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From Me To You... It is now 3:51 a.m. I have been trying to sleep since 1:26 a.m. and I hate to give up but I have things to do tomorrow - today really. I never have a problem falling asleep but staying asleep, that’s the challenge. I can be woken by any of a number of little things. From needing to go to the bathroom, a storm (thank you monsoon season), leg cramps (my particular favorite), or even a dog licking his paw by my bed. At this point if a moth flaps its wings outside my bedroom window I think I would be up.

back to relaxation techniques and accepting the fact that this may be my life for a while.

Luckily I have a job where I can set my own hours and take that nap, but most people cannot. Unless you live in Spain. Now they have the right idea - shut down the country for two or more hours every afternoon and take a siesta. Apparently it actually makes people more effective and productive at work and I can see how that would be true. I maintain that nothing good comes out of my office after 11 a.m. No matter how much I try and drag it out there is no way for me to be productive unless I nap.

Once awake I rarely get back to sleep before 4 or 5 a.m., only to be awakened once more by the household starting their day at 6... I have tried any number of sleep aids to nod off again, apps that soothe, candy that crushes, books, meditation, muscle relaxation techniques and more - but once my mind is up it is up.

I think I should look at this insomnia as my body making me take afternoon naps without guilt. On that note, it is now 3:05 p.m. and I think the couch is calling my name... see you in a couple of hours!

I thought of starting a group online where others could share their stories and perhaps band together to solve crimes during the night. What else should I be doing at 3 a.m.? I could always go to my office (conveniently located downstairs) and get some work done, but then my day is messed up and it will just encourage the perpetuation of the problem into the next night. I will report back tomorrow and let’s see what happens...

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The Bug Guy

After a long, hot summer and a stormy monsoon season, fall can’t come soon enough in the west valley. Before we know it, our days are shorter and kids are spending more time playing outdoors. Unfortunately, the change in weather also brings an unwelcome pest – swarmers, also known as flying termites. Prime termite season runs from the onset of monsoons through spring, when swarmers emerge to mate and establish new colonies. Termites particularly love vulnerable residential properties and can eat a home out from under its owners, often without them even knowing until much damage has been done. Termites can chew through wood, flooring and wallpaper undetected, compromising the structural stability of a home within several years, depending on the species. Termites cause $5 billion worth of property damage annually.

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properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. • Routinely inspect the foundation of a home for signs of mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source), uneven or bubbling paint and wood that sounds hollow when tapped. Monitor all exterior areas of wood, including windows, doorframes and skirting boards for any noticeable changes. Maintain an 18-inch gap between soil and any wood portions of your home. Consider scheduling a professional inspection annually. Termite damage is not covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. Termites cannot be controlled with doit-yourself measures. If you suspect a termite infestation, contact a licensed pest professional immediately to determine the extent of the problem and receive a recommendation of an appropriate course of treatment.

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Spiritual Thoughts Have you ever been asked by your children or grandchildren to read the same book over and over again? Or maybe you have been asked to play the same board game, watch the same movie, or listen to the same song over and over again. There is comfort in doing things that give us joy. And for some of us, that comes in the repetition of the familiar.

My husband once explained to someone on the East Coast what it was like to live in Arizona. He said, it’s like getting your favorite flavor of ice cream everyday of every year. For most of us, that means 365 days of joy a year. For others of us, we get tired of the same thing every day. Rain provides a beautiful and needed respite from sunny days. Seasonal changes help us to appreciate each type of weather and temperature. In Ecclesiastes chapter 3 we read that there is a season for everything under heaven.

