Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas

 Yuma Arizona          High 68 Low 54

We have had mostly nice weather. Highs have been in the mid 70's. We had a few days with highs in the low 60's and we felt cold. I know you people in the frozen north really feel sorry for us. LOL Today it is cloudy and rainy, but is supposed to clear up this afternoon.

We got some pictures of a nice sunrise.

We had a golf cart parade with golf carts lit up with Christmas lights. The pictures didn't show up too well but here are what I got.

This Segway was lit up for the parade. I got to try it out later.

Penny even got to wear her Santa suit, but she didn't like the beard and had very much.

Yesterday I got to try out the Segway that was in the Christmas parade. It didn't seem too bad to ride. Dan, the man that rides it all the time, used to sell them in Havasu City and told me he used to do tours with people riding them. They only have a top speed of about 11 miles an hour. 

This evening we are having friends over for a Christmas Eve dinner and we are going to their home tomorrow for Christmas Lunch. 

Hoping you all have a very Merry Christmas.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Catch Up

Yuma, Arizona    High 81 Low 46

It has been a while since I last posted. After we got here I spent quite a while repairing leaks in our secondary water system. I have been playing shuffle board at least three times per week and sometimes more.  

We had friends at our home for Thanksgiving dinner. Our Park used to supply turkey and the people met in the ballroom for dinner, but since the virus they have stopped that. We had a total of five couples here and each supply part of the food. We had a good meal and then spent some time visiting. Two of the couples are from Canada and are glad to be here after so long of not being able to come into the USA.

Cindy found a recipe for a cheese ball made into the shape of a pumpkin.

One morning, When I took Penny for her walk, I got to see a Road Runner. I managed to get some pictures although they are sure fast birds.

We got our home decorated for Christmas but some of the people in this Park go all out decorating.

The next picture is of a Home that usually wins the Christmas decorating contest. I think I counted 21 snow men.

One evening we had a Christmas lighting here in the Park. One of the resident had made an electronic tree With singing and a light show. Everyone thought it was pretty neat.

In one of Nancy's resent posts, she talked about Canine Paralysis. She is right, it really exists. Usually Penny causes it in me, but tonight I caught Cindy with the paralysis. 

I think penny would sleep on one of our laps all day, if we would let her.

Thanks for visiting.   

Sunday, November 14, 2021

We Made It to Arizona

 Yuma, Arizona           High 90 Low 57

We had an uneventful drive to Yuma. The weather has been warm (for us) since we have been here.

We had to clean up our lot and had two water leaks on the irrigation water that had to be repaired. I had got an email from the Park about one of the leaks, but the neighbor said that it had been leaking long enough for us not to worry about it until we got here, which was about a week after I got the email. 

The leak was because when they poured our front patio they installed a 2 inch conduit under the concrete and had ran the black irrigation pipe through the conduit. One of the small palm trees had decided to send a root into the conduit and it broke the black pipe when it got big enough. When I got the root out, it was almost 6 feet long. we had to dig up both  ends of the conduit and pulled a new pipe through it. All is well now.

Before we left, Penny got a hair cut.

One the way to Yuma we stopped for gas in Fort Mohave, Arizona. We Paid $2.99 for gas after seeing prices of  5.54 in Needles, which is just across the Colorado River, in California, which is about 4 miles from where we got our gas.  I used to say, go into California and add $1.00 to the price of gas. This time it was add $2.50 per gallon.

Also before we left we finish a Halloween quilt, which I got quilted. I had upgraded my machine to a newer program and wanted to try it out. Works fine.

A lot of our Canadian friends have made it here. They seem happy to finally be able leave Canada and spend the winter in Yuma.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

She Promised She Would Be Good, And Then She Wasn't

 Riverton, Utah          High 54 low 37

It has rained a lot here for the last two days and feels really chilly outside. 

We needed to deliver some quilts to four of our great grand-kids, two in Spanish Fork and two west of Orem. Cindy wanted to go look at some of the quilt stores near there that we haven't been to for a while. She said she only wanted to look and not buy anything......Can you see where this is going?

The first two stores everything went as promised with us just looking. But in the third store she found a quilt hanging on the wall that she liked. She really liked the quilting and----it was a kit with a pattern. 

So if you haven't guessed by now, the kit and pattern somehow came home with us. Now I have to find out where to get the border pattern or make it up on my machine. I can make it, but I would rather find a designer that already has it made and buy it. The rest of the quilt will take some time to quilt, but I can do the designs without any problem.

I have also been quilting, one for Cindy and one for my new customer. She has 2 grand-babies due and wanted me to quilt them before we leave for Yuma. The first one was on my last post. This one is a little larger.

The one I did for Cindy is a large (king size) quilt with lots of pieces. By my math, there are 5,746 pieces in this quilt. Luckily she let me do an over-all. She gives me a hard time when I can quilt it in a lot less time than it took her to piece it. 

We also went to an estate sale and we really hit the jackpot. We got a whole car load of good stuff for a grand total of $22.00. Included were 15 DVDs, batting packages for 2 twin size quilts, and Cindy even found an Anita Goodesign pattern. I looked up the price on the embroidery disc and it alone would cost $35.00. There are lots of basket type containers.

I found the exact white fleece blanket for $34.99 at Amazon.

It's a good thing we don't find that good of yard sale all the time.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Awful Four Letter Word

 Riverton, Utah      High 63 Low 34

The Weather went from pleasant to cold and snowy almost over night. Here it froze overnight for a few days with snow one day and rain several days. The mountains East and West of us have snow on them. 

I'm ready to head south as soon as possible.

We went to a High School Concert that our grand-son is in the choir. It was music from around the world. There were a lot of students in the choir. Devon says he likes doing it, so we went to help support him.

And of course I have to post some of the quilts I have finished. The first one is one of Cindy's 3D quilts.

The next one is one I quilted for a new customer. She must have liked it, because she brought a new one for me to quilt today. 

She didn't want an overall pattern on the first one and she spent quite a long time here today picking patterns for the second one. She seems to know what she wants and I showed her what they look like on the computer. 

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, October 4, 2021

It's October and Really Looking Like Halloween Now

 Riverton, Utah        High 79 Low 50

It is starting to feel a lot more like fall. Cool night and fairly warm days. Next week the weather guessers are predicting freezing temperatures and a chance of snow one day.

Today, I guess a crisis was averted. Facebook was down for a while and they managed to get it going again before there were riots from FBW (that's FaceBook Withdrawal). Am I ever glad. LOL

The neighbors I took pictures of their decorations last post,  got their lights going and it looks a lot more like Halloween. 

The coffin, on the shoulders, has a motor that lifts the lid a little way and then recloses to look like someone trying to get out.

There is a ghost in the window that moves around. 

This little building has a floor that is set up to sink as soon as you step on it. It is a little unnerving when you don't expect it.

These witches were stirring their brew.

A better picture of the ghost. Also the books move in and out on the shelves of the bookcase.

And, of course, another quilt which we finished.

This is the quilt still on the machine before I got the binding sewed on. Cindy found most of the squares for this quilt at a yard sale which she paid $4.00 for the blocks which were pre-cut. We did have the material for the back.

Thanks for visiting.