Who turned off our heat??? Holy, moly—it was chilly Wednesday and today. Wednesday it spit rain and while we were in Cave Creek it rained buckets full! We’ve had the electric heater running and we even fired up the “dragon” this morning—our hydronic hot water heat system is diesel powered and it’s loud—our neighbors probably think a jet engine is firing up next door!! We have a blue flame propane heater but unfortunately it has started to physically irritate the cowboy—it gives him a raging headache when it is operating.
Michael started mudding sheetrock—a task he despises!! Our house in Montana has no sheetrock by design!! Sanding sheetrock makes for lots and lots of dust!!!
When Gina and Rollie departed North Ranch, they left their little Artic Cat side by side parked under Jim and Ellie’s carport with instructions, “use it!” So today we along with Larry and Geri took Jim and Ellie to Box Canyon on the Hassayampa River. It was a chilly but beautiful day and I think Jim and Ellie thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Wednesday afternoon we made a quick, spur of the moment decision traveling to Cave Creek (about an hour from here) to buy some used appliances. The appliances in the house are white—ugh—so we purchased a set of really nice black ones and Michael did a little Lowe’s shopping while I kept Emmi company in the jeep. I know stainless steel is the “in thing” but I had stainless steel in our Montana home when we built it—I despised the stuff—so hard to keep clean!!
On the way to Cave Creek we were passed by Ford pickup pulling a four horse aluminum living quarters horse trailer with Saskatchewan plates. When he pulled back in front of us I said to Michael, “he doesn’t have a rear tire.” And he didn’t—he was missing the rear tire of his tandem axle, only the rim was there! We gathered speed in the little jeep, pedaling faster, and came up alongside the guy. I rolled my window down and gestured to him that he had a problem and he understood immediately, pulling over on the shoulder. Hope he had a spare and didn’t have to unload any horses!
Life is good in the Arizona desert!