With each change in seasons we can grow to appreciate our world even more. Even though my children and I miss having the same kids in their class, they really like making new friends and finding other classmates who have similar interests as them. Even though we really like eating cherries, we really look forward to peach season. We enjoy these fruits even more after a long period without them. Even though plants, pets and friends die or move on, we can cherish the times we had with them. Change can be hard but it can also open us up to new joys, to more appreciation for what we have and a sense of love and longing for what we miss. As changes happen in your life, may you be filled with gratitude for the seasons that we are given. Don’t forget! As part of our mission to serve and love our community, Spirit Song Church is excited to offer free afternoon camp on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00pm at the HOA Mountain Vista Club. Contact pastor@ spiritsong.church for more info or check us out on facebook. Spirit Song Church in Vistancia | Facebook Submitted by Misty Howick, Pastor of Spirit Song Church, an online and in-person church worshipping at Vistancia Elementary School

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Edible Gardening People have become more health-conscious in the last year, seeking relaxing activities and projects that give them a sense of accomplishment. According to the National Gardening Association, 67% of Americans are growing or planning to grow their own fruits, herbs and vegetables in 2021, and there are more than 18.3 million new gardeners trying their hand at growing their own flowers or produce.

1) Think about what you already eat

While growing your own edible garden can be exciting, there are a few things to consider before you start. It can all feel a bit overwhelming, but with tips from Garrett Magee, the design mastermind behind the landscape design firm Manscapers, you can create the ultimate edible garden - no matter the time of year or where you live. Here are a few suggestions to help your garden sprout:

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Before you start digging, plan your edible garden by looking inside your fridge to see what kinds of produce you buy from the grocery store for inspiration. By growing fruits and veggies you like, you don’t have to worry about them going to waste. If you have kids, grow the fruits and veggies they enjoy too.

When building your edible garden, start small by growing plants out of a window box or small garden bed. As you get more comfortable, slowly expand and scale up the following year. Fruit and vegetable gardens are typically low maintenance, but they’re never no maintenance, so be patient and stay on a regular schedule you’ll develop your green thumb in no time. 3) Grow a vertical garden If you live in an urban environment or don’t have a traditional back yard, every square inch of space is precious. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to garden. Focus on growing your produce up rather than out with tools like a garden trellis, which works well for supporting high-climbing plants like cucumbers. 4) Go green

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After School

As most working American parents and students return to in-person work and school, after a year plus of remote work and virtual learning, it begs the question for parents: How prepared are you to handle back to after school? According to a survey conducted by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 75% of parents report that after-school time actually causes as much or more stress than in-school time. On top of that, layer the emotional impact of COVID-19 and it makes for a nerve-wracking start to the school year. Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an expert in youth development offers these tips to help take the stress out of back-to-school season for parents this year. Emphasize the importance of emotional development After a stressful school day, kids and teens need mentors and trusted adults they can turn to in order to feel supported and better learn to cope with any challenges that may have come up during the day. Working parents aren’t always readily available right after school to talk to their child, so utilizing affordable afterschool programs can alleviate stress for parents, knowing their child is with trained, trusted adults and mentors.

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Create a safe space Since juvenile crime escalates during the hours of 3-7 p.m. according to the U.S. Department of Justice, parents have cause for concern about how their children spend their time during these critical hours. Parents can stay focused at work and have peace of mind when they know their child has arrangements for supervised, afterschool care with trustworthy adult leaders. Get active, get healthy Increased screen time, more snacking and fewer outdoor activities became prevalent during the pandemic. After-school time offers the chance for young people to take part in sports and fitness activities that not only burn off pent-up energy but allow youth to build their self-esteem, reduce anxiety and learn good sportsmanship. Plan for consistent homework time After a year of virtual learning, keeping up with homework is a priority. By making and sticking to a plan for how and when to tackle homework each day, parents and kids can make the most of after-school time. Whether it’s at home with support from a parent or guardian, at a tutoring facility or at a community organization with academic programming, setting aside a specific time and place for homework will avoid headaches for parents and children alike. Focus on safe socializing After more than a year of virtual learning, children and teens are itching to be with their friends again. Some may also have some social anxiety when it comes to larger group settings. Either way, after-school time provides an opportunity for youth to interact with friends, build relationships, reengage with peer relationships and work on their social skills. Ensure your kids and teens have a balanced after-school routine that consists of time spent working on academics and time with friends.

