Saturday, March 9, 2024

March roared in like a lion!

 Won't forget the beginning of this month for a while. We had a WIND STORM! An all day event. There are mountains back there behind the dust and clouds. 

Lots and lots of dust. Wind gusts up over 70 miles an hour. 
Just a little of the crap that was blowing around. The rockers were rocking like crazed ghosts were siting in them. Over the city several trees down, patio roofs torn off, and power outages.
Our awning out front sounded like someone beating a loud drum. Then a strange noise caught my attention. Oh oh,looking out the window I saw that one of our awnings was really banging around and no longer hanging straight. Whoops. Came right out of its bracket and was also pulling shutters loose. 
But quick think Mom I sent a text to our son and asked if he knew of any handymen that could fix it. Sent him a picture of it too.  Got text back. No didn't know any one. About 10 minutes later got a phone call from him, he would be at house in about an hour. Thank goodness. He took one look at it and discovered what was wrong, See that little metal tab above and just to the right of the middle of the picture. That is what the awing was connected to WITH A COTTER PIN! A what? Cotter pin, went out in garage and found one and voila in a few minutes it was fixed. and the  shutters got new screws in them.  So these are the lovely awnings after one on right was fixed. Thank goodness wind has stopped for a few days. 
After all that excitement the rest of week has been quiet. This is the wall to the right of my computer desk. I have curtains to put up at the window so took down a couple of the wall hangings so I could rearrange them after curtains go up.
This is a wooden sunflower that Bill made for me a couple of years ago. He cut and stained all the wood. And I love it. It used to sit above the pictures on wall - still can see nail there. And I also want to put up the sunflower diamond art sitting on desk.  
Been in a cooking mode this week too. Pineapple upside down cake. YUM! With whipped cream, Double YUM. I have gained some weight from Mazatlan and since we've been home. Keep telling myself  I need to get rid of it, but keep baking.  Also made chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies. The cake and chocolate chips cookies are gone. And I haven't been walking this week. 
Made this too. No it isn't lasagna. But it is delicious. Bill's homemade spaghetti sauce, grated mozzarella cheese and eggplant medallions instead of noodles. 
In between eating I finished my Valentine place mats. Quilted around each heart and applicated hearts in side panel. So have them for next year. 
Also got the Irish mug cut, trimmed and foiled. 
Have the colorful diamond dotz picture almost done. (see previous blog)Then will frame it. But don't know what to do with it or where to put it. 
I posted on face book about this Talavera rooster. It was in front of a shop in Mazatlan, they put it outside the door, for years. I looked at it and looked at it. Finally about three years after I first saw it we bought it. So here is where sits now. Along with the pretty hen.  On our patio.  And yes those are artificial flowers, I will probably get written up for them, but until they have another inspection and write me a letter, I'll enjoy them. 
Bill has had a quiet week so we haven't done any outings. Oh, I did buy a new Foodsaver. Our old one, 20 years old finally quite working. Haven't used it yet. And that is it for now. 


Ruth's Life is Good said...

WOW, you have been busy!! I remember you blogging about the sunflower when Bill made it. I was so impressed. It is beautiful. You chickens are terrific and the flowers are worth the risk. Keep having fun!!

Nancy Kissack said...

The way they make artificial flowers now, you can't really tell if they are real or not. I think they look perfect!! Love the rooster!!!

Kathy Tycho said...

You are a busy lady! Love the sunflower😊 That rooster and his mate are gorgeous and no one would know the flowers are artificial.