Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hello! It's me! Can you hear me. I'm calling from the other side!!

Thanks Adele!!!!

Well, it's been a while but I thought I would share with you that today is going to be the hottest day of the year so far @ 118f (47.77c!).  Tomorrow is forecast to be hotter @121f  (49.44c to be precise!).
Now, the thermometer outside only goes up to 120f so then what happens? Does the mercury come spilling out the top?

We've bought ourselves new cell phones. It only took us a week to learn how to answer the damned things!! I havn't figured out how to download pictures yet.

Oh, the local paper is all about how to keep cool, avoid sunstroke or die. Cheerful???

We're off to England towards the end of next month. It'll probably be raining!!! I keep getting asked whether I would vote to stay in the EU if I lived there. Yes, I would vote to stay in. The politicians are pandering to peoples fears and prejudices just like Trump. I think anything the ex mayor of London, Boris Johnson is for, I'd be against it!!

So there!!!

Keep well and safe.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Quite the performance!!!

Well, it was a 3 ring circus plus a 5 ring circus so I suppose that makes it an eight ring circus. I am talking about last Tuesday when Southern California Edison closed our street both ends to install a new transformer and new poles.

Here are a few pictures. The crane which whisked the poles into the air and across us to reach the corner of next door at the back. It was all done by expertise and no accidents. Why, in this day and age are we still using pine trunks for electricity poles???

Thursday, January 28, 2016

We're still here!!!

Happy New Year to you all. Sorry I havn't posted on the blog for a while. A WHILE????? SINCE OCTOBER!!!!! OMG!!!

Compared to last year when Stuart had been into the hospital for treatment for bladder cancer, the year has started off very well.

At the moment we are having the spa re-piped. The old copper pipes we beginning to stain the plaster. Sooooo ....  we bit the bullet and here is the (unfinished) result. The plaster gets put on today (hopefully). The grey area is where the old concrete was dug out to a depth of 4 feet which seemed incredibly deep. The piles of sand have disappeared which provided a huge litter tray and playground for our three 'yard cats'. Can't call them feral cats anymore because they've all been given names .. Jack, Bumbrey and Mr. Marmalade. We also replaced the depth indicators only to discover a new Riverside County Health Inspectors new rule. The old numbers being replaced were just marked with the figure 3. Now they have to be marked 3ft. Go figure!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Coming up to Leather Pride

All decked out for Leather Pride weekend. 
We are coming up to the Palm Springs Leather Pride weekend. The weekend after that is the Palm Springs Pride. Notice it isn't called 'gay pride' anymore, just 'pride'.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

More from the S&S weekend

Our annual S&S weekend!!! We survived - again!!! LOL!

We hosted the annual S&S weekend (that's the Suzi and Sara weekend). This was the 8th time they have stayed with us and traveled from far, mostly from San Diego but there was a straight couple from England. No transexuals this year.

They got up to their usual antics, we wern't up late enough to witness much.. They had their 'menu' of despicable things they planed to do but we don't know how far they got on their list.

Here's a picture of one of the group getting her wings (stapled!!).
Girl gets her wings.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Some sad news :(

We learned today that Don Smith had died. For those who didn't  know Don, he was a regular guest of ours from Toronto. He stayed with us many times over the years, sometimes twice a year and sometimes for as long as 30 days.

We had some guests visiting from Sydney and they knew him from his travels. I decided to try to contact Don by e-mail and when it was returned we guessed something had happened.

He had left us his cousins telephone number so I called her today and that's how I got the sad news. He died April 2nd in a nursing home in Toronto and had severe Alzheimer's.

So ... goodbye Don. It was great to know you.