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Out & About

Whether you prefer meandering road trips to small towns, focused explorations of top tourist destinations or fast flights to energetic big city escapes, traveling is one of the things people missed most during the pandemic. Now that travel is rebounding, people are eagerly planning trips and crunching the cost. The reality is vacations may be fun, but they can also be expensive. One potential solution is renting your home while out of town to help pay for your vacation costs. Private residential rentals are a hot commodity that has flourished in the last year. Not only do these places often provide a more unique, integrated experience compared to hotels and resorts, they also offer comfort and amenities that modern travelers desire. Additionally, during times of heightened health awareness, many people appreciate the space and solitude that private rentals provide.

must-know details in the listing. Strive to provide good customer service by responding to inquiries within 24 hours. • Convey pros and cons: When listing your space and answering questions, convey the pros and cons clearly. For instance, a downtown condo might be conveniently located to attractions, but also be noisier. • Assess amenities: Travelers want to stay at places that align with their lifestyle and meet their needs. Budget-minded travelers might be OK with minimal extras, but others will want amenities like wireless internet and kitchen basics for cooking. • Price right: For new hosts, start with a price that’s a bit lower than your goal. This will help you attract guests, and once you’ve received some great reviews, you can re-evaluate price increases. Currently 4 million hosts have welcomed more than 900 million guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe on Airbnb. Learn more at Airbnb.com/Host.

You may have wondered about renting your home but stopped because you assume it requires a full-time commitment. However, people are finding flexibility in renting their spaces part time while they’re out of town to add to their income. If you want to start renting your property, consider these tips: • Evaluate your space: At a minimum, guests expect a clean, comfortable sleeping space and access to a restroom. Not all listings have access to a kitchen, but it’s important to indicate if guests will have access to a cooking space. • Define the rental: It may be a whole house, a condo or unique spaces like an RV or sailboat. Define your property and decide what guests can access, whether it’s the entire space, a private room or shared with others. • Create a listing: Help travelers decide if your space meets their needs by providing attractive pictures, clear information and 12 Estrella Publishing - Mountain View magazine

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Mosquitos

Gatherings with family and friends are back! Also back? Mosquitoes and other flying insects that annoy, irritate and generally make outdoor activities less enjoyable for everyone. Fortunately, there are simple and effective ways to keep bugs at bay and the outdoor adventures going strong. Whether you’re going on a walk, relaxing on the patio or hosting a gathering in your backyard, you want to enjoy your time outdoors. Here are seven natural solutions to solve mosquito problems: 1) Avoid standing water Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so at home, eliminate places in your yard where water accumulates, such as buckets, pots and lids. Put containers away or turn them over so they don’t catch water. For things like pools and bird baths, remember to keep water fresh.

2) Circulate air When air is calm it’s easy for mosquitoes to fly around. When it’s windy, mosquitoes have a more difficult time getting where they want. Therefore, if you’re hosting a gathering at your home and air is stagnant, consider running fans if possible. You may add portable fans to patios, decks and other outdoors areas where people gather. 3) Cover up Add a barrier between yourself and mosquitoes with your clothing. Even during warm weather you may opt for cotton clothing that breathes to keep you cool. In addition to shirts and pants that cover your skin, consider skipping the sandals and wear socks and closed-toe shoes to protect feet and ankles. Wearing a hat helps protect your head, too. 4) Wear personal repellents When bugs are bugging you, you don’t need to resort to heavy chemical repellents. Personal wristbands and carabiners that are portable and easy to wear, repelling bugs with all-natural essential oils not dominated by citronella are a good option. 5) Wear lighter colors Research shows that dark colors like black, navy blue and red are more attractive to mosquitoes. When deciding what to wear before heading outside, consider light colors that not only keep you cool, but also help repel these insects. Whites and pastels may be a good option. 6) Avoid perfumes Strong smells are like a siren call for mosquitoes, so the next time you’ll be heading outdoors, skip the perfume or cologne. Don’t forget about other strongly scented products you may use including deodorant and soaps. You may not be able to limit use of these personal products, but you can opt for light or no-scent versions. For more information about mosquitoes and natural options for keeping them at bay, visit skeeter-hawk.com

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Furry Friends Cats make excellent pets and are an excellent option for those with limited mobility who are in need of companionship. If you are considering opening your home to a new cat, here are some tips to help make the transition easier - both for you and for them.

