Saturday - December 22, 2007

Today was another sunny but cool day, we’re not complaining though as the sun is shining and that is better than having rain or snow!

John went out this morning to get propane and a board to put the satellite dish on, he had it on a fence post and the post has all bent so he decided to do the board again, now he is just trying to get it re set up. While he was out I puttered around some and then called my mom, I lucked out as my sister was there so had a good chat with her also.

This afternoon we went to the market, I took a pile of books back and got a credit for them towards some new ones, that is a better deal than just buying them and then putting them in the library after I read them. I also picked up a new sweatshirt and short sleeved top, I had sorted through my tops and found a few that were ready either for the garbage or goodwill so thought I would replace them with new ones so that should do me for a while. They are so cheap down here that I can afford to buy a few and for some strange reason the cotton here is so much better than at home – go figure.

We met Sonia and Jim and Jim’s mother at the market, his mother is down visiting for about 10 days so we had a bit of a chat with them. They have invited us over next Wednesday afternoon for a visit so we will have more of a chance to talk with them there than at the market.

As you can see today wasn’t a real exciting day but as usual it was a nice one, now it’s time to think about dinner and then tonight I plan on starting one of my new books.

Friday - December 21, 2007

Well, there are lots of happy people today, those who are through school or work for the holidays, hope you all enjoy them.

We were supposed to get high winds during the night but it was quite calm when we got up but just as I was heading for the pool the wind finally started to blow, needless to say it was quite cool at the pool if you didn’t stay well down in the water – the hot tub sure felt good after!

This afternoon I headed out to get my hair cut then wanted to go to J. C. Penney’s to get another electric blanket while they are still on sale, or so I thought. I fought lots of traffic to get to the mall, only to find out that the sale has now changed, the other day they were on for half price and today they are buy one at the regular price and get a second one for $1.00 more. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the bill for the one I bought on Monday to see if I could get today’s deal, so after looking around a bit I left empty handed and headed for Sears to see if they were on sale there. Now, to make a left turn to get to the road out of the mall I would have either have had to take my life in my hands or wait for hours, so I decided to go right and take the long way, a good move as the traffic wasn’t too bad once I got out of the mall. Needless to say I was really muttering under my breath at Penney’s as on Monday it said the sale was on till the 22nd so that was why I even bothered to go today. The blanket we bought really works good so we wanted to get another one to take home for our new park model.

Sears had the blankets on for half price so I was happy again and after buying one I wandered around the store for a bit then headed across the road to Beall’s outlet. I found a pair of capris and a top at Beall’s so again was happy and ready to head home. I took a different way home, figured it would be faster as long as it didn’t end up in a dead end in the Marine Air Force Base, but I lucked out and it went where I thought it would.

Today I was having trouble with my computer, it was really slow and driving me crazy so John said he would look at it while I was out. When I got back he said the problem was that I didn’t have enough memory (boy, me and my computer have the same problem!) so he put his memory card in my computer and it worked fine, turns out that installing the new Leopard used up most of my memory. John had gone on the internet and found Best Buy had 1G of memory for $29, regularly $104 so he ordered two and was waiting for me to come home so he could go to Best Buy and pick them up. Now my computer is working great and I am a happy camper. Now, I just wish there was an easy fix for my own memory.

Well, I have a good book waiting so will get this posted and then read for a bit. The wind seems to have died down again so tomorrow should be a nice day.

Yuma Sunset

Yuma Sunset 2

Thursday - December 20, 2007

Today was another gorgeous day but tomorrow it is supposed to change – high winds and cooler so we will see what happens.

John spent a lot of the day cleaning the trailer and truck –we are now nice and clean again as I spent time doing the inside while he was doing the outside. I had a lot of e-mail this morning (love it) so spent a fair bit of time replying. Around 4 John rode his bike over to the laundry and came back and said it was quiet so off I went to get that job over with. Yesterday in the pool everyone was saying how busy the laundry is but I didn’t tell them that I have found meal times for normal people a good time to go, I’d hate to find it really busy then as a result of telling everyone what a good time to go it is! Just as I was folding the laundry a woman came in and said what a beautiful sunset there was so I grabbed my camera out of the truck and took some pictures, a couple of which I will post.
We got a lovely cd from our daughter by David Francy, I have never heard of him before but we did enjoy it – thanks Kel.

That’s it for another day, nothing exciting but a very nice one none the less.

