Friday, January 16, 2009

Today was a quiet, stay at home day. I sat outside for a long time reading while John washed the trailer – not really fair for me to sit and relax while he is doing that but he loves cleaning the trailer and doesn’t consider it work and doesn’t want any help.

I went over about 4 to do laundry and what a zoo, I managed to get two washers then had to wait a bit for dryers, that is the busiest I have seen it and all the machines were still being used when I left. Guess that’s what happens when the park is pretty well full!

Linda from across the road came in while I was folding my laundry and said John was polishing the trailer, I thought he was just going to wash but he is also going to do the winter polishing. When I came back he had polish all over the kitchen backsplash so it is nice and clean and shiny again. Too bad it can’t stay that way!!

We are now watching a movie on TV and just having a quiet evening. And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Today was another beautiful day, this January sure is a lot nice than the other two January’s we have spent here – much warmer this year so we are not complaining.

This afternoon we went to the market to see if we could get our satellite dish painted as it is plastic and the fellow said the plastic wasn’t a problem and he has pictures you can pick from or you can bring in a picture and he will do that so we are going to go through our pictures and see if we can find one we would like painted on the dish.

From there we went to Wal Mart to pick up groceries then to Fry’s to get our fresh veggies and meat – those are the things I don’t like to buy at Wal Mart. Actually most of the stuff at Fry’s, except for their specials, is a lot more expensive than Wal Mart (i.e. Jack Daniel barbecue sauce is $1 a bottle more at Fry’s).

Steve wouldn’t take any money for the satellite stand so we bought him a case of Amber Bock beer and dropped it off on the way home, we ended up having a drink and visit with them.

By the time we got home it was dinner time – 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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I sound like a broken record but today was another gorgeous, sunny, warm day here in Yuma, we are really enjoying the weather and are truly thankful we are able to be here and not at home in the bitter cold.

Steve & Brenda got a new satellite dish and tripod so Steve gave us his old tripod which is larger than the one we had so John’s project for today was getting the dish set up on the new tripod – why does something that sounds so simple take all day but it did!!

Yesterday our neighbours took 2 satellite dishes and 2 mail boxes over to Mexico to have them painted so we went over today see how they turned out and they look really nice. One of the mailboxes has a scene with a lighthouse and huge waves crashing in on the shore – that is really pretty. Our dish is plastic whereas theirs is metal so we are going to ask the guy at the Arizona market if the plastic ones can be painted.

I did a light cleaning then spent most of the day outside enjoying the nice weather reading, crocheting and going for a nice long walk. Tough life!!

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Okay, this weather is absolutely wonderful, keep it coming please – my apologies to all of you back home as I know you are enduring another cold snap!

Today we decided to check out the downtown market, every Tuesday they close off a block of the main street in downtown Yuma and have a market, lots of vendors selling jewelry, t-shirts, fruits, veggies etc. We wandered around the market then went down one of the side streets and wandered around a couple of stores, including an antique, collectibles place but in the end bought some veggies and that was it – the last of the big time spenders!

When we got back we stopped at Steve & Brenda’s so I could meet their new dog, Peppy. He is a Papillon and is a year old, his name was Pappy and they didn’t want to stray too far from that name hence Peppy, he is real cute and now they are trying to train him not to bark when other dogs go by etc. I felt bad about not being able to pet him but I didn’t want to take a chance on an allergic reaction so just enjoyed seeing him without touching.

When we got home I went down and did the treadmill for a half hour and then the bike, I will work my time up slowly as I don’t want to overdo it. It was interesting as when I was walking down to the gym my hip was kind of sore but it didn’t bother me at all on the treadmill so that was good. On the way home I stopped and talked to a couple from Windsor who just arrived a couple of days ago, they were saying they went to Mexico today and it was a 2 hour wait to come back so guess the lineups are back. John & Irma went today and had their satellite dish painted there, it looks nice but will go over tomorrow and check it out better. While I was doing the treadmill John went for his bike ride, and suddenly the day is done!

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

Monday, January 12, 2009

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day with temperatures in the high 70’s and just a slight breeze, sure do like days like this!

Today was cleaning day, bummer on a nice day, but now that the wind has stopped blowing it was time to clean out the dust and dirt that blew in.

This afternoon John wanted to go out and look for a new hard drive for backups as we have been sharing one and it is full so time to look for another one and then we will each have our own. We went to Best Buy then Circuit City and then I suggested Wal Mart as we had a gift certificate from Kel & Tim that we hadn’t used yet, and yes Wal Mart did have what we wanted at about $10 cheaper than Best Buy so got that and a case for it – thanks for the Christmas present Kel & Tim. We also picked up a couple of groceries while we were there then headed home.

Not a real exciting day but a nice one. And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day, sunny with a bit of a wind.

This morning I started out for my walk and when I got to the clubhouse I decided to check out the gym, amazingly there was no one there so I decided to do the treadmill for a bit. When we were in the condo I often used the treadmill and when I was going to the gym while having radiation I did the treadmill and bicycle, among other things, so I think I will start doing them here again.

About noon we went out for brunch, we went to John & Margie’s which is a new restaurant near the market, we had heard it was good so decided to try it and enjoyed our meal. We came straight home after as there was no place else we really wanted to go. When we got back John went for a bike ride and I sat outside and crocheted, also talked to Nan, Kel and my sister. Not a real exciting day but and enjoyable one.

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

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Today was another nice sunny day, still a bit windy but not as bad as yesterday. John wanted to buy a wand to clean out the hot water tank so we went out to get that and a few groceries. He found the wand at the Mom & Pop store, they used to be in the Arizona market but when the rent increased this year they decided to rent a spot in the open lot next door to the market. Anyways their prices are good and they had what John wanted.

Next was Wal Mart to pick up a few groceries and John also got a pair of pants and a few t-shirts so my short shopping list cost almost $100 – lol! John doesn’t buy a lot of clothes so I never complain when he decides to buy some, now he needs to find a couple of shirts. From there we stopped at Love’s truck spot and he picked up a thingamjiggy for the radio antenna (can you tell I don’t have a clue about how these things are mounted?).

Our friends Mike & Margie called us tonight and they are enjoying their Florida holiday and the weather has been good. Mike has to be back to work on the 26th so they still have a couple of weeks left so hopefully the good weather will continue.

While at Wal Mart John bough the old James Bond movie From Russia With Love so we decided to watch it – oh, oh, when he went to put the DVD in the player there was the DVD the Long, Long Trailer which Steve & Brenda had lent us, we had given them back an empty case! Will have to return it tomorrow with apologies.

We have always enjoyed the English comedy Keeping Up Appearances (it was one of my mothers favourites also) and it is on the PBS channel at 8 p.m. Saturdays so we try to catch that if we can as it is always good for a few laughs. We have even seen a couple that we hadn’t seen before.

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