Monday, April 19, 2021

Been lazy last few days.

Time flies when you aren't doing much. Spent Saturday and Sunday watching NASCAR races and working on a new earring. Not much else. 

I did finish the first set and made the necklace to go with them. The flower on the necklace is one of the first ones I made, it is a little different then the earrings. But they are finished. And now I have found a rhythm to making them. 

So decided to dig out some different beads. These have a sparkle to them. So picked out five colors for the petals and started them. More on that later. 
The new one. I can see all the mistakes in the picture. 
I found out that our park has a walking group so went out this morning to join them. This is such a pretty time of year when the wind isn't blowing.  Some of the roses around the clubhouse. 
A cactus starting to bloom.
Some of the pretty flowering bushes around. We have one like this in our backyard. 
Another cactus that has lots of blooms.
Heard honking and looked up. I've seen this pair before but never been able to get a picture of them. Canadian Geese that must live in the wetlands.
Another pretty flowering bush. 
Only two other women in the walking group this morning. Nice to walk with someone - at least I got out there and did it. Got in just shy of 6000 steps and it is only 9:30. At least my FitBit won't scold me this week. The group walks at 8:30 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. My intention is to join them. My reality might be different. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Talk about lucky

Last week I paid the registration for both cars and have been waiting to get the renewal notice in the mail for the RV. Well today Bill brought the RV home from storage to do some work on it and I happened to look at the sticker on the license plate -April. April? I thought it was due in May. So looked at the registration paper. It is due April 21!!! What? We never got the renewal in the mail - it must have come during that two week period when our mail was screwed up and we didn't get any thing. So I went on line a found out I could register it without the code on the renewal paper by using the license number and vin number. So before we put it back in storage we took it a couple of blocks away to get it smogged. It passed. So when we got home I went on line and paid the registration. All taken care of for another year.  Good thing he brought it home today - there is a hefty fine if it is past due. 

Speaking of RV's Came across this picture on line. One of South America's toughest roads. It is the road we took from Chile to Argentina in 1978 in the motorhome on our way to Argentina. Can you imagine what it was like then. There were no guard rails nor any banking of the highway. And it wasn't that wide either. 

Although Chile and Argentina share more than 5,000 miles of the border, due to the mighty Andes, there are only a few places in which to cross. One of the most nerve-racking, albeit beautiful passes is the Paso de Los Libertadores. This popular pass forms the main connection between Santiago, Chile, and Mendoza, Argentina.

I finally have a pair of earrings finished. A close look at one. 

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Here is the pair and one of the first tries I made. going to make it into a matching necklace. Now working on the band for the necklace. 
Now that it has warmed up enough for him to work in the garage - and before it gets too hot to work out there - Bill is working on his wooden rooster. Lots and lots of pieces to it. 

Just a few of the pieces of wood that will go into its feather like look. 

And that is about all we did today. Last nights sunset was kind of pretty. 

Not much else going on here. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Got a few things done on Tuesday.

Looks like we skipped Spring and went directly to Summer this year. The next three days are the coolest days we've had this month. And they are cool only because of the WIND. They judge wind here by garbage cans - if they stay in your yard - no wind, if they blow over - breezy. The last couple of days it has been - you can't find them. Bill took his anemometer - wind measuring thingy - out back and measured gusts to 56 sustained at 30. By the end of next week we will be back up into the 90's. UGH. A couple of days the Dew Point was in minus numbers - humidity about 2.

Night before last a pretty sunset. Just happened to look outside at the right time. 
Yesterday we took my car, the mustang, to WalMart to have tires put on it.  Just to waste time I decided I'd go to the hair cut place to see if they were open. They were and no one was there. So got my hair cut. Trying to let it grow out a little but can't stand it in the back when it gets shaggy. So got a nice trim.
Did over 5000 steps just wandering around the store waiting for the car to be ready. Up and down every aisle, saw more of the store then ever before. I did wander through toys and much to my surprise found a great puzzle set. Eight puzzles and a good manufacture. The pieces are nice size and not flimsy. Best part only $18.50. A year ago on line it was $40!
So had to do one yesterday afternoon. One of the small ones. 
It took them 2 1/2 hours to get the tires on the car...Luckily while walking around the store I managed restraint and didn't buy the place out. And got some walking in. 
Finally finished the earrings, now making necklace. Pictures later.