Thursday, February 24, 2022

1.8 million......

 8:13 am - Thursday - February 24th - Newell House, AZ - 34° F, 76% humidity, wind 4 mph out of the east by northeast.....crystal clear, blue, SUNNY skies have returned after a day of rain.  Forecast high for today is 56° F.  On this date in 2018 I was walking to work at the Desert View General Store at the Grand was close to 0° F at this time......↴

The forecast rains finally arrived around 5 am Wednesday morning, and unlike previous prophecies of rain, it really rained, sometimes torrentially for the next 8 hours.  For the first time since our arrival back on January 15th there was standing water between us and the home of our hosts....... think I was just remarking to Tom and Darlene the night before about how great the weather had been the past 5 weeks.  Oh well, change is nice, and I have to confess it was kind of pleasant to sit in the salon of the Newell listening to rain drops pelting our riveted, aircraft aluminum roof for the first time in a couple of months.  

The temperature never surpassed 50° F, and with wind hovering in the high single digits it felt even colder.....frankly, it felt like a winter day.  February is part of wintertime, so I guess it is only appropriate we experience a little winter weather since it has felt like Spring for the past 5!

Naturally, with the rainfall there was no fast walking Wednesday, but we both were able to get in a little strength training.  Otherwise, Wednesday was just a lazy, laid back kind of day.  Sometimes you just need a day with no goals, or projects.   On a high note USPS tracking shows my thermostats will be delivered Thursday.  Unfortunately, I discovered a few days after they were shipped that the gaskets being provided were the incorrect ones for my application, so I called the seller, and he sent out the correct ones on Wednesday, which means they will not be here until Monday.  I don't want to start any work on the thermostats until everything I need is here, so that project will extend our stay into the middle, or end of next week.  No worries, though, the campground host says that's just fine.

For our group dinner Wednesday night TLE made a delightful Quiche which included maple sausage, eggs, spinach, and some other delicious ingredients.  It was a hit with everyone.

By the way, I just noticed that as of a few days ago the total number of views of my blog since I began publishing it 12 years ago just passed 1.8 million, and it appears that sometime in the next 12 months we'll surpass 2 million.  A big 'THANK YOU!' to all those who take the time to read my daily musings, and ramblings!!!

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