Stoning.

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Andy shoveling stone, and Elaine picking up loose stone to toss into the yard

The stone for the front yard was delivered today, and Andy Goodhart and I got it spread in its final spot. The truck that delivered the stone from Pioneer Sand was too large to be able to dump directly into the yard, so I had him dump in three piles on the sidewalk and street in front. But that meant it all had to be shoveled from the street into the yard. I pitched in and did some shoveling – about 800-1000 pounds of it – but Andy did the rest of the 3000-3200 pounds. Yes, I was tired. Oh, and Elaine laid claim to 6-8 chunks of stone placed in the yard. Continue reading Stoning.

Sierra Mist selected. Halibut from Costco. Newsletter done.

We selected the Sierra Mist white stone for our front yard today, from Pioneer Sand‘s plant on W Northern Ave. This is the whitest stone we could find here in the Valley, though I think we could have bought some white quartz in Tucson. Just not practical to get it here from Tucson! We saw some here in the Park that we thought was Sierra Mist, but took a ride out to the plant this morning to see it for ourselves. They will deliver it when we are ready to place it. Sorry – I forgot to take a photo while we were there.

Elaine went to Costco this afternoon to get some prunes and some tuna. She came back with those and much more, including some fresh halibut which we had for supper tonight. Pete went along, and while he did no shopping for himself he did select a cheese he thought I would like (I did). She also found a pair of stainless steel vacuum containers in which to carry her iced tea and other drinks. The plastic ones she has been using have not done a good job, but it looks like this new steel one will work well. She took it to the pool this afternoon to give it a test.

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Cover of the June issue of The Palm Press. Click on the image to download the file.

I got the newsletter completed this morning and took it to UPS to be printed, then picked it up this afternoon. You can download the newsletter in PDF format by clicking on the cover image at the right.