Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Staying Busy and Enjoying The Weather

 Yuma, Arizona          High 75 Low 48

It has been very pleasant here for the last while. Today isn't quite as warm as some other days but we have had no wind today.

Last week I went to San Luis to go to the dentist in Mexico, Dr. Bernal, that Sandie had recommended. The first day I went, he got my teeth ready for 3 crowns and a three tooth bridge (yes, my teeth were terrible). When I got ready to come back into the USA, there wasn't any line. I could walk straight through. The second day more than made up for the easy time the first time. When I got to the parking lot the lady told me the border was closed, so I backed up and went to check it out. By the time I got to where people and cars entered Mexico, there was a large crowd going into Mexico and the cars were backed up for about 3 blocks moving slowly. The police were leaving the blocked road. So I went and parked and walked into Mexico. By the way, all the people I saw in Mexico were wearing masks, even those walking along the sidewalks, so I felt good about going. They are a lot better about wearing masks than people I have seen at the local Walmart.

Dr. Bernal fitted the teeth and I was on my way by 11:00. It took less than an hour. from the price I was quoted in Utah, it saved me over $6000.00 dollars to go to Mexico. 

When I went to leave Mexico, the line to go to the USA was very long. It took almost 2 hours to get through security, so it more than made up for the easy time I had the day before. I can only think that because the border was closed, all the people leaving were very late getting into Arizona.

For entertainment Cindy and I look at some of the open houses in our Park. In the one we looked at, we saw a lamp that we would like to have to replace the ultra-modern floor lamp we have.

I also got a picture of a sunset looking past our clubhouse. Arizona sunsets seem to be pretty spectacular.

Cindy saw a use for an old lamp we have back in Utah with the glass sides broken out. She thinks the small cactuses look nice.

We signed up with the Regional Hospital for the covid vaccination. I was on hold for almost 30 minutes to sign up last Thursday and we were told that they would notify us when we could get the shot, but probably about the 25th of this month. Last night I got a call telling us we could go in today at 8:40. and to be there 10 minutes prior. When we got there there was a line but the people were divided up into appointment times. It didn't take very long to get our vaccination. They asked us to wait 15 minutes to make sure we had no problems and during that time they helped us sign up for text notifications for the second shot. Neither of us have had any adverse reactions to the shot. 

Of course Cindy has been busy quilting and thanks to Nancy with some of her blue scraps, we think this quilt turned out nice. I'm sure Nancy can recognize some of it.

Life is good.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. I need to see Dr. Bernal again but it won't happen this year. Glad he's still helping save you money.

    Both Jim and I had sore arms as our only side effect. He gets his second dose next week and mine is on the first. Be glad when that is done. Pretty quilt.

  2. Wow ... the quilt patterns Cindy finds are just fabulous. I LOVE that one!! Weird they closed the border to car traffic. Glad you got through or you would be spending the night in the Pharmacy Hotel!! That lantern with the cactus? PERFECT!!!

  3. Glad you were able to get your teeth fixed.
    Quilting like metal working you can do amazing things with little pieces. Nice Quilt.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.