Saturday, September 24, 2016

Change of Plans

Riverton, Utah    High 61 Low 43

The weather here really took a change from the almost too warm to what feels quite cold to me. It has rained for two days. The snow level on the mountains is down a long way and a lot of the leaves have turned color.

We have been waiting on word from the Utah Department of Transportation on what they are going to offer for a home we own on a road that is being widened.. They are taking all of our property along with 130 other pieces of property on the east side of the road to widen it from the current 2 lanes to 5. It is a rental for us and we wanted to replace it with something else and we were told that we should hear from them in about 6 weeks from when the appraisers were out. It now has been 8 weeks and as we have still not heard anything, we decided to make plans to head to Yuma.

We were over visiting our friends Eddie and Barbara a few days ago and they went through the same thing a few years ago. They told us that from when they found out UDOT was taking their property to when it actually happened was 4 years and their advice was not to wait for them. I guess government agencies work at their own time frame without regard to the property owners.

So we have decided to leave in 2 weeks and if we have to come back, then so be it. Cindy and I are both ready to leave for warmer climates. It might still be a little warm in Yuma but we will get used to it.

In the mean time all the peaches, pears, and apricots have been picked and bottled or frozen. We have a lot of grapes, which we will juice next week.  The tomatoes only gave us enough to eat and we had to buy some for Cindy to bottle.

We have been working on quilts and Cindy has sewn some and I have quilted them. She has made 4 since we have been home. She plans on taking the baby quilts with us and she is deciding whether to give a class on making them in the park this winter.

The following are some of what she has been working on:

The back of the first quilt. She said she just used scraps on the whole quilt.
 Another scrappy quilt with a little different pattern for the blocks. She can't stand to throw any small pieces away and this is the result.

 One of the baby quilts with a flannel back.
 This is the other baby quilt. The pin wheels  on both are 3-D.

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  1. Getting ready to go is good, travel safe and enjoy the warmer weather.
    Wish we could leave now too, just 25 more days before we hit the road.

  2. LOVE those quilts!!! Cindy your work is amazing!!!