We are neither fans of waking early and getting out of the house for appointments. And especially when the weather was as nasty as last Friday morning’s weather! Rainy and cold although not enough rain fell at our house to even measure. Headed to Willcox to see a new to me orthopedic surgeon–my appointment was at 8am–ugh! In less than an hour I had x-rays and a gel injection in my knee which is helping tremendously. Stopped for a few groceries and headed home.
Saturday we were on the road again headed to Tucson to pick up a 12 foot long formica countertop for the cabinets located in what we call the “porch” room. If you remember we drove to Sonita and removed those cabinets from a home–the Cowboy “remodeled” the cabinets to make them fit in the porch room giving us much needed storage. Big box stores such as Lowes and Home Depot do not sell countertops that long–they only sell 10 foot lengths. So, the handy husband was cruising around on Craigslist and found an individual with a house full of countertops and cabinets left over from a former business in Tucson. We found what we wanted, two guys loaded the piece and we were off.
We had another appointment at 1pm which left us with time to kill. Although I didn’t need much of anything we stopped by the Marana Costco–I sure found a lot of stuff for someone that didn’t need much!
Our 1pm appointment texted us that she was home and we headed to Oro Valley. I had found two beautiful leather chairs with ottomans on Craigslist–the chairs came home with us–in need of a good cleaning (why do people not clean stuff before trying to sell it???) but they are beautiful! Not new–but with lots of life left.
And as if we hadn’t done enough driving in two days we drove over to Willcox on Saturday evening for their lighted Christmas parade. It was chilly enough that my long, heavy coat and gloves felt great! Beautiful parade, lots of people.
The Cowboy has finished wiring his garage and has it all organized to his satisfaction. I finished some touch up painting in the porch area from where we gouged the walls getting that countertop installed.
This afternoon I was talking to a friend on the telephone and the most awful noise caused Emmi to start barking and the house to rattle. It was two warthog fighter planes flying over at about 200 feet–the Cowboy was outside and said he could clearly see the pilots.
Last night we had some Big Timber type wind–blew one of our wicker chairs right off the porch along with all the feet wiping mats.