Saturday, November 29, 2014

Staying Busy, But Not Getting Much Done

Riverton, Utah High 61 Low 37

It has been unseasonably warm. Yesterday there was a new record high in Salt Lake City for the date. Today felt nice although windy.

I pretty much avoided Black Friday. Cindy went to Sears to buy me a Christmas present she wanted to surprise me with, but when she went to pay for it with her check for some reason they check was rejected and she had to use the Credit Card. When I called Wells Fargo, they told me there was no reason the check wouldn't clear and Sears must have had a glitch. Cindy had plenty of money in her account. Needless to say Sears ruined her surprise.

We went to the store where we bought the freezer on Monday. They were advertising a remote control car for $7.00 with qualifying purchase. The salesman that sold me the freezer said they would let us have the car because they have a 30 day price guarantee and the car was part of that guarantee. That made us happy along with the free hot dogs they were having for lunch.

Today we had to go to one of the quilt stores we shop at. They were advertising their close out fabric for $3.99 a yard. Cindy found some colors she wanted and we were ready to have it measured, when they brought a pile of batiks into the clearance room. For $3.99 a yard we couldn't turn some of it down. We never see batiks for that price.

This afternoon I started quilting Cindy’s Santa Claus quilt. It is going to take a while to get it finished.

That’s about all that’s going on. Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

We Had a Good Day

Riverton, Utah High 55 Low 43

Just a short post tonight hoping everyone had as nice a day as we did. We had some of the kids and grandkids over and had a nice Thanksgiving Turkey. The younger one will be 5 on Sunday and is quite the ham when he has his picture taken.

We followed it up with pumpkin pie. I over ate a little, but it was all good.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Riverton, Utah High 48 Low 36

Today was a nice sunny day and was not too cold.

We got our new freezer last evening and it seems to be working well. At least Cindy has started to put stuff in it.

Today I hauled a load of stuff we were no longer using to the charity store. It is always good to get rid of stuff, especially what you are no longer using or have no intention of using again.

Since we have been home I got one of the quilts finished that Cindy pieced while we were gone. She made a lot of them and I am so far behind.

I finally found a place on line that makes the type of tool box I want for the back of the truck and they don’t charge a lot extra to make it in the size I want. The only thing is, it comes from Mitchell, South Dakota and probably won’t get here until after we leave for Arizona.

I am trying to take Rod’s advice about an RV Park for February, but haven’t heard back from them. I talked to Sandi about which ones were nicer (and affordable) in Apache Junction. With the holiday, I don’t expect to hear from them until the first of the week.

We both made our Doctor appointments for next week, and then there will be one more thing taken care of. Hopefully there are no problems.

We got some pictures of the sunset tonight and the snow covered mountains. The sunsets aren't as pretty as Arizona.

Again, have a happy holiday and don’t spend all your money on Black Friday.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Trailer Gave a Big Sigh of Relief

Riverton, Utah High 37 Low 27

We were busy unloading the truck and trailer today. I'm sure I heard a big sigh of relief from the trailer when we got everything unloaded.

I have a few projects to do before we head for Arizona. I want to build a cabinet in back of the kitchen table to hide all the stuff we carry.

The other thing is to get a storage box to go in back of the fifth wheel hitch that is low enough not to interfere with hitching up and unhitching. I have tried to find one on line, but haven't had any luck, so I might have to have it built. It would seem to me someone else would have thought of it, but maybe not.

Cindy overworked today and her back started hurting her again. It's not like we have to get it all done in one day.

I also got the water lines blown out and dumped anti-freeze down the drains, so we should be good till we leave again.

Cindy told me she would like to find an RV Park where we can spend some time and not be playing tourist all the time. I guess we are getting out of the vacation mode.

Our freezer gave up while we were gone and I found one I thought we would like. It is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. I guess this is one of the joys of having a home.

The kids really like Penny and think they would like to get a dog. But we won't let them because having a puppy is a lot of work and takes a lot of time, as we have found out. Even a sweet little thing like Penny would be more than they would do.

