Wednesday, May 28, 2014

You Can Tell I'm Getting Hungry

Interesting article on Veggies -

94° right now, so another hot day.  Overcast, though.

Weather here in GC has been uneventful.  Some breeze.  If we run across any concerns on the Park Models, we'll email you directly.  Concerns that might benefit all will be provided on this blog.

Stay tuned.  Don't forget to read the twitter column on the right.  Anybody still experiencing Winter?

Link Collection

Here a few links I've been saving.  Maybe one will be of interest?  I think the gas can speaker set might be useful.

Give some of them a try.

Friday, May 23, 2014

I'm Still Here ..

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a long time - just busy with other things, I guess.  Don't forget me; I'll try to do better.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Do You Know BSOD?

Let's assume you have an older version of Windows.  You have probably seen the BSOD - Blue Screen of Death.  Bet you wanted to know what those strange screens mean?  Well, go to the site -

Maybe you can get your answers there.  Or, maybe not.

Have fun.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Car Covers and Wind

It has been a little windy today - great for caretaking (not too hot), but not so good for some of the car covers in the Park.  For those that have asked, I state (with some experience) the best car covers are designed for the specific car model and are made with quality materials that can withstand the Arizona sun.  Cheap, general purpose covers will not make it, and after a season or two, they start looking like this -

If you are unable to obtain a cover that's specifically made for you car, then it must be securely attached.  This wind is relentless and non-secure covers always have to be re-attached.  If you think you have enough ropes and bungee cords, then add more!

Compare the above cover to the following - specifically designed for the car.  With the right cover, only one or two bunjees (ropes) under the car is usually sufficient.

Well, that's all for today.  Just thought I ought to address the subject.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Jesse Cook

Oh, no! A selfie at the Chandler Performing Arts Center!

We're waiting for the Jesse Cook concert to begin.  A nice venue and a great show.  If you have a chance to see Jesse Cook - please do.  You won't be disappointed.  Another fantastic artist and band.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Here comes the dust - another windy day.  Will leave the windows open for just a while longer; already 84° on the deck.  But, it sure is nice to have the windows open!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Some Recent Photos

The owls on Arizona.  This was a hand-held telephoto shot, so slightly blurry.

Don't know what this plant is called, but it's one of the largest currently growing in the park.  Behind Site 440.
Flowers at Site 460.  They're the nicest ones we've seen so far on our morning walks.  I took numerous flower photos a few years ago, so my dedication to floral pictures has diminished.  You can see some of those photos here -

 Mail room regulars.
Our deck remodeling has finished.  We now have some steps that should support visitors.  The previous steps were getting a little soft.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Junk in the Trunk

Yesterday we attended the second "Junk in the Trunk" in the Valley.  This one was held at Westworld in Scottsdale.  If you like looking at junk (i.e., antiques, old things, re-purposed things, and lot's of people) then this is the event for you.  (I thought of you, Connie).  After a goodly amount of shopping, Donna didn't find anything to buy, but did have a good time.