|I hadn't even got out of bed when I took this one|
from my bedroom window.
|Even with the water frozen, he still manages to|
get a drink.
CHARGED UP the big humidifier last week. My ears have been giving me trouble the last couple of weeks and doc says the air tubes from the middle ear are getting plugged up. He said to go back on my allergy pills and fire up the ole humidifier. I am hoping at some point to get the small humidifiers for our bedrooms. Jim has a small personal one he uses at night and he says it helps him at night. All part of adjusting to the new climate and the dryness.
JIM AND I drove out to explore around Elephant Butte. A couple of Saturdays ago there was a celebration at the Elephant Butte Island to celebrate water totally surrounding the Island. One could ride a boat shuttle out to the Island. We checked it out last week and the sand spit is back and the Island isn't surrounded by water. The number of RV and boats (some pretty big ones too) in storage overwhelmed Jim. He's never seen so many in one place before.
I FINISHED moving all the cabinet door handles to the usable position; and, now working on income tax forms. If it's like the previous 4 or 5 years for us, we won't be filing any forms again. Sure reading a lot of books on the Kindle I won from Casita Forum last year. I really like it. I go for the freebies and have a pretty good list of new authors to follow now. So when I get to the point I can spend more than 99¢ on a book, will buy some of their books.
A WEEK ago, the three creeping forsythia bushes started blooming. Here is that start and below it is how much more it has opened up - even with below freezing temperatures at night. Course the 60º (and even a couple of 70º days) days have helped.
This little guy come into my folks family some where along the way. It was from my maternal side and belonged to my grandparents. I remember my grandmother ringing it when it was time to eat, on those occasions when we would visit Nana and Bopar in Norris TN. It has a very sharp and clear ring so you can hear it far away. I don't know if my brother remembers it or not; but I am using it today to summon Jim when dinner is ready. He often didn't hear me the first time I hollered dinner/supper was ready because of furnace noise, TV noise, ears not as good, etc. His bedroom (he lives in it) is at the other end of the mobile home from the kitchen - hence the dinner bell. I hear him chuckle almost every time I ring it. I know nothing about it as there are no markings, signature, etc. He's a cute little thing and I like him as he comes with memories.
|Okay already, it's time to eat!|