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Friday, November 1, 2019

Halloween Party

Yuma, Arizona        High 79 Low 53

We had a Halloween party last night here at our park. Cindy and I dressed in rain slickers and had umbrellas with stuffed dogs and cats hanging from them. We called it Raining Cats and Dogs. We got quite a few  laughs and we felt it was worthwhile as a costume.




There were other costumes. Some of them are as follows:



This one was a little risque.
Al, the man in the hospital gown, has been very sick this year. When he came in, he got a standing ovation. While we have been here, he got hauled back to the hospital in an ambulance.This was about 3 weeks ago so everyone was glad he was able to make it to the party.



We had a pot luck and there was lots of good food. Also there were lots of desserts. We thought there was a good turn out for the party.

After the dinner there was a dance with lots of participants. Most of my photos didn't turn out.


There were several others that we didn't get pictures of.

Now that most of the winter people are here, there is always something going on.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Phoenix and Mesa Quilt Store

Yuma, Arizona          High 88 Low 64

Last week was Cindy's birthday. She has had a single speed adult tricycle that was hard for her to pedal, so I got her a new 7 speed one that she seems to be doing better on for her birthday. We also went out to a Chinese restaurant. 

Saturday we drove from Yuma to Phoenix to take some things to Cindy's son Scot that we had brought with us from Utah.

It was a nice day but with all the driving, I was beat by the time we got back to Yuma. We were gone for almost 11 hours, most of it driving. I don't like all the traffic in Phoenix even on Saturday.

We had a few things to see and buy while we were in the area. Our first stop after leaving Scot was Mulqueen's Fabric store in Mesa. I needed some thread for my quilt machine and I can do better there than anywhere else. Cindy needed some embroidery thread for a project she is starting, so we got it there. JoAnn's Fabric in Yuma closed their doors last March, so we really don't have a good place here in Yuma to buy thread. Yes, there is Grandma Jo's but they don't seem to carry all the varieties of thread Cindy likes. she wanted to find colors to match the material she is using.

Cindy found some quilts and a sewing bag she thinks she would like to make and I got pictures.




After Mulqueen's we went to Superstition Ranch Market because we like their produce (and their prices) better than the stores here in Yuma.

Cindy is working on her eighth quilt and we have only been here 3 1/2 weeks. She says a lot of the pieces were done at home in Utah, but she does stay busy sewing.

I am looking forward to when they start shuffleboard and I even had someone call me today about when we were starting. I had to tell him I really didn't know, but we could start when ever we get enough people.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

We Are Still Staying Busy

Yuma, Arizona         High 88 Low 59

The last few days was a lot cooler and at night it has been nice for sleeping. The high Thursday was in the lower 70's. There was a lot of wind for 3 days. The air quality was very bad.

We have been busy making quilts, Cindy sewing and I have been cutting and pinning for her. We have been here two and a half weeks and she finished her 7th quilt yesterday. Cindy does tell me that the reason she got so many finished was that she made up kits before we left Utah and all she had to do was sew them together.

We also have been getting a start on the quilt classes which start after the first part of November.

There are more people getting here all the time but we are a long way from having everyone here.

Yesterday we took some friends to an all you can eat fish and fries at The Foothills Eatery. Every one filled up and the fried fish was very good. The fries were also good. If you are ever in Yuma The all you can eat is on Fridays. I recommend it. We went there last year also.

I think I have all the repairs complete (I hope).

We plan on going to Phoenix next Saturday to take some things to Cindy's son Scot. While we are there we are going to visit one of the quilt stores in Mesa.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like ---- Halloween

Yuma, Arizona         High 96 Low 64

It has been warm here in Yuma for us. I know it's because we are not use to the heat. I checked on the weather back in Utah and it is predicted to get to 32 degrees.

We have had lots to do since we have been here. I noticed our water heater leaking and bought a new one at Home Depot. My friend Eddie help me change it.

We both got our flue and pneumonia shots. I had a sore arm for about three days and didn't quite feel right for a couple of days. Cindy didn't get her shots until yesterday and is still going through what I'm over with.

