Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I had a slow morning, waiting for the temperature to rise so it would be comfortable outdoors. The winds picked up overnight and they are the strongest they've been. Some up to 25 mph. Lots of dust kicked up today. Luckily, I enjoy slow mornings and so does Yuma.
Here is Dolly and Fergie, the loves of my life, all decked out in their Thanksgiving outfits, She is having dinner with our Son, Steve and his wife, Tracie and of course Nick.
|Dolly and Princess Fergie|
After my long breakfast, Yuma and I decided we should take a long hike to make moves toward our 8000 step goal. Off we went and it wasn't long before Yuma found a jack rabbit and off they both went. As usual, Yuma was outsmarted.When he walks with me, he is always going from one ravine or bush to the next in hopes of spotting a rabbit. We usually only see one an outing. Wished I would be ready with a camera, but I never am and they are fast.
|Yuma is diligent.|
|This is where I like to hike.|
I am so happy, that I can hike again. Many years ago, I was injured in a motorcycle accident and tore up my right foot pretty good. As a young man with a desk job, I never had much of a problem, but upon retiring and visiting the southwest in the winters, my foot and ankle began to get weaker and more painful to the point last winter, I couldn't go more than a half mile before I would start limping.
This past spring, I finally went to visit a podiatrist for help. He looked at my ankle and immediately said I needed an Arizona ankle brace. (Created by a podiatrist in Arizona.) They made a cast and soon I had a strong leather ankle brace and immediately, I noticed a difference.
As I get into better shape, I will be able to hike miles with an occasional rest. Mountain climbing is still out, but with my balance problems it is just as well.
|Almost back to camp.|
After a rest, Deb returned from her hike and sat down and we had a nice long conversation. As we talked, I noticed, the Hurricane water heating system would go on and off and I had it turned off. No heat, just the pump running.
Deb said I should look for a switch in the fuse box and sure enough there was one and I switched it off and no more noise. I'll have to be sure to switch it back on when I need hot water for a shower. Hopefully, this will save some unnecessary battery usage.
Took one last walk towards evening and that put me at my goal of 8000 steps for the day. Tonight a little dinner and TV till bedtime.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Thanksgiving! You had a very nice Thanksgiving. Relaxing, even with the wind, hiking and visiting with good friends couldn't be better. Yuma will never learn that he doesn't have a chance with those jack rabbits. Thank you for the sweet words about little Fergie and me. She didn't care for her Thanksgiving sweater dress, but suffered through it like a champ. Happy Thanksgiving evening to you and Yuma - the loves of my life. I'm very thankful to have you.ReplyDelete
Thank you Dolly. I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving with Steve and his family. Yuma is always hopeful.Delete
Love the picture of Dolly and i love Fergies little outfit! ❤️ReplyDelete
You did good today with the steps, i didn't know the story of the bike accident.
Congrats and Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you Patsy. Been a great day for me and I hope for you and Bill. I know the little sweetie pie did.Delete
It was a very relaxing day and the wind died down finally making for a nice evening. Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Thank you Deb. It was a nice easy day and the wind should be gone for the next few days.Delete
Well, I did cook the turkey. Ate a wee little bit. Emptied my garage again, and today, I managed to drill the screw holes to screw back the workbench cabinet drawers that my husband took off 3 years ago to paint and didn't put back on. Even managed to fill up one trash can completely and have the other one over half full. I might be having to take time out until the trash man empties my buckets. Wednesday, I got the garage door people out here and they fixed my garage door, so it opens and closes without just a push of the button one time! Even got the husband's toolboxes inside the garage under the watchful eye of the security cameras and the alarm system. And I managed all this the last several days even through a few long rivers of tears.ReplyDelete
Proud of you. Stanley must have been like me. A procrastinator. I have lots of half finished projects around the house. Soon you will be finished and only have fond memories.Delete
I'm not a fan of the wind and you got a nice healthy portion of it. Love Fergie's sweater!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nancy. She was taking her nap. Hopefully the wind is gone for the remainder of the time we're here.Delete
Glad you enjoyed Thanksgiving. We missed having you here! Just think it'll be a while before you get a whooping at chicken foot! 😁 Nice job getting your 8000 steps in!ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve. Won't take much for me to beat you guys.Delete