Supper at Bingo. 84 nice for swimming. Washing golf cart. Genealogical update.

Supper at Bingo

Elaine at Bingo
Elaine with her Bingo layout

For an unusual scenario, I had supper at Bingo tonight. No, I didn’t stay for the games. Elaine didn’t feel like cooking and neither did I, so I went along with her. What’s for supper? I had a hot dog and a pair of soft shell tacos. More than enough! And, they were good! We never have hot dogs at home, so this was a chance for me to indulge. Continue reading Supper at Bingo. 84 nice for swimming. Washing golf cart. Genealogical update.

How’s your forecast. Geek Squad and network.

How’s your forecast?

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Our 7-day forecast here in Phoenix

This is why we live in Phoenix: here it is February 1st and the temperature was 80°. What’s more, we expect even higher temps in the next week, as the graphic at right shows. With very little wind, it was very pleasant to be out today. We left our front door open most of the day and into the evening to enjoy the mild weather. And this weather was greatly enjoyed by the more than 80,000 people who attended the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament on it’s opening day today. Continue reading How’s your forecast. Geek Squad and network.

Christmas Bazaar. Warm again. Breakfast at The Cracked Egg.

Christmas Bazaar

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Sharlene buying some of Elaine’s fudge at the baked goods table. There was a wide selection of items for sale.

The Royal Palm Women’s Club Christmas Bazaar today was a success. Chris Nugent reported that the Club took in around $600 from the event. There were only nine tables where members had their crafts and other items for sale – fewer than in some years past – but they had a great selection of beautiful items. Elaine helped with the baked goods table, which featured many selections including her banana bread and fudge. It all sold out. Her chili was also a hit, and the big Crock Pot was empty before they were done. Elaine stayed with it until around 11:00 or so, but decided to return home due to being tired. Continue reading Christmas Bazaar. Warm again. Breakfast at The Cracked Egg.

Bye bye Shauna and Casey. Still warm. Newsletter to reviewers.

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Casey checking in at his plant while Gizmo and Kerby pal with Shauna.

We said goodbye to Casey and Shauna this morning. They came by around 7 or so, all packed up and ready to head back to Rock Springs WY. They fly into Salt Lake City and will do some shopping there before driving back home to Rock Springs. We’ve had a great visit with them, but we all need to head back to our regular lives again. I think not only Elaine and I but the boys as well will miss them. Notice in the photo that Kerby is up on the couch and Shauna’s lap; that is very rare. He does not get on lap or couch very often so it amazes us when it happens. As usual, he did not stay long. Continue reading Bye bye Shauna and Casey. Still warm. Newsletter to reviewers.

Posting to Craigslist. Elaine update. Warm and dry.

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Lowe’s Iris Smart Kit home monitoring and automation starter kit

I have started posting some items for sale on Craigslist; these are the “high-ticket” items that did not sell in the yard sale over the weekend. I have only a little experience with using Craigslist. I had advertised some items last year but the only response was from a scammer and I cut that off quickly. A couple of items are things I had bought for the house but never used. One is an Iris Smart Kit – a home automation and monitoring package. I bought this but before it got installed we replaced our HVAC system and the new system came with a Nexia bridge built into the thermostat, so I didn’t need the Iris system. Price new $299; I am asking $125. Here’s a link to the listing. Continue reading Posting to Craigslist. Elaine update. Warm and dry.

Great pool weather. Newsletter to reviewers. Ed Nagle home.

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Dave and Elaine at the pool today

Our great fall weather continues. It was warm today at 94°, but that was not a record for the date. With little wind and almost cloudless skies, the days are just great to be outside. The sun angle is lower, and the rays seem less intense. As an example of the difference, when I go to the pool I can leave my sandals face up when I head into the water; during the heat of the summer I have to turn them on their sides facing away from the sun’s direction to avoid them getting so hot they hurt my feet when I put them on upon leaving the pool. Continue reading Great pool weather. Newsletter to reviewers. Ed Nagle home.