Monday, August 31, 2009

S is for .....

There are So many words to choose from "S." I'm picking these:

Sexy Senior turning Sixty in September on her trip to Sedona wearing her new Sapphire bracelet. Check out other "S" words at:

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pink.. ya think?

Hey... how ya doin'
I saw on tv last night where it is the "rage" to put sunglasses on your dog's butt. But when I put my hubby's black sunglasses on Bandit, they didn't show up in the picture. I gotta find her some "pink sunglasses" ya think?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My First Million Dollars

Yep, I made my first million today..... unfortunately it was on FarmTown and not real money. It's an unspoken contest between hubby and I, who is going to make it to 34 first. I was winning.... until today. It's fun - it's something we can do together.
Yesterday, was my 6 month check up. I have osteoporosis and have been taking Boniva. I have a yearly bone density test taken (among other things) but....... he told me I am improving. He said my wrists have improved greatly.
I almost fell off the chair laughing (but I didn't). I want to tell him it's because I play FarmTown. LOTS of FarmTown and use my fingers and wrist to click on this game. So, just to let you know, being on the computer is "good for you" :) Have a Great Day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

T for Tempe

When we got married at the end of 2000, we bought this tiny 848 sq. ft. house in Tempe, Arizona. This was our first house. We paid $69,000 for this 1959 bungalow. It had 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a tiny kitchen and a tiny living room. It had never been remodeled. The floors were painted concrete. The whole (848 sq. ft.) house had only four fuses! In the picture is the new sidewalk (it didn't have one when we bought it). Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport replaced the windows, doors, insulation, swamp cooler, (did I mention ... it didn't have air conditioning), the heater and the roof two years after we bought the house. We had to sign an agreement not to sue the airport for the noise.

The washer and dryer and the water heater were outside in the back yard. To help with the spiders, dust, ..... in my "laundry room," hubby built a little wooden room for me. It cut down on some of the dust, but I had to take a broom to sweep away all the spiders.

Our dining room was in the back yard too. Hubby built a "deck" out of old pallet wood. We put the table and chairs under our tangerine tree.

He also built himself a wood shop out the old pallet wood. We lived in that house until 2004 when the market went sky high. All these little houses by Tempe Town Lake and ASU were going for $300,000 and up. We had many offers for this tiny little house within minutes of the listing. We sold it, of course, and with lots of cash in our wallet, we bought our current house. So T for Tempe and lots of memories (and cash). Check out the other T's at

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just a note

Just a note from me to you;
Since April we have had company - First, his ex-wife and her husband, then my sister several times (the graduation and wedding), then the grand kids for over a month..... my husband throws a Labor Day party at our house (I do all the work) and we found yesterday hubby's brother is coming to stay with us in September. :(
The closed sign I published was for my house. I'm beginning to think we run a bed and breakfast (no one pays us though). If my visits aren't as frequent as before, I'm getting ready for the party and more company :(
I will still post (especially on Monday - I like coming up with words for letters). And Bandit's first birthday is coming up in September.... "the birthday girl." So is mine ( a BIG one).
Soooooo..... later alligator

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

U is for Underwear :)

One of the house in the neighborhood is up for sale. This house is gorgeous. It has everything! And.... for $2.5 million it should! One of the things that was not listed in the amenities of the house was the view.

Yes, they forgot to mention the view of the Underwear(see it?) on the clothes line at the house directly across the street. I wonder if that helps in the sale of this fantastic house???Check out the other U's at by Picasa

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

V is for Valley of the Sun If you click on this link you'll find that Phoenix is known as the "Valley of the Sun."
I tried to post pictures but the picture "thingy" is not working for me today. We are all enjoying the heat in Phoenix - hope your day is great too! Check out the other V's at

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm farming :)

I am addicted to Farmtown. The grandkids did it - they got me hooked! I went from level 1 to level 24 in just two short weeks. Soooooooo......... If you don't see me online, I'm farming :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Earthquake felt in Phoenix

Yesterday there was an earthquake in Baja California, Mexico. This 6.9 earthquake was felt 460 miles away in Phoenix. They showed on the news a pool in Surprise, Arizona :::shaking::: It happened at 12:59pm. I was not home at the time. I did not feel the earthquake. I did notice my mirror while I was out and about yesterday. I took a picture of the mirror with my new phone. Although I didn't feel the earthquake, I did feel the 119 degrees heat!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

W is for Waco, Texas

reminds me of... the ones I love:::: deep in the heart of Waco, Texas

the first time he came home from Iraq (2004 - 2009)
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