Saturday, May 26, 2018

More Green Belt Progress

Lots more plants, trees, and shrubs arriving to be planted along the green belt.

Oleanders are being planted all along the streets.  They're cute spindly little twigs right now so it will be fun watching them grow over summer.

Work continues on the block wall on the perimeter.

Still installing more sprinkler system.

Construction continues on the new houses already in place.

 Another 25,000 square feet of sod has arrived.

A crew of six are unloading and laying each (Heavy!!) roll.
(Advil anyone??)

Watch them in action.

Came across Dave and Sam discussing world events. 

The girls still gather for Pegs & Jokers every Thursday.

Mouse still finds comfortable resting places.  He seems to prefer anywhere in the house other than the $40 expensive cat bed we bought for him.  We now use that bed for a toy box. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tapas Tuesday

I stopped in at the weekly Tapas Tuesday event to take photos of the folks attending so you could see who is still among us.

Evening and morning temps are still in the 60s and the triple digits are nearing so we're still enjoying our weather.  Afternoons are a great time to head in doors and keep each other company.

Our hard-working landscape crew has started with the annual tree trimming routine.  They started with the entrance street this year.  With all the bushes gone and the trees trimmed, our entry way really looks nice!

Although it was quite windy today, Don took Maverick out for a ride over the new section so you could see that the "green belt" is definitely under construction.

Tom and Mary Williams taking their golf bags for a stroll.  

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pickleball Rocks

Big News!!  AJ and Irene Fraties have written a book about pickleball and are selling it on Amazon!

I received this email from AJ this morning:

Looking for a good summer read? Want to know something about the strange, sometimes mystical world of pickleball? Want to learn something new? Want to do it all by reading one book? The Fish Finder Chronicles: Volume One, Arriving Through Pickleball is now in general distribution. 
The unique Fish Finder trilogy traces the journey of Jon "Fish" Fisher as he finds himself on the pickleball courts. The first volume, Arriving Through Pickleball, introduces us to Jon, a 52-year-old ex-tennis star,  in the middle of a profound midlife crisis. In trying to work himself out of it, and with the help of his therapist Sam Blaskin and a strange, mystical figure known only as The Aardvark Rinpoche, Jon takes, at first, baby steps back to himself and later discovers he might find a way to special powers and a much bigger family than he ever knew.
Veteran pickleball writers A.J. and Irene Fraties collaborate to bring this first mainstream novel featuring the odd world of pickleball.  The first volume in the series has already been described as "a fun,.... moving read," "a real page-turner," and "a well-written journey through pickleball."
Volume One is available for Kindle and hard copy through Amazon. (Volume Two is set to be finished in July, 2019 and Volume Three is anticipated in in late 2020.)
Please give this book a look. And spread the word, too!

My book is already ordered from Amazon Prime and will arrive by Wednesday of this week.  Congratulations to the Fraties.  We know from our own experience that getting stuff published is no easy task.  

Here is the link to AJs book:  Fish Finder Chronicles

Want to read more?  Here is a link to Don's books:  Frontier Justice


Friday, May 18, 2018

Clearing the edge of the golf course

Wow.  Lots of activity along the edge of the golf course the last couple days.  Looks like all the shrubs are being removed along the fairways.  Fernando is out with the backhoe pulling up the bushes to haul them away.  I'll try to track down Mark and Fernando to get the scoop and see what the plan is.

LOL..............I'm guessing it will be a lot easier to find your golf ball when it slices or hooks off the fairway!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Acrylic Pour and More

Acrylic Pour Class by Sue Belding - Wed May 16, 2018
Sue took a group of faithful followers on the art of doing an Acrylic Pour. Like witches brewing up a magic potion, Sue walked them thru the entire process, creating a a beautiful potion which they poured over canvas and some did large stones. Thank you Sue for introducing this to many of us. (Photos copied from Nextdoor.)

Our morning weather has been absolutely ideal.  Nice cool upper 60s and lots of sunshine and fresh air.  It heats up fast after about 10:00 but these early mornings are precious.

We see Kevin and Kathy Root out for their morning exercise.

The saguaros are in full bloom this time of year.

New houses spring up like weeds.  We're expecting over 20 new installations this summer.

Wonderful forecast.  I don't complain until we hit triple digits.

The doves, of course, don't care what the day brings as they're very busy growing more doves.

Our crews continue work on the golf course.

It's just another day for Mouse.  He's resting up from a recent race through the house with his buddy, Kat.