Thursday, February 19, 2015
I wanted to share this on Wordless Wednesday, but then I forgot, so decided to do a Talkative Thursday post. I have nothing to say, but that won't stop me from talking, you know me.
Isn't it pretty? Its outside in our front yard. We've been having really pretty mild temperatures (sorry to those who are struggling with cold and record amounts of snow). This being our first winter here, we really have no idea what to expect, but are enjoying the low 70's and lots of sun. Nights cool down to the mid 30's. I guess the "natives" here say we will get at least one more bout of freezing weather. I wonder what it will do to those plants and trees that are starting to bloom.
A little lizard comes out and enjoys our back patio and the area by the air conditioner. He is only about 3 inches long including the tail. Must be warm enough for him.
Settling in to the routines. Hubby gets up at 6 a.m. to leave for work at 7 a.m. I get up with him, read my blogs, after he leaves I get ready for the day, do my Bible reading and prayer, a little bit of housework and then take a walk before I start work at 9:30 a.m. My schedule used to be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. when I was in Pacific time, now I'm in Mountain Standard Time so I had to start an hour later and finish an hour later than before. It actually works out quite well. Strange, but I like the long time in the morning to get things done before I start to work. I'm a morning person so by evening after work, I'm ready to "chill" and decompress.
Looking forward to the A/Z challenge; sign ups are still in progress, so if you are interested, head over here to do so. Lots of craziness in the month of April, but lots of fun too.
The other night in the wee hours of the morning, hubby and me both heard a "chirping" sound, the sound like a battery that is starting to go from your smoke detector makes. Just one chirp. Being the brave woman that I am, I stayed in bed while hubby went to check things out. Everything was fine. No other chirps.
The next morning I started to investigate to see if I could figure out what needed to be changed. I counted, we have SEVEN (I kid you not) smoke detectors in this 1900 square foot house. They are all smoke detectors, not carbon monoxide detectors. 75% of the house has tall ceilings. Supposely, as told to us by our property management people, someone comes twice a year to change the batteries in the smoke detectors. By process of elimination, we changed the battery of the smoke detector closest to the bedroom, hoping that is the right one.
Hubby possibly is going out of town soon. I hope I'm not awakened in the middle of the night with chirping because I don't think I'll be able to negotiate the ladder that it will take to change the battery if it is a high ceiling smoke detector.
However, I feel really safe with seven smoke detectors.
Geesh, I did manage to write a lot, though I had nothing to say :)