1. Prep your home ahead of time Here is a quick checklist of things to do and buy: * Crate or carrier to safely bring home your pet * Food and water dish and appropriate food * Quiet area to set up food and water * Litter box, litter scoop and litter (if you have more than one cat, supply one box per cat) * Remove breakables that cats could access * Make sure you have no ductwork or other holes that could be hazardous - or cover them up. 2. Choose a “starting room” Pick one room to isolate them for a few days so they can slowly get used to their new home. It should be the same room where their litter box is kept, so they’ll know that location from the start. After a few days, gradually open up more

rooms of the house so your cat can explore. If you’re introducing them to other animals in the house, do so gradually. Let them get used to each other’s smells first before allowing any supervised face-to-face interactions. 3. Offer them a cozy hideout Cats love small, enclosed places where they’ll feel safe and secure. You can leave a cat carrier open or supply a cardboard box or covered cat bed. Make sure the box or carrier is big enough for the cat to stand up and move around in. Put down a soft blanket or towel to make the box comfy. If possible, position the box or carrier so it faces the door to the room. That way they won’t be startled by people or other pets entering. 4. Set up their first vet appointment After adopting a new cat, it’s always a good idea to have it checked out by a veterinarian as soon as possible. 5. Let them come to you A new cat will likely be nervous at first. Give them time to become accustomed to their surroundings without rushing them or pushing them to be affectionate. If you’re quiet and still, they are more likely to come out and visit.

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Even though it’s September, the temperature is still warm and like many of you, our family is always looking for activities that we can enjoy outdoors. One of our favorite spots to cool off is Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant. We are so fortunate to have a nearby destination like the Harbor that offers something for every member of the family to enjoy. Behind all the great sporting opportunities, there’s a wonderful history of the lake and the organization that owns and operates Pleasant Harbor – the Maricopa Water District (MWD). Pleasant Harbor is the result of generations of real strategic planning, a vision for water conservation and smart development to meet the needs of our community. In the mid-1880’s, MWD’s predecessors set forth to bring water to the Northwest Valley to develop otherwise arid lands and create agricultural opportunities. The groundwork was laid and construction began on the facilities that were necessary to capture and transport the water of the Agua Fria River. Those facilities included Waddell Dam, which was recognized as the highest multiple arch dam in the world at that time, which created Lake Pleasant and the Camp Dyer Diversion Dam which created Hank Raymond Lake and the Beardsley Canal. Despite many challenges over the next

four decades, including floods and a national depression, the perseverance, vision and foresight of its predeces- sors, became a reality. The Maricopa Water District was formally organized in 1925, as a political subdivision, Municipal Corporation and an irrigation and water conservation district under Arizona State Statutes. The project, now known as Maricopa Water District (MWD), was successfully completed in 1927 as the only privately financed reclamation project of its kind.Through the years, additional water and power facilities have been constructed to meet the needs of its service area, including 100 miles of laterals and sub-laterals, power facilities and an interconnect system which enables MWD to take Central Arizona Project (CAP) water, or to transport it for others, as available. In 1988, MWD entered into an agreement with the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau), which provided for the Bureau to construct New Waddell Dam immediately downstream of Waddell Dam, tripling the size of Lake Pleasant and impounding CAP water from the Colorado River. MWD retained its storage right in the new Lake Pleasant for its Agua Fria River water and under a contractual arrangement with the Bureau, presently operates a portion of the New Waddell Dam facilities to deliver MWD’s water into Hank Raymond Lake.The Marico- pa Water District continues to own and operate Camp Dyer Dam, the Beardsley Canal and its other water and power distribution facilities. In exchange for Waddell Dam and adjacent land rights, MWD received 225 acres of land and other compensation and retained its water rights. MWD’s Board of Directors decided to reinvest the compensation in the 225 acres and develop Pleasant Harbor, which is complimentary to the beauty and uses of the lake and provides our residents and visitors alike with a wonderful amenity to enjoy. For more information, visit www.mwdaz.com. Submitted by Bridget Binsbacher, Councilmember, Mesquite District

