Saturday, November 25, 2023

Made It To Utah, What is All This White Stuff

 Riverton, Utah         High 33 L 27

We made it to Utah just in time to rake leaves and bag them. We had 11 large bags of leaves. Last night it snowed and so it was a good thing we picked up leaves when we did. Just what is all this white stuff? I thought that's why we went to Arizona, to get away from it. It started to snow at about 9:00 last night when the weather guessers said midnight and snowed steady until about 2:00 this afternoon, when it was supposed to stop at 11:00 AM. We didn't get as much snow as further north in the valley, but enough.

We went over to Tammy's for Thanksgiving dinner. It was just Cindy and I and Tammy and her kids. Cindy enjoyed it that she didn't have to fix a Thanksgiving meal.

Our gas dryer has been acting up and we decided that with all the sales going on for Black Friday, we would check out the price on a new washer and dryer. I keep telling Cindy "they are only about 23 years old and should last longer then that" but she didn't believe me. Anyway we found wanting a gas dryer and actually getting one are two different things. One store told us maybe they could get somewhat what we wanted by nearly Christmas, but weren't sure. Another store said they showed that they had a different brand but it would be at least three weeks to get here.

The last store we tried not only had what we had looked at earlier but also had a larger dryer than any of the other stores offered us. They said they could deliver them as early as Tuesday next week, but my brothers funeral is Tuesday. And we are putting a drawer under each of the appliances so I want to raise where the dryer vent comes out of the wall, so we are getting the new appliances on December 5th which is a lot quicker than the other two stores. 

Before we left for Yuma, Cindy decorated most of our home for Christmas. Since we got back she has continued decorating.

This is the first time we have had the large Santa out. From the mirror image, you can tell how tall he is.

Today I got started on raising the dryer vent height. I also repositioned the electrical outlet, which also need to be raised. I don't think I'll be finished for a few days, but at least I got a good start.

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Change Of Plans

 Yuma, Arizona          High 74 Low 54

It is a little cooler today and very windy.

We have panned all along to go back to Utah for Christmas. Actually leave Yuma right after Thanksgiving, and return right after New Year.

That changed Saturday when my sister texted that one of my brothers had just died. They weren't sure exactly when the funeral would be, but probably after Thanksgiving. So now we are leaving to go back to Utah tomorrow, which is about a week early. The weather guessers say we should have good weather to travel, with no wind. 

We will still return to Yuma right after the first of the year. 

We will have lots to do when we get back, to both places. 

Cindy is really looking forward to Christmas with the family.

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Working Hard

 Yuma, Arizona            High 84 Low 54

The weather here has been very nice. The low here is about equal to the high back in Utah. It did get windy for a couple of days and blew more leaves to clean up, but what else is new?

We are getting an area by our house paved. It has been in shrubs and a grape fruit tree, which we enjoyed, but the tree died over the summer along with several of the shrubs. It is the reason we decided to put in pavers. We have black flexible irrigation tubing feeding the plants which seems to break constantly, so we decided to replace it with pvc pipe, that should be good a lot longer. My neighbors are helping me and we dug up some of the black pipe and replaced it to the point the paver company can connect on. We did ask him how much it would save to have us take out the remaining plants and install the pvc ourselves, but he wouldn't give us enough off and we didn't think the amount he offered us was near enough, so he gets to remove the shrubs and install the new pipe.

I have been taking Penny to what we call Yappy Hour at the small dog park most afternoons. I get picked up at about 3:50 and Penny is ready to go at 3:30. I don't know how she can tell time, but she seems to. We had the most small dogs this season yesterday. There were 15 small dogs running around, chasing balls and each other. I have been asked why we call it Yappy Hour. If a large dog happens by, there will be 10 small dogs, including Penny, barking at it. They are protecting their territory. I'm convinced the small dogs don't know they are so small.

There is one of the dog owners that likes to take pictures of the small dogs, and he got some excellent pictures of the dogs that he puts on Facebook. The first picture is of a dog named Dolly that will chase a ball until she drops. Sometimes she catches it on the first bounce.

Penny won't run after toys if another dog even looks like they want it, but sometimes she manages to get it and she won't give it up.

The squeaker toy Penny has belong to Tootsie, the dog in the background, but Penny thinks it's hers.

I'm afraid if we had one of the toys, Penny would drive us crazy squeaking it.

I have been playing shuffle board three day a week.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Halloween In Our Park

 Yuma, Arizona     High 85 Low 57

The wind quit and it got hotter. It is hotter than we are used to, but normal for here.

We had Halloween things going on in our Park. I had a traffic cone costume and Cindy was a construction worker.

Everyone assembled at the clubhouse. We thought there would be a lot more people than there was. They then had a golf-cart parade. 

Some of the costumes are a little different.

After the parade, we had a pot luck dinner at the club house. It had lots of good food and desserts. We enjoyed visiting with the people at our table.

We have been going to the small dog park every afternoon. One of the work campers is a photographer.  Penny posed for him.                                                                                                                                  

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