Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

 Riverton, Utah     High 37 Low 19

It's going to be cold tonight. The weather guessers predicted snow but, so far, the sun is still shining.

We got things going for Thanksgiving dinner. It seems strange to be just the two of us, but the doctors and those that should know, advised against large family gatherings. All the hospitals are full and they tell us that people can be spreaders of the virus and not know it. 

Cindy set the table and we delivered some of the dinner to Tammy and the kids. 

Notice that Cindy is wearing her mask.

While the dinner was cooking, we started putting up Christmas. Cindy likes to decorate but this year we are holding it down a little. We got our family room started and the tree still needs it's decorations. At least it is a start.

I'm not sure why Blogger wants to keep changing their format, when what they had worked. Today, I had to hunt for where to insert pictures. Instead of having the icon that was there before, now I had to click on more, oh well, I found it. When they have something that works, why change it? Just to confuse the old people?

I have been busy quilting and finished another motorcycle quilt. This is the second one. I think it turned out nice. 

I have finished a lot of small quilts and Cindy says I'm catching up to her, but she seems to keep finding more to keep me busy. Hey, at least she keeps me busy.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Thanksgiving again.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Another Update

 Riverton, Utah       High 50 Low 30

Winter has come at last. I'm cold all the time, sure wish we were in Yuma.

I went today to buy thread for my quilting machine and found out it is not only Cindy's thread that they are having problems getting. My quilt store told me that they are having trouble getting the thread I normally use and so I had to go with another brand. The only difference is that the brand I bought seems to make more lint as I sew. 

We have been staying home mostly, both of us busy quilting. Cindy did say that she is getting tired of not going anywhere but the coronavirus numbers in Utah (and it seems everywhere) are way up with Utah setting new records almost daily. I afraid it's not the kind of record you want.

We have been decorating for Christmas way earlier than usual but Cindy wants to enjoy it here for a while. We are not going to have kids over for Thanksgiving. Cindy is going to cook a large turkey and make pies, then we are going to deliver part of the food to Tammy and the grand-kids. It won't be the same but we are trying to stay away from the virus.

They talk like they are close to having a vaccine but it won't be available to the general public until probably next July, so it looks like we might have almost another year of this thing. I'm really tired of it all, but we can't do anything about it. 

Sorry no pictures this time.

Thanks for visiting. 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Cindy's Thread is Like Gold

 Riverton, Utah       High 64 Low 34

It looks like winter has made it. Right now it is raining but is supposed to snow overnight. 

It has been really windy all day which resulted in most of the leaves blowing off the trees.

First thing this morning we raked the back yard and filled 2 garbage cans. This afternoon we couldn't tell that we had even been there.

These pictures are of our front yard. I'll probably wait till the wind and snow quit to clean them up. 

The other day I tried to buy thread for Cindy using the Jo-Ann app. It kept getting fouled up and I ended up ordering 13 spools. From this, you can tell where our priorities are, hoarding thread and M&M Peanuts. When we went to pick the thread up they only had three spools. We have checked at the store for the last 2 months and there hasn't been even one roll, so we were glad to get the three.

This afternoon I went to Smith's Grocery store to get some things after ordering them on the app. I was soon notified that some of the things I ordered were out of stock and were the substitutions OK. When I got my order the store employee told me that since Utah has had record numbers of the virus, they are out of lots of things. I guess people don't have their 20 year supply of toilet paper because he told me they can't keep in it. He said they have lots of empty shelves again, just like last spring.

About a month ago our governor was wanting to get down to 300 new cases of the virus per day in Utah. Friday they hit within 12 cases of 3000. I haven't heard how many today. Utah for the last while has had way more than Arizona, which was way higher than Utah. I know I am way tired of the whole thing.

We have been busy, Cindy making quilts, me quilting. Here are the latest pictures of the ones I have finished lately. Cindy is getting behind on her bindings.

I have one of my customers bring 2 quilts to do on Monday. I think she said they were baby size quilts.

Thanks for visiting.