Saturday, December 31, 2022

Happy New Year

 Yuma, Arizona        High 69 Low 48

When we got going this morning, we had something I haven't seen often in Yuma, fog. It lasted until mid-morning and the day was a little chilly.

Our neighbor that is remodeling his home got back late Thursday night and I spent some time helping him today. 

Last evening we went to the neighbors for Happy Hour. There were 6 couples. everyone brought snacks and we hung out for about an hour and a half before it broke up. 

Cindy has been busy making more quilts. 

Late this afternoon I took Penny to the small dog park for Yappy Hour. There were only 10 small dogs there but they seemed to be having fun, chasing balls and each other.

We don't have anything planned this evening except watching TV.

I wish all of you to have a Happy New Year!

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Merry Christmas A Little Late

 Yuma, Arizona        High 78 Low 50

The last two days have been warm. It is a nice change from the cooler weather we had last week.

For Christmas eve, we were invited to one of our neighbor's for brunch. There were probably 2 dozen people there and she had more than enough food for everyone. She likes to cook. 

Yesterday was Christmas and we got to sleep in. We had already got our presents from each other.

About all we did was to invite two of our friends over for key lime pie last evening. It was from Marie Callender's and was really good. We had lot of left-overs from brunch that was sent home with us, so we ate really well for breakfast and lunch.

For fun, I took a picture of one of Penny's food packets just to show how well our spoiled little girl gets to eat. She is certainly the Queen of the Roost.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

More Quilts and Santa

 Yuma, Arizona         High 65 Low 40

This morning started out rather cold. We had a wind that made it even feel cooler.

As I said last time, Cindy has been busy quilting. She finished two more quilts. One had some witches, which she embroidered.

The first one, with the eagle and flag, is a panel which she found at an estate sale. 

Penny got a Christmas present from her friend Izzy. It is two dog biscuits.

Last night Santa came to our Park for all the dogs (and cats) to have their picture taken with Santa. Penny got her picture taken with her Santa jacket and hat. Se also got her picture taken with her friend Izzy and Santa. Penny likes Izzy.

There were probably 50 dogs there to have their picture taken.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

We Have Been Busy

 Yuma, Arizona           High 66 Low 46

It has been cooler than usual lately. At least I don't remember it being this cold here in the past.

My neighbor, who is quite the handyman, decided to replace all his cabinets and flooring. He took out the kitchen and bath cabinets, linoleum and carpet and had tile installed in all the house. While he was at it, he tore out all the baseboards and repainted the whole house. I helped him with the tear-out. after the painting, he installed the cabinets and I and some other neighbors help him with that project. It took us more than a week. 

Cindy has been busy quilting (as usual). I am having trouble downloading pictures, so sorry I won't have pictures today.

In between helping install cabinets and removing baseboard, I have been sifting sand out of our rock landscaping. I sifted out almost 20 gallons of sand and still am not through.

Today we drove to Phoenix to deliver some Christmas gifts to Cindy's son Scott.

While we were there we visited a store that has produce at fantastic prices (for instance, lettuce for $.50 per head).

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Time For An Update

 Yuma, Arizona          High 69 Low 54

We have had fairly nice weather. Yesterday it rained lightly all day. 

One more picture from Thanksgiving. It shows most of the people that came to our home for diner. They are friends from the Park. 

Cindy has been busy making quilts. We have been here three weeks and she has finished four quilts. She still likes quilts with lots of pieces. I don't know how many pieces these two quilt have, but there are a lot. And Nancy, We went to two different yard and estate sales and found some fabric. I guess you can never have too much fabric.

This Christmas quilt, we had enough fabric to make the back. The next one Cindy actually made two identical quilts. The kits were some of the stuff she bought at the estate sale.

We got some pictures of some of the decorations in the Park. There are more.

The second house has over two dozen snowmen, I think I counted 28.

Friday evening we went to a tree lighting in the park. It is the same set-up as last year with computer driven lights and songs. Every couple brought cookies or goodies, so there were lots to choose from. They also served hot chocolate. The get together lasted about an hour and a half.

I have been playing shuffleboard three mornings a week. I enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

 Yuma. Arizona    High 73 Low 48

The weather her has been nice, although a little chilly. At least the weather here is better than back in Utah, highs in the 40's, low in the lower 20's. Today is quite breezy and the dust lately has been bothering Cindy to the point she looses her voice. Then when a calm day comes along, she is alright.

We both have been working hard to clean up our yard since we have been here and finally seem to be getting most of it done.

Yes, I have been going to shuffleboard three times a week. 

I also have gone to the small dog park with Penny some afternoons. Some of the time we ride over with our neighbor with some of Penny's friends. I have quite a handful.

Today we are having some of our friends come over for Thanksgiving dinner. Each couple is preparing something different. I'm sure it will be good and will be lots  to eat. 

Cindy likes to get her best china out and decorates a fancy table.

I hope every one of you has a nice Thanksgiving.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Finally Got To Yuma

 Yuma, Arizona          High 71 Low 42

We left Riverton Friday morning. We drive the 700 miles to Yuma in one day, but it is seeming like a longer and longer day. It takes about 12 hours with stops. This time it seemed to wear both of us out. Maybe it's that thing called age that makes it feel so long.

When we left it was 19 degrees outside and the car said it was 17 when we went over some of the summits along I15.

Saturday we went to some yard sales with some friends from the Park, and wouldn't you know, at one of the yard sales Cindy found some fabric, actually quite a lot. Not only that, the lady told her that she was probably going to sell her stash in the near future and took down our phone number so she could call Cindy when she does. Cindy was in heaven.

Since then we have been working on our yard, getting the weeds and all the leaves picked up, along with a lot of trimming trees and bushes. We are still not finished, but we have made a lot of progress.

Tomorrow morning I am going to play shuffleboard. 

Sorry, no pictures today.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

One More Quilt And Finally Got Cold

 Riverton, Utah       High 47 Low 34

Two night ago it got down to 20 degrees F. It finally was enough to have the walnut tree loose it's leaves. Prior to now we might have got enough to fill a five gallon bucket. With the cold, we filled two garbage cans (about 55 gallons) plus two more 55 gallon plastic bags with more falling every time the wind blows, until the tree is finally bare. I can't help but wonder why the rest of the trees haven't started to loose their leaves, but the walnut leaves are the ones that do damage to the grass.

We will probably pay our grandson, Devin, to rake the rest if they don't fall before we leave for Yuma, which I am looking forward to. I don't like the cold anymore, but I'm sure I've mentioned it before.

It is supposed to be wet or snow until next Friday, so we are planning to head south on Friday.

In the meanwhile Cindy finished another quilt. She likes to keep me busy.

Right now she is working on the same pattern in different colors, still lots of pieces, Nancy.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022


 Riverton, Utah           High 63 Low 46

It is quite warm for the time of year. It is supposed to get really windy this afternoon with more of the awful four letter word tomorrow, they are predicting maybe 3 inches of snow. Why are we still here and not in Yuma? 

A few of the neighbors really get into Halloween. One has won first in several Halloween contests. We went to see some of them and got some pictures of them all lit up.

The last one has a square box you look into the top and it looks like it goes down forever. It is done with mirrors and is pretty neat.

Penny got her hair cut in preparation to go to Yuma and has been freezing. Hopefully we get the leaves falling so we can go.

Thanks for visiting.