Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Confounding Celtic Yard Art

Almost two months ago I posted about the hiatus I've taken from blogging.  I thought it was about time to check in and tell you what we've been up to.

So, basically...a whole lot of nothing.

Ed and I are still alive, which I'm hoping you're happy to hear, and we're still waiting on our trucking business-related stuff to be sorted out, but in the meantime, we're just trying to handle the oppressive heat as best as we can.

Being on the road for so long, we realized that we were rarely home during the summer months.  That's when the industry freight picks up (for us, since we do platform freight) and being on the road during the unbearable heat of the desert suited us just fine.  Oh, sure, it's hot in other places in the country, but I've got to tell you, there is no heat like desert heat.  And we're getting a giant dose of it right now.  Most days have been between 102°F to 107°F (38°C to 41°C). 

People like to throw around the "it's a dry heat" comment.  Dry, my ass!  It's "stick your head in an oven" heat.  Seriously.  People have asked me how hot it gets, and I've told them to pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and once it reaches temperature, get nice and close and open the door.  That eyebrow-singing whoosh of heat is exactly what it feels like out here in Tucson.  Not pleasant.

But there are people who love it.  Like our Welsh neighbor, who goes for a run when the sun is high in the sky, at the hottest part of the day.  Or he's outside doing yard work.  He apparently loves to feel that heat on his skin.  And sweating.  He must love sweating.  

Confounding Celtic Art - the title of the latest yard art piece in his gorgeous backyard - is visible in the photo above.  Walking his property is like being in a southwestern nature preserve. Lovingly cultivated over 20 years, he has done all of the work himself with the help of his two sons and has created the most beautiful maze of pathways through this arid, sun-baked landscape.

I wish I had more to tell you, but sadly I don't.  Oh, wait...there are lots of little baby creatures we've been watching recently - baby quail, baby ground squirrels, baby rabbits - there's nothing cuter than a tiny furry creature.  They've all been frolicking outside our living room window, so we have a front-row view.  

Oh, and we recently saw a great movie on Redbox - Bohemian Rhapsody.  I loved it.  LOVED.  Rami Malek did a phenomenal job playing Freddie Mercury.  I wasn't a huge Queen fan - I only knew the popular songs - but this movie really won me over.  I highly recommend it.

That's about it.

Check back in every once in a while.  I might not have much to say, but I'll try to post a picture here and there.  And of course, you can always find me on social media.

Have a great Fourth of July!!

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2018: On The River
2017: Reaching The Boiling Point
2016: Any One Will Do For Doo
2015: A Lazy River Surrounding A Big 'Ol Lazy Pool
2014: A Successful, Safe, Million Mile Driving Man And His Timepiece
2013: In Hot Pursuit
2012: The Spotlight Isn’t Just On The Community
2011: The United States Of American Cheese
2010: Waiting
2009: My Mother The Jihadist
2008: Perfectly Reasonable Defense
2007: Provocative
2006: Sidewalk Sushi
2005: $4,000 Worth Of Tupperware