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Busy day    (Click for full story)

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

Unlike yesterday, today was much busier for us both. Elaine spent much of the day with her friend Jan Ostlund, working on their craft projects. Jan and Dave will be heading out for the summer early next month, so Jan and Elaine won't have many opportunities to do this until next fall/winter. They do so enjoy their time together, and they both learn a lot from each other. They do similar craft work, though they each have different styles, so they can share tools, techniques, and ideas.

Quiet day    (Click for full story)

Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

Not much to report today. While I had a good day yesterday, it got reversed today and I did little except read and rest. Elaine is doing quite well, though. I did go out to buy fruits for a new batch of compote and got that made this afternoon. Yum!

Shopping, buy the numbers    (Click for full story)

Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Cave Creek AZ

Photo of Elaine with pots

Elaine and a sea of pots

Having been mostly house-bound for a week or so we both wanted to get out and go somewhere today. So this afternoon we decided to head out Cave Creek Road to find a store we knew about that sells colorful Mexican pots and metal sculptures. We had several of these decorating the  outside walls of the house we used to own on Sweetwater Driver and wanted some for our new place here in Royal Palm. We had never been to this store, though we had driven by it hundreds of times over the last fifteen years. So it was time to check it out.

Delicious dish; deck    (Click for full story)

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

PHoto of skillet meal

A skillet meal of sausage, potatoes, and vegetables

In kind of a repeat of last night's supper, Elaine cooked up another skillet meal. This consisted of sweet Italian sausage cooked with potato chunks and mixed vegetables. It is really good, and really easy to prepare - needed while she is recovering. This has been a favorite in our house for many years. The specific ingredients may change from one meal to the next but the quality and flavor is always good. Just one example of the kind of meals we get around OurHous. See the photo at the left.

Windy and cool    (Click for full story)

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

Elaine is feeling much better today, thankfully. She was well enough to go out to do some shopping this afternoon, though with that and making supper (kielbasa, potatoes, peppers, asparagus) she sort of wore herself down so probably won't go to Bingo tonight at the clubhouse. It was good to see her spending time at her computer, working with some downloaded Cricut patterns she recently acquired. I am not sure what card or project she is working on, but the parts look cute.

It is really dry    (Click for full story)

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

You know it is dry when the dew point temperature is below 0°F! That happens sometimes here in Phoenix; today the dew point was -1°, and I remember recently it was -7°. The dew point temperature is the temperature at which moisture condenses from the air - dew forms. The drying action today was increased by the strong winds we were experiencing. We had gusts in the 25-30 MPH range I think and other parts of Arizona had wind speeds much higher so the drying action was widespread. Temperatures were in the mid-80s, so it was comfortable out.We are looking at temps into the 90s coming up, though one day next week it is forecast to be down in the high 70s.