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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Reno, electrical work, baking and now to Carson City

Tuesday morning we had planned on staying home, and then decided to head for Reno and get some things done. While there we made a stop at Total Wine to pick up some of the organic wine I have now come to love!  Guess the "burners" who are attending Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert like it too.  Only ended up with 2 bottles as I didn't want to buy 6 just to find out I didn't like it.  My favorite was gone! :(( 

A quick (haha) stop at Winco to stock up on some veggies and things and then on to Carson City and Lowe's. I wanted to get some paint for the Ken's childhood dresser and he wanted to pick up something with the gift card he got for Father's Day from Russell and family.  Thanks for the new axe! 
Dad loves his new axe Russell! 

I called Raley's in Gardnerville to see if Ken's prescription had been filled, it wasn't as they had to order his blood pressure meds.  Instead of heading that way we ended up going back home via highway 50.  Made a stop at Pioneer Crossing in Dayton and got their one trip salad bar to fill our tummies.  Once we got home I had to figure out how to put all the veggies I bought in the frig! Then we just enjoyed the evening and now I forget what we had for dinner! 

Wednesday morning I got the coffee going and woke Ken around 0600 for our usual visiting with our blogging friends.  Put on my shorts and cowgirl boots and headed out for the last of my yard project.  The hula hoe and I have become great friends the last few weeks, but it's done now.  Nice to live on a road that only 1 vehicle went by in the 45 minutes or so I was out there.  

While I was doing that Ken was out back digging some more on the electrical project for the bunkhouse. I got breakfast going and called him inside. 
He's got it all dug then we pulled the electrical wiring through
to the little shed..

70+ feet of wiring coming through..

All tied in!!

After breakfast and dishes I decided to make some more flourless banana muffins and flourless morning glory muffins. With a carb count of only 6 or so I figure I can enjoy a muffin in the am or 1/2 of one without any guilt. Ken still had banana bread left, so I didn't do any of that.  We decided to have tuna melts for dinner, using George's from Our Awesome Travels recipe. Never fails always delicious! I made up the fixings and put it in the frig so it could meld before making the patties. Lunch was our usual salad bar here at home.  

Ken worked hard on the electrical and it's done at the tuff shed where he's tied into the box there.  The bunkhouse and how he's going to do that is in process.  
Morning Glory and Peanut Butter Muffins..yumm

We read that local honey is good for allergies as it works like a
flu shot..local bees have some of the allergens in them and
somehow it will combat the allergies. Gonna give it a shot!
Ken went to town and then picked this up for me :) Made
here in Yerington.

Late afternoon we sat on the front porch to enjoy our Happy Hour.  I love the new wine I bought! It was a Chenin Blanc and really delicious. 
Our beautiful sunset..gets us into trouble every time! 

Pretty soon they'l be ready for guests without having to run
an extension cord! 

Came inside later than we should have, put together the tuna melts, got the veggies I had roasted earlier in the day and cooked an ear of corn for Ken (not me, at 32 grams of carbs, more than I want in a total day! :( ).  Great dinner! 

Tuna Melts..Ken's on english muffins..mine on a lettuce leaf
which i'll skip next time. The lumps are jalapeƱos..so good!
Thanks for the recipe George! 

Here we are on Thursday morning.  After a lousy night's sleep once again I woke Ken at 0520 for coffee and muffins.  I cut up my peanut butter muffin (which I added apples to) and gave him a piece.  He chewed and I said aren't they good? They're light. He said "Yeah they're so light like chewing a piece of foam, maybe styrofoam"..haha.  Guess he's sticking to his real banana bread. Personally I really like them! 

His prescription is done, so as long as we're going to pick it up we're heading towards Carson City so I can visit JO Ann's fabric to see about some Christmas fabric for the bunk house.  Then we'll head over to Gardnerville for prescription pick up and of course a visit with CVI for lunch. 

Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Home, yard work just getting things done!

Friday night we had a nice Happy Hour with Jack and then said goodbye.  Had our dinner and then it was time for bed a little while later. 

Remember to click on pics to enlarge...
Sunset from John and Karen's


Saturday morning we got up and got ourselves going after visiting with our blogging friends.  We recorded Pioneer woman as the one at 0700 was a new one. I headed outside with the hula hoe and wheelbarrow.  Ken worked on the electrical for a while. After about an hour and a half or so, I came inside to take a shower and make our breakfasts. 

Ken went back outside and I decided to get some dinner stuff going early before it got too hot. I roasted some good veggies and made mashed potatoes for Ken for dinner.  

I went outside to pull the electrical cord through the conduit in the ground while Ken unrolled the cord. Worked pretty well, he's getting much closer to getting it done. 

John and Karen got home around 1300 and Ken had to run over to move our truck he'd parked in the driveway to make it look like someone was at home. In talking with them they invited us over for Happy Hour later in the day. 

About 1600 Ken decided to bar b q the chicken for dinner, so I sat outside with him while he cooked. Eventually it was done and then time to head next door. 
Good bar b q chicken

We found them on the front deck of their house so visited there awhile and then headed out back to spend some time with Jack.  After it got dark it was actually a little cool so they started a fire in their huge fire pit.  A little later it was time for us to head home and have a late dinner.  

Sunday morning at about 0530 I got up and started the coffee. It was a horrible night of allergies and not sleeping :(  We had our coffees and computing and I decided it was not a good day to head outside this morning. The hula ho would have to wait!  

After breakfast I finished a book I had started a while ago.  Hasn't been much time recently for reading.  It's been kind of a slow day.  Ken did some things outside and then asked if I wanted to go for a little ride.  Ok.  We just went around town and took a few pictures of the onion fields that were just picked. Back home and just sitting here being lazy, both of us..dinner is made (leftovers from last night), so not a lot we feel like doing. Looks like we'll have our own Happy Hour in just a bit.  
Onions everywhere! 

All picked and bagged by hand all over the Mason Valley

Headed down the road just because...

Several of these homes everywhere...abandoned..just
bought for water rights to water the fields..so sad..

Our little piece of heaven..

Monday morning we were up after 0600! Better sleep than the night before obviously.  Had our coffee and tea along with visiting with our blogging friends. Time to get out of bed and outside.  I decided to work on the back driveway area and finish off a row of ragweed that I didn't finish.  Thought I'd show you a picture of what I'm hula hoeing in the mornings. 

This is what our desert looks like when it's been untouched by

Another view..

This is the stuff I've been pulling out all over..

The row of green is what I pulled out this am.

All gone..til next time 

In the fall and winter it will turn brown and die..easier
to pull out then, but I don't like to wait until then..I
want it gone!

This area was full of the ragweed, all gone I just left the
sagebrush.  That we like!
Tomorrow morning I'll get the last little area near our mailbox done and that should do it for awhile. Uhh then that means I'm back to the treadmill...darn! 

Ken greased and tightened wheel bearings on our 20 foot trailer today. Too hot out there for me this afternoon, but he got it done! 

The electrical piping is going under the railroad tie and
the yard art to tie into that box

Ken working on the wheel bearings

We got Ken's chest of drawers back.  Was his as a child.
Needs a paint job then it'll go into the green room where the kids

One of the tv trays we bought 

The 2nd..will get them hung in the bunkhouse tomorrow..

My Arkansas cowgirl boots got dirty doing what they're
supposed to do!  Not  just looking cute with a pair
of jeans :) 
Daughter in law Christina texted last night and invited us to a bar b q this upcoming Sunday (which is Labor Day Weekend).  We'll be heading to Cool, CA for a couple of nights. :) 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Home and then today to Fallon, NV and the Cantaloupe Festival

Thursday, waking up at 0300 when you can't breathe is just not a good way to start the day. Allergies have been horrible this summer, I feel like I've had a 3 month cold! So over it! So I just laid there until 0500 and it was time to get Ken up and have some coffee, muffins and  visiting with our friends online. 

Once I got myself out of bed it was a date with the hula hoe.  I know going outisde to hoe ragweed probably isn't the smartest thing but it beats the treadmill and I get something good accomplished.  Spent an hour and half this morning while it was cool. That doesn't mean I was cool though..hahha. 

Ken dug some more on the electrical going to the bunkhouse. He was able to get about 20 more foot dug! This week he's been watering and other stuff next door it's been like having 2 houses to take care of but he doesn't mind a bit!   

It was funny last night while we were enjoying Happy Hour with Jack, Ken brought out some treats for him to get him in his kennel for the night.  Well, guess Ken was too nice, because by the time Ken was on the real treat to get him in, Jack was full and wouldn't go into the kennel.  Jack won! Tonight Ken's not going to be so free with the treats..haha. 

After working in the yard this am, had a shower and then we were both hungry, it was time for breakfast. 0830 I made some eggs for Ken and egg beaters for me. 

I decided to make some pork enchiladas for Ken and a veggie one for me. I was out of enchilada sauce so got online and found a 5 min enchilada sauce mix. No sodium yay because I had a can of no sodium diced tomatoes. So easy and spicy as you add jalapeƱo! Mix it in a blender, cook it for a few minutes and done! Got them cooked this afternoon so we just heat them tonight after Happy Hour with Jack. Coleslaw is made too for him. Me, guess it will be a salad, or not. 
Ken's pork enchiladas

My veggie mess..but it was delicious!

Lunch again was salad, I make mine up ahead and then Ken chooses from the salad bar.  I'm getting good at carb counting. 

