Monday, December 19, 2016

Got to Get Out of This Cold!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Woke up to 5 below zero this morning.  Poor Yuma started limping when his feet got too cold.  We had an ice storm the other day and with this cold, it is still all over everything, making it dangerously slick for walking.


Looks like Yuma and I will be on our own this winter.  Dolly and Fergie are staying home to care for our two oldest cats.  They are getting on in years.  Shadow is 15 and Calisto is 20.   Shadow has arthritis real bad in her hind legs, but Calisto just keeps on going.  I think that cat will outlive us all.

Maybe I can talk Dolly and Fergie into flying to Phoenix to join us in February or March, but we will see.


My plans are to celebrate Christmas with the family this Sunday and begin my travels on Tuesday, December, 27th.  Last year we were delayed on our departure due to bad weather, but so far it looks like the weather will be okay all of next week.


I am glad to hear there is a Bloggerfest scheduled for next month.  I look forward to attending.  I understand Lorne and Susan Green of  A Place Called “Away” will be hosting the event.  They are currently heading across the southern end of Texas on their journey west.


It is supposed to warm up starting on Wednesday.  I have a lot to do before leaving, so it will be a busy week.  As usual, I am nervous and at the same time excited as I look forward to another winter in the southwest.  I wish I could just stay home for the winter but, somehow I am drawn like a moth to a flame.

See you later.


  1. I know you can't stay away, Doug. Fergie, the kitties and I will keep the home fires burning.

  2. Looking forward to reading about your travels!

  3. Glad to hear you are heading once again for the great Southwest and I sure know what you mean by being drawn like a moth to the flame. Happens to me every year as well. I'm sure our trails will cross out here somewhere. All the best to you, Dolly, Fergie, Shadow and Calisto. I told Pheebs Yuma is coming and her ears perked right up:))

  4. Looking forward to seeing you at Bloggerfest. It hasn't gotten down to freezing this year here in the valley. Last two years it did get to 32* between Christmas and New Year, but the forcast calls for lows in the 40's all week. Just sayin'...