One of the things I remember most about this region of Arizona was how long it takes for things to show hints of green in the spring–it seems later in the season than say Wickenburg. The cottonwood trees leafed out early but the mesquite trees are just now getting leaves and our poor little scrawny pecan tree is not even totally leafed out as of yet in spite of all the water I’ve been giving it.
I haven’t mastered the Nikon DSLR camera I purchased from Mike McFall–not in the least! If I leave it on “auto” I am good but if I try to change the settings and use “manual”–forget it! I tried Tuesday night to take full moon photos with the DSLR and ended up getting a better shot with my Nikon P600 Coolpix. The P600 has a 60X wide optical zoom lens and as you can see–if I can steady the camera with the zoom all the way out–it takes great photos! Back to reading the manual some more!
Today the Cowboy finished the roof as much as he can before attaching the garage trusses. It was another warm one at 87 degrees and he only lasted on the roof until about 11am–but he’s finished until the garage roof is attached. I had an icky job this today–a very icky job–I finished placing insulation in the ceiling and walls of the small we don’t know what to call it room. Such an itchy, dusty, nasty job but the insulation work is finished in the guest house!
After lunch I helped the Cowboy hang drywall in the living room and that “we don’t know what to call it” room–our little guest house is starting to take shape and look way more live-able!
Emmi and I take about a 2.5 mile walk every morning. Alongside the trail is a yucca stem–about six feet or more long–she has to grab and growl with that stick every morning to and from. That’s one big stick for such a small dog!
So, yes, we are making progress–it’s so easy to get discouraged–I have to have a talk with myself on occasion! As I said in another blog post–we’ve only been here seven weeks today–I would say we’ve accomplished lots! Off to the local bar, TJ’s, for taco Thursday.