Monday, January 7, 2013

Little Christmas is over & Notre Dame vs Alabama

Gerry and I have always kept our Christmas decorations up until after little Christmas is over.  It is a tradition going back to Gerry's childhood and is based on the 12th day of Christmas when the wise men arrived.  We took down the decorations today and will store them in the motor home basement until next Christmas.  I wonder if Barbara & Henry are carrying on the tradition and passing it down to their children.

We had some errands to run today and went out searching for a Harbor Freight on the east side of Tucson.  We finally had to call the sales phone number to get the address of HF.  After punching 1 for English twice and then being told by a machine to look online for the address, Gerry pressed 0 to get a human on the line.  She was quite helpful and gave us the address which was 2 blocks from where we were located.  Just in the nick of time.  

We made the purchases and started back home when we decided to stop somewhere for dinner.  Inn-N-Out burgers has been recommended to us by numerous people and we thought we'd try it tonight.  They don't have many choices on the menu, so we ordered and were served fairly quickly.  After the meal we both decided we like 5 Guys Hamburgers more, but at least we tried it.

There was a party in the rec center watching the Notre Dame-Alabama BCS championship game and we thought about joining the group.  By the time we got back from our errands, the score was 21-0 with Alabama leading the Fighting Irish.  It only got worse after than and I didn't see any reason to watch the game.  The final score of 42-14 proved us right in this regard.  As they say, I didn't have a dog in the fight so I didn't really care who won, but it would have been nice to see a more competitive game.

The weather report is on the TV and they are talking about that dreaded word -- SNOW -- somewhere around us.  Usually it is in the higher elevations and doesn't really affect us that much.  I actually like to see the snow on the cactus plants since it is so unusual and photogenic.   The snow will be east of us and it doesn't look like any accumulation.  I hope Jerry & Suzy are ready for this because they could get around an inch of snow in Benson.  It could be worse since 100 years ago today it was the coldest ever on record for Tucson with temps down to 6 degrees.  That is cold wherever you are.
As we were leaving the park today we noticed a beautiful carved wooden bench sitting in a campsite.  Our friend Judy said it was made out of roots from a tree that came from Indonesia.  It was sold for $800 and looked more like a work of art, rather than a bench.

That was our exciting day, how was yours.  




  1. I started taking our decorations down on the 29th and had the house back to normal on the 30th! My friend puts his up on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend and on Christmas morning they open presents, eat a big lunch around noon and take down the the end of the day his house is back to normal. He is my you know I would rather not put up anything!


  2. It's too bad that good marriages are all about compromise...I'd rather it be all about my ideas during the holidays... like from Thanksgiving til Little Christmas, but poor ol' Henry would have a heart attack before you'd know it!
    Since I love him enough not to wish him harm, we compromise! So glad you agree on that one!!
    Until next Christmas!