Friday - December 19, 2008

Today was another nice day with temperatures a bit warmer than yesterday but still on the cool side in the shade but it was lovely in the sun.

I got the laundry done around noon, when I got there I got the last 2 washers but managed to get 2 dryers without having to wait so I am not complaining. I came back and sat outside and read for a while, then went for a long walk.

We had an electric outlet in the kitchen which blew the fuse every time we tried to use one of the outlets in it so today was the day John decided to tackle it and see what the problem was; not being an electrical person I can’t tell you all the ins and outs but it took him about 3 hours to correct the problem. Turns out that when our dealer was supposed to make this outlet active whoever worked on it truly messed it up – needless to say that John was totally ticked off but at least he got it working. So much for most of his day!!

We are now having a quiet evening of TV and I think I will finish my book – such a tough life!! And so ends a great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

What a difference a day makes – today we woke up to sunshine (even though it was a bit foggy) and although it was a cool day with a high of only 60F (15C) it was still a wonderful day.

I went at 10 to get my haircut and she did a good job but I am not sure that she did a better job than Rosie did last year for quite a bit less; I will probably go to Rosie next time then decide who will do it after that.

I came back and did some cleaning while John was outside wiping everything down, now we are again clean inside and out. We chatted with Gary & Leslie for quite a while then went to the market as John wanted to get an extra key cut and knew that there was a place at the market where he could get this particular key done. I bought a new sweat shirt and we got a sign for the trailer as we had left our old one at home.

From there we went to the Fry’s and Wal Mart in the Foothills and that was the extent of today’s adventures. I did take a couple of pictures of our new wheel covers – real exciting.

And so ends a great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow.

Wednesday - December 17, 2008

Well, there isn’t much to say for today. It was rainy and COLD all day so I hunkered down and didn’t do a lot. I had an e-mail from my brother today re the severe storm warnings for pretty well all of Ontario in the next few days, again sure am glad we aren’t there!

John went out and got one of our propane tanks, which went dry last night, recertified and refilled and that was his excitement for the day. As I say, not much to write about today but it was another great gift of a day even though the weather was crappy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Last night it rained off and on all night, nothing too much but it was wet this morning. We saw a little bit of sun late this afternoon and had a high of about 62F (16C), not real warm but not too cold either.

This morning we were lazy, read our newspapers on the internet, did e-mail, etc. About noon we had a call that the wheel for John’s bike was ready so we went out to pick that up, then stopped at Hastings (a book store) and Lowe’s where I got a new entrance rug for the trailer. When we got home John offered to put in the new rug and take out the old but I want to wait until all this nasty rain is over – lol!!

The lady two doors down who is a hairdresser appeared to be home when we got back so I went down and got an appointment to get my hair cut on Thursday morning – sure does need it so hopefully she will do a good job. Just as I came back Steve stopped for a chat – turns out they spent the summer in Utah so we had a good chat about the canyons and beautiful scenery there. Then Gary & Leslie next door came over for a chat; while we were talking to them there was a real pretty rainbow – something you don’t see here very often.

John got his bike put back together and went for a quick ride, quick in that it looked like it was going to rain plus the bike seat was wet and he didn’t find it really comfortable riding with a wet butt!!!

This morning John was working on his pictures and gave me a few he took at Zion plus one of our trailer with the Christmas lights in the front window so I will post them – just call it a mish mash!

Pictures from Zion Canyon

These were some deer we saw at Zion

Our Christmas Lights

Tonight is a quiet evening of reading or TV; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow.

Monday - December 15, 2008

Today again started out cloudy and very cool but this afternoon the sun came out and we had a high of about 64F (17C). It clouded over again late in the afternoon and the forecast is for a couple of cloudy, rainy days.

John went for his bike ride today and was again having problems with his brakes grabbing while he was riding so came back and tried to figure out what the problem was. In the fall before we left Kincardine he took the bike in to have a cleaning, tune up done on it and they didn’t put the back wheel on properly – long story short it was something John didn’t have the tools to fix as a couple of parts had broken. We took it to Johnny Yuma’s bike shop this afternoon and they said it should be ready late tomorrow so hopefully it will be and it doesn’t sound like it will be too expensive to fix – thank goodness.

I was going to go out and find some place to get my hair cut this morning and on the way out stopped to talk to Leslie next door for a few minutes and she said the lady two doors down is a hairdresser and does a good job so I think I will try her. She wasn’t around at all today so hopefully I will be able to catch up with her tomorrow and make arrangements for a cut.

Apparently there is a fair bit of theft going on in the park, a few people have had their bikes stolen – one a fellow from Ontario, and yesterday a golf cart was stolen – John makes sure his bike is locked up.

We didn’t do anything too exciting today but as usual enjoyed the day anyways. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow.

Sunday - December 14, 2008

This morning was cloudy but by noon the sun had come out although the temperature never got much above 60F, oh well that is still better than it is at home.

This afternoon we went to see Quantum of Solace, lots of action in this movie. It was $4 each for the movie and a bucket of popcorn was $5 with free refills (which we didn’t get – splitting a bucket was more than enough!), sure beats Ontario prices!! After the movie we drove around old Yuma and I was going to take a couple of pictures, but alas my battery was dead – darn.

After the movie we stopped at Fry’s and Mervin’s on the way home. Mervin’s is closing in 7 days but I didn’t see a lot og great bargains.

We saw a Winnebago motor home today which reminded us of Bob & Denise who were beside us the fall of 2006 in Waterloo and then for a week or so were in the same park as us during the winter here in Yuma. They moved to New Brunswick in the fall of 2007 and we have often wondered how they are enjoying winters in New Brunswick, somehow I don’t think they are as warm as Yuma!!

That is about it for today, nothing too exciting. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow.

Saturday - December 13, 2008

Today it was pretty overcast until about noon when the sun came out and it remained sunny for the rest of the day with a high of about 68F (20C).

This morning I put a pot roast in the slow cooker and did some cleaning. John was outside all day working – he got the roof of the trailer cleaned off and now the solar panels are again clean so should pick up the sun better. The wheel covers are installed and look really good and his final job was to again try to get a better signal on the satellite which he did without a lot of trouble. After my walk I sat out in the sun for the afternoon reading but again at 4:30 had to call it quits and come in as it was getting too cold to sit out.

John is starting Casino Royale so that is this evening’s entertainment. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow.