may say I lead a boring life with nothing to write about, but I'm happy just plugging away recording the little things. One day, these memories will come in handy.

Walking up the main road, we saw Dave and Cheryl's Cedar Creek
I've heard that Dave was in the window too
but we didn't see him
Then we saw this converted fire truck
Jim May, this is really interesting!
He's obviously a fisherman, as this sailboat has also
been converted to a boat with motor
A lot of the Bluebird group left today
Bill came in for his shower and a second coffee. Not in that order. I took my book outside to sit on the 'patio'. Within a short period of time the guys left for town. After they returned, I made us a batch of waffles and mini sausages for a change. I had thought about getting rid of my waffle iron but this morning I was very grateful for having kept it. They cooked up so fast and were tasty. There were a few left for tomorrow too.

I don't know what this bird is but he was sure making a strange noise
Keith decided to take a drive into Jim’s repair shop to fix his plane so around 11:30, they both left with no idea of a return time. I moved outside after doing dishes and stretched out in my lounge chair to read some more. Boy, that sun was hot! The winds began picking up speed and soon I had to lay our chairs down behind me as a wind break. I sat out there for a couple of hours before moving the Weber and table around the corner so it wouldn’t blow over.

this little waffle iron that I picked up at a 2nd hand store back home
comes in handy
I'm glad I kept it

The wind sock didn't know which way to fly
so it just danced
Inside, the anemometer speed was reading gusts of 28 mph and the sand outside was sure whipping up and around us. When you start tasting sand in your drink, it is time to come in, right? 

Every once in a while, a dust storm blew through
At 3:15 Deb walked over to tell me what time they were leaving in the morning and then when Dave and Cheryl arrived, Tom invited me to Happy Hour at their site. I finished my chapter and took my chair and water next door.

Beautiful Oreo joined us at Happy Hour today

Last Happy Hour with Deb and Tom?
Sheltered from the wind, it was a nice hour and a half before Dave and Cheryl left. It is very nice of them to come and see Tom and Deb once more. Their paths may not cross for the rest of the winter. Bill and Keith had returned at 4:30 so joined us for a while too. 

As is typcal, the sun also drops
Back at the Suite, I had to decide about supper. I’d thought about meatballs and salad with pie for dessert. We weren’t hungry right away so sat for a bit before starting the genny. I need to heat the meatballs in the microwave oven.

The horizon, the moon and Venus

Meatballs and salad
 We were eating and done dishes by 7:15. Doesn’t take us long most nights to get that meal taken care of. Supper was good and the pie was the way it should have been last night, fully set. America’s Got Talent was on so we watched that while the generator was running. It won’t be running all night though, we’ll hit the books later on. This was a windy day here in paradise but it still managed to get up to 74F and more like 80 in the little corner where I was sitting. I'm loving this hot weather!

Yay! the pie set in the freezer
Good night!
Thank you for popping in for a visit.


  1. LOVE the firetruck with a boat topper! I bet the inside is a sight to see. Glad the pie set up. It was rather windy here last night too. I have a windmill sort of thing in my yard and it was screaming so fast I thought it would take off!! Oreo sure is a cutie pie. Enjoy the warm!

    1. Isn't that a neat truck? I'd love to see the inside too.
      Don't like the strong winds but sure love the heat!

  2. That firetruck is really something. It looks like he took pieces of more than one vehicle to put it together. I am a bit of snoop, so I'd probably walk over and ask if I could see the inside. :p

    Enjoy your lovely weather!

  3. It does sound like a perfect day for you! That truck is something else! Amazing what people come up with isn't it. You cheesecake looks yummy along with your dinner. Your little group is thinning :( You're leaving tomorrow if I remember correctly?

    1. It was a great LAZY day! I loved it except for the strong winds. :)
      We leave Wednesday, yes.

  4. You're making me jealous with these warm temperatures you've been getting this year.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your new site.

    It's about time.

    1. Sorry, kind of, since you can't be here. We are loving the heat though.