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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

 Yuma. Arizona    High 73 Low 48

The weather her has been nice, although a little chilly. At least the weather here is better than back in Utah, highs in the 40's, low in the lower 20's. Today is quite breezy and the dust lately has been bothering Cindy to the point she looses her voice. Then when a calm day comes along, she is alright.

We both have been working hard to clean up our yard since we have been here and finally seem to be getting most of it done.

Yes, I have been going to shuffleboard three times a week. 

I also have gone to the small dog park with Penny some afternoons. Some of the time we ride over with our neighbor with some of Penny's friends. I have quite a handful.



Today we are having some of our friends come over for Thanksgiving dinner. Each couple is preparing something different. I'm sure it will be good and will be lots  to eat. 

Cindy likes to get her best china out and decorates a fancy table.


I hope every one of you has a nice Thanksgiving.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Finally Got To Yuma

 Yuma, Arizona          High 71 Low 42

We left Riverton Friday morning. We drive the 700 miles to Yuma in one day, but it is seeming like a longer and longer day. It takes about 12 hours with stops. This time it seemed to wear both of us out. Maybe it's that thing called age that makes it feel so long.

When we left it was 19 degrees outside and the car said it was 17 when we went over some of the summits along I15.

Saturday we went to some yard sales with some friends from the Park, and wouldn't you know, at one of the yard sales Cindy found some fabric, actually quite a lot. Not only that, the lady told her that she was probably going to sell her stash in the near future and took down our phone number so she could call Cindy when she does. Cindy was in heaven.

Since then we have been working on our yard, getting the weeds and all the leaves picked up, along with a lot of trimming trees and bushes. We are still not finished, but we have made a lot of progress.

Tomorrow morning I am going to play shuffleboard. 

Sorry, no pictures today.

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

One More Quilt And Finally Got Cold

 Riverton, Utah       High 47 Low 34

Two night ago it got down to 20 degrees F. It finally was enough to have the walnut tree loose it's leaves. Prior to now we might have got enough to fill a five gallon bucket. With the cold, we filled two garbage cans (about 55 gallons) plus two more 55 gallon plastic bags with more falling every time the wind blows, until the tree is finally bare. I can't help but wonder why the rest of the trees haven't started to loose their leaves, but the walnut leaves are the ones that do damage to the grass.


We will probably pay our grandson, Devin, to rake the rest if they don't fall before we leave for Yuma, which I am looking forward to. I don't like the cold anymore, but I'm sure I've mentioned it before.

It is supposed to be wet or snow until next Friday, so we are planning to head south on Friday.

In the meanwhile Cindy finished another quilt. She likes to keep me busy.



Right now she is working on the same pattern in different colors, still lots of pieces, Nancy.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Haloween

 Riverton, Utah           High 63 Low 46

It is quite warm for the time of year. It is supposed to get really windy this afternoon with more of the awful four letter word tomorrow, they are predicting maybe 3 inches of snow. Why are we still here and not in Yuma? 

A few of the neighbors really get into Halloween. One has won first in several Halloween contests. We went to see some of them and got some pictures of them all lit up.
















The last one has a square box you look into the top and it looks like it goes down forever. It is done with mirrors and is pretty neat.

Penny got her hair cut in preparation to go to Yuma and has been freezing. Hopefully we get the leaves falling so we can go.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Awful Four Letter Word

 Riverton, Utah            High 51 Low 29

It's finally going to freeze. It is raining right now. We finally got that awful four letter word, SNOW. We probably got about an inch which fell late in the evening. By morning most of it was gone. We are going to get more rain, but the weather guessers are predicting more snow a week from tomorrow.









Sorry for the poor quality pictures, but most were taken at about 10:00 PM when I took Penny out for her last time before bed. Of course, she didn't want anything to do with the snow.

The last two were taken the next morning. The last picture I tried to show all the leaves still on the trees. I'm ready to go to Yuma, but we can't until the walnut leaves are mostly picked up. So far there have only been a hand full fall. I guess it needs to freeze some more first.

Cindy said I was all caught up with her on quilting, and then she finished another one. This one is king size.






My email changed format somehow and I'm having fits trying to download decent pictures. The people at the Verizon store weren't any help either. I'll keep trying. Cindy's son Chris came over and got the pictures downloaded. Happiness!

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Customer Quilts

 Riverton, Utah      High 74 Low 41

It is still a little warmer than usual but the weather guessers are predicting rain and colder temperatures this weekend with a chance of the dreaded white stuff in about a week.

I had two quilts to do for two different customers. The first one is for one of my customers that I have done a lot of quilts for. I liked this pattern, it is called hanging gardens.




She always has me do edge to edge, but I know if it were for Cindy, it would be done more custom.

The next one was for the lady that had me do the last three that I wasn't too impressed with her patterns, but this one turned out to be a lot nicer, and a lot larger.


In between quilting, I finally got the weather stripping on the two garage doors on our home.


I only thought I was caught up with Cindy. She finished another quilt and is almost finished with another. I will have them finished on my next post.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

I'm Finally Caught Up With Cindy

 Riverton, Utah              High 71 Low 47

The weather has been pleasant. It is still a little warm for the time of year, but at least there is no snow. Utah sure needs water though.

I have spent the last week finishing a Christmas quilt called Santa in the Pines. It was a kit that Cindy had to have last year. I talked about it in a post titled "She Promised she would be good, and then she wasn't. I have put a link in case anyone is interested. Here are pictures of the finished quilt.







The outer green border wasn't part of the kit, but Cindy wanted to add it to make the quilt a little larger.

Like the title says, I am finally caught up with Cindy. She has a lot of quilts started that she plans on working on when we get to Yuma.

She has been busy harvesting her garden. Tonight we had BLT sandwiches with fresh tomatoes from the garden. Neither of us think store bought tomatoes are near as good as the one you grow yourself.

One of my customers brought a quilt over today, so I don't get too use to resting.

Thanks for visiting.