Use your imagination …

Tonight I drove home later than normal. As luck would have it, tonight’s sunset in Phoenix was one of those Kodak moments that happen often. I didn’t have my camera with me, so all I could do was enjoy the picturesque scene in the western sky. I can’t really describe the colors (golden yellow, orange, and pink) that were being reflected off the scattered clouds that hung low on the horizon.

I know some of you who live in Arizona have seen many gorgeous sunsets in real life or pictures that are often featured in such magazines as Arizona Highways. Just imagine one of those times when you were lucky enough to witness a beautiful Arizona sunset.

If you don’t live in a place that has sunsets such as those we get to experience here in Phoenix, search the Internet for “images Arizona sunset” and then use your imagination. You can also go to a newsstand or library and browse through the magazines. Hopefully you will find a beautiful picture of a sunset.


Go Figure … it’s Friday

Random things that happened today … Go Figure!

  • Found out that I am still too short for my current weight (up more than 6 pounds since last check 4 months ago)
  • Lunch portion was too large … took some back to office, but I don’t really feel like eating left-over Oriental food
  • On the drive home, received call from home. Guess what? Family wanted Oriental food for supper
  • Took a while for family to decide what to eat once I got home … Take-out Mexican food was final decision
  • Take-out place was busy! Some credit card payments were not able to be processed. Manager basically “gave away the food” … but my credit card was processed okay
  • Because I worked later than normal, I missed the fourth major dust storm that occurred this summer in the Phoenix area
  • I originally posted this in the wrong portion of this blog

Washing some of the Haboob dust of my car …

Tonight while filling up my car at a local gas station I noticed that my windows really needed cleaning. After all, parts of Phoenix endured another haboob (or duststorm) last week. This year’s monsoons have produce at least three major dust storms across  the Phoenix area.

I grabbed the squeegee from the container between the gas pumps. I attempted to clean some of the dust and road grime off all of the windows. All I did was move the dust and grime from one portion of my windows to another.

Tonight’s night time temperature was close to 110 F. The moisture from the squeegee evaporated almost as fast as I put on the windows. I just hope that I didn’t make things worse by trying to clean up my act.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure …

Recently my wife and I placed several unwanted items (i.e. trash or junk) from our garage and side yard in a large pile near the street. We were getting ready for the quarterly bulk trash pickup event. The city of Phoenix sends out a special crew to pick up these unwanted items. Most items won’t fit in the normal trash receptacle used for the weekly trash pickup.

Within minutes, several different individuals driving through the neighborhood stopped to examine our growing pile of trash. At one point, we were still bringing out more junk as scavengers were trying to decide how they were going to transform our junk into some form of treasure. Our large pile of trash quickly shrank down to less than one third the original size.