Friday, March 20, 2009

Today was another scorcher but the forecast is for cooler weather starting tomorrow so here’s hoping they are right. On top of the heat some of the local orchard owners are cutting down old citrus trees and burning them – lots of smoke and smell!!

Friday mornings the veggie lady is at the park, she has lots of nice fresh produce at good prices so I walked down and got a few things but was disappointed that she didn’t have any spring mix, guess I will have to get that at the grocery store.

We had ordered a new Wave 6 heater over the internet and today was delivery day so we didn’t want to go anyplace and miss the delivery, but as it turned out they just left it at the office, so John went down around 2 and picked it up and got it installed. It works great so we will now have heat on the way home. Andy, at Can Am, thinks it is the thermocouple that went south on the old one and says he can fix it so we will drop it off on the way home and if he can fix it we will use it in the park model.

While John was installing the heater I went for a swim and as usual it cooled me off and I felt much better after.

This morning I made reservations at the casino in Kinder, LA for 2 nights, that is where we are meeting up with Gil & Ginny, so we now have all our reservations done till the point where we head north and the time between here and Kinder. I think the only park we really needed to get reservations for is Betty’s but this way we won’t have to worry about it.

We were just going to start getting dinner ready when John & Irma came back after being gone most of the day so they came over for a visit, we will miss them when they leave next Wednesday, they have been good neighbours. Today they went to the show to keep cool, why didn’t we think of that???

My cold is a bit better today but I am still feeling stuffy, hopefully tomorrow it will be a bit better again. I have a feeling I will be in bed real soon as I am having trouble keeping my eyes open!

As always, today was another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Yesterday was another great day here in the sunny south although we didn’t do a lot. I wanted to see if they still had the croc sandals on sale at Sports Authority, I got a pair about a month ago and they are so comfortable I thought I would get another pair, luckily they still had a pair my size left and they were still on sale.

It was VERY HOT, with temperatures in the 90’s and I just don’t function when it is that hot so I didn’t accomplish a lot.

I woke up during the night with a sore throat so knew I was probably in for a good cold and I wasn’t wrong. I got up this morning with a sore throat and stuffed head and feeling just plain lousy. Yesterday I was worried I was getting a tooth ache but this morning they all ache so guess it is my sinuses – you see there is always a bright side to everything!

Again, the weather was the same as yesterday and it is supposed to be the same tomorrow then start cooling down a bit, sure hope so. I did laundry today, lucked out and had the whole place to myself for a while so that was good. Yesterday Irma, next door, said she had a load of clothes for John to do and they had gone over about noon and it was a zoo, so after John helped me take my laundry in I told him to stop and tell Irma the place was deserted. Next thing I knew her John had arrived with his load of laundry so we sat and talked while it was washing so that helped pass the time.

Between the heat and my cold I was feeling rotten when I got back so I had myself a nap then got up and went down to the pool to cool off and felt much better after my swim. When I came back we sat out for a bit but the bugs were so bad we came in. I don’t know for sure what they are, some sort of gnat I think, but they are real pesky from about 4:30 to 6:30, they don’t bite but are just all over you. Anyways, we came in and turned on the a/c for a bit – that’s a first for this year as we hate having to close up the whole trailer to run it, still it cooled the inside off nicely and faster than the cooler night air would have.

One of the things we always liked about Yuma was the lack of bugs but this year these little gnats, or whatever they are, have been quite plentiful for about the last month. I don’t know if it is because it was so wet here in the fall or what but they are a real pain, but at least they don’t bite.

I am watching Obama on Jay Lenno then it is off to bed and hopefully I will wake up in the morning cold free – LOL!

As always, yesterday and today were great gifts of a day in the sunny south, even if it was so hot, and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And a happy St. Patrick’s Day to all you Irish people out there. It was a hot, sunny day here in Yuma, in fact just a little too hot for my liking, but then I think of how cold it could be and I don’t complain – LOL!