That's all I have for today, thanks for visiting.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

San Rafael Reef

San Rafael Reef
Riverton, Utah High 36 Low 27

Cindy got a few more pictures of the Red Rock formations by Moab. I even saw a coyote run across the highway, but we couldn't get a picture.

When we left Moab, we went over a portion of I70 we had never gone on before. The mountain we climbed is called San Rafael Reef. From the view point we stopped at it was quite an under taking to build the Interstate Highway through the Reef.

There are many picturesque formations along the Highway. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

At Stephanie and Pat’s new home I got a photo of Cindy with the family sitting around a log table that Pat built. They call their business The Crafted Log. They have several other examples of log furniture on their web site.
Today has been cold with a small amount of snowfall.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

We Came Home to The Awful Four Letter Word

Riverton, Utah High 43 Low 27

When we left Moab it was 26 degrees. I had put the hoses away last night based on the forecast. I was glad that I had.

We got an early start and went down I70 to a part of the state we have never seen before. Some of the scenery is spectacular. I am going to wait until tomorrow to put the pictures Cindy took on the post.

When we got about 100 miles from home it started to rain, but stopped for a while. On the way we stopped at Cindy’s oldest daughter’s new home. They have been in it less than a month and we wanted to see it. It turned out really nice. After visiting for a while, we headed home.

We started to unload the fiver, and got a lot done, but there is a lot left to do. Cindy told me that she was glad to be home, but probably be ready to leave again in a month.

It started to rain really hard and after a while the four letter word (snow) showed up. It is predicted to snow for the next 2 days.

Penny has been busy smelling all the new smells and been busy visiting the kids.

This evening I gave her a bath which, as usual, she hated. But, now she is nice and soft again.

I do have some pictures to post, but to be honest; I am worn out from all the driving and unloading.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Almost Home

Moab, Utah High 52 Low 30

Last night we stayed at Walmart in Gallup, New Mexico. It was a good place to stop with one exception. We were approached by more pan-handlers asking for money than I have ever seen in my lifetime. Cindy was a lot nervous about them and so she asked one of the truckers about it and he told her not to worry too much. He said they were good people that wanted money for a drink. After it got dark and cold they stopped coming around.

We left early this morning and got a few sun-rise photos. We hadn't gone too far down the highway when we got passed by an ambulance going very fast the way we were going. We got about 5 more miles and there was a school bus wrecked on the side of the road surrounded by lots of police and fire fighters. After we continued on, another ambulance was coming from the other direction. We don’t know how many got hurt.

These are some pictures of the scenery through New Mexico.

When we got to Shiprock, we turned off the main highway and went to the Four Corners Monument. It is the first time we had been there and it was interesting standing on four states at one time. There were lots of little booths for vendors and it turned out we were there barely ahead of a bus load of tourists. In spite of the commercialism, we were glad we went to see the Monument.

When we got to Cortez, Colorado, I took a wrong turn and was trying to find a way to turn around and I spotted a fabric store. The truck automatically found a place to park and we went to see the store. lol Cindy found some close outs on patterns and bought a few.

We then continued on our way to Moab and the terrain started to turn to red rocks. We got some pictures of the scenery and even one arch. Of Utah National Parks, Arches and Bryce are my personal favorites. If we were going to stay in the area, we probably would go see Arches National Park, but we have already seen it, and since we are this close to home we are anxious to get there before the snow storm hits that is predicted for tomorrow night.

Tourist trap.
Wilson Arch
After we got set up at the OK RV Park,, Cindy wanted to go see her friend Verna at the school bus garage in Moab. They visited for a while and we found out there was a fabric store in Moab, so we had to go see it. Meanwhile, Verna went home and got a tile she had made for Cindy for her retirement. We have used similar tiles to make some tables for our patio at home.


A little humor at the quilt store.

A few more pictures of Penny chewing on her giant chew bone.

Thanks for visiting.