18 November 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 5 Episode 19

Looking back on the week past ... I've found myself without a whole lot of time on my hands for taking photos. It's been an awesomely busy week at work. I'm gonna love the paycheck in spite of the exhaustion.
I'm thankful for my archives for this week. These two shots were taken a few minutes apart a couple of weeks ago, just after a storm blew thru. How fast the skies do change.
Many thanks to the Skywatch Team for hosting each week. Take some time to preview skies from all over the world. Leave a comment, too, you're certain to make new friends along the way. Have an excellent Skywatch weekend all!

11 November 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 5, Episode 18

I was hanging out in our truck yard this morning waiting to see if I'd get dispatched for work. These sky shots captured my attention as the sun tried desperately to sneak between the clouds.
The sun never did sneak between the clouds as a cold front approaches the 'valley of the sun' for the coming weekend.
Many thanks to the Skywatch team who hosts each week. To see other fabulous skies from all over the world ... please click here .

11.11.11 .... A day to remember and say thank you's to all our Veterans who fight and fought for our many freedoms. Thank you all.

07 November 2011

About heat...(when it's chilly)

Around 4:00 AM, I switched to the heat cycle on the now 'off' AC unit to take the chill out of the trailer... It's a reverse cycle unit... EW! What is that smell? Something is/was smoldering maybe burning, and then all of a sudden the smoke alarm went off. SHUT DOWN! Disabled the smoke alarm to silence that awful noise and looked at the clock.

Fortunately, there was no fire, and I didn't see any smoke ... but something definitely burned up inside the unit. Whatever was singed, fried, or burned smelled awful.

Couldn't call maintenance that early, they wouldn't have appreciated my (Houston we have problem, right now!!) wake up call. I'm waiting for the repair guy to come and have a look see at what's going on with it...

For the time being, the rain has stopped and the sun has come out. I expect we're going to have some more rain before it's completely over, tho.  I've opened the drapes to let in the sunlight. The kitty's have found sunny places to catnap. Curmudge is complaining he's cold ... for him being cold is a normal thing ..goes with the disease, I suppose.

I'll keep y'all posted on the repair thing... update soon.

Rainy Monday


... and here I was... all geared up and ready to work after a short week last week. I'm on my way out the door (it's still 'dark thirty') and I get a text message (love my new phone for this reason, good or bad) telling me the job has cancelled and to stay home, dry and warm.

And why would I not love to have another day off?  Couple of things we can all agree on .... the dollars working brings home to pay bills, buy food, and countless other necessities. I'd rather be working.

It's finally cooled off in Phoenix after an excessively long hot summer season. But, the cool down is not good for the kind of work I do. Jobs, paving/asphalt, require a certain ambient temperature. Everything slows down, the days get shorter, jobs start later, or like this morning (because it was raining) cancel ...
Don't get me wrong, I love this time of year! So many things I can do. I look forward to getting Traveler saddled and working on the mountain trails. Lord knows we both need the exercise without getting overheated  and exhausted.
I look forward to dragging out 'cooler weather gear', sweaters, sweat-shirts, long sleeved work shirts, and light jackets... Yard work gets done at a reasonable hour without disturbing neighbors. My indoor plants get outside for much needed fresh air, they like this. I can open the windows and I can finally shut off the air conditioning! Woohoo!

The cats like this weather too, and have a 'zoomfest' each morning and evening. I'll save this for another post when I can catch them in the act...