Patricia Paul Properties

Patricia Paul Properties

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Jun 07, 2009
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This lovely home is located near Pima Community College West Campus, near Starr Pass and Greasewood.   Situated on a generous corner lot this home features central air conditioning, 2-car garage, enclosed back yard, covered rear patio, storage room.  

The interior is in a neutral palette, mostly tiled some beige carpet.  Includes all window coverings.  Includes refrigerator, washer and dryer!

Convenient to PCC, Hospitals, Downtown, UofA, and many major employers.

Rent:  $1,000 per month

Security Deposit:  $1,000

Lease:  1 year


Jun 07, 2009
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Why is it that my closet that I have always complained about being so small, now seems interminably huge when I have decided to tackle it?   Could it be that there are literally years worth of clothing jam-packed within the walls?  Suits, dresses, and blouses I can't ever recall seeing before, along with some that I remember but would rather forget.

And the shoes!  I have never been a footwear fanatic.  So how have I managed to accumulate so darn many shoes?  I feel like I should wear a different pair every day.   But I don't;  I wear my tried and true favorites that are all broken in.   And the others sit in the closet gathering dust. 

How can it be that I have already removed three garbage bags full of clothing to be donated to charitable organizations, and yet there seems to be no appreciable difference in the over-crowding situation?

Laundry baskets seem to multiply in there.  The stack keeps getting taller.  Know what else I found in there?  All those missing socks whose mates have been lonely and waiting. 

I am pledging to myself and to you that I will continue thinning out this closet until I am finished.   Who knows what else I'll find!

06/14/09   Closet Update: 

I'm pleased to report that on Friday night I got to the bottom of the closet.   I was actually able to vacuum in there.  Oh, the dust was flying, all right!  But maybe if I got in there sooner, it wouldn't have been such a big job.  I did generate 6 or 7 bags of clothing and shoes to donate to a charitable organization.  And I feel better for having it cleaned and organized.  Maybe now I'll try to keep it that way!


Jun 06, 2009
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PBS is in the middle of their membership drive, and they have had some fantastic music programs on recently.  Earlier tonight they had a live concert of the Moody Blues.  They still sounded fantastic, and hearing the music again took me straight back to the 70's.   They had such a wealth of songs; all members of that band wrote songs. 

Now they're showing a concert with Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, live from Madison Square Gardens.  What talent!  Their music still holds up today. 

A couple months ago I saw a film of an older program called " Roy Orbison and Friends."  A young Bruce Springsteen and other musical stars joined him in a really fabulous concert. 

This network also shows opera, ballet, symphonies, and other great performances, exposing the masses to the arts.

This is not your run-of-the-mill programming, folks.  Don't you get tired of the silly and mindless reality shows and sitcoms day after day on network TV?   I know I do!  Select PBS for some great alternative viewing. 


Jun 05, 2009
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Does anyone know what those beautiful purple flowering bushes are called, that are right in the height of their blooming right now?   They're not quite Texas Rangers, but sort of similar.  This plant's flowers are a much darker color, and the branches are longer and fairly symmetrical.    You frequently see them in commercial landscaping and boulevard medians.   They sure are stunning when they're in bloom!

I'll try to photograph one to add to this website.

If you can identify this bush, please write me!

Jun 03, 2009
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2983 S. Foster Drive     (Near Wilmot/Golf Links) 

A very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rental home just hit the market.  This home will be available for rent by mid-July or August 1.  To find out more aout this lovely home, please click on the tab marked "Home Rentals". 

May 26, 2009
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Hope you all had a fun Memorial Day weekend.  I hope you took some time to think about all the service men and women who gave their lives for their country, and about those currently serving in the Armed Forces.   They perform a necessary and dangerous job that many of us couldn't or wouldn't do.  I'm sure all Americans would join me in thanking them.

Memorial Day heralds the beginning of the summer season.  School is out, people are making plans for vacations,  it stays lighter longer, and the days have become warm.  I was thinking back to the family vacations we took when I was a kid.   Sometimes we took road trips.  We'd pack the family into the old station wagon and hit the road.  We grew up in Michigan, and we usually headed up north.  I remember playing games in the car during the drive; either looking for  different state license plates, or searching for a list of items to see how many we could find.  

I also remember waiting for it to get warm enough for us to run through the sprinklers.  We all had lawns back in Michigan, and it was fun.   I didn't know that it was the poor man's swimming pool, and frankly, I wouldn't have cared.  We had a good time, and that's all that mattered. 

For the past thirty years or so, I have lived in Tucson and love the desert.  But it sure gets hot, and I admit it's nice to escape to someplace cooler when I have the chance.  Now we head to the White Mountains in northern Arizona.  I hope to make it up there several times over the course of the summer.  Not only is the cooler weather pleasant, but the beautiful scenery and slower pace are also very attractive. 

Do you have a favorite memory of a summer vacation?  I encourage you to share it. 



May 14, 2009
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Have you noticed?  The saguaros around the Old Pueblo have begun to bloom.   The saguaro cacti we planted around our yard 25 years ago are developing flower buds at the top of the plant.    The saguaro blossom has white  waxy flowers with white or yellow centers.  It blooms at night, though you may see some open flower buds during daytime hours, too.    The bees like them.  The Saguaro Blossom is the State Flower of Arizona.  The flowers that get pollinated later produce red fruit.  It is sometimes used in making jelly or syup.  Local birds and critters also like to feast on them.   

Enjoy the display;  it should be going on for several more weeks.    Oh, by the way, how did you like the flowering Palo Verde trees?   Those lovely yellow trees put on such a display!  Springime in the desert is so beautiful!

Now would be a great time to take a drive through either one of the Saguaro National Parks. 



May 10, 2009
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This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is becoming available soon.  Please look under the Home Rentals tab for more details.

** Owner is licensed real estate agent in Arizona **

** Equal Housing Opportunity **


May 09, 2009
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Today is a day to celebrate and honor mothers.   Mothers are really very special people.  Once they give birth to a child, they spend most of their lives teaching, guiding,  nurturing, and loving it. 

My mother, Carol, is a great person.   She has so many traits I admire.  She is warm, kind, compassionate, intelligent, sharp, stylish, knowledgable, resourceful,  fun, and loving.   And that's just for starters.  She raised six children and continues to actively play an important part in their lives.    She's amazing, and today, and all days, I salute her!  And I love her!

Do something nice for a mother in your life. 

May 08, 2009
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Hot has hit the Old Pueblo.  I was gone for the better part of last week on business, and while I was gone Tucson hit triple digit temperatures.  It's no surprise, really.  We know each year it will happen.  It used to be fun to see the " Ice Break"  contests predicting the first 100 degree moment of the year.  At least the temperatures will be in the low 100's this week.  We've still got a while before the really hot stuff.  Wonder how many days over 100 we average each year.  Guess I should research that one.  Right offhand, I'd guess somewhere around 20 - 25.  I'll get back to you on that one. 

I still say braving 100+ is much better than tolerating 25 degrees or less.  And the cold season elsewhere seems to last so much longer than our hot spell.   After all, the warm climate is what attracted me to Tucson to begin with. 

This week's forecast:

Sunday:  Sunny,  High 101, Low 65

Monday:  Mostly sunny, High 101, Low 66

Tuesday:  Sunny, High 101, Low 65

Wednesday:  Sunny, High 99, Low 63

Thursday:  Sunny, High 102, Low 67

Friday:  Mostly sunny, High 101, Low 66

Now, that's not too hard to take!



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