Pay attention, guys! See the flowers? Well, when wife/mother leaves husband/15-year-old son behind for a looong weekend with mother/grandma in Phoenix, and they create a mess for her to clean up…well, you get the picture. Husbands/sons get smarter all the time!
I could have used my little pool throughout the Arizona winter with the solar blanket to keep it heated, but as the days got shorter and thankfully cooler, I decided to appreciate my summer of water exercise and the knowledge of what I would do “next time,” and give the pool to a friend for a donation to our Presbyterian Women’s Club. If I cannot escape to the northern climes next summer, I will indulge myself with a deeper but smaller-in-diameter kiddie pool. This one definitely got in the way and I almost fell into it several times on the way around it into my office.
As Ron, the new owner, helped me take the pool down, a pigeon was taking an inordinate interest in our progress. She would not be shooed away. Ron realized we had a double-banded pigeon helping us. She (or he) was very friendly but after drinking some of the pool water gathering at my feet, she disappeared. I guess she just stopped by for a drink, although it was very early in the day for that in my opinion.
I don’t know about you, but the political ads have been extremely helpful in keeping me on tract with my daily chores. Whenever they come on, I empty the dishwasher, visit the lady’s room, make the bed, vacuum the floor, or anything else that will keep me out of hearing. The painful-to-watch (but sometimes funny) debates are finally over and we have a few days left to make up our minds. In my opinion, we should have to go through this only every eight years. And wouldn’t it be amazing if all the ads were limited to telling that candidate’s qualifications and how they intend to make our world turn with no comments on their opponents. Oh well.
Get out and VOTE! The world is getting scarier and scarier beyond our shores but the war on drugs, alcohol, guns, and you name it, is even scarier within. Wouldn’t it be terrific if the families of both presidential candidates were typical of all families, well fed, well housed, and well educated, with money in the bank? Let’s work toward that. O.K., I’ll quit ranting now. God Bless until next week.
Winter in the Wilderness, the first e-book novel published by Minshall, and her fourth edition of RVing Alaska and Canada are available through Amazon.com.
At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”
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