(I just discovered this post from January never showed up on my computer. If you’ve seen it, disregard. If you haven’t, enjoy!)
My husband would have made a good horse trader. In fact, many years ago, when we still had kids at home, LeRoy made the statement that everything he owned was for sale except for his wife and kids, and don’t catch him on a bad day with Rob! It has sometimes been frustrating for me to have him chase a car/buggy/you-name-it, only to sell it after he finally gets it. This all leads us back a few years to when he took the old generator out of Liberty and tried to sell it…and tried and tried, to no avail. Last spring when we were in Kansas, he found someone who would trade him that old generator for the shell of a 1951 F-1 Ford pickup. He immediately offered it for sale and fairly quickly, it went away! LeRoy started looking for a dune buggy in Yuma, found one in Kingman, and we went to buy it.
It needed an engine, so he found one locally and bought it. Before he could even begin to take the old one out and put the “new” one in, he started trying to sell or trade it. Hence, the other yard art in our already full yard!
Hopefully, the new owner of the buggy will be back today to pick it up and we will be down to one toy, at least for the time being!
Friday was a busy day for us. We had a service tech come to work on the RV furnace and then LeRoy’s cousin Phyllis Mosher stopped through on her way from San Diego to Phoenix and we had an enjoyable visit with her. A year ago, she gave us a “grow your own saguaro” kit and she bought one for herself. We had this 2-inch square plastic pot full of soil and a little packet of tiny seeds, which we sprinkled on top. There was a clear plastic top that went on after you watered, to keep the seeds hydrated. They sprouted within a week or so and we had LOTS of seedlings. The instructions said to transplant after a year, but the plants were using up the soil to the point that we decided to try to plant them outside right after we got here. We planted them under a “nurse plant” in our yard and I think we have about 4 tiny seedlings still struggling to make it. Phyllis is going to plant hers in Phoenix. It remains to be seen if any will survive the summer with only the water God provides!
Through the past several years, we have run into fellow volunteers that we met at Golden Bell here in Arizona, escaping cold weather just like we are. Yesterday we drove back up to Quartzsite to spend some time with Denise and Arlan Hoskins from Greeley, CO and enjoyed catching up, since we weren’t at Golden Bell last summer when they were. Good times!
Our weather has been lovely this week and we enjoy being out in it. I hope all our friends and family will excuse us while we bask in the warmth as you are freezing!