Saturday, February 20, 2010

Here I am again, with nothing too new or exciting happening. Thursday morning John spent a lot of time messing around with the internet as it still wasn’t working as it should, he wasn’t a happy camper. He dropped me off around noon (I find that is a pretty good time) to do laundry and he went off to the market while I did the laundry. Other than having a couple of seniors moments and doing stupid things I got the laundry done and was just folding it when he came back to pick me up.

Thursday night the park had a spagetti dinner, they have it every other Thursday during the season with a pot luck on the other Thursdays. We don't do pot lucks so will pass on them! Friends here in the park had asked us to go with them then Gail came down about 4 and said they had to work at the dinner so to wait until 5:30 to come down and eat with all the workers, who it happens we know. While we were waiting for them a couple of people we have met since coming here were sitting right by where we were waiting and thought we had gotten the time wrong so were happy when we said that we had waited to eat with the workers. We helped with the clean up then went back to Don & Gail's for a while. They have a beautiful huge propane fireplace on their back patio, it has a wide slate top around it for sitting drinks on etc. and throws out a really good heat. Don has put a very large gazebo over it to keep the heat in so we were nice and toasty warm sitting there, not that it was really cold out anyways. All in all, a very pleasant evening.

Friday morning I went to aquafit and had a great time, there was another new gal there and both of us are challenged when it comes to coordination so we had a good laugh at ourselves and all the others there got a good laugh at us. Sure do like providing entertainment for everyone!!! On a serious note, it is a good workout and I do enjoy it. While I was working out John went back to TW and got a new modem to see if that is what our internet problem is and then spent a fair bit of time rewiring it all and moving everything (he sure can’t complain about being bored!!).

I woke up about 5 a.m. this morning and it was raining – what – this is Arizona! Fortunately, it had stopped before we got up and was a nice day although a bit cooler that it has been with a high today of about 70F (20C) – still not too shabby.

Our Nice Clean Trailer

This afternoon we had Don & Gail down for a drink and visit and had a good time. They are leaving on Monday for 10 days to 2 weeks on a trip into New Mexico etc. so we hope they have a great time. Shortly after they got here this roadrunner walked right by us – no fear whatsoever.

Dinner is over and I just talked to my sister who got back tonight from a weeks’ cruise in the Caribbean, they had a great time and good weather but I am always glad to hear they got home safely. My brother and his family are due home on Monday after their cruise so we hope they also have a safe trip.

And so ends a few more great gifts of days and we look forward to more wonderful days here in Yuma.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We have been enjoying gorgeous weather, nice warm sunny days and cool nights but the last couple of nights we haven’t even needed to turn the propane heater on during the evening – sure do like that!

I don’t know what all we have been doing but the days seem to fly by and we certainly aren’t bored! On Monday John had arranged for the Mexicans to wash the trailer and truck – what a great job they did. Then he spent the rest of Monday and yesterday waxing them – boy are we shiny now! He didn’t want to take the truck out until it was waxed so yesterday afternoon we finally got out to do some grocery shopping.

Monday morning when I went for my walk I stopped and had a quick visit with Ben and Diane, a nice couple who we met a couple of years ago who have a beautiful park model home here.

Yesterday I finally got on Skype and chatted with my brother in Australia for about an hour, it has been a long time since we’ve chatted so I enjoyed catching up with him again.

We have been having trouble with the internet since Saturday, it will work great then just cuts out (fortunately it behaved while I was on Skype yesterday) and we have to reset the modem and the airport express – a real pain you know where!! Finally, John got totally fed up with it this morning and got on the chat line with Time Warner and it turns out that it was probably a faulty splitter cable so when he went out on other errands today he stopped and got a new splitter cable and it seems to be working okay now so we have our fingers crossed.

This morning I went to aquafit and really enjoyed it, the lady leading it is really good and was very helpful to me being my first day and everyone was very friendly. This afternoon I went for my walk and ended up walking through a park model that is for sale here, then stopped at Gail and Don’s to invite them down for happy hour (Saturday works for both of us) and then stopped and talked to a couple from Gravenhurst. By the time I got back I thought John would have a search party out looking for me but he just asked who all I had stopped and visited with – guess he knows me well!!

And so ends a few more great gifts of days and we look forward to more wonderful days here in Yuma.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We have enjoyed another two beautiful Yuma days with sun and nice temperatures – we’ve had highs of about 70F (20C) both days, I think we are finally starting to dry out – LOL!

Yesterday we went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, it sure has been a long time since we’ve been there and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. From there we went over to the mall and checked out Best Buy, Marshall’s – I got a new pair of shoes, and Sports Authority where I was looking for a pair of crocs for Kel, but had no luck.

It was then on to the Yuma Market and oh, was it busy. We split and went our separate ways and we weren’t there very long when I ran into Jim and Sonia, we had a great chat and they invited us over on Saturday for a drink. I met up with John at the agreed upon time having spent the great sum of $5, certainly I did better than John who emptied his wallet. A quick stop at Fry’s ended our shopping expedition and it was home to relax.

This morning I vacuumed again and finally got the floors washed, now we are clean again. I also cleaned out some cupboards and drawers and John worked outside most of the day until it was time to go to Jim and Sonia’s. We had a great visit, it was good to get together with them again and get caught up on our lives. They bought a park model at Desert Paradise last year and Jim has done a lot of work on it - laminate floors in the living room & bedroom and ceramic in the kitchen, bathroom and hallway – it looks really nice.

Dinner is now over and we are watching the women’s moguls, wow, there are some really good gals competing but my knees ache just watching them!! We don’t know what’s wrong but the internet isn’t working so I will get this posted whenever we get it up and going again.

And so ends a couple more great gifts of days and we look forward to another interesting day tomorrow.