I finally got to see some balloons in the air. Too bad I wasn't so lucky at the balloon rally.
I've decided not to extend my stay at Ben Avery for another week, so I'm leaving here tomorrow morning. It's getting kind of close to Christmas, so I need to find a place to hole up. I've decided to split the holidays so I won't be in one place too long. I know I will be in Tucson for a while after the holidays watching all the horse events, so I don't want to go there just yet. So I'll probably head towards Quartzsite and the RV flea markets Tuesday morning and see what happens along the way.
It's been raining here off and on for the last couple of days, to the point its getting hard to believe I'm living in a desert. The rain is much-needed, so that's not the problem, but it has interfered with my ability to get outside and do some things to the roof of the Lance; specifically, it made the roof as slippery as a contingency lawyer's briefs... [You may have to look that one up.] So it looks like I will have to put off doing my outdoor jobs until the weather changes or I get into a place with dryer weather... And if you can't find dry weather in a desert, you know something is wrong.
But despite that temporary setback, I will have plenty of time during the holidays to accomplish everything I have the ambition or the motivation to attempt. Pretty soon, everybody will put thoughts of anything but Christmas aside, and for lack of anything else to do, I will be forced to do the Lance projects I've been putting off.
On a completely different subject. Back in the day, I put off Christmas shopping as long as possible; often, you would find me running around the mall on Christmas Eve night trying to find something to buy for somebody; what it was didn't matter; I just needed SOMETHING. But modern technology has fixed that problem, and I did my Christmas shopping yesterday, and it took all of 15 minutes.
I texted my daughter and asked her what the kids wanted for Christmas, she told me, and a minute later, I was on Amazon, pushed a few buttons, and badabing badaboom money disappeared from my bank account and the Christmas presents were delivered today... It's little wonder Jeff Bezos is one of the richest men in the world.
This is what the weather looks like around here for the last few days. Kinda hard to believe it's a desert.