Saturday, April 30, 2016

Free Quilting Night

Riverton, Utah        High 59 Low 393

We’ve had some cool and rainy weather for the last few days.

We both have been busy quilting and fixing things around the house. I had to replace our whole house surge protector. The instructions say that if they go bad it means that they worked to protect you from harmful surges. The old one failed right after we had a few power outages a while ago. The power came off and on several times rapidly and then stayed on. I guess there was enough of a surge to ruin the protector.
Last night we went to a free quilting night at one of the quilt stores. There also was a pot-luck dinner for all the quilters. Cindy finished a Christmas tree block, so she could make another Christmas tree quilt like the one she also already finished.
We are both getting hitch itch and are looking forward to leaving, but still have a few things going on before we can leave.

The quilt store had a lot of nice quilts hanging and one baby quilt that Cindy liked well enough that she wants to make one like it.

This baby quilt is the one Cindy would like to make.

Today the weather was a little nicer and we got a few things done in the yard.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Still Here

Riverton, Utah             High 57 Low 39

It has been rainy the last few days and is supposed to rain until Saturday. We got back just in time for the cold wintery weather.

On one of my post I took pictures of the new block fence in Yuma. Carla, our neighbor, that stay in Yuma year round called and told us that the ornamental iron guy had come out and installed the iron work and gates. She also sent pictures of the work, and we are happy with the new look. We wanted a front patio that gave us a feeling that we weren’t sitting on the street in front of our home and the front has the afternoon shade. We are both pleased with the end result. Also we got gates so that Penny can’t get out.

I have been working on getting quilts quilted and finished two more. Now I’m probably only 28 or so behind.

Last Friday we went to what is probably the best estate sale we have ever been to. There were boxes of cleaning products and canned food with signs that said free. Cindy was going to sort the cans and I told her why bother. Let’s just load all of it and sort it at home. The only thing we didn’t want was one can of beets, which neither of us care for. There was a nice area rug that will go well with the one we got at Ashley Furniture in Yuma, that is now in our living room there. This one will go under our kitchen table.

Cindy also got some jewelry for a really good price. We also bought a Greg Olson framed print. The prices were really good, with a lot of the stuff going for $1.00. The picture was $20.00. The 5 foot by 7 foot rug was $15.00.

Tomorrow I have my dentist appointment and Cindy is already wanting to go somewhere in the fifth wheel, but we still have some things to do. The kids are getting to her and I told her it only took 2 weeks.

The Salt Lake Quilt show is coming up in 2 weeks and we have to go to it. You can never have too much quilting stuff. LOL

Today we went to Orem to see Cindy’s Mom and she seems to be getting along OK. She went home last Wednesday.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Few Thoughts

Riverton, Utah          High 77 Low 41

As usual we have managed to stay busy. I got 4 quilts quilted. They were all easy overall patterns, but at least their out of the way.

Last weekend we went to some yard sales that had fabric listed. Boy! Did they ever. The first one Cindy got about 40 yards of material and 8 quilt books for $66.00. This one had some questionable fabric, which she left alone.

The second sale had lots of name brand fabric. The lady wanted $1.00 a yard (for Moda and other good fabric). Cindy asked her if she would do better on a large quantity and the lady said sure. She gave us a box that measured about 12x18x12 and told us we could fill it for $20.00. We probably got 40 yards in it by carefully packing it in. Needless to say we were happy, the lady not so much, but she honored the deal. She also had some new quilting books for a dollar apiece. Cindy got several of them.
I got my blood test taken and went to see the Doctor. He told me that since being on the cholesterol meds, the bad cholesterol had gone down to 116, which is the best I’ve been for several years.

Also, my blood pressure was down into the normal range, which I attribute to all the walking I did in Yuma. I probably walked twice as far each day as I am doing now.

Cindy has been busy in the yard and, of course, sewing more quilts. She can’t sit still and her back bothers her most days.

We have given a lot of thought to buying the Home in Yuma and both of us are not in the least sorry that we bought it. We really enjoyed our time there and are looking forward to next fall.

I am looking forward to when we can take the fifth wheel out and we plan on spending some time in Washington and Oregon on the coast this summer.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

We Made It Home To This?

Riverton, Utah      High 57 Low 36

We drove back to Utah and stayed in St. George on Monday. We had a pleasant enough drive to there and then drove to Orem, where we visited Cindy’s mom at the assisted living place. She is scheduled to go home on about the 20th.

Tuesday night we went to Devon’s Cub Scout presentation where he got his Arrow of Life. I guess he goes into Boy Scouts next. He got quite a few awards and badges.

They all the Cub Scouts made kazoos and some bean noise makers. They seemed to have fun doing it.
It has rained the last two days and been quite cool. I’m used to the warmer temperatures of Yuma.

I also had to have a blood test taken. I really do miss Yuma.

Tomorrow I have to see out tax man and have a Doctor’s appointment in the afternoon. We are almost too busy.

I also finished one of Cindy’s quilts. It was an easy all over Christmas tree lap quilt. I’m saving the hard ones for later.

And of course Cindy started doing yard work until her back got the best of her. It looks like we are going to have a good fruit crop this year, that is, if we don’t get a hard frost. The peach trees have lots of blossom and the apricot tree has started to have small apricots on it.

Busy, busy, busy.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

An Expensive Day

Yuma, Arizona          High 97 Low 70

It has warmed up considerably. I heard on the TV that it is about 10 degrees above the average for now. However, it is supposed to be cooler the next few days. I hope so.

We saw a few cactus in bloom around the Park. I only got a few pictures.

We have been getting ready to leave here and head for Utah. As part of the preparation, I got the air in the tires checked and they found one low. It was the same tire that was low 3 weeks ago, and upon checking, the tire man found a nail in the side wall where he said he couldn’t repair it. I was tempted to repair it myself and told them I needed to think about overnight. I got looking at the other tires and while there was plenty of tred left, there were lots of cracks in the sidewalls. I didn’t remember ever changing tires, so I took it back to the tire shop, to check the date code that were all on the inside.

The date code came up as 2004, so they were original to the car. The car had about 20,000 miles on it when I got it, and it now has 53,000. Not bad for an eleven going on 12 year old car. But, it was time to buy new tires. I didn’t go with the cheapest tires and got fairly good all season tires. Almost 900 dollars later, I went home.

Now we are really ready to roll. We are still getting things ready to leave next Monday morning and plan on being home on Tuesday. Tire trouble on the road is the last thing I want.

We have put a lot of outdoor furniture in the shed, but still have some to go, which will have to wait until Sunday.

Gas here is almost 60 cents higher than 3 weeks ago. I guess they are getting ready for summer with the higher fuel prices.

We have both enjoyed our stay here, but most of the activities have closed down because of all the people that have already left. A lot of the homes and RV sites are empty.

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