Cindy had a broken tooth and we went to San Luis to Dr. Sergio Bernal in Mexico. He is a lot more reasonably priced than even  the dentists in Algodones and they are less than US dentists.

We were driving through a neighborhood northeast of us and some of the decorations kind of made us laugh.



 


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Thursday, September 26, 2019

We Made It !

Yuma, Arizona           High 89 Low 71

It is a little to warm for us and will take getting use to.

Actually we made it yesterday, but we were so busy that I didn't get to write until today. We were going to stop in Fort Mohave but we would have stopped at noon and to keep going only took until 3:30 so we decided to just keep going. It did make a little long day but we were glad the trip was over.

We had the poor fifth wheel full of stuff and it took a while to unload and get everything put away. And then there were the forever leaves and seed from the trees to clean up.

I had a bathroom faucet leak and as I turned the handle, the leak from the spout got worse, not better. Yesterday I turned off the hot water to the sink so I could fix it today. Cindy's sink wouldn't drain and I ended up cleaning 10 years of hair out of the drain, but it works now. My faucet was another story. I tried to get a new cartridge for the hot side but no one had one. It could be ordered by special order and it would have cost nearly as much as buying a new faucet.

So I finally gave up and bought the new faucet and got it installed and my sink, at least, is as good as new. One of my problems was finding someone with a faucet that wasn't too much different than the other one.

Another to do is to trim the trees in back and the palm trees, but they have to wait until in the morning when its a little cooler.

Penny went next door to see if her friend was here but no such luck, they won't be here until the middle of next month.

There aren't too many people here yet. The girl in the office told me that they expect to be full by the first of the year.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

On Our way to Yuma

Mesquite, Nevada           High 97 Low 67

The other day we were in Costco, and what we thought was rain, was coming down so hard that it was hard to hear each other. When we got outside the rain was coming down so hard that we had to make a mad dash for the car. and when we got to the car we found the following (on the Picture).

What we were hearing was hale. The day was very cool.
We decided that maybe it was time to leave for a little warmer area but when we got to Mesquite it was a lot warmer and made us wonder about our decision to leave Riverton. I had already looked at the weather app for Mesquite and knew we wouldn't be able to boondock, so we are staying one night at the Virgin River Hotel and Casino. It is one of the few Hotels in town that allow (for a fee) pets.

We are taking our fifth wheel to Yuma this time in preparation for our trip to the Everglades and Key West next spring.

Tomorrow we have a short day and are stopping at an RV Park in Fort Mohave with Coast to Coast. While we did decide to go south, we are taking our time getting there.

On the way through St George we decided to stop at Superior Threads to see about getting some quilting thread. I decided that they were too high but we did get a free quilt show. The first thing you see as you enter is a display with spools of thread laid out to look like an American flag.


Sorry about the distortion from the florescent lights.

From looking at the quilts hanging, someone is very talented with a quilting machine. There were some impressive patterns.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New Baby and Another Quilt

Riverton, Utah            High 75 Low 48

The wind blew a lot yesterday and we got some rain this morning along with some cooler temperatures.

We got woke up early this morning telling us that Teesa had her baby. She was scheduled for a cesarean this morning at about 9:30, but JJ decided that he was ready at about 3 this morning. The official time was 4:11 am. He weighed in at a little over 7 pounds. JJ is our 8th great grand child. Teesa is Cindy's oldest grand daughter.







Teesa says he looks just like Ryler but with more hair than when Ryler was born.

We drove to Provo where she and JJ are to see them. Cindy acted the happy great grand mother. Teesa acted tired but was glad it was over.

I got another quilt finished. This one took me 8 full days to quilt because Cindy wanted different colors on each of the different colored borders with tight white meander on the embroidered squares. This quilt was one of her first quilts but she told me that she didn't want me to quilt it until I got good with the machine. We both think it turned out pretty well.






We have decided to try to leave for Yuma next Tuesday if the weather looks like it is cooperating. We won't leave if it is windy like yesterday.

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