September 2, 2021
So September 3 marks our sixth month anniversary since we moved into our new home here in Vail. The time has flown by and we wake up every morning so excited to be here. The hand painted tile is a gift from our realtor, Kevin Wood, who just also happens to be a dear friend as well. It proudly hangs by the front door.
Projects continue, but not at a hectic "gotta get it done" pace like it did when we moved in. This week I made curtains for our bathroom.
We made a trip to Lowes this week. Joe is getting ready for a project. He has designed (at my request) a shelving unit/TV console for the great room. Fingers crossed as I can't be wishy washy about this one ! Curtains are easy to take down or put up, but not built in shelves. A shout out to Lowes and Home Depot for giving veterans a 10% discount. We sure do appreciate it. And notice our little trailer? We use it often.
On the way to run errands the other day, we were reminded of one of the reasons I fell in love with this area. Cowboys !
I had my first encounter with cowboys in Polson, MT in 2013 at a Chevrolet dealership of all places. We were waiting for the stock muffler to be replaced with a wee bit louder one on the new Jeep Wrangler we had just purchased in Las Vegas.
A father and two sons entered the small lounge, tipped their absolutely gorgeous cowboy hats and said "Howdy do mam!" So silly, but I just about lost it ! I do love cowboys !
I wouldn't say Joe (who I love dearly with all my heart) is a cowboy, but he does own a couple of Stetsons !
We had rain again this week.
I just heard on the local news this morning that so far for the 2021 monsoon season, we have had 12.08" of rain. So thankful for the rain !
And the sky and clouds have been amazing !
I was happy to see the hawk this week. It was late afternoon with no sunlight...only dark clouds. I had to do a bit of editing to bring out the colors on this magnificent bird and the background turned white. It is rare that I ever edit any photos, but in this case the hawk was very dark with no markings or colors.
As I was snapping away, Mrs. flew in and landed right beside him.
They sat for a few minutes...discussing dinner plans I'm sure... before heading to their next stop.
That about sums up our week. So until next time,
|The road that takes us to our street/neighborhood with a view of the Santa Rita Mountains. Photo taken last Monday.|
|I haven't tired of this view of the Santa Rita Mountains which are so green. Same road, but this photo was taken yesterday on the way home after I got a haircut.|
HAPPY TRAILS !