To everything there is a season

Pete Seeger was right, you know, even in Tucson. While it doesn’t look to the rest of the world as though we have seasons here, we do. Our allergies tell us that, if nothing else! However, on our daily walks through the neighborhoods and drives across town, we are seeing flowers and leaves that have been absent all winter. Along the roads are purple and yellow wildflowers and some of the ocotillo are in bloom, as well as cactus blossoms.

ocotillo cactus

We see trees flowering, too, but they come and go very quickly. We’ve seen other signs of spring, too. This morning we saw what we can only assume is a small piece in the butterfly migration back from Mexico. And did I mention that the temperatures have been hovering on either side of 80 degrees this week? Yuma has seen temps closer to 90! I’m sure the Canadians think they are about to melt and will be headed home soon, if they haven’t gone already.

It seems to me that some time before we sold our house, LeRoy told me that laying flooring was no longer on his resume, but it seems that necessity dictates otherwise. Florence Marie’s motorhome was a product of the 80s and the carpet and upholstery showed that. We’re probably not going to tackle upholstering the driver and passenger seats since the RV isn’t a daily, or even seasonal, driver, but the carpet was carrying years and years of dirt that just couldn’t be vacuumed up. When Florence Marie was here, we talked about carpet tiles but we didn’t plan to replace the floor while she was trying to live in the RV. We went to order the tiles and decided it would be much cheaper to buy a remnant if possible. What we found in a low nap was a dark grey and LeRoy has been hard at work since Monday.

carpet out carpet going in table in

I’m just the go-fer and I really appreciate all his hard effort. The driving compartment has yet to be done, but the living area looks really good!

We’ll be leaving in the morning for Pietown, NM to celebrate Pi Day in style. I’ll try not to undo all the hard work of the last week or so by eating too much pie, but no promises!

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