It's 111 degrees and the weatherman is calling for monsoon storms. No doubt said storms will show up the day we plan to load the truck (can anyone say "Murphy's Law"?!).
Such is Arizona life in July!
The sundial has so few grains remaining and - consciously & subconsciously - I'm making lists and checking them twice.
We are ready - beyond ready - to make our exit exactly one week from today; but let me tell you it's been a long season of goodbyes and getting-readies! It's been an equally long season of tears and laughter, as letting go gives way to stretching forward.
Last evening our Home Team hosted a Flanagan Farewell party. I'm posting a few pics, but I'm sure you'll take my word for it when I say they simply cannot capture the affection, fun & solidarity shared among this amazing group.
If ever there was a batch of believers that made doing life together an artform, this would be that batch!
Now I've simply run of of Arizona days; and it's a good thing because I'm also running out of steam.
Right now my mind is doing mental gymnastics as I think through all those things that yet need to be done. I'm greatly relieved that so few items remain.
That said, the Domestic Dithers have set in; and I've been scrubbing woodwork, walls, ceiling fans, bathrooms, carpets (with brother-in-law Jim's help) and floors.
Murphy's Law also seems to warrant that a home is always in better condition on the day you move out than when you moved in! :) What's up with that, anyway?
Guess I'd better toss out all undone Sonoran adventures, such as ...
... learning how to make prickly pear pancake syrup
... hunting Havoline (aka wild pigs)
... climbing a rock wall in the Grand Canyon in search of petroglyphs
... donning a pair of leather chaps as a fashion statement
... raising mules (even though we live on "Mule Deer Way")
... driving the Apache Trail
... eating one more homemade pie from The Pine Country restaurant in Williams
... rustling rattlesnakes
Now I've got to begin working on my webbed-footed adventures list for the Land of Lush to which we soon head.