I wasn’t going to do any more blogging today and then I was reminded that it’s Taco Tuesday. That plan was shot.
Besides tacos, the only thing planned is to wheelbarrow some juniper logs from the upper log pile to the log rack under the covered deck by the house because “winter is coming”. I also have to move some larger oak that’s seasoning down to the upper wood pile/rack.
That’s almost as much fun as driving to Winslow to pick up a crockpot.
The weather is starting to turn from summer to fall here in the high country and while it’s not down to freezing (and autumn leaves) at night, it’s not far off.
My oldest daughter started texting me last night at about 10:30. I wasn’t quite asleep and naturally, I appreciate the communication from my children no matter when it comes.
She said that after this school year ends, she and her husband will be looking for a home in Surprize/Avondale/Goodyear Arizona. He’s a police officer in SoCal and he’ll commute the 5 hours each way and do his 12-hour shifts, crash at a friend’s house and then come to AZ for his four days off. Naturally, it would be great to have them closer. Critical race theory and a host of other vicious subjects are now being taught in high school and vaxes are mandatory. My oldest grandson is poised to start high school in 2022. So they’ll flee the worker’s paradise.
The endless masking, the vaxing of children, and the prolongation of the Newsom agenda are wearing away at them.
My daughter said that they’d also enjoy spending weekends up at the mine with me, shooting, fishing, canoeing, rock climbing, and away from the city. There is plenty of room for them here. There’s a guest area that is very seldom used – essentially a second home with 1,800 square feet. She said that they’d miss their friends, but most of their friends are looking for a way out of Californistan.
The police get almost weekly training on “woke topics” and find it difficult to deal with. He has too much time in the system to quit and start elsewhere, so he needs to suck it up. All the same, he worries for his children, so time for them to leave.
You wouldn’t want to be racist…