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Monday, November 19, 2018

Sad News

Riverton, Utah     High 43 Low 20

There has been lots of frost the last few days. Too cold for me.

We got word Saturday morning that Cindy's Mom had passed away. She hadn't look very good all week but had a little rally Wednesday. She would have been 90 at the end of December.

Friday when we were there, she didn't look well at all.

Because of the Holiday next Thursday, the funeral won't be held until next Monday.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

We Are Back In Utah

Riverton, Utah             High 43 Low 24

We have both turned into Arizonans, Boy! It is cold here.

Sunday we got a call from Cindy's sister Linda that we probably should come back to Utah. Their Mom who is almost 90 is in very poor health and probably doesn't have much time left.

We spent Sunday afternoon getting ready to come back to Utah. I had to line up someone to take care of a shuffleboard league I am the captain of and Cindy took her quilting patterns to one of the quilters so the class could go on.

Monday morning we left Yuma fairly early and got to Orem where Cindy's Mom lives at about 6:30. It was a long day driving partly because Cindy had hurt her foot Sunday night and I had to do more than my usual amount of driving.

Cindy's mom woke up, but wasn't able to talk and didn't seem to recognize us. She only woke up for a short time.

After we got home in Riverton I had to take Cindy to the Insta-care to have her foot x-rayed. The Doctor couldn't find too much wrong but gave us a prescription for pain which I went and picked up.

It was a really long day.

Today we spent quite a long time at Cindy's Moms and she woke up a lot longer but still isn't talking much and is hardly eating anything.

We are not sure how long we will be here. We both have been cold all day. Tomorrow we will spend some more time in Orem.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

We Had A Happy Halloween

Yuma, Arizona        High 82 Low 59

The weather has been wonderful.

We had a Halloween pot luck at the club house. There were many varieties of food and so much that it was impossible to sample it all so I started with the desserts before what I wanted ran out.

The rest of the food was very delicious. This was one of the times that if you went home hungry, it was your own fault.

We could also dress up in costumes if we wanted. Cindy and I went as deviled egg. Some of the people that saw me without Cindy thought maybe I was dressed as a good egg. We had to be together for them to get it.


 There were lots of different costumes. One couple dressed as rodeo cowboys. There were several witches and a vampire costume. Another couple had Skittle Pox.





When you're from Maine, why not as a lobstah. (lobster for the rest of us.)


His wife also had Skittle Pox, so it must be contagious.

After there was a band which played for a while.

Another night we went to the local drive-in (a video played on the side of a fifth wheel). We got to watch  Young Frankenstein which everyone there has seen numerous times, but is so silly that it is funny.


Some of us walked and a lot drove in, in their golf carts.


I guess we have turned into Arizonans because all the spectators soon got chilly. It was only down to about 58 degrees.

Shuffle board has started already and we are playing three days per week.

Have I mentioned that I like my time in Yuma?

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

My Birthday Girl

Yuma, Arizona        High 89 Low 64

It is still a little warm but the weather for the few days before yesterday was a nice lower 80 during the day and the low 60's at night. We didn't even turn on the Air Conditioning for 3 days.

Cindy had a birthday and we (I) invited some of of our Yuma friends over for cake and ice cream. I tried to make it a surprise for her, but she saw me whispering to one of our friends and figured out what was going on. Then I put the cake and ice cream in the outside fridge and she went looking for something and I was busted.



Not everyone I invited could make it but we still had probably 20 people. We talked about the summer and got all caught up on our lives. I think everyone liked getting together with their winter friends. Cindy told me later that she was glad I had the birthday party for her.






We have also started the Palms Bike Brigade three times per week. For this early in the year, we have had a good turn-out. We ride for about 30 minutes each night and ride about 4 miles. I like to think it helps keep some of us old people younger, but I'm not sure. This year I'm able to keep up a lot better than when I first started riding the bike with them.

Penny has been to the small dog park a few times and one day there were 7 small dogs there. She had fun running around with a one year old that was a little bigger then her.

