Saturday, January 21, 2017

Windy in Yuma

Yuma, Arizona       High 65 Low 45

While it is windy and rainy in Yuma it sure beats a high of 35 and low of 24 in Salt Lake City. Not to mention 4 days of the awful 4 letter word (snow) predicted there.

We went to the Arizona Market the other day to get guess what. Yep, more fabric (you can never have too much fabric). While we were there we saw Nancy Kissick and Patty Chance in the quilt store. It is nice to meet fellow bloggers. Nancy told us she would come to see us in the afternoon and when she showed up, Cindy got a chance to show off some of her new quilts, both finished and unfinished.We hope to see them again. Next time, maybe with her dog. Penny likes everybody and spent some time with Nancy.

I have been going on bike rides around the Park with a group of bikers. we try to ride all the way around the Park 3 times, which is about 3 miles. It is usually held 3 nights a week unless the weather is too bad.
Penny has gone with me some of the time. She seems very content in her dog bag.

I also have been playing shuffle board 3 or 4 times per week. Cindy has been going to a card making/ scrapbook thing on Tuesdays. Her quilt group on Wednesday has been growing with more ladies coming. She stays really busy while we are here.

I also take penny to the small dog park most afternoons. Today there were at least 17 small dogs (with all the running around it is hard to count accurately. We all call it Yappy Hour for all the dogs.

Today we went to a genealogy seminar. There was a lot of information given on how to find out about your ancestors. It took all of the morning and part of the afternoon. We left Penny home and one of our neighbors came in to take care of her. I guess he took her over to his place for some of the time. She keeps wanting to go play with their dog anyway, so she stayed out of trouble.

Cindy's sister, Linda, told us she was going to get a lift put on her motor home so their mother will be able to get in and out easier and to travel again and we have agreed to go with her on some travels this coming summer. She will take her motor home and we will take our 5th wheel. She would like us along in case she needs help with their mother. We haven't decided where we are going for sure, but we would like to make it to Canada while the exchange rate is still favorable.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Enjoying Yuma

Yuma, Arizona      High 69 Low 49

The weather here has been nice, but rain (which didn't happen) was predicted for 2 days this past week. It has been quite cloudy though. At least we are not home in Utah. The high today was 30 With a low of 19 and snow (the awful 4 letter word) predicted for 5 of the next 7 days.

I got back from California after going to Ken's wake. There wasn't a service but rather a lot of his old baseball friends talked some and then toasted him. There was a large turnout.

I did get some pictures of my kids and grand-kids, but first one picture I got on the way back to Yuma. The traffic was awful and it sprinkled a little. While I was stopped, I got a picture of this double rainbow.
The next picture is of my grand-daughter Vivian. She is Nick and Susie's little girl. She is 10 months old and starting to walk. She seemed like a happy baby.
Then I got a picture of my kids. They were all there to support Sabrina. From what I can tell, she is having a hard time with Ken's death. She did talk to an attorney and he said he thought she had a very good case against the hospital and was willing to take the case.
The last picture is of my oldest daughter, Andrea and 4 of her 5 kids.
It was good to have them all together but I wish it had been
for a better reason.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Some Sad News

Yuma, Arizona        High 69 Low 59

Yesterday we drove to Phoenix to see Cindy's son Scott. We had a good visit and then went to Mulqueen's fabric store to get some thread for my quilting machine and some embroidery thread for Cindy. It was a long but uneventiful day.

I was sorry to hear about Rod Ivers Passing. He and his wife Loyce were nice people and we considered him to be one of our friends. I know that he missed Loyce, but now they are together again.

I stayed in Los Angeles until last Friday and after visiting with my daughter Sabrina and stopping in to see Ken, I decided to come home to Yuma. When I was there it didn't look good for Ken.

On Monday they had another Doctor look at him and Sabrina was told there was about a million to one chance of any change. There had been three different tests done that showed no brain activity. So today the decision was made to unhook him from the machines tonight. A little while ago I got a text saying that he had passed quietly. I know my daughter is probably heart-broken from talking to her.

Ken Higdon was the manager for the Angel's baseball team for a long time. He and Sabrina both worked for them for a while and that is how they met. I got to meet a lot of his old baseball buddies while I was at the hospital.

I was told that the funeral will be either Saturday or Sunday and I plan on driving back to California.

I hope you and your's are doing well.
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