We had a great time at Gail & Don’s St. Patrick’s Day party and thank them for inviting us. I think everyone there was Canadian except for Bernie and all of them pretty well from Alberta or Manitoba, we were the only ones from Ontario. We knew most of the people there but did meet a few new ones, always fun. Gail & Don had made corned beef & cabbage with potatoes and there were salads and deserts supplied by the guests, everything was absolutely yummy. They organized a game of Arizona Golf, you try to wrap a pair of golf balls that are on a chain over a stand which has three rungs on it, not as easy as it looks. Diane was the winner of this game and won the pot (everyone put in a quarter to play), way to go Diane! After dinner there was a trivia game, we were divided into two groups and the questions were of course all Irish trivia, lots of fun. John’s side won and they all got a small prize so as you can see Gail & Don went to a lot of work for this party. A very fun time and nice to see all these great people again as we are not in the same park so haven’t seen most of them yet this year.

Sonia, John, Jim & Bernie

Diane (The Winner) Taking a Turn at Arizona Golf

John with Carl & Isobel in the Background

Some of the Folks from Manitoba

We got home in time to watch Jay Leno and veg a bit before hitting the sack.

Jacky asked about the Swiss Chalet chicken we had last night, actually it is chicken on a kaiser with Swiss Chalet dipping sauce, Swiss Chalet is a chain restaurant in Canada specializing in chicken and ribs with their own dipping sauce. It is now possible to buy the sauce in the grocery store, it comes in a packet and you just add water and heat. The only province that I know of that doesn’t have Swiss Chalet is Quebec.

We are meeting up with Gil & Ginny on the way home, we have booked a week at Betty’s in Abbeville, LA and then a week at Gulf Breezes at Gulf Shores, AL so we are looking forward to having some fun with them. We are actually planning on meeting up with them at Kinder, LA where the casino there has a really nice RV park, we have heard about it for years so are looking forward to visiting it for a couple of days.

As always, today was another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I haven’t done a posting in a few days as there is nothing exciting to write about and I hate writing about nothing.

The weather continues to be beautiful and the forecast for this week is for sun and highs in the low 90’s, a little too hot for me but I will survive. So far we haven’t had to put on the air conditioning so that is good.

Saturday was the Yuma air show and our neighbours went and said it was a looooong hot day so we are glad we didn’t go. We saw a few fly overs here but basically I guess it all took place to the north of the field. We figured all the roads around here would be a zoo with cars parked along the side and lots of traffic so we were quite content to stay home and veg. I baked some cookies, talked to my sister and enjoyed a swim – a real exciting day but still a nice one.

Sunday we talked to Kel and were glad to hear they enjoyed their trip to Ottawa and tour of the University of Ottawa, they were very impressed with the university and Kel said it is much smaller than Waterloo, where she went; she said you can walk from one end of the campus to another in 12 minutes. There are two different types of student housing so that is the next choice for Derrick – deciding which one he wants to stay in and then applying for it.

Our niece is going to Carleton University in the fall, which is also in Ottawa, so she and my sister left yesterday for their tour of Carleton, hope they will be as happy with Serita’s choice as Kel & family are with Derrick’s.

Saturday night our barbecue propane tank was dry when John turned it on to cook dinner so todays chore was to get that tank refilled so John headed out this morning to do that. He also stopped at Wal Mart and picked up some Irish beer as we have been invited to a St. Patrick’s Day party tomorrow.

This afternoon I went out for a much needed pedicure and to pick up some groceries. When I got back I was really hot so headed off to the pool to cool off and it worked, I felt so refreshed when I got back.

Tonight we had a real Canadian dinner – chicken on a kaiser with Swiss Chalet Sauce and home made french fries cooked in the oven – must say it was real yummy. We really miss our Swiss Chalet fix so this dinner made us real happy.

As always, the last few days have been great gifts here in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.