Friday, November 29, 2019

Finished The Sewing Room and Happy Thanksgiving

Yuma, Arizona           High 61 Low 45

It has been cold lately and last night we got a lot of rain. When I took Penny out for her last time last night, the rain started so hard that she turned around and headed for the door to our home. I had an umbrella but she wanted nothing to do with it.

Since my last post, I got the shelves finished in the corner of Cindy's sewing room and we added some cabinets for her sewing stuff. We found them at 2 different yard sales and I painted them. I also mounted her TV in the corner where she could watch it while sewing. Cindy said she is happy with the end result.

Yesterday we hauled Cindy's decorations to the ballroom so she and the other ladies at our table could decorate the table for Thanksgiving dinner. I think it turned out nice.

These are some of the other tables

There were about 200 people at the dinner, Not all of the tables got decorated.

The Park supplies the turkey and gravy and the people at the table supply all the rest of the feast. It is really easy to over eat. and when it is over there are always left overs to take home for another meal or two.

The kids a home sent pictures of our dining room table. It looks like Cindy taught them well. If you look in the background, it looks like about four inches of snow on our front porch. While I think it is cold in Yuma, the fifteen degrees in Utah is cold. It makes me glad we are here and not home in Utah.

I hope you each had as Happy a Thanksgiving as we did.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We Went On A Safari

Yuma, Arizona       High 65 Low 46

Well, I guess we have turned into Arizonans. Today seemed rather cool to us. Cooler weather is predicted for the next while with rain on Thanksgiving.

A group of 7 of us decided to go on a safari looking for wildlife. You might ask what kind of wildlife could we possibly find here in Yuma. We went out in the desert with black lights tonight looking for scorpions and we found plenty!

The larger ones were about and inch and a half long, while the smaller ones were maybe 1/2 inch long.

The next pictures show the scorpions with regular flash light and with the black lights following.

The little green spot in the middle is the scorpion. They would be impossible to see in the day light.

Because of the cooler weather, then didn't seem to move very much. We did see a few go into hole in the ground that looked about the size of a night crawler hole.

They mostly just sat there. I found a small stick and flipped one over and all it did was turn back right side up but a larger one grabbed the stick with its claws. The bigger one also raised it's tail as if to try to sting the stick.

Good thing I didn’t get stung because the bark scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America, and its venom can cause severe pain (coupled with numbness, tingling, and vomiting) in adult humans, typically lasting between 24 and 72 hours.

The next pictures are of the group of us around a scorpion, first under regular lights and then under the black light.

We were just a group of old people having fun in the desert but it makes me not want to take Penny walking in the desert!

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

We Are Still Staying Busy

Yuma, Arizona         High 70 Low 55

After all the hot weather (almost 90) it has cooled off here in Yuma. Last night it rained hard for a while.

Cindy is busy working on quilt number 11 for this year. Yes, you read that right, She has finished 10 quilts in the 2 months we have been here. Actually if you count an embroidery project she has going, she is working on her 12th quilt but she doesn't count that one because she says she won't get it finished this year.

I have been busy most mornings playing shuffle board. On Tuesdays we either go to another Park to play in a fun tournament or another Park comes here.

I have had my projects going also. Cindy told me she didn't have enough storage room, so I found a dead space in the hall that gives her 9 Cubic feet of space. On that project I'm waiting on a cabinet company to build a frame and two cabinet doors to match the others in the hall.

Then in what is her sewing room when the house was finished the closet is made square with a 45 degree space going to the door. I got the idea that if I opened that space up it would make a great place for shelves. So that is what I'm working on now. Our neighbor, Ron, helped me cut the shelves out of plywood and also the support boards.

The supports are all different lengths for the six shelves and it was like a jig saw puzzle to get them fit.

It took some work but I finally got all the supports in. Today I got the shelf framing and sheet rock ready to Paint.

From the above picture you can see how much room was buried in the space. I still think it will make nice shelves for Cindy.

I have been watching our friend George Yates' blog and am sorry to see how ill he is. We are hoping and praying for him. I know it must be hard for him and Susie.

Thanks for visiting.

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.

Thanks for visiting.