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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

That Was Not Fun

 Riverton,Utah.     High 37 Low 25

I have turned into an Arizonan. We have been here for a week and I have been chilly the whole time. 

The reason for our trip to Utah was for a follow up on Cindy’s throat problems. Also we scheduled another procedure which she doesn’t want me to talk about, but it involves during a lot of GatorAid in a short time. 

Last night she was doing okay until about 9:00 when she just about passed out. She had me call 911 and they must have had a slow night because I’m sure the whole fire department showed up. They checked her out and in the process one of the things they asked her to see how she was functioning was who is the President of the United States. She told me that the only thing she could remember for a few seconds was Go Brandon, but she remembered in time to tell him correctly. 

Later she told the para-medic and he laughed and said they all would have enjoyed that answer. By the way, there were at least 8 firemen and para-medics there. 

They decided Cindy should go to the Emergency Room by ambulance, but by the time she got there, she was feeling much better. They still decided she should be checked out. 

The doctor finally told us she had had so much irritation from the prep that she probably got low blood pressure and her veins had enlarged. He thought she would be okay and to continue with the prep and to go in for her procedure. 

We got back home at about midnight and everything seemed to be okay, so now we are back in the hospital for both of her procedures. 

It was a lot scary for a while. 

Thanks for visiting. 

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Some Catch Up

 Yuma, Arizona          High 73 Low 45

We didn't do much to celebrate New Years. I guess we are Party Poopers.

Thursday Nancy  drove here from Tucson to visit for a few days before going to Quartzsite. She wanted to go to Algodones for some meds. Cindy also wanted to get a few meds while we were there, so we went Friday.  Going into Mexico there was a guard checking purses, which was first for us. We were in and out in about 30 minutes. I have learned a long time ago, if all you want is at the pharmacy, get there early and there is no wait to get back into the US. This time there wasn't anyone if front of us at customs and we got through painlessly.

After Algodones we went to the Arizona Market for material. Nancy bought quite a bit of fabric and I thought I was getting by for less than $100.00 but then Cindy found some another bolt to finish from the $6 rack. We get it for $5.50 per yard whenever she takes everything on the bolt.

Nancy wanted to go to Grandma Jo's to look at South Western fabric and got some more fabric. Can you see where this is going? Cindy found a pattern she like in the closeout section, so I got by pretty easily.

Friday evening there was a concert. We haven't seen any concerts this year that we wanted to go see and so didn't buy tickets. One of our neighbors came over with a couple of tickets that had been won wondering if we wanted to go. We are getting ready to go to Salt Lake so Cindy can hopefully find out what is wrong with her throat, so she wanted me to take Nancy.  It was Eric and the Dominoes Singing the music of Eric Clapton. Maybe it would have been alright if they had turned down the volume a lot, but it was so loud that we couldn't even come close to enjoying it. 

Yesterday we wanted to go to the yearly quilt show at the Convention Center. When we got first went in there weren't too many people, but after while it got fairly busy. We got lots of pictures. 


This embroidery State quilt was a past People's favorite. Cindy said it had to have been a lot of time and work to make it.




The one above is my favorite in the show.









There was one display on Princess Diana which was all in pink hews. 


We found a quilt panel called Big Dream Leaf which we liked so we bought it. Cindy is going to make it into a fall quilt. 

After that we had to go back to the Arizona Market. This time I got by fairly cheap, since it had only been one day since we had been there. (I think we are probably their best customer.)

Thanks for visiting. 

Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas

 Yuma Arizona          High 68 Low 54

We have had mostly nice weather. Highs have been in the mid 70's. We had a few days with highs in the low 60's and we felt cold. I know you people in the frozen north really feel sorry for us. LOL Today it is cloudy and rainy, but is supposed to clear up this afternoon.

We got some pictures of a nice sunrise.



We had a golf cart parade with golf carts lit up with Christmas lights. The pictures didn't show up too well but here are what I got.


This Segway was lit up for the parade. I got to try it out later.





Penny even got to wear her Santa suit, but she didn't like the beard and had very much.


Yesterday I got to try out the Segway that was in the Christmas parade. It didn't seem too bad to ride. Dan, the man that rides it all the time, used to sell them in Havasu City and told me he used to do tours with people riding them. They only have a top speed of about 11 miles an hour. 


This evening we are having friends over for a Christmas Eve dinner and we are going to their home tomorrow for Christmas Lunch. 

