Friday, March 5, 2010

We have had a few nice, but busy days. Our dinner at Olive Garden was very good and I even splurged and had desert – chocolate gelato, boy did we enjoy that and thankfully John helped me eat it as the serving was huge. We had a nice evening and enough leftovers for Wednesday nights’ dinner. On the way home we stopped at Wal Mart and walked around a bit to try and wear off some of the dinner.

Wednesday I went to aquafit then scurried around to get ready to meet Janet & Dave at 12:30 at Applebee’s where we all enjoyed a nice lunch and visit. John and Dave went off to do guy things and Janet and I headed to Beall’s to shop. We both managed to find a couple of things there, then it was walk over to Starbuck’s for an iced coffee then to Burlington Coat Factory, where I didn’t find anything that caught my eye. After having a big lunch the leftovers from Tuesday were just perfect for dinner!

Thursday morning I did some cleaning etc. then Ben & Dianne came over in the afternoon for happy hour. We had a nice visit then we all met at the hall for the spaghetti dinner, which was very good, and they asked us back to their place for coffee. They have a really nice park model and John had never seen the inside so it was a good chance for him to see it – he was impressed as was I. We met a few more people at the dinner so we are slowly meeting lots of people. The gal two seats down from me goes to aquafit and all of a sudden said to me that she hadn’t recognized me with my clothes on, that got a good laugh at the table.

Today it was back to Mexico to pick up my glasses and go to the dentist. I am really pleased with my glasses and John took in his reading glasses and had the lenses replaced for $39 and we picked them up after the dentist. His frames were fine but one of the lenses was scratched so he is happy to have a scratch free lens again.

I got my teeth cleaned, $35, and they did as good a cleaning as I would get at home. We were impressed with the dental office as it was spotlessly clean and they had more up to date equipment there than our dentist at home. They were using x-rays when doing John’s tooth and he said it was really neat how they did it, not like at home with the huge machines, they had the picture on a computer beside him so they could see it, not something we have ever seen at our dentist’s.

John had lost a huge chunk off one of his molars our last day in Canada in September and has been really fortunate that it hasn’t bothered him but it was time to have it fixed. The tooth was mainly filling already so they said they could grind it all down, rebuild it and put on a crown – cost $300 or he could have it pulled, not an option he really wanted to consider so he went for getting it fixed. At first he wanted to just leave it but I pointed out that it would probably start to bother him about the time we got home and then we would be looking at about $1500 or more to get it fixed there so it would be better just to get it done now. He told the gal he would go for fixing it and was back in the chair for about 45 minutes while they did it, now he has to go back on Tuesday to get the crown put on, but at least the worst of it is done. While he was getting that done I wandered around for a while, got my hair cut and bought vanilla for all my friends who asked me to get them some and another bottle of Kahlua for us.

Janet had mentioned that Dave wanted to go to Mexico but she doesn’t and I don’t care if I go back so we called them and Dave is happy to go with John on Tuesday morning and I will stay home.

Tonight is a quiet evening as we are both whacked.

I didn’t get this posted last night as my brother called me on Skype so by the time I finished talking to him I was ready just to hit the sack.

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

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

On Saturday afternoon just as we were heading out to Wal Mart and Fry’s it started to rain and it really poured for about an hour and a half. We had our rain jackets so didn’t get too wet running in and out of the stores and the bonus of the rain was a beautiful rainbow – so we didn’t complain too loudly.

Sunday was a pretty quiet day, Diane came by in the morning and had a coffee and visit with us and then in the afternoon we watched the hockey game; boy what a nail biter that was, but yeah Canada and Sidney Crosby. In the evening we watched the closing ceremony so it was pretty well a TV day for us, not something that we usually do but this was a special occasion.

Monday was aquafit in the morning and then later in the afternoon we did another quick run to Wal Mart, other than that it was a nice quiet day.

This morning we headed off to Mexico as I wanted to check out glasses and we both wanted to see a dentist. We have made an appointment with a dentist for 10 a.m. on Friday morning and I will pick up my new glasses then. We bought another lantern, I got a bathing suit cover up and we picked up a bottle of Kahlua and that was our expenditure for the day. Now it will be interesting to see how we make out at the dentist!

Just as we got back to the truck in the parking lot a man standing beside his car said it wasn’t a good day for him, it turns out he had put the steering wheel lock on when they parked and now they were ready to go home and his key for the lock was back at their place in Yuma – not good!! We gave him and his wife a ride back to their park and they assured us they had friends who would drive them back to get the car, sure hope so as it would be a long ride for him on his bike!!

LakeConroyPenny had posted a note on my blog re Airstreams and no, Penny, I hadn’t seen the video but we have toured the plant and watched them being made. I agree with you about all the steps on a 5ver and we have a Hensley hitch so towing is a dream, we certainly wouldn’t have anything but an Airstream!

Today is our 48th wedding anniversary so we are going to go to the Olive Garden for dinner, I am sure looking forward to that. We have plans for tomorrow, Thursday and Friday so it will be a busy few days, but we are looking forward to them.

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