Had some rain within the past ten days, and it looks like we are going to have some more this week…but not enough…yet. El Nino is upon us, and it looks like it will be a wet year in California, I think they need a number of wet years to help out this situation. El Nino affects Florida too, and I am certain it will be a wet year this winter in Sunny Florida.
With all the bird feeder in my sister’s backyard, we see lots and lot of wings every day. I still say that the Hummingbird is one of the greatest little creatures ever created..I can watch them all day long, their grace, their speed, their determination.
Of course, the woodpecker ranks right up there with the hummingbird. This big Northern Flicker showed up this past Friday, and for awhile it was chirping and singing up a tune…before it went over to the nearby palm tree and pecked up another type of tune. Have seen a lot of Nuttall's woodpeckers too…but I never seem to have my camera when they show up on the nut log hanging from the tree.
Yes, it is time to stop thinking about Windows 10…it is time to change over to it.. Mom and dad have two computers that I need to change over, and we have two also…soon to be three. Decided to buy another ASUS laptop for just over $260, and convert it to Windows 10 first. Then move mom and dad’s computers over to 10, and then our computers…although I might not get that done until we get to Florida in December. And I might just stay on Windows 7 for awhile longer…just don’t see an immediate need to change it over yet.
Look WHERE mom and dad are at! Sister Patti and Donna took them over to the Monterey area, and somewhere along the famous 17 mile drive, they found this bench to sit on with the Pacific Ocean in the background. Later they stopped at Pebble Beach where the girls took a walk, and mom and dad had hot chocolate and a slush (or something like that)…at Pebble Beach that cost them around $10!
Which brings up the subject of “WHAT have we been up too lately?” Well, (should have added “WELL” to my list of W’s too) a little of this, a little of that. Watched Arny’s mom last weekend for a good portion of a day so that Sandy and Arny could celebrate their 27th anniversary. This weekend Arny went down to Bakersfield to the California Hot Rod Reunion.
Which leads me to “WHEN” are we going to head back to Florida. We will head out from Citrus Heights on the day after Thanksgiving. By Sunday we should be in Yuma, Monday I’ll go over the boarder to get some new glasses, and on Tuesday we hope to head to Phoenix for two days. By the following Saturday we need to be in Fort Smith Arkansas, and on Wednesday I have my annual check up in Little Rock…so either Sunday or Monday we hope to make a quick trip up to Kansas City to see my youngest son Ryan. By the following Saturday we hope to be sleeping in our Condo because just a few days later Marcia has an appointment with her Neurologist who just retired…so we are not sure yet if that appointment will be moved to another day or not.
We have not decided WHETHER we are going to do the Alaska trip next year or not. And if we don’t, will we at least make it up to Hyder in July or August to see the Bears along the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site. Hyder is the Eastern most city in Alaska, and is on the Pacific Time Zone, unlike the rest of Alaska. It is half way to Anchorage, and “if” we did this, we would be spending a few months at places along the way such as the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Glacier down in the States, and Banff and Jasper in Canada. I will probably map out a few options and make our decision next year.
And that brings me to “WHY”. Why I have not written a blog for so long is anyone’s guess. I think many bloggers have time periods where they want to take a break…and I have had a few of these before. And that leads me back to WHAT, as in “What are you going to do this next month?” For that, I will just make you WAIT and see. (and I didn’t even use the word WHO, which was first on my list of W’s and I couldn't think of a thing to say...or the word WASH which is last on my list…which is for Washing the Motorhome…and it will remain last on my list for a bit longer.)