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Good Tuesday Morning.  Time for a bit of Tuesday Chatter with our host Eugenia over at Brew N Spew.

I’ll start with a bit of happy news – Firefighters are finally starting to get a handle on the BurroFire (link is to latest report from TucsonNewsNow).  The Fire is now at 65%.  I know that doesn’t seem like a lot but for several days after it first started it was at like 0%….  They finally got it up to 19%.  A couple days ago they got it to 51% and as of yesterday evening it was 65%.  That fire was kicking the firefighters butt and it’s good to see they are getting a handle on it.

Yesterday, our son did the first part of his belt testing (he does the second part on Wednesday).  He actually did really good.   I (Wife) cleaned up my phone so I could get videos and it still gave me fits.  I did get a couple videos including him doing his Kata – Tai Chi’o KoShodone (I don’t know that I’m saying that exactly right).  Wednesday he does the sparring portion.  Next Monday is the belt ceremony.

Wishing you all a Terrific Tuesday and Wonderful Week ahead.  Till next week.

Took this yesterday (Friday) evening but didn’t get a chance to post it.   A good size wind & dust storm was in thearea (enough to send an alert to my phone).

This was what tne sky looked like when I took the picture:


 Can’t see in picture, but the wind she’s a blowin. 

And way above the treeline, the moon is barely visible against the still light sky.


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At first I thought it was spelled something like “Sholo” but, No, it’s Show – Low (damn, I knew I should have grabbed a picture of one of the signs we passed).  So how did “Show Low” get its unique name?  Well, according to legend, two guys (I believe ranchers – from what my husband was telling me)  had decided that there was not enough room in the area (this was before it had become a town) for the two of them.  A marathon card game of Show Low was played in order to determine who would have the right to stay and who would have to be heading on their way…

I don’t know much about the game of Show Low, but apparently the goal is to show the lowest cards (thus the name Show Low).

If you go to the Wikipedia site for Show Low, Arizona it tells more about the town and the legend of the name.

We were only in Show Low over night for a wedding.  We had arrived the night before, spent most of the next day at the wedding and then left for home shortly after.  We didn’t get to see much of Show Low, but what we was pretty nice.   I’d have to say that Show Low looked to be a pretty decent size little town.