Hoping you all have a very Merry Christmas.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Catch Up

Yuma, Arizona    High 81 Low 46

It has been a while since I last posted. After we got here I spent quite a while repairing leaks in our secondary water system. I have been playing shuffle board at least three times per week and sometimes more.  

We had friends at our home for Thanksgiving dinner. Our Park used to supply turkey and the people met in the ballroom for dinner, but since the virus they have stopped that. We had a total of five couples here and each supply part of the food. We had a good meal and then spent some time visiting. Two of the couples are from Canada and are glad to be here after so long of not being able to come into the USA.



Cindy found a recipe for a cheese ball made into the shape of a pumpkin.
 




One morning, When I took Penny for her walk, I got to see a Road Runner. I managed to get some pictures although they are sure fast birds.


We got our home decorated for Christmas but some of the people in this Park go all out decorating.





The next picture is of a Home that usually wins the Christmas decorating contest. I think I counted 21 snow men.



One evening we had a Christmas lighting here in the Park. One of the resident had made an electronic tree With singing and a light show. Everyone thought it was pretty neat.




In one of Nancy's resent posts, she talked about Canine Paralysis. She is right, it really exists. Usually Penny causes it in me, but tonight I caught Cindy with the paralysis. 


I think penny would sleep on one of our laps all day, if we would let her.

Thanks for visiting.   

Sunday, November 14, 2021

We Made It to Arizona

 Yuma, Arizona           High 90 Low 57

We had an uneventful drive to Yuma. The weather has been warm (for us) since we have been here.

We had to clean up our lot and had two water leaks on the irrigation water that had to be repaired. I had got an email from the Park about one of the leaks, but the neighbor said that it had been leaking long enough for us not to worry about it until we got here, which was about a week after I got the email. 

The leak was because when they poured our front patio they installed a 2 inch conduit under the concrete and had ran the black irrigation pipe through the conduit. One of the small palm trees had decided to send a root into the conduit and it broke the black pipe when it got big enough. When I got the root out, it was almost 6 feet long. we had to dig up both  ends of the conduit and pulled a new pipe through it. All is well now.

Before we left, Penny got a hair cut.



One the way to Yuma we stopped for gas in Fort Mohave, Arizona. We Paid $2.99 for gas after seeing prices of  5.54 in Needles, which is just across the Colorado River, in California, which is about 4 miles from where we got our gas.  I used to say, go into California and add $1.00 to the price of gas. This time it was add $2.50 per gallon.

Also before we left we finish a Halloween quilt, which I got quilted. I had upgraded my machine to a newer program and wanted to try it out. Works fine.





A lot of our Canadian friends have made it here. They seem happy to finally be able leave Canada and spend the winter in Yuma.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

She Promised She Would Be Good, And Then She Wasn't

 Riverton, Utah          High 54 low 37

It has rained a lot here for the last two days and feels really chilly outside. 

We needed to deliver some quilts to four of our great grand-kids, two in Spanish Fork and two west of Orem. Cindy wanted to go look at some of the quilt stores near there that we haven't been to for a while. She said she only wanted to look and not buy anything......Can you see where this is going?

The first two stores everything went as promised with us just looking. But in the third store she found a quilt hanging on the wall that she liked. She really liked the quilting and----it was a kit with a pattern. 



So if you haven't guessed by now, the kit and pattern somehow came home with us. Now I have to find out where to get the border pattern or make it up on my machine. I can make it, but I would rather find a designer that already has it made and buy it. The rest of the quilt will take some time to quilt, but I can do the designs without any problem.

I have also been quilting, one for Cindy and one for my new customer. She has 2 grand-babies due and wanted me to quilt them before we leave for Yuma. The first one was on my last post. This one is a little larger.



The one I did for Cindy is a large (king size) quilt with lots of pieces. By my math, there are 5,746 pieces in this quilt. Luckily she let me do an over-all. She gives me a hard time when I can quilt it in a lot less time than it took her to piece it. 




We also went to an estate sale and we really hit the jackpot. We got a whole car load of good stuff for a grand total of $22.00. Included were 15 DVDs, batting packages for 2 twin size quilts, and Cindy even found an Anita Goodesign pattern. I looked up the price on the embroidery disc and it alone would cost $35.00. There are lots of basket type containers.



I found the exact white fleece blanket for $34.99 at Amazon.

It's a good thing we don't find that good of yard sale all the time.

Thanks for visiting.