This is a special Weekend Coffee Share for me. This is the first week that Natalie is hosting Photographing Public Art Challenge. She has been such a faithful contributor since the beginning of the challenge that Cee Neuner and I started over eighteen months ago.
I love Weekend Coffee Share because it’s a place I chat about life and sum up my week and read as others do the same. Those who participate in PPAC have the option of just sharing pictures like they always do, just sharing coffee chatter like they always do, or doing both like I love to do.
Weather in Prescott
Cold! It gets down to the 30s in the morning. It’s 39 right now and no snow today.
PPAC Arizona Pioneer’s Home
If you have lived in Arizona for 50 or more years, you MIGHT qualify to live in the retirement center. You also have to be able to dress and bathe yourself when you first move in, according to the rules and this old miner that we met outside.
Pioneer Pete looks like he just walked out of the mines. He might need to clean up a bit before dinner. 🙂 All those white spots on the photo are not the result of a dirty camera lens. It was snowing. We ate lunch out at a restaurant with a covered patio as the eating area. The cover was more like a tarp and when the wind blew, the tarp lifted. Large hail pellets snuck between the roof and the tarp to hit our table. Time to move to a different table.
I’m a little late for Dan’s Thursday Doors challenge, but I’m hoping he will forgive me since we both celebrated our birthdays this week – on the same day.
We saw this large building high on a hill overlooking the city as we drove to our lunch date in the airy restaurant. None of us knew what it was, so after lunch, Vince drove up the hill and I got out to take a few pictures.
The Arizona Pioneer’s Home, established in 1909, joined the Registry of Historic places in 1995. Our curiosity satisfied, we did not go inside and check out the residence but there is a lot of information about the home on their website.
Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Ways to Move Up and Down
If you are a cat, no problem. Both Nutter Butter and Moji will tell you that jumping is the fastest way to move up and down. However, since Vince has been painting the living room, Moji enjoys climbing his ladder. The other picture shows the tree trimmers who spent a day at our condo. I took the picture for Cee’s challenge of catching people unaware, but the week passed before I got it posted. For more conventional ways of moving, check out Cee’s post and other challenge players.
More About Pets
For those following Nutter’s bout with Coronavirus. He has had a few better days. He eats $80-a-bag dry cat food and $3.50 a can of wet food so we can sneak in some medicine. Nonetheless, if I don’t watch him like a hawk, he can sneak in a bite of Moji’s over-the-counter food, and go right back to being sick again. Moji suffers from the same cleptomania problems, but she doesn’t get sick, only fatter. They are like Jack Sprat and his wife.
Having pets are not for the faint of heart. Besides the daily cleaning of fluid detritus in his litter box and sometimes on the wall and floor, Nutters has already cost $1,500 in tests and medicine. Now, the vet wants to run another $1,500 worth of tests to rule out cancer since he is not improving very much or very quickly. As a result of all his visits, he has to have a probiotic powder sprinkled on his food daily and a syringe of steroids shot into his unaccepting mouth every other day. He gets a squirt of 1 mg of Vitamin B 12 into his food, but he refused to take another squirt of antibiotic. He seems in good spirits and doesn’t have any signs of pain. He and Moji are only 4 years old.
Moji developed a bad sneeze this week, and I discovered an online vet program for $35 a month, which beat a visit to the vet for $100 or more with medicine. The online vet prescribed Lysine for cats which helps the immune system combat the virus she might have – feline herpesvirus – also common in cats. So she gets a different wet food with her powder mixed in.
I have to feed Kalev, the dog, on my lap or she backs away when Nutters tries to eat her food. She’s pretty healthy except for bad teeth and two nasty-looking growths on her back leg. She is 13.5 yrs. The estimate for her work – teeth cleaning and removing the growths – was also $1,500. Instead, I feed her very small dry food pellets and Benefil Incredibites for tiny dogs – which she is. She hardly has to chew anything. Her food only costs $10.00 for 12 tiny cans. She’s very active – loves walks and is very spry, so she will have to wait.
Mama Cormier gives me a chance this week to tell about my newest adventure.
The other activity I have taken on until February is to help with our Warm Coats program at Church on Thursday afternoons. The first week, there were only two of us and our overworked secretary. I recruited some more workers from our weekly video study we host on Wednesday nights, and other folks dropped by, so this week was less hectic. The woman in the middle brings groups of 6-8 veterans each week to pick out coats.
More Veterans Who Didn’t Pose in Groups of Three
You can see that many of the veterans wear more than one coat. The young man had on about three coats. He tried on a lighter coat that was a 3x and liked it very well until one of the other veterans found him this coat in the women’s section. He put it on and that was that. It was super warm.
I’ll close this chatty post with a picture of the adorable birthday presents my sister-in-law Cindy gave me – gourds. I wanted to get some to put in with my plants on the front patio to perk them up like I’d seen another blogger do. Vince thought they would look nice inside to stage the house to go on the market next Friday. Yes, we are moving to our other condo, Cindy’s house, and she is moving to ours temporarily while it is on the market. We need to get the cats and dog out – houses don’t stage well when cats have coronavirus – not contagious to humans, but very messy.
Thank you again Natalie for hosting PPAC and combining it with weekend coffee share.