Saturday, January 3, 2008

Well, today started out nice and warm and sunny but about 1:00 it clouded over and the wind came up a bit and the temperature dropped to about 63F (17C) – oh well, that is still better than home!

I went over around 11 a.m. and did laundry and again lucked out with only one other person there when I got there and again by the time I was done all the machines were in use. At the Laundromat I was talking to a lady from North Dakota and she was saying they went to Mexico last Monday and waited 2-1/2 hours to come back, guess we just hit a really good day, thank goodness. After I got home and put the clothes away we decided to go out for a while as John wanted to go to the market and get some wire and check out something at Best Buy.

Before the market we went to a place that sells oranges and grapefruits, you can pick your own or buy already picked and today we opted to do the already picked. They had the fruit in huge buckets but we knew we would never get through a bucket of each so we took half a bucket of grapefruit, which was 18 grapefruit, and a half a bucket of oranges (I don’t know how many oranges there were but there were a lot) and all of this for $4. After the market we stopped at Best Buy but John didn’t get anything there then Wal Mart to pick up a few groceries.

When we got back we stopped to see if Brenda and Steve would like some grapefruit and oranges so they took some oranges but can’t eat grapefruit so guess we will be eating grapefruit for breakfast for a few weeks. They asked us to go to Daz Boys for dinner with them but we had picked up a cooked chicken at Wal Mart for dinner – darn as Daz Boys has good pizza.

Our chicken was good and now we are kicking back and going to have a quiet evening of either TV or reading. And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Boy, I still have to get used to writing/typing 2009 instead of 2008 – that’s always a challenge at the first of every year.

Today was another beautiful day here so I took advantage of it and sat out most of the day reading and crocheting – how’s that for a very laid back day! I was going to go and do laundry about 4 but was immersed in my crocheting and the next thing I knew it was 4:45 so maybe tomorrow.

Dinner is over and we are having our usual quiet evening – some TV, reading etc. And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Well, the weather is still cooperating here in Yuma, we enjoyed another beautiful, warm, sunny day, sure hope it continues.

Today was a totally lazy, do nothing day – a great way to start off 2009! It was noon before I got around to having my shower, I spent the morning doing my monthly accounts and on the internet. This afternoon we got the Christmas decorations put away and I went for a nice walk and had a chat with Birdie and met his neighbours who are from London. Turns out they have had two Airstream trailers and now have a Sunnybrook 5th wheel, all of which they have bought from Can-Am so we had things in common to talk about – as we said it is a small world.

When I got back John was washing the truck – looks good, and talking to Garry. I chatted for a few minutes then came in to fiddle around but accomplished nothing. Leslie came over for a few minutes to chat and ask about a couple of books I had leant her and by then it was time to think about dinner, okay, where does the day go!

We talked to both our girls today and I talked to my sister so got caught up on all the happenings back home. We had a ham for dinner – yummy, and the best part is there is enough left over for 3 more meals. And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Wednesday - December 31, 2008

The beautiful weather is continuing and we are loving it – hopefully it is here to stay at least for a while.

Steve & Brenda picked us up at 9:30 to go to Mexico and John and I couldn’t believe it, the parking lot had very few vehicles in it and the whole place was very quiet. Other years the parking lot is full (and it probably holds well over a thousand vehicles) plus there are all kinds of vehicles parked along the roadside – not today! I went to the dentist where Steve went last week and got my teeth cleaned for $15 (how can you beat that!) and I bought a new purse/backpack and a top for over my bathing suit. We bought a litre of Kahlula for $7.99 (the last time we bought it there it was $9) and a small bottle of tequila – last of the big time spenders! To go through Customs we waited less than 5 minutes and the customs guy was even polite this time, John actually said he would go back again and that is something as last year he refused to go because of the long line ups to come back, rude customs officials and all the crowds. I do feel sorry for the vendors there as they must be hurting big time as we have been hearing that it has been like this all year. We came back and had a late lunch so it was about 2:30 when we got home – a nice day.

The rest of the day we relaxed and we had a quiet New Year’s Eve, we did stay up long enough to see the new year in and Mike called to wish us a happy new year. Happy New Year to one and all and we wish everyone good health and happiness for 2009.

And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Today was another beautiful, warm day here in Yuma – hope this weather continues!