Hung out some clothes and just general "at home" stuff. :)  I need to make up some banana bread mix and then i'll throw it in the oven in the morning. Bananas are looking pretty bad, so the bread should be sweet. 

We headed over to visit with Jack for a bit and Ken got him into the kennel no problem. Home for our dinner and it was really tasty.  
Ken and Jack

We had a beautiful moon last night

Sunset from Jack's house

Today, Friday we decided to head over to Fallon, NV and visit the Cantaloupe Festival that started yesterday.  We've been several times but the most notable was when we saw our little bunkhouse and decided we just needed to have it. I made salad for me and a tuna sandwich for Ken to have for lunch after we finished.  

About 0630 this am Ken exchanged 18 eggs for a little 8 1/2 year old girl!  Little Rylee from next door came over for a bit and we were meeting up with her Grammy Susan a little later for breakfast. Joe had to work and Rylee's mom Stacey had gone to Reno to see Justin Moore in concert!  Gotta admit he's my Arkansas boy but the ticket prices were just too steep for me. Rylee had a piece of banana bread just out of the oven. We met Susan at 0815 and had a nice breakfast along with a good visit.  

We came home, loaded the truck and headed out! It's a little over an hour from here and a beautiful drive. Usually there's not much traffic but there was quite a bit today. We got into the fairgrounds and it wasn't too crowded.  We walked around and after about 45 minutes it was time to go. We won't be back. $8.00 a person (which I know doesn't sound like a lot) but very few vendors and nothing else to see. Oh well, that's how it goes. 
This was right before about 100 kids descended on the


As close as we could come to Farmall...mostly John Deere

This was a beautiful quilt!

Looking close the squares were about an inch and a half and
smaller..I could never have that much patience!

We headed to the little antique store Just Country Friends that we like on Main Street.  We looked around and I found some 2 old tv trays with cowboys on them. We'll  take the trays off their stands and hang them in the bunkhouse .  Then we headed over to a new annex that's been open for about a year. I found 4 Christmas glasses, that look like they'll be perfect for egg nog! Happy Camper here!  

Just about 1300 so we headed back to the park and found a place in the shade to eat our lunch. Then it was time to head home which is where we are now. 
Towards downtown Fallon..

This little city has it all..and traffic too! 

One more night of Happy Hour with Jack and his humans will be home tomorrow. I think he'll miss us and we'll miss Happy Hour with him.  Weather is better as far as temperature finally.  The mornings are cool which is nice! 

Have a good evening! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A day at home getting things done

Woke up this am at 0500 after a restless night's sleep. Got our coffees and muffins and settled in to visit with our blogging friends and see what everyone was up to.  I had the flourless peanut butter muffin.  It was delcious, hard to believe no flour at all.  I would add some chopped apple next time or even blueberries just to brighten the flavor a bit.  Ken liked his morning glory muffins too. 
Grandson Seth started his senior year of high
school today!

Grandson Mason started 8th grade today :)

After getting up and around I had a date for an hour or so with the hula ho.  Better exercise than the treadmill for sure!  A shower and I was ready to start the day. Made some egg beaters with mushroom and green chiles for me. Eggs with olives for Ken. Yum. 

Grandson Adam took a hike last week and sent me these pictures. They were so pretty I had to share!  This was on Highway 50 at Horsetail Falls near Twin Bridges, CA.  Of course he didn't take anyone with him.  He said he doesn't like talking to people when he hikes.  He'll visit with others but if you take a friend they always want to talk :) Silly boy!  

Beautiful isn't it?!!

Ken ran next door to let Jack out and start some watering next door. Then his project was to get the Jayco from next door (we had it parked there to make it look like people are home).  Brought it home and got it dumped and reparked at our place.  Then his project for the afternoon was to unload the rest of the railroad ties near a storage building we've got. A hot and not so easy job! 

I decided it was time to give the frig a good cleaning and re organizing. A lot of things that we're just not going to eat anymore got thrown out.  Time to work on the cabinet where I keep cereal, oatmeal, etc. A lot of that got dumped too. You don't realize how many carbs are in different things until you start looking at the labels. So out they went.  I don't eat a lot of cereal but once in awhile I like Special K or Corn Flakes. Not anymore. LOL..Now i've got more space for whatever.  

Lunch was our usual salad bar here at home.  

After lunch Ken went back outside to continue unloading those ties. Now it's 1720 and he just came in whipped! 

I decided to start working on a couple of Christmas pillows for the front porch. I won't put them out yet, but it was time to get a head start. :) Now it's time to get some more material.  

Ken bar b qued last night some pork but we forgot we've got a couple of big Portabella mushrooms that need cooking they've been marinating for a few days. Guess we'll head outside to get that done and then Happy Hour with our buddy Jack. 

Have a great evening.