Monday, October 19, 2020


Riverton, Utah        High 71 Low 40

It has been way colder. Can winter be far behind? It is supposed to get down to 19 next Sunday with snow Sunday or Monday. I got a picture of the first snow fall on the mountains.

Why are we still here and not in Arizona? Cindy has decided she would like to have Thanksgiving and Christmas here before heading South. It has given me time to finish some quilts. Lately I have been doing the ones she is finishing now and haven't made much dent in the ones she made last winter.

Last Saturday we got a scare. Our grand son, Devon, was really ill and his mother was sure it was Coronavirus. She got tests taken Saturday and found out Sunday that it wasn't the virus, so she thinks it is just a bad cold. The problem with all of this is that we delivered some stuff to her on Friday. We had not gone inside and wore our masks, but still.... Devon likes to play football at school, which isn't exactly a no contact sport, and we were worried that it could have been the virus.

Sorry, the pictures aren't better.

We both have been busy in between quilting doing repairs to our home. We had a small rain a few days ago, and we found out we had a leak in our sunroom ceiling, so I called a roofer to see what he could find. He looked it over and couldn't find anything so I went and got some caulk and caulked all the places I thought rain might get in. Now we have to see what happens next time it rains. 

I'm still getting about 3 days to the gallon of gas, so we aren't traveling very far.

Now I have some more quilt pictures. I just finish a witch quilt that Cindy had embroidered the blocks a long time ago. she finally put it together and we think it turned out cute.

Cindy wanted to take pictures of me trimming the quilt to size on my cutting table, which is our pool table with the ping pong top on it. It has got lots more use as a cutting table than it ever did as a pool table. It makes a nice size cutting table, nine feet by five feet.

Some of the others didn't take too long to quilt, but still they turned out nice. Here are more quilt pictures of some of the ones I have finished lately.

Another reason we are not in too big a hurry to get to Yuma is that our Park isn't doing very much with the virus thing going on. Most activities are on hold and masks have to be worn anywhere in the clubhouse area. I sure hope this pandemic gets over soon but the news just said that the next three months probably will be worse than what we have had so far. Utah's numbers are way worse than they have been with hospitals at capacity.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Looking More Like Halloween

 Riverton, Utah       High 80 Low 51

The weather has been pleasant lately. A cold front is supposed to be here next week and thing are going  to cool off 30 degrees. We have had lots of smoke from California which is supposed to go away when the cold front gets here.

We have gone for walks around our neighborhood and found two houses that really decorated for Halloween. 


Penny had to go with us (as usual).

Monday we decided to get the shingles injection in spite of the high cost. They said that we would probably not feel well for 2 or 3 days after, well, they knew what they were talking about. I had the shingles about 15 years ago and wouldn't wish it on anyone and Cindy knew she didn't want to get it so that is why we made the decision to have the shot. Now we have to go back and get another one in 2 to 6 months. We will have an early Christmas present. I hope we don't get as sick next time.

I have to put a couple of Cindy's quilts on this post. One is the finished Quilt that I put some small pictures of on the last post to show what I had to design. I really like the way it turned out. 

The next on is one of Cindy's scrappy quilts. She refuses to throw away small pieces of fabric and as a result, she make lots of scrappy quilts in various colors.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We Escaped For a While

 Riverton, Utah         High 78 Low 46

Cindy had a Doctor appointment yesterday morning. 

After her appointment, I had two trellises I wanted to get power coated, so we took them to Lindon to a powder coater I have dealt with in the past.

We wanted to go see the fall colors, which were supposed to be better than the last time we went up the canyon, so we headed toward American Fork Canyon. On the way there we drove past a house that had decorated for Halloween and had to turn around to take some pictures. The people sure went all out on their decorating.

I liked this part.

We then drove to the canyon. There usually is a Fee Station but it was closed, but with our Golden Age Pass we wouldn't have had to pay anyway.

We then drove to Tibble Fork Reservoir to take more pictures and stop at one of the picnic areas on the way. Here we were able to get more pictures.

We then drove further up the canyon to Cascade Springs to see more scenery. There are trails and board walks that take you above the head of the springs and we walked to the top. It is about 8000 foot elevation and we both we feeling the effects. (The elevation and the fact that we haven't been doing much since the virus came along.) The springs put out quite a lot of water.

This is the head of the springs,

You can see that there is a lot of water coming down.

At least, this time, we got to see some fall colors. While they are not as brilliant as the eastern US, They weren't too bad for Utah. We were glad we went.

Of course I have to include a few quilt photos.

This one took me a week to do since I had to design the patterns so the computer could quilt them. I like how it turned out.

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