Guess What? We’re Home!

Thursday, March 5, 2014

We left Canyonville at 9:15am, ready to avoid the winds predicted for the valley.  I had done some cleaning to the Hag and gotten us fed.  The torrential rains began about 15 minutes into the drive and continued most of the way home.  Craig, the driver of the daisies, is quite amazing and also a somewhat frighteningly fearless driver under these situations.  And so, we barreled down the highway “going fast, fast, fast,” to quote the Grateful Dead, and arrived home around 1:00.

Wiley jumps for joy!

Wiley jumps for joy!

This is what two months of mail looks like.

This is what two months of mail looks like.

Big, big, big sewing mess to unpack.

Big, big, big sewing mess to unpack.

We were greeted by fair weather, (no rain, surprisingly) a LOT of mail, two months worth, actually, and a dead battery in the automatic gate.  All able to be rectified soon.

This might be a good time to reflect on the two-month stay in the desert, in the middle of nowhere.  The cactus bloomed for us.

Yellow flowers that faded to orange.....or vice versa.

Yellow flowers that faded to orange…..or vice versa.

The sunsets were beautiful.

Sunset over the Salton Sea

Sunset over the Salton Sea

Our neighbors were lovely.  I’m glad we ended up in our same spot.

We were “entertained”……..sort-of.

The "Peter and Mary" show plus ventriloquist dummy.

The “Peter and Mary” show plus ventriloquist dummy.

"Gilligan's Island," the drama group"s presentation.

“Gilligan’s Island,” the drama group”s presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I sewed and did handwork.  And I wrote.

Cotton cord basket naturally dyed with coffee.

Cotton cord basket naturally dyed with coffee.

I finished this!

I finished this!

We came home to these!

We came home to these!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dad got warm and is now, no doubt, a Sudoku master.  Craig happily enjoyed everything the desert had to offer.  And, dear Wiley enjoyed being with us all day, every day.

Sweet Wiley

Sweet Wiley

Highlight of the day:  Arriving home safe, sound, and unscathed!

Happy. Hour.

Happy. Hour.

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6 Responses to Guess What? We’re Home!

  1. Herb and Janette says:

    So glad you arrived home safely and had a wonderful time away in warmer weather. Herb no doubt will watch out for Craig online and Skype soon.
    Your blog is so interesting to read as you have a wonderful way with words and we feel like we’ve been there with you.
    Love,
    Janette and Herb
    P.S. See you in 3 months time!!

  2. winky colm says:

    loved reading all your postings

  3. Beth Overmyer says:

    Glad you arrived safely from another wonderful trip. We enjoyed your blog and pics and hope you don’t stop even though you are back home on the farm. Love and hugs, The Overmyers

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