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Life Insurance

In today’s environment, when many things may seem like they’re not in your control, finding ways to help your family feel more financially secure and protected is important. As anyone who has suffered a loss in their family is likely to tell you, having life insurance in place beforehand made a huge difference for their financial situation - and their peace of mind. What do you need to know about life insurance? Here’s a quick guide. 1. Don’t wait Beyond establishing that protection right away - before it’s needed - another advantage is that typically, you can secure lower rates for life insurance when you’re younger. 2. Life insurance is a vital part of an overall financial plan When assessing your family’s overall financial picture, one crucial fact can’t be overlooked: Your family’s financial health may be in jeopardy if you or your spouse is no longer around to provide income. So when you’re making a financial plan, consider whole life insurance as

a crucial piece of your overall financial planning puzzle.

3. It’s about more than immediate expenses Providing life insurance for your family does a lot more than just pay for funeral expenses, debts or medical bills not covered by health insurance that you may leave behind. It can help provide financial stability for your family for years to come. 4. Nearing retirement? Whole life insurance can be an effective investment. “If you are nearing retirement, your financial obligations may look different than they did 10 years prior. This provides a great opportunity to focus on your own future,” said Jim Jacobsen, executive vice president, Distribution and Underwriting at Boston Mutual Life Insurance. “With whole life coverage, your plan can be continued after retirement, at the same premium.” To learn more about your life insurance options, contact your HR department or visit BostonMutual.com.

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Counterfeit Pills

Marrisa received a call from a family member telling her a picture of her 15-year-old son Issaiah is circulating on Snapchat, and he’s passed out. The post said he took a Percocet. She got a call informing her what hospital her son was at, and when she arrived at the hospital, the doctors said we could not find Percocet in his system. We are pretty sure your son ingested fentanyl, and he is not going to make it. Marrisa felt her heartbreak as she saw her son’s future fade away and the grief of knowing she would never hear his voice again and wishing she had a chance to warn him of the dangers of counterfeit pills. Counterfeit pills are just like counterfeit money. They look like the real thing, and in fact, you cannot tell the difference. Most, if not all, street drugs are now laced with this deadly killer, fentanyl, a synthetic opioid similar to morphine but up to 100 times more potent and highly addictive. Think of a grain of salt. A standard dose of fentanyl would be equivalent to 5 grains of salt. 12 grains of salt will cause an overdose, and in many cases, death. These counterfeits are especially dangerous because the amount of

fentanyl varies from pill to pill. They are mixed in five-gallon buckets, pressed into pills, and find their way across the border into our communities. You could take that one pill thinking it is Percocet, Vicodin, Oxycodone, or hydrocodone. But instead, it’s a counterfeit pill with a lethal dose of fentanyl. “Blues,” the street name for counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl (because of their color), have become common. You may also hear them referred to as “M30s” for the stamp commonly found on each pill. The efforts of the Way Out West Coalition include sharing stories much like Marrisa’s to create awareness and educate parents and youth about underage drinking, substance use, and especially the rise of fentanyl. We share these stories through our various social media platforms. We receive countless comments from people who have lost multiple friends, family members, and children to counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. Marissa would give anything to have the chance to go back in time to have that conversation with Issaiah. She would tell him how much she loves him and that he needs to know how dangerous it can be to take just one pill, because that one pill can kill. It is never too early to have a conversation with your children about the dangers of underage drinking and substance use. To learn how http://www. wowcoalition.org/resources or https://talknowaz.com. You can follow the Way Out West Coalition on various social media platforms @wayoutwestcoaliton. Article provided by Alva Tovar, Coordinator of Community Programs for the WOW Coalition.

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