Friday, June 17, 2011

Housesitting in Altadena

Paul says there is just enough room for the rest...
Donna loads the last of the supplies.
So much work!  But after days of grueling prep, she still has a smile.
What a gal, and Paul's support was so impressive!
A marriage to be admired.
Gina and Amber say goodbye.
Here's our buddy with the shaved ice again - we caught up with him in Eagle Rock.
This time he was doing a mean business outside Dave's rib shack.

Paul and Donna got off ok on Wednesday, and Gina and I are getting into a rhythm caring for all the animals.  She feeds the dog and cat, and I take care of the birds.  I found new eggs today, and one dead baby bird.  I guess that's the way it goes - they are fragile this small.  I enjoy being in the aviary, a little lite jazz on the radio, the birdsong in the air.

Bessie getting a new windshield.  Gone are all my old park stickers.
Time to get a new set...
Got the windshield on the Chevy replaced today, and made an appt for Sunday at the Apple store to learn about how to build a new webpage and blog.  So stay tuned...

I also made an appointment for Monday to get the Chevy a once over.  Hopefully there aren't any major problems to discover - it seems to be running fine, but I like to be proactive cause I don't want any breakdowns hauling horses through the desert or in the mountains...

This is the boring stuff of waiting to get back on the trail, but it's all part of the lifestyle.  Over the few days, I'll be going through gear, downsizing (again!) and reorganizing to be ready to go the end of June.

Moonlight after another bath.
Owning a white horse is a new experience.
Lots of maintenance.  If anyone has tips, I'm open....

Thanks to everyone for all your kind comments, emails, and encouragement.  Life is a grand adventure.

Looking into these eyes is what it's all about these days.
Can't wait to get back on the trail.