Good morning and it looks like it’s going to be a bit of a manic Monday today, but I can handle it.  I hope you enjoyed Dario’s very funny story yesterday.  If you missed it, give it a read.  You’ll crack up.  How about that weather we had this weekend?  Unfortunately or fortunately, I slept through it so I was quite surprised when I opened up the front door and saw the mess outside.  The strangest thing about the downpour was my entire yard was soaked but the stuff I had hanging on the clothes line wasn’t.  We did have the usual mini lakes around town and it certainly stirred up the Sea of Cortez.  I don’t know if you all read the comments, but Cory Dudley, who writes for Kat’s Korner on occasion, left a couple of comments about his experience with the storm:  “I awoke to “Flash and Boom” and took my coffee out into the patio to watch the show. There was a big thunderhead off to the east and one below San Felipe. I have four chairs around my patio table. I was at the computer and suddenly there was this massive flash and a few seconds later “BOOM” and the power went off. It wasn’t off for very long and when I went out into the patio all of the chairs had been blown out of the patio and into my carport and the heavy road block I built had been knocked over and it’s heavy. There must have been some kind of a “burst” to make this happen; it took a lot of energy no doubt about that.”  Photo by Kat Hammontre.  

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Good morning everyone.  How hot was it?  “Let me tell you about how hot it was in Campo Ocotillo two days ago. I was hammering away on my keyboard and noticed a Road Runner sauntering into the yard. It had spotted a hole and then began pulling something out of it, guess what?  it was using a pot holder.”  That comment was left by Cory Dudley yesterday.  Reminds me of the old roadrunner cartoons.   Now that’s hot!  We didn’t have it as bad as Mexicali, but yes, it was a hot one two days ago and muggy yesterday.  My roof is still dripping from the rain blast we got yesterday afternoon, so last night, in the dark, I climbed up onto the roof to see where the leak was and I found it.  It’s the same one I had repaired a year ago, so I’ll have to get that fixed pronto.  I haven’t checked the other little house as not knowing means it didn’t happen, but I will this morning.  It may not rain much here but when it does, watch out.  I’m glad it didn’t last that long and hopefully, it will dry out in the next couple of days and then I can slap some sealer on it.  I hope!  Photo by Kat Hammontre.

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Good morning and I overslept today!  That’s what I get for sleeping in the bed, rather than my chair.  Although, I did find a great deal out at the “segunda” next to the old Colorado Restaurant.  Both Mikey and I had been sitting in chairs I bought used for the Net years ago, so you can imagine how comfortable they were.  We had to put pillows in back and under us and there was more than one occasion when I fell asleep and slid off the chair onto the floor.  So, I’ve been checking segundas for the last two months.  I asked the guy if he had any small recliner type chairs and I’ll be darned.  Under some blankets in the back room of her little house (the wife sells clothes, etc.) he had these two small recliners.  The segundas (second hand stores) I checked over the last couple of months, wanted an arm and a leg for a used office type chair with arms, so after making numerous trips out and about, I found the two chairs that would fit perfectly in my little house.  He wanted $200 USD for both of them, but I got him down to $2,000 pesos for both.  Now, I just have to move the long table, the television and a dresser and I’m all set.  Photo by Kat Hammontre. 

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