Tuesday, December 6, 2016

We Are Going to be Cold

Yuma, Arizona             High 73 Low 51

We finally got scheduled for our closing on the house that is being taken by UDOT for the road widening. We close Thursday morning. While we could have done everything by mail, we wanted to take some things back to Riverton and bring down our bikes which we haven't had room for.

It is only going to be a high of 35 with a low of 17 tonight with a low of 12 tomorrow night. This is -11 C for you Canadians. Either way it is too cold for me.

We hope to have all our paperwork taken care of Thursday and we now plan on leaving to head back south on Friday. We want to see the replacement house we are buying for Tammy before we leave. The interesting thing about all of this is that what we are getting for the old house is exactly what we are paying for the new one.

I know that we have gotten used to the warmer temperatures of southern Arizona and do not like the cold and snow anymore. It is supposed to snow all night tonight in Salt Lake City and again on Thursday. The only clear days are Wednesday and Friday.

We are driving all the way tomorrow but will probably take 2 days getting back to Yuma. One long day is about all either of us can handle any more.

In case I forget later, I hope everyone has Happy Holidays.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Things Are Good

Yuma, Arizona                High 66 Low 42

While it is a lot cooler here than when we first arrived, it still is a lot warmer than Utah. Yesterday the wind blew most of the day and it felt downright cold. It is supposed to blow again Friday and Saturday.

I talked about our Thanksgiving dinner here at the Park, and we had such a good time that we want to do it again with the same people on Christmas. There was enough food left over for everyone to have left overs and we enjoyed turkey and dressing for another day. The following pictures are from our Thanksgiving dinner:

We finally got some word from UDOT about the house they are taking. They needed a little more paper work from us and the title company lady told us it probably would happen in about a week. It has been snowing so much on the way to Salt Lake City, that we haven't really wanted to go home. But next week it looks to be better by Wednesday and we probably will leave here to go back to Riverton to get ready for signing the necessary paperwork to get the sale taken care of. I hope it doesn't take too long and we can get back here to Yuma. We do have a few things we still want to bring here, for instance our bikes.

I have to go to Algodones one more time and then I should be through with the dentist for a while. I have tried to get early appointments so there hasn't been too long of lines getting back into the USA.

I try to take Penny to the small dog park most days for Yappy hour with all the other small dogs. I think the most that have been there was 11 one day last week. They have fun playing and chasing each other. They all bark at any new dogs that come to the dog park and we have had to assure a lot of owners that they are just the greeting committee and will not do anything once the new dog is set loose in the park. I guess I might be nervous myself if 10 small dogs came barking at you.

Today is our little grand-sons birthday. He told us he turned 7 today.
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to Each of You

Yuma, Arizona               High 75 Low 50

The weather the past while has been very delightful.

Today the Park is putting on a Thanksgiving dinner. The Park supplies the turkey and gravy and all the guests supply pitch in.  There are 12 tables with 20 to 22 people per table. The activity director, Al, made an announcement that we needed to see what was volunteered for each table because he had noticed a table with nothing being supplied but salads. We checked our table and it looked fairly balanced. It should be very tasty. Cindy and some of the other ladies at our table went over this morning and decorated it. I haven't seen it yet.  

I have been going to Algodones to have my teeth worked on and finally am almost finished.

We have been enjoying our time here with all the activities in the Park and some in another Park. Last week we went to a nearby Park for square dancing, but when there weren’t enough people, they turned it into a work shop.

Cindy has been spending time on the tread mill and doing some other exercises. I have been spending some time playing shuffle board.

I hope all of you are having a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that if some of you get to Yuma this winter you will look us up.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sunday Sundae

Yuma, Arizona           High 91 Low 64

It is still quite warm here, but a lot better than having the awful 4 letter word (snow).

Things are picking up here. There are a lot more people here than even a week ago.

Today at the small dog park there were 11 dogs running around playing with each other. That is the most so far.

Last Friday I got to start playing shuffle board. We had 16 players Friday and 20 today.

Cindy has been taking fitness classes and we plan on taking more advanced square dance lessons.

We finally got all of the paperwork for the offer on our property that is being taken by the Department of Transportation for the widening project back in Utah. It all seemed to be a good enough offer, so we signed the acceptance and sent the paperwork back. Now we have to close with them and will drive home for a couple of days to do so. Meanwhile we found a replacement for the exact amount we were offered. We put some down on it and they are letting Tammy and the grand kids move in before we close on the replacement. Then the other set of kids will move in with us.

As for the title, one of the RVers has a get together every Sunday evening for anyone that wants to stop by and have a sundae. Last night there were about 20 people. We all manage to have fun in this Park.

