Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Week of 12/29/2013

Sunday
As we start the last week of the year we have been invaded. It's a parakeet invasion. They sit quietly on the wires, but when they take to the air each one has a piece to say and none of them are quiet about it. It's amazing how much noise hundreds of parakeets can make. Notice the blue skies. This is a one day event.








Monday
After a one day visit from the sun it clouded up late yesterday afternoon and it began to rain about 10 pm. So far we have added another 1.15" to the monthly total and it continues to fall. We are now approaching 3" of rain in an area where the normal monthly rainfall average is 1.09". Current temperature at 2:30 pm is 45 and that looks like out high for the day.

Tuesday - New Years Eve
This is my last post of the year. It's been a good year with many adventures over 8 states in the western part of the United States. As I wrap of the year I am contemplating changing my RV insurance policy for a yacht policy. This is based on the fact that it continues to rain here in the Rio Grande Valley. It started Sunday night at 10 pm and has not stopped since. We are now up to 2.84" in this "rain event" and it does seem to be nearing completion.

So I'll sign off and check Mel to see where I can place the marine navigational lights and get ready for the transformation.

Before I go, I want to than all my readers for following along with me this year and I wish the best for all of you in the new year.


22 comments:

  1. If we see you on this side of the Gulf we'll be sure to toss you a line. Be Safe and Enjoy!
    Happy New Year John.

    It's about time.

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  2. Don't forget to load the animals two by two!

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  3. Happy New Year, to you John. May the blue sky return and parakeets fall silent.

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    1. Thanks Russ, wishing a good year for you and your bride.

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  4. Happy New Year John. Get the oars out and paddle hard.

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    1. I've got the engine, all I need is the propeller. Besides oars hurt my hands.

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  5. I love all the parakeets. That would have been incredible to see them all take off. However, they are definitely noisy. My roommate(many years ago) had about 20 of them and they drove me crazy.

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    1. There were hundreds when they all took off it was awesome. They fly in a loose formation, but when one swoops they all do, like one big wave in the sky.

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  6. A "duck" RV, a great idea. Happy New Year!

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  7. Underway again, you just can't wait to get underway again...

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  8. And don't forget to shift the ensigns on Mel when you sail! ;c)

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    1. As a former signalman I know the drill, I even know when to dip the flag.

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  9. I love the green parakeets. I will miss them this year.

    Happy New Year dear friend! Hope you don't float away.

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  10. HAPPY NEW YEAR as I wait in restrained excitement for your wild adventures this year. Keep warm and dry.

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