Borrego Springs, CA

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Getting ready

Ok, so I made a list and worked on checking several things off as done today.  It’s not very exciting, I’m afraid.  So, this evening I decided to take a little drive to get some milk and check out the Island Park Dam to see what was around.  I’m still hoping to see a moose one of these days.
_MG_3428I drove through a pretty heavy rainstorm to get there.  I’m thinking that all these cormorants and pelicans were drying off their feathers after the downpour.  Some of these islands weren’t visible about a month ago when the water was higher.
 _MG_3437Along the shoreline was an osprey standing in the water.  I’m not sure what he was doing there.  When he flew off, he didn’t have a fish in his talons.
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This poor great blue heron was really working away on feather maintenance.

As if getting everything done on my list for getting ready to leave wasn’t enough, another little issue cropped up last night.  As I was putting away the dishes, the top of one of my kitchen cabinets came undone.  The top hinge came loose, and the screws went flying.  I still have to track down one of the screws.  I thought I’d have to go to West Yellowstone to get some wood putty, but Jim, next door, suggested  this evening that I just plug the stripped holes with toothpicks and put the screws back in.  I’ll give that a whirl tomorrow.  :)

My friends, Gordon and Juanita Pierce, are staying at Red Rock all season, and Gordon reported in his blog that the biting insects have departed.  Ha!  He needs to come over to my side of the park and give a little blood!  They are still here!  :(

Well, that’s the Red Rock Review for today.

Thanks for stopping by….talk to you later,  Judy


  1. Some days are just for!
    Hope the toothpick idea works on the cabinet hinge.
    Take care and best wishes for getting things ready for leaving.
    Mike & Gerri

  2. Enjoyed your pics today. That toothpick idea is unusual....but so clever! Hope it works.

  3. your blood must be sweeter than our beloved friends..Gord and Juanita!!!
    oh and there is the stuff called "NO NAIL"..you could try that..along with the toothpicks!!

  4. If the toothpicks don't work you can get these little plastic push ins at a Lowes or Home Depot.that go in the whole and then when you put the screw back in they expand and grip, work really well for heavier loads like a cabinet. Good Luck on the fix, your getting pretty good as a handyman. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  5. Thanks for the words about Raton Pass. I'll try to remember to b-r-e-a-t-h-e on the way down! Hope you give an update on how the toothpicks work; sure makes sense when ya think about it. We'll be starting to get ready also soon. Have a groovy day and hugs to Emma!

  6. Hi, Judy - See if you can find that missing screw before Emma finds it and, perhaps, swallows it. Use a good flash light and get down on your hands and knees, if necessary. I'm just saying...Carol

  7. That is one scrawny looking Blue Heron :) Bless his heart! Hope your cabinet trick works!

  8. Sounds like Jim is a good neighbor. I've heard of the tooth pick trick, but have never tried it.