This morning we putzed around and didn’t really accomplish much then this afternoon we went to the RV Connection & Water Place and checked out reverse osmosis water systems for the trailer. We are thinking of getting one but want to price them out at a couple of different places before making a decision. The water here has so much salt in it that it is very hard on the skin, pipes and faucets and we have to buy drinking water and water for coffee and tea, but whether or not it is worth the cost of a system is the dilemma. We then went to Wal Mart to pick up a couple of groceries to tide us over until after the new year and then wanted to stop at a place to pick up some fresh fruit but we were about 5 minutes late as they close at 4 and we got there at 4:05 – darn. Oh well, another day.

When we got home I went for a nice walk then came back and sat out for a while. John was just getting ready to go for a bike ride when Steve & Brenda stopped for a few minutes so had a quick chat with them.

Tonight is another quiet evening of TV, not real exciting but we are past excitement at this point in our lives! And so ends another great gift of a day, quiet, but enjoyable in the sunny south.

Monday - December 29, 2008

Yes, today was more like it – a beautiful day with sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60’s – perfect!

This afternoon we went to the mall so we could mail a letter, we had to weigh it to make sure we had the right postage, hence a trip to a postal outlet. We then went to Target where John wanted to get something (things electrical I don’t have a clue about!) then from there a quick stop at CVS Pharmacy, Fry’s and Lowe’s. Nothing too exciting and mainly it was a John day – things he wanted to do.

When we got back I went for a nice walk then came home and made dinner – Roman Holiday which is another family recipe and an easy casserole.

It is about bed time, I am tired and ready to hit the sack – and so ends another great gift of a day, quiet, but enjoyable in the sunny south.

Sunday - December 28, 2008

Today the weather did improve, it wasn’t as windy and a bit warmer, so we were much happier! Today we have been thinking of Ron & Dee and hope they got safely on the road for their trip to points south and hope Mike & Margie had a safe trip to Florida!

I called Nan about 1:30 Toronto time as she was having the family Christmas dinner today and I thought everyone would be there by then but it turned out that only Kel & her family were there so I had a nice chat with both the girls. Nan was saying that they were experiencing terrible winds and a lot of houses were without power, she was just hoping that they would keep their power when she was having 16 people for dinner - can’t say I blame her for that. I talked to her a while ago and somehow they lucked out, she said all the streets around them had their hydro out and the street behind them was still all dark, but somehow they managed to miss it all and kept their power – talk about lucky. I just talked to my sister and she said they had a good time and the drive home from Nan’s was a lot better than the drive over as the wind had died down going home. We sure wish we could have joined them for this family day but on the other hand we do like the weather here far better than there!

We went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast then went across the road to Yuma Palms Mall as I wanted to return some steak knives to Target. Last week I had bought four Henkel steak knives but when I got them home I discovered the handles were of some sort of rubber material – yuk, so I took them back and got a refund then found the ones I had been looking for with real wood handles – they didn’t have them last week but did today so I am now happy.

From there we went to the Yuma market and checked out a reverse osmosis water system, they seem expensive so will have to really think on this one. I got a sweat shirt and some t-shirts for next summer – big deal. From there we took a tour through Crossroads RV Park – not impressed as it is pretty well all park models, then we went over and looked up Don at Mountain Cactus Park. Had a nice visit with him then headed off to Fry’s and Wal Mart to pick up a few groceries.

By the time we got home it was dinner time – I sure don’t know where the day goes! Tonight will be a bit of TV and early to bed as I didn’t sleep real good last night. And so ends another great gift of a day, quiet, but enjoyable in the sunny south.

Saturday - December 27, 2008

Allright, allright enough of this windy cold weather! As you can guess it was windy and cold again today with a high of about 55F, fortunately the forecast is for warmer weather starting tomorrow – sure hope that weather man is right!

We were going to go to the market today but it was just too cold and windy, so decided we would wait and go tomorrow. I did laundry this afternoon, I timed it just right as it wasn’t busy when I got there but by the time I was done all the machines were in use.

Steve & Brenda stopped by to lend us the movie the Long, Long Trailer, they had said at Christmas they had it and I haven’t seen it since I was a kid (a longggggg time ago) so thought it would be fun to watch it again. They hadn’t seen Casino Royale so we traded, guess we will be watching a movie tonight.

That was it for the day, a good hunkering down day but I’ve had enough of those so hopefully tomorrow will be warmer and nicer for being outside. And so ends another great gift of a day, quiet, but enjoyable in the sunny south.