Cindy has finish sewing quite a few quilts. I will be way behind on my quilting when we get home.

Yesterday we found an estate sale that had material in it. We tried to be the first there and made it to see the material before any one else. Yes I know, we don't really need any more material, but when you can get about 20 yards of material for $15.00, it is kind of hard to turn down, and besides whoever has the most material wins.

We are enjoying our time here.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

One More Day In Paradise

Yuma, Arizona           High 82 Low 61

Last evening we started to hear thunder and while there was quite a lot of lightning to the east, we didn't get any rain.

I tried to get some pictures of the lightning but all I was able to get were some pictures with the clouds lit up but not actual lightning.


You can't really tell but all the light on the bottom of the clouds was caused by lightning.

We have had some interesting clouds yesterday and today.





Sunny today with a few clouds.

The weather right now is almost as nice as we could ask for.

On a more serious side, last week I went to Algodones to get a tooth I lost a filling from repaired. First I went to the dentist to see what could be done and she had to send me to a specialist to have a root canal. While I was there she found two cavities in my front teeth which she filled. I was there in her chair for an hour. Then I went to the specialist. Cindy had gone with me and wanted to go for a walk while he worked on my tooth. When she asked how long I would be the receptionist told her about an hour.

Two hours later I finally got to leave, after sitting in a dentists chair for three hours. The specialist told me I could go back to the dentist the same day to get fitted for the cap and I told the original dentist that I would pass on the fitting the same day but would come back another day. three hours was long enough.

Two days later I went back and got the fitting which took almost another hour. I was glad I didn't stay the first day.

Only one more trip and I will have a new cap.

Things in this park are still kind of quiet since the don't really get going until Halloween but life is good.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Perfect Weather

Yuma, Arizona         High 84 Low 62

After all the rain last week, the weather today couldn't have been better. We went for a couple of walks, one of which we took Penny to the small dog park. At first she was the only dog there, but another small dog showed up after a little while.

We didn't know the dog, but the two of them seemed to get along alright. After some sniffing they seemed to just ignore each other. It was still a little warm for them while we were there.

There are a lot more people showing up almost every day. The activities in the Park don't start until after Halloween and then a person can stay as busy as they want to.

The weather back in Utah has been rainy for the past week and looks like it will keep up for the next week.

We got some picture of the mountains by Salt Lake City and there is snow. I'm glad we are here and not back there even though we probably came to Yuma two weeks early.




It looks plenty cold up there. These pictures are looking at the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake Valley.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Rain And Wind

Yuma, Arizona           High 96 Low 77

We have had rain and wind predicted from Hurricane Rosa. It now has been downgraded to a tropical storm. It was supposed to hit tomorrow, but just after noon today we started to hear thunder. Then the wind came up blowing sand so much that we could hardly see across the street.

Then about 2:00 the rain started. Our back patio soon was covered with water and we were able to see water coming off the roof across the street.



Waterfall!
Looking out our front door, it looked like a flood coming out of the sky. I need to mention that Yuma's normal rainfall is about 3 1/2 inches per year and we got way more than that this afternoon.


One of the other Park residents told us about some trees down and we decided to go look after the rain stopped.






Good thing this tree fell on the street sign and not on the house it is (was) by.

The grass area by us was flooded as was the small dog park. Penny has been wanting to go to the small dog park since we have been here and today while we were so close, she insisted we visit the park, so we took her.


This is the grass by us. Looks like a lake.


Once last year the water got just inside the fence. This time the whole small dog park is flooded.

After we got there she decided she didn't want to swim, so we walked back home.



We could see on the roads how high the water had been and so it was no wonder the grassy areas were flooded. They were designed to be low places in the Park for flood retention and it was good because they worked.

We have had water on the small dog park and the grass by us before, but it wasn't near as much as this storm.

The weather guessers are saying more rain tonight, tomorrow, and into Tuesday. We were told that today's storm wasn't as bad as we are getting later. We are hoping it doesn't flood us out.

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