February 23, 2014 Lorraine’s report
Howdy folks, time to write our blog, although I don’t know what to write about. We have enjoyed our time here in Yuma. It is sunny every day, the weather was in the high 90’s last week and no air conditioner until Monday this week. Well over two weeks and counting, before we had the air. And we got our new toilet seat; over three weeks on that. We don’t know why it takes so long to get things fixed, but oh well.
We’ve just enjoyed our quiet time together. After taking that long trip last year, it is nice to just stay put in one place, not doing anything.
We have enjoyed the Olympics every evening. It is nice to see that a lot of people have medaled and see the joy they get from seeing our flag being raised for them.
And I have to say I read my first book since I had that stroke in November 2013. It was about Ayla and The Clan of the Cave Bear; only a new one that came out, called Shelter’s of Stone. It was hard, but I stuck it out and I found the book to be enjoyable for me. Chuck probably read 3 or 4 since I started it, but I liked it none the less.
We were happy to hear our daughter, Susy kept her dog, Dora and didn’t loose her. What a big loss that would have been for them!
That’s it for now…Hugs to everyone…
2/23/14 Chuck’s report
Boy, I can’t think of much to write about this week, we took it easy most days. We have gotten in the habit of setting outside in the morning and most of the afternoon, staying outside until the sun goes down and it starts to cool off. That way we haven’t had to run the air conditioners either.
Monday morning I called the repair place to find out about our air conditioner part. They said they were just getting ready to call me (yea, right) to let me know the part had JUST come in. They wanted to make an appointment for them to install it, they would be here at 2:00.
We made the appointment and just sat around all day, didn’t want to be out in case they happened to want to come by earlier. Of course, they didn’t come by earlier, in fact, when I called about 3:30 they said he would be here in about 30 minutes. And of course, it was almost 4:30 when he actually got here then had to make a quick run to Wal-Mart to pick up some hardware he didn’t have with him. But once again he knew what he was doing and after he was done, everything worked just fine. Seeing as how we had already paid for the part, the rest of the bill was pretty reasonable.
Tuesday we sat around most of the morning then made a run to Fry’s grocery store and stopped by KFC for their buffet for our dinner. While we were there, I got a call from the place that ordered our new toilet seat, it was in. Only problem, they were just getting ready to close and I wouldn’t have time to pick it up until the next day.
Wednesday morning Lorraine was cooking breakfast and got a sudden migraine headache. She took her pills and laid down for awhile and it went away but she didn’t feel like doing much for the rest of the day. We did make a quick run to pick up the toilet seat and I got that installed with no issues. We also found a place to buy a lotto ticket for the one that was over $400,000,000; of course had the same result as most people, we didn’t win. But I’m sure we would have shared with lots of people had we won!
Thursday we ran errands for awhile but first we stopped by to see TJ and Sharon at their place. Their DIL is down from Washington for two weeks, I’m sure she is enjoying this weather the same as we are. We wanted to make a trip to the swap meet, those Seahawk tee shirts we got last week then replaced because the applique fell apart in the washing machine, we had the same problem with the replacements and wanted to return them and get our money back.
I bought a couple pairs of shoes from one of the vendors while we were there plus I brought in some of the paperback books I’ve read in the past month to the book place there. They offer to exchange books, two of ours for one of theirs, not bad because they have lots to choose from. They wouldn’t take all the ones we had, if they too many copies of them already they didn’t want more. But we did manage to get some different ones and got rid of some of the ones we had.
Friday we just stayed home all day, didn’t even get in the car. I think both of us managed to finish the books we were reading.
Saturday we needed to make a dog food run, Misty was almost out. We try to get her food at Wal-Mart, it’s much cheaper there compared to Petco. The rest of the day was more chill out, read our book, time. We both are liking this quiet, down time.
The weather this week has been really nice once again, a few degrees cooler than last week, only getting to the mid to high 80s vs the low to mid 90s we’ve had over the past week. Along with that we’ve experienced the lows dropping all the way down to the low 50s. I’ve even had to run the heat for one cycle in the mornings so it isn’t too cool for Lorraine, what wimps we’ve become. Lorraine’s sister told her it was snowing back in Washington today, much rather have the 80 degree stuff.
I’ve been looking at our travel plans when we leave here, only hard stop we have is to be back for Katie’s 9th birthday in April. We’re thinking about going to San Diego and maybe even Santa Barbara too.
We did find out from Joe and Alice that we can stay on their spare lot in Blaine for the spring, thanks guys. So our plans are pretty well roughed out until July, boy that’s different than usual. Most of the time we are trying to figure out where we will be for the rest of the week, here we are making plans 5 months in advance.
We didn’t take any pictures this week but I did find some to add that are different from our normal ones. Remember, you can click on any to expand to a larger view if wanted.
Pictures of individual snow flakes, I thought they were nice. These were displayed on a forum I read.
I didn’t realize they were in this shape too. Looks like they all are six sided though.
I hear there can be more than one of these at a time, even enough to measure, wow.