This was our 2013 Jayco Flight Swift 198 RD

THIS WAS OUR 2013 JAYCO FLIGHT SWIFT 198RD, PARKED AT THE TOMBSTONE TERRITORIES RV PARK IN ARIZONA



Monday, 6 June 2022

I skipped May

Yes, we are still alive and well in case anyone wondered what happened. The truth is we immersed ourselves with all kinds of jobs and chores around the house, garden and boat. At the end of every day I managed to produce dinner and then collapsed being too kaput to even think about writing a blog.


After a wet start to spring things have dried up and we’ve been hoping for some rain for some time now. It seems the systems mostly bypass us to the north or south so I’ve been carrying the water cans and garden hose around the yard but still had to mow the lawn every week. Last Saturday I harvested the first zucchini from my garden that was planted a couple of weeks ago. The tomatoes and pepper plants will take a while yet to produce veggies of course.

 



Now that we have a functioning deck (yup, I sanded and stained it again) and the new gazebo up, we enjoyed several meals outside on windless and sunny days that were really pleasant. Hopefully we get many more occasions like that this summer. 

 


Benno’s boat hobby work is ongoing and on occasion it required trips for material or equipment he needed and my presence was requested and appreciated, so that took me away from my own work. But hey, we help each other out all the time. By the way, we are still waiting for the spring delivery of the elusive engine for the boat. The company in England gets not enough of this particular four cylinder engine from Kubota Japan because of the heavy demand on this type of motor which is fitted all over our planet into construction equipment or what you may call it. Hopefully the delivery materializes soon.  

 



From time to time we have raccoons roaming about during the night, which requires me to take in one of the hummingbird feeders, or the rascal will help himself to the sugar water. However, this fella appeared to be very sick that hung around our place and the neighborhood in the morning. It had a large wound on its neck and would not eat any of my food offerings. It got captured and was transported away by the dogcatcher. 

 


On one of my walks with our dogs along the shoreline I noticed three goldfish in the shallow water in the runoff of Lake Erie. That was the first time for me to see those here in our area and I had to use my cellphone to take these photos. And then this morning as I was weeding one of my berms, this cute little guy poked its head out. I almost didn’t see him. 









So with the exception of grass cutting, trimming, watering of shrubs, flowers and vegetable plants the work outside should ease up for me and I am looking forward to more relaxed days this summer. Stay with me and I will see if anything interesting will be happening in my world. Thanks for dropping by!

 

15 comments:

  1. It is amazing how busy you are both keeping. Luckily the temperatures are more tolerable at this time but soon they will get worse.
    Glad to read your garden is now giving back to you.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. As you know with house and property comes work. I'm not complaining and actually enjoy most of it. It repeats itself doing the same chores over and over.

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  2. Your yard looks wonderful! Your hard work is paying off. Glad to hear you are both keeping well.

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    1. Thank you. In the springtime everything grows like crazy and looks pretty good. There are so many things to do. Haven't read a book since we got back from FL.

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  3. Your deck looks great! Hope you get your engine soon!

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    1. Thanks and I intend to use it a lot. Benno is looking forward to getting that engine for sure.

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  4. So glad to hear all's well and that things are rolling along steadily. Loved your offshore view, and how unusual to see goldfish. Masterful job on the deck, as usual. Hope Benno gets his Kubota soon and has a smooth install. It would be OK to include a shot of the pups from time to time too, lol.

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    1. Yes, we are well and just busy. I presume the goldfish were pets put into Lake Erie but heard there are not so uncommon. I will tell the dogs to pose for my next update ;-)

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  5. Gosh, your shrubs and plants look beautiful. If only mine would look like that!! So sorry about the poor raccoon. Looks like he was in a fight he lost, poor baby. You certainly do have the critters!! I've never seen a bullfrog emerge from the soil. Hope the engine shows up soon. It looks like a beauty!!

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    1. Thanks, but keep in mind we have a different climate here. Neither have I seen a bullfrog in the earth, only hopping around in the yard and being careful not to run them over with the tractor.

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  6. I would have screamed if that frog had jumped up at me. You definitely would have exhausted but look at all that you accomplished. Thanks for calling about the raccoon. So sad to see. Now you really need to pour yourself a glass of vino and sit back with your feet up.

    PS I agree with 'We Two", more doxie photos.

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    1. I definitely plan on more me time and a glass of vino every so often sounds good to me.

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