Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here comes the FLOODING!!

Just as sure as we know California will have FIRES every year, we know they will have the RAINS and FLOODING. It's happening in Northwestern Arizona, too.  Houses are dropping off cliffs into the raging flood waters! WOW, I feel for those poor people.

We aren’t getting anything like that here but it has been raining a little. A welcome sight to this part of the desert, as it is very dry this year. So far it is sucking up every drop of moisture we get.  Let's hope it stays that way.

Many thanks for all the comments and congratulations on the new truck. Ms Pat and I are having a ball getting acquainted with it and learning where everything is and what it does.  They sure don’t build these new vehicles for us old Cowboys. Everything has a memory and has to be programmed. It’s neat, if you can figure it out!!

One real neat feature is that it has BLUETOOTH and when Ms Pat’s phone rings, it comes in over the Bose sound system. It almost scared me to death the first time it rang but the hands free conversing is unbelievable and a great safety feature.

This will be my last Blog before Christmas, so this will be my last chance to wish all of you a very, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
Ms Megabyte2 has her stocking hung and is wishing you all a special "Meow'ry" Christmas from her. :-)

We have more Christmas decorations up this year than we have had since we retired and sold our S&B house in Tallahassee, FL.
Again, in tradition, here is our Christmas Tree. My Mom made this tree many, many tears ago and Ms Pat adored it so much that Mom said she could have it when she was gone. Mom left us a few years ago and we have displayed her beautiful Christmas tree and other special ornaments every year. Here it is YOUR HONOR.  We miss you!!!
Mom had lots of Christmas decorations and she loved these little "Caroling Mice" ornaments. :-)
Even our Patio Porch Table has some special decorations for the season..
This special Christmas Tree sets off our Patio at night. It is special because our special and close friend Dale Bruss gave it to us. I love it and it reminds me of Dale every time I look at it. It has a motor in the base that drives a revolving light that changes colors on the tree. It’s really pretty! 

We also have a few decorative lights hanging in the tree out front and around the window on the front of the house.  The ones in the tree are "shotgun" shells and the ones around the window are "Harley" lights.  Sorry I don't have any pictures of the lights but they are compliments of our special friends Greg and Bonnie.   Thanks guys!

So that’s about it from here in Arizona where we are enjoying this First Christmas in our new House. We hope that you too are enjoying whatever you're doing wherever you are as we honor Christ our Lord on his Birthday and continue to give thanks to Him for what He provides us.

It is a GREAT WEEK!!!


Mike and Pat
This Blog is Published every Wednesday and Sunday..


Jerry and Suzy said...

And a blessed CHristmas to you too! We're expecting a few drops of rain in our corner of the desert, expecting and hoping. I just hope it doesn't come Thursday morning while I'm working the propane shift! We are gathering more ornaments each year in this place, but somehow the lights on the porch covers didn't make it this year -- we started too late. But we do have 19 nutcrackers standing on the freezer!

Debbie Goode said...

Merry Christmas! All the decorations look great and I'll bet Miss Mega will hardly be able to sleep wondering what Santa will bring her!

Rick said...

Your new home looks great with all the Christmas decorations! I like Ms. Megabyte2's stocking too!

Merry Christmas to you and Pat and best wishes for the new year!!

Rod Ivers said...

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our house (Motor Home) to yours! Not raining too much over here in Mesa, but they say it will start yet today. But then what do THEY know? LOL

Al Bossence said...

All the best for the season folks & remember, if it gets too wet up there we have lots of room down here in southeast Arizona with warming temps & big daily doses of bright sunshine:))

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Merry Christmas Mike & Pat, one of these days we will be seeing you down the road I am sure. Rigg's & Sadie send megaByte2 a Christmas woof too. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Angela and I and of course the three hounds wish you guys a blessed Christmas.

Paul Weaver said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, Pat and Megabyte2. God Bless!

John and Carol said...

Boy, those ceramic trees were popular "back then." My parents made us one in the late 1970s, I think. We don't have it in our RV but we do have it in storage.

Merry Christmas

Sue and Doug said...

happy holidays to you, Pat and Ms.Megabyte!!..enjoy each and every moment!!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Wow- my mother made us a Christmas tree exactly like that, also many years ago. It has become even more special since she passed away.

Personal decorations are always better.

Ali Workentin said...

Merry Christmas to you and Ms Pat. I have the same little tree with the twinkling lights only my base is round not square. It sits on a shelf by the passenger door of our motor home.

See you in the New Year!!!

Ellie and Jim said...

We wish you a Merry and Blessed Christmas! May the new year bring you good health and great happiness too.

Many hugs, and hope we can get together when we get to the desert.

Roadrunner Chronicles said...

Merry Christmas to you and Pat!