Friday, January 9, 2009

Today was a totally uneventful day. It was sunny but really windy and the wind was quite cool, not a day to want to be outside for long so we spent most of the day inside vegging out.

I went for a walk late this afternoon (I waited hoping the wind would die down) and just did the perimeter of the park as it was still windy and cold. John went for a bike ride but not as long as usual because of the wind. This morning Brenda & Steve brought us a plate of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies – warm out of the oven – they were really good.

Tonight I made tacos for dinner so John wouldn’t have to try to grill in the wind. And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny (windy) south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Today was another beautiful day here in the sunny south with nice comfortable temperatures.

We went to the market to see if we could get a booster antenna for our phone, for the first time ever we are having problems with dropped calls and our neighbours said the booster cured that problem so we decided to try one. We got the antenna then on the way home we stopped and we both got our hair cut – I went back to Rosie who cut my hair last winter.

John checked things out when we got home then headed out to Lowe’s to try to find something to mount the antenna on, thankfully I passed on that trip as he spent at least 2 hours in Lowes – I probably would have killed him if I was there!!!!

While he was gone I went for a nice long walk then came back and tried to sit outside to read but it was too cool and I couldn’t get in the sun so I came in to read. By the time he got home and the antenna installed it was late so we had another late dinner, we have been trying to eat earlier and most night we are successful but then there is the odd night like tonight where we are eating late again!! And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Today was a gorgeous sunny, warm day. This morning John headed out to get propane and his hair cut, he ended up only doing the propane and the hair cut will have to wait until tomorrow. He bought me a humming bird feeder so hopefully we will get the humming birds coming to it. There seem to be a lot around the park so surely one or two will find our feeder!

This afternoon we went to see Valkyrie and really enjoyed it, a good movie. This morning Steve & Brenda stopped by and Brenda said that she thought she had told me the wrong theatre for free popcorn for seniors on Wednesday so I said I guess we will find out, turns out both theatres do it on Wednesday afternoons. There was a real line up when we got there, which we have never seen before, and it was all seniors so guess this is the day everyone goes to the show! I was worried that we wouldn’t get in but it sounded like everyone was going to see Marley & Me and our show was less than half full.

After the show John showed Steve where he buys propane and diesel (the cheapest place in Yuma for both) and while we were there we got fuel as there was no lineup – diesel was $1.899/gallon. I guess this morning after getting propane John couldn’t be bothered starting in another lineup for fuel so we did learn something today, go about 4 in the afternoon as it is the quietest we have ever seen it!

Steve & Brenda came back for a drink and by the time they left it was time to think about dinner – where does the day go! And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Today was another nice, sunny day but cool, the high only reached about 60F (15C), if you stayed in the sun and out of the wind it was very pleasant. This morning we again woke to the sound of the windmills going, (forgot to mention this yesterday); the park is surrounded by orchards and if it gets down to about freezing windmills come on to blow warmer air around to keep the fruit from freezing. The windmills are noisy enough that they don’t wake us but we do hear them when we wake up.

We didn’t go anywhere today but I went over this afternoon and washed the new sheets I bought on the weekend so they are ready to go on the bed. While they were washing I walked down to the office and paid the electric bill and bought a roll of quarters to feed the machines next time I do laundry, then went for a walk. When I came back from doing the laundry John was just going to finish his bike ride so I went for a bit more of a walk, after which we put the chairs in the sun behind the truck to have a drink and Garry & Leslie came over and joined us – great conversation and good company.

We have finished a yummy dinner of teriyaki marinated chicken breasts, salad and baked potato, the dishes are done and we are now just settling in for a quiet evening. John’s I- Pod seems to have given up the ghost, we were listening to tunes and it all of a sudden it decided to seize up, not good, he is not a real happy camper at this moment,.

And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Today is our son-in-law’s birthday – happy birthday Carl and a belated happy birthday to our sister-in-law Carol – 10 lashes with a wet noodle for me for missing your birthday on Saturday – hope you both had great days.

This morning Brenda and I headed out for a girls day shopping and doing lunch. We had a great time, managed to find a few bargains and had a good lunch at Applebees. We left at 10:30 and got home about 4:15, tired but happy, I think the guys were beginning to think we got lost.

We got our electric bill today - $33.35 for December so we were happy with that and in December we spent $31.80 for propane so all in all not bad considering we run the furnace every morning at least to warm up the trailer and then have the little heater on every morning and all evening. We have also been running the hot water on electric.

We went to Daz Boyz for pizza tonight and then stopped at Fry’s and got a few groceries. It is now time to relax and watch TV or read. And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Today was a good hunkering down day, it was sunny but there was a cold north wind so it wasn’t a particularly warm day.

We had a grapefruit this morning and it was nice and sweet and juicy so I think we will enjoy them. The oranges are also very good so I am sure we will enjoy all our fruit.

I did some cleaning and then spent a lot of time cleaning up and revising files on my computer – not too exciting but a job that needed to be done.

John was going to go for a bike ride this afternoon but lo and behold he had a flat tire – darn! He went to Wal Mart late this afternoon (I passed and stayed home) and got a replacement tire so guess that will be one of his projects tomorrow – changing his tire.

Tonight was an easy dinner – left over ham and chicken, can’t beat that for a good easy meal. . And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.