Wednesday - December 19, 2007

Today was another gorgeous day, the temperatures are just perfect as far as I’m concerned – hot but not too hot. This morning I got another good workout at pool aerobics, I do enjoy them and find them less stressful on the joints than regular aerobics.

I had an e-mail from my sister on Monday that one of our cousin’s 63 year old husband died suddenly on Monday morning, then this morning I had an e-mail from a friend that one of our former co-worker’s wife was killed last night while crossing a county road after her grandson’s school concert – both very sad and upsetting, our thoughts are with both of their families at this difficult time. It certainly points out how fragile life can be.

This afternoon we went down to the mall as I wanted to go to J. C. Penney’s but when we got there it was closed and all taped off with yellow tape, it appeared that perhaps they were having electrical problems. I went to a couple of other stores but didn’t buy anything other than a couple of sympathy cards – last of the big time spenders!

And again another day is gone, I don’t know where the time goes but it does seem to fly by. It is time, and past, to think about dinner but it will be quick to get on the table, I just have to heat up leftovers!

Tuesday -December 18, 2007

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day, it was very warm golfing which felt so good. Today was another fun day, I was paired with another gal and we were the last ones out and only the two of us so we had a good time and lots of chatting, our score wasn’t great but as we said we were out for the fun. In fact we won ice cream so I gave my ticket to her husband.

On the way home we made a couple of stops so by the time we got home it was after 3. We received our new Mac operating system update this morning so I updated my computer before dinner and John is doing his now, it has some neat features so should be interesting to use. Not a very exciting day but a nice one as usual.

Monday -December 17, 2007

This morning I decided that I had done the wussy bit for long enough so off to the pool I went for water aerobics. It was not too bad and I stayed on the sunny side of the pool so that made it a bit more pleasant. I quite enjoyed the exercise and was glad I had gone, now hopefully the weather will cooperate and not be too unpleasant in the morning. Today there was no wind and that makes a big difference.

This afternoon we went out for fuel and propane, yesterday I got the address and zip code of Superfuels from Janet & Dave (the cheapest diesel & propane in Yuma) so I programmed it into Alice to try to find where this cheap place is. The first problem was that the street number Janet gave me wasn’t recognized by Alice, oh well, I figured if I put in a false one that falls into her range it should be close enough. Well, it took us to a dead end street but fortunately I could see the gas station across a field, so we finally did get there and got fuel and propane.

From there we went to J. C. Penney, I had seen on the internet that they had electric blankets on for ½ price so it seemed like a good time to get a new one. The one we have now is fine on John’s side but the contact on my side is so loose that it keeps coming apart on me and then of course it doesn’t work. I will put the new one on tomorrow morning and hopefully it will end my frustration with the one we have. From there it was to Wal Mart and Fry’s to get groceries, I got a turkey today so had a great time trying to fit it into the freezer when we got home, but I did manage to get it in. Fry’s had butter for $0.99/lb with a limit of 2 per person so I got 2 and tomorrow I will probably stop and pick up a couple more as you sure can’t go wrong at that price. Once the turkey comes out of the freezer the butter can go in!

I put a roast in the slow cooker this morning and it is smelling yummy, time to eat and then have a quiet evening.

I am sure tomorrow will be another wonderful day, and we are just so thankful we are here in the sunny, warm south and not back in Ontario dealing with all the snow and cold!!

Sunday - December 16, 2007

I guess we are getting the effects of all the cold fronts going through the rest of the states and Canada as it wasn’t overly warm again today. Kel sent me a couple of pictures taken off their deck this morning and believe me, after seeing them I am not complaining about it being a bit cool here!

This afternoon we had a good game of golf with Janet & Dave, although none of us had stellar games we enjoyed it so that is the main thing. After golf we headed to the Red Lobster for dinner, we thought we would try the new one at Yuma Palms Plaza, but when we got there we found out it isn’t open yet – guess that was out. We said to Janet & Dave we didn’t care whether we went to the other Red Lobster or the Texas Roadhouse, lead the way, so we ended up at the Roadhouse. We all had ribs and they were delicious, the meat fell off the bones.

This park is surrounded by fruit orchards and the last two nights they have had windmills going during the night to keep the frost from hitting the trees. The windmills are quite noisy, but not bad enough to keep us awake, they seem to go from about 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. I don’t think it is supposed to be as cold tonight so they probably won’t be running. Janet and Dave were complaining about the explosions that go off at their park, these are supposed to keep the birds from eating the new vegetation, and they start early in the morning and are very noisy so the windmills are far better to listen to.

Well, another wonderful day has come to an end and we look forward to a great day tomorrow.