Tuesday, August 27, 2013

There hasn't been much life on Bull Darts in the last year and a half, and that's mainly due to life going along pretty much as it always has. (Also BING going south; hell, I barely Tweet anymore.) There have been a few events, such as my sister Joanne getting married to her long-time sweetie Hank, my wife Susan becoming a RAW Powerlifter (yeah, we're talkin' bench press and dead lift and the like), our latest gardening efforts producing actual produce, various home cooking milestones—fried catfish, oven-baked home fries, chili verde, home-ground meats, roasted brussels sprouts—and the erection of a car canopy to keep our Forester from being broiled and blistered by the Arizona sun, northern style.

Biggest impending event is the arrival of twin grandnephews, courtesy of nephew Rob and his wife Shar—if I remember right, their debut is expected sometime this November. After nearly a decade of chewing on the matter of having kids, Rob and Shar just recently decided to go for it and, wouldn't you know, set themselves right up for a double-header!

The abandoned movie theater at the Frontier Village mall has recently reopened as part of the Picture Show chain; if that goes well, we won't have to always haul it to Prescott Valley every time we want to see a movie. We'd like to attend more film festival showings at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, but the seating is just a little too rugged for our aging posteriors. Otherwise, it's the DVD collection and Netflix, and we're on our fourth year without cable TV.

I'll close this by saying that we are very grateful for the very rainy August we've been experiencing. The threat of fire here and the surrounding region has been greatly reduced, which is a vast relief after the horrible experiences of late spring and early summer. It is more rain and humidity that we've seen at this time in years, and it's stirred a lot of grumbling, but said grumblers can go take a flying leap 'cause we're still deep in a drought and we need every drop of moisture we can get!

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