I had to have another tooth pulled and fortunately one of the things I'm allowed to eat is ice cream.I'll be glad to get the dental work all finished but it is going to take a while. The dentist told me it would be about 6 months before I'm able to have an implant this time. Too bad I don't have dental insurance with the exception of cleaning and checkups.

Tomorrow Cindy will probably start the pottery classes again. Also one of her tomato plants has some small tomatoes on it.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Cindy Turned Into a Pot Farmer

Yuma, Arizona        High 94 Low 72

It has been nice and warm since we've been here. We did get some rain one evening. Other than that we have no complaints with being here.

Cindy's birthday was last week and we didn't do much.

We have been busy doing lots of different things: for instance I went to the dentist in Algodones for some work I needed done. I haven't decided for sure whether to have the implants done or not, but probably will. Even with out that I have to go back at least 2 more times.

Cindy has been busy being a pot farmer (No not marijuana). lol We have a lot of ceramic and plastic pots. She has bought lots of tomatoes and different herbs and vegetable seeds which we planted and most are growing quite well with the exception of the cucumbers which came up and then fell over and died. We had to get more seeds and she is trying them again.

One of the tomatoes has doubled in height in only 2 weeks and has blossoms on it. Hopefully we get some fresh veggies before we have to leave in the spring.
We plan on putting some of the pots (the ones with flowers) in front when it cools down a little bit.

We finally got an offer from UDOT on the house they are taking. It seems to be a fair offer. Interestingly, we found something to replace it for exactly the same price.

There isn't much going on in this park yet, but Halloween is the big kick-off. We have a pot luck on Monday evening with costumes optional. That should be interesting.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Enjoying Our Time Together

Yuma, Arizona           High 93 Low 67

Right now it is 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Earlier this week the car read 102 degrees. I'm not looking forward to the electric bill because the AC has ran almost constantly during the day since we have been here.

After we got here one of the first thing we did was take Penny to the groomer. She looks a lot better and I'm sure she is a lot cooler.
We have been busy in the yard. Cindy went to the nursery and bought some tomato plants and planted cucumbers and squash. It almost seems like early spring in Utah due to all the gardening but this is all in pots.

I spent some time trimming our palm trees and the trash trees in the back (they are actually for shade, but drop lots of leaves and seed pods). Hopefully, by trimming them we don't get so much junk in our back yard like we did last year. I found out the hard way to pick up the palm trimmings with gloves and not bare hands. I ended up with lots of slivers from them.

We also planted a lemon tree which we hope will give us fruit some day. Our grapefruit tree doesn't seem to have as many grapefruit as last year but it might be because our neighbor told us that this summer was unusually hot. We have a small orange tree that looks pretty sickly.

Last night Cindy got some pictures of the full moon just after it came up. I picked what I thought were the best for this post.

The Park doesn't get things going till the first of November so it has been quiet as far as activities. There are a few people coming into the Park. I've seen one or two per day coming in.

We still haven't heard anything from UDOT about the house so that's still an unknown.

We talked to my sister-in-law last night and she says their Mom seems to be doing a little better and Linda is talking about taking her on a motor home trip this summer. She wants us to go with her but a lot depends on their mother. Linda thinks it might have to be a shorter trip than she originally planned but that is still OK.

Cindy has been busy sewing away and needs some white material but we still haven't made it to Grandma Jo's, but we will soon. She volunteered to have a quilt class making an easy baby quilt but that will wait until more people are here.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, October 10, 2016

It's Hot!

Yuma, Arizona          High 100 Low 70

Today we were both so excited about getting to Yuma that we woke up at 4:30 Arizona time. We spent the night in Laughlin, Nevada. Arizona doesn't change their clocks from Mountain Standard Time to Day Light Savings Time like Utah, so right now they are on the same time as Pacific. A little confusing? Our bodies are still on DST. It usually takes me about a week to adjust.

We had an uneventful drive to Yuma and had the car all unloaded by noon. The only thing it was starting to get uncomfortably warm for us. I actually saw a temperature on the car that said 102, but the official temperature was only (?) 100. Still plenty warm when we had frost 4 days ago. Tomorrow is suppose to cool off clear down to 99. (LOL)

Tomorrow Penny is scheduled to have a hair cut which she needs pretty badly. She probably will be a lot cooler. We were afraid she might get car sick on the roller coaster road (the road from Needles to Parker) but she slept most of the way. I didn't feed her this morning just in case.

We didn't have much traffic on the way here. Quartzsite is still pretty barren but there are a few die hard RVers there in the BLM sites. It didn't even look a little bit fun, but if that makes them happy.

Our Park still doesn't have many people here and all the things start up about Halloween time but we have things to do, so should be OK.

Sorry about no pictures.

Thanks for visiting.