I mentioned in last night’s story that we expected rain. And the rain came. We got ¾ inch here in Royal Palm. There were puddles everywhere this morning, including on the floorboards of our golf cart. We had moved it in under our patio awning last night but the wind blew so hard from the west that the golf cart still got soaked. The reported amounts varied from ¼ inch in downtown Phoenix and further south to over an inch north of us. The storm lasted for a couple of hours or more and was accompanied by thunder and lightning for some of the time. We left our front door open for much of the storm so we could enjoy the sound of the rain hitting the patio awning. It’s a rare enough experience! Continue reading Rain. Snow. Shopping.
It being Tuesday, we headed back to The Beaver Bar and Grill for Taco Tuesday with a group of friends. We were apprehensive about potential crowding since it was Halloween, but there was no need to worry. It was no more crowded than it was last week. There were fourteen of us there tonight: Jeff Tennyson and Lisa Boyd, Bill and Nancy Schuling, Pete Petersen, Gail Brazell, Mitzi Wrona, Agnes Volk, Donna Volk, Kay and Larry Hale, Bill Russell, and Elaine and me. Elaine and I both had tacos and brought some home; we also ordered some appetizers but our tables were overloaded with appetizers since so many others ordered them as well so we also brought home appetizers. Continue reading Back to Beaver Bar. Tubbier.
I guess we didn’t do enough shopping yesterday, for Elaine and Pete Petersen went to WinCo and Walmart today! Pete is a discerning shopper and is very aware of prices and values, and knows which products to buy in which store, so there are things for which he has convinced us to go to WinCo. As well, Elaine needed to do some shopping for the Royal Palm Rescue Pantry and both those places are good places to shop for the pantry. I’ll be able to go next time, for they saw some electric carts at WinCo; I can’t walk far enough to cover that huge store on foot. Continue reading Shopping. Newsletter. Cooler weather.
It is a given that the Sonoran Desert heat is hard on vehicles – especially wiper blades and batteries, but also tires. We have to replace wiper blades a couple times a year, for example. I reported yesterday that the engine batteries in our motorhome had quit; this morning when I went to start the Equinox it, too, had a dead battery. I was able to use my Duracell Powerpack Pro 1300 to jump start the Equinox and I should have put it in the car after that. Continue reading An assault on batteries. BB&B, Trader Joe’s, Costco shopping.
I got up around 6:30 this morning and was surprised to see it was dark enough in the kitchen I had to turn on the lights. I even double-checked the time, to see if by some chance it was 5:30 instead. It wasn’t. It was just that the sky was totally clouded, and that is unusual for Phoenix. I know it is only a matter of time before it will be dark enough at that time even with clear skies so I will have to turn on kitchen lights in the morning, though. I don’t turn on lights unless I really need them. Continue reading Dark thirty. Soaking rain. More motorhome shopping.
I ordered ten Pennington 32″ planter liners from Walmart all at once, so I was surprised when I received TEN emails letting me know they were at the store ready for pickup, one for each tray. I guess I should not have been surprised, then, when they brought out TEN boxes at the pickup station – but frankly I was. What was worse is that while eight of the liners were packed in small rectangular boxes that were of an appropriate size, two were packed in huge cartons as you can see in the photo. What were they thinking?!? (Or not thinking!) Continue reading 10 boxes? Planters. More house decorations. Scruffy Kerby.