Friday, November 22, 2013

More T&C Set Up and Take Down /// Had A Nice Trip


I finished the week and had  uneventful weekend,  On Monday I worked 7 hours setting up tables and chairs, decorating the tables for the monthly Birthday Luncheon with lots of balloons.



        The special tables were for the Young A Heart Club, those that are 90 or older.

In the afternoon I took Angel  dog park.

IMG_0287 There were too many dogs and was happy when we left. 

We still had to take down tables and chairs from the luncheon and set them up for Coffee and Donut for Tuesday morning.

Then there was Tuesday!!!!!!!!    I was on my way to the clubhouse and -------------------------


Yep,” I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”,   I tripped on some uneven pavement and fell with enough force on my left shoulder to separate the long part of the bone from the round part of the bone,  Fortunately it was only a few minutes before someone came to help,  Toni, an retired RN kept me stable until the paramedics got there,  I was taken by ambulance to ER,  I called my daughters that live here in the valley and they both came to keep me company and wait to see what the prognosis was,

Now for the     TMI.    If you don’t want the gory details you can stop reading.

IMG_0302 Before

The bone is a full inch away from where it should be.  I couldn’t have done a better job of breaking the Humerus if I tried. 

They waited for the orthopedic doctor to look at the x-rays.  The decision was made to keep me overnight and that night I would have to have surgery.


That’s a titanium rod and screws holding the bone together and the incision is glued together so that I can shower. 

I’m doing fairly well considering.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0288 I can’t wait to get home to Mommy, although Brother Chris has been a great substitute.

Susan and Angel

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stripping, Reorganizing, More Lights and Changes

IMG_0278   I decided that I no longer wanted to have a cowboy themed decor, which was throughout the whole coach.  It was “cute”, but not really “me”. so I proceeded to Strip the wallpaper border off the walls in the living room, kitchen and the bathroom.  Getting the border off wasn’t too difficult, however in the kitchen and the bathroom they used a strip of double adhesive under the wallpaper border that IS difficult to remove.  So I will continue to work on removing that. 

IMG_0284 There is a smaller border in the bedroom near the ceiling that I can live with for a while longer.  I believe that removing the wide, colorful border has resulted in a feeling of more openness.


                                    That’s the pool behind the fence.

Sunday I finally made it to the pool.  My intention was to do a few laps, however I don’t think that my arm is ready for that.  I can do the motion, but will take it easy for a while  to strengthen it.  I spent about an hour just moving it in the water, doing different strokes in the water, but not out of the water , as that is the part that still hurts a little.  It will take awhile and it won’t be too long before I can do laps again.  Oh, by the way, the pool is heated and very comfortable.  The hot tub is even better.  That’s the reward for the exercise.

Monday and Tuesday, I was going to go to water aerobics, but was a bit sore and I still needed to figure out what I had in the way of art materials.  I needed to get them all in one place so that I will have easy access.  So on Monday I took everything out of the outside compartments one one side of the coach, sorted and reorganized.  For the most part I now have all the art materials in one place.  I will still need to go through things and purge a bit more, deciding what I won’t be using and find new homes for a few things.


                     There’s more large flat stuff behind what you can see here.

Tuesday, walked over to the Clubhouse and filled a couple of water jugs and I waited for a. UPS delivery. More on that in another post.

As the season here at the resort progresses, it gets busier.  My Boss, Diana called me into her office yesterday to ask if I wouldn’t mind being switched to her Decor Team.  I would be working Mon. thru Wed., however My hours would not be the same. They would be more flexible depending on the events.  This week I will work the rest of the week (T & F) to finish this week’s hours, and then start the M/T/W schedule next week.  Today I will have a split shift, decorating in the morning and then working the event tonight and breakdown tomorrow.  I will probably like the decorating part and having varied duties.  I will be working with some of the different workampers that I have met but not worked with,   I will definitely be busy and more active, which will be a good thing.

All in all, it has been a busy week.  Now with the holidays in the not too distant future, it will be even busier.  Here at home, we are beginning to plan for Thanksgiving.  I have reserved a room in the clubhouse for a family dinner instead of going to the one for the whole park.

I am really glad that I am here in AZ.  My daughter, Sandi tells me that it is COLD in Ft. Worth.  I really, really don’t like COLD.  My wish for all of you out there in blog land is to have a wonderful, safe and comfortable holiday season.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0280 Here I am staying warm in AZ.

Susan and Angel

Friday, November 8, 2013

Schedule Change and Just Plain Busy

IMG_0271 Daytime

Last week I worked Mon. thru Wed.  Then because we had an influx of new workampers, they asked me if I minded changing my schedule to Wed. thru Fri.  I ended up not working for 7 days in a row with no way to do anything or go anywhere away from the park. 

Earlier in the week is busier and easier to learn what’s going on.  Later in the week is a bit slower and not so chaotic.  You can breathe easier, although the day drags a bit more.  I think that I prefer the first part of the week, although it works better later in the week for when my grandson, Nick visits from Tucson. 

One thing to say about living here at Good Life, if you’re bored, you have no one to blame but yourself.  There is so much going on, from arts and crafts, billiards, cards, hiking, golf, swimming, dinners, dances, just to name a few of the activities.  They keep adding more.

IMG_0276 These  boards have all the flyers posted for the varied activities and we are adding more all the time.

IMG_0277 This is where I work.  These windows get  opened at 9:00 am.  The one on the right (you can only see part of it) is for the Box Office where we sell all the ticketed events.

IMG_0274 IMG_0275  These two pictures are of the Patio next to the Pool where there are at least three Patio Parties a week with a band playing.  It is very popular.  You can imagine this area crowded with everyone dancing and enjoying the music.

Tonight, I stuck around to purchase a Box Dinner that they serve for Bingo (I don’t do Bingo).  It was a very good pulled pork sandwich with chips, macaroni salad and brownie.  I just took it home, because Angel was waiting to go out. 

The rest of the evening I will just veg out and tomorrow I will continue going through my art materials and reorganizing my basement compartments. 

I hope that you all have a great weekend.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0272A couple of nights ago, Mom took me to the dog park but as soon as I did my business I just went and sat with her. 

Susan and Angel