Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Slow life in Las Vegas

Every thing is moving slowly here lately - well everything here in our home any way. The reason - the weather! It is hot. Notice it is not cooling down at night either. And the Monsoon Season is approaching. Humidity starts going up over the weekend. Even the breezes are slower. 
Speaking of the weather. At midnight July 1st recreational marijuana became legal here. People were lined up for blocks to purchase it. It was just foolish during the dark night hours but became dangerous during the sunny daylight hours. We went out for a bit and went by a place selling it. It was about 9:30 a.m. and the whole parking lot was full of people in line. When we came home about noon we had to stop for an ambulance to go by. Where was it going? The pot place. Someone had collapsed in the parking lot from the heat and sun. And the line was still filling the parking lot. Oh my!
Monday we picked up both my sewing machine and my laptop from repair. Laptop is working good. Haven't tried the sewing machine yet but did turn it on to see if it had it's lights. Yes! I'll be able to see what I'm doing. Novel concept. 
Been slowly working on my window. Can only do it first thing in the morning before it gets too hot in the garage. So here are a couple of pictures of it. Work in progress. These pieces have just been rough cut so I could lay them out and see how things looked. Couldn't get the whole window in one picture. The bottom.
The top flowers. The blue and orangiesh pieces will be the sky and maybe the frame. Don't have enough for the frame so will have to go buy something. 
I try to get out there every morning and do a little bit. I've got a few of the pieces sized and ground down. Just need to be cleaned up and foiled later. This flower and leaves are done. 
 Only got part way on this one, tomorrow is another day. 
I noticed this in my sewing room. While we were gone, I'd closed up the AC vent and closed the door. This candle was laying on its side. Do you think it got hot in there?
Watch Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney yesterday. I really like that movie. Then watched the concerts/fireworks from both Washington and New York. Lots of the music from the movie. 
We heard fireworks going off here until very late at night. Over 200 calls to the fire departments yesterday. Mostly trees on fire. 
Gots to pay some bills and gather up car paperwork to take up to the office to get new parking/residency stickers for our cars. 


Grandma on the Road said...

I also watched Yankee Doodle Dandy--probably for the 10th time, but it is such a wonderful movie. Most people do not realize how well James Cagney could dance. Have you ever watched Goodbye, Mr. Chips? (The 1939 version.) Also saw that I Remember Mama was on last week. Really the best old movies!!

Carol and Bill said...

I try to watch Yankee Doodle every year. Love the music.

SandyM said...

Like the "header picture" of the balloons. Have you and Bill ever gone to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico? Their special effects balloons are quite awesome - hoping we get a chance to go this October.

Carol and Bill said...

Nope never been there for the fiesta.