Toothfairy?

I woke up this morning and found a quarter under my pillow. First thought was, toothfairy? But I have all my teeth. Not sure where it came from but perhaps the next time it could be a $20!

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Luckiest Girl

Sometimes I think I am the luckiest girl in the world. I live on a beautiful healthy piece of the earth. At night I can reach up and touch every star in the universe. A 6 minute drive takes me to the border of Mexico.
How many people live on the border of another country? When I lived in France I could drive to Germany for lunch. Here I can walk into Mexico for lunch, a dance class, a dentist or Dr. Or what ever I want.
Can you ? It is magnificent. One minute in the USA a 30 second walk across the street and I am in another country. What an amazing life I have. I can only hope politics, people’s fears and confusion never takes that privilege from me. It is an honor I hold dear. Anyone want to meet for lunch?

Soaking Boards

Soaking boards sounds easy. But nothing is easy in this builder’s world. I thought I could fill the wheel barrow with water.

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Wheelbarrow leaks.
So I slowly turned on the hose and let it run over the boards.

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Only problem was the earth is almost totally clay and with all the underground gopher tunnels I sank down in mud over my ankle. Glad it was only one foot and I was wearing my work boots.
Not having any two leggeds to help I requested assistance from the stone people.

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With the help of the stone people and water I was able to bend and place the boards. These will become the rim.
To prevent water dropping into the seams I covered them with tape. As you can see the. Black gorilla glue tape held and the duck tape was a total waste of time, energy, and money.¬† Don’t buy it.
Of course the winds are 40 mph with gusts higher so I am greatful the rim boards have remained in place and are drying to a curve. Tomorrow morning the winds should be calmer so I will glue them down then.

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Meanwhile I have been painting a dragon behind the tree of life for the floor of the yurt (ger ) and a windhorse. Last night I started the paper bag floor which will be transfered to the yurt as well.

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Windhorse  is incomplete.

Pennies from heaven or the Brownies?

It rained during the night and the ground was a bit squishy but my faithful friend, Huney Bunch, ( my neighbor’s chow) and I took a stroll which quickly turned into a game of tag around the yard. Stopping by the studio I looked down and found a gift. I had already collected a handful of coins when I thought to photograph the remaining ones to share with you.

I just wonder if they were a gift from the little people, most likely the Brownies, as I heard Huney Bunch barking last night, or came down with the rain clouds.

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Happy Hippo

When some folks look down they find a coin or a $20 bill. I live on the side of a desert mountain and walked down to the road to meet a friend. There I looked around for snakes or unfriendlies and thought how cool would it be to find a dime or piece of old jewelry or? So I walk about scanning the dirt when low and behold I FIND A HIPPOPOTOMOUS!

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Worst Drive Best visit or Broken Mirror

Leaving for Las Vegas

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Sunrise beautiful day for a trip
Return from storage

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Return trip took an extra 21/2 hours due to all the accidents and semi-trucks lying on their sides. After the third one I didn’t know if I should start to worry or be grateful someone was looking out for me. Then I remembered the broken mirror.
As I was digging through storage I saw the mirror and just felt “Oh no, this is going to break.” so it got moved to a safe place outside. After I finished I put the mirror back having decided I didn’t believe in bad luck. As soon as it was safely placed on the side I heard a crack. Broke right down the middle. I knew it. The heck with it. I moved more stuff around to the tune of mirror shattering. Closed and locked the storage.
That night I spent with a great friend. One who read on my blog I wished I had oatmeal cookies. She baked amazing cookies. Now that is a good friend.
Of course as I drove the broken mirror crossed my mind. The first accident caused a major delay and took over an hour to exit the freeway. The second one had us down to two lanes. The third was a pile up of cars but by then I was in another state so felt progress. The fourth was a single trailer truck lying on its side. Shortly after i sat in rush hour traffic for another hour.
It all gave me lots to think about. The broken mirror. But every event happened before I reached that point. So it sounds more like I was lucky not unlucky.