Monday, February 24, 2014

WOW How Time Gets Away

IMG_0438 Gee! I must have been sleeping.  I guess that I need to remind Mom to blog more often.

Okay, Angel,  I’ve got the message!

I can’t believe that it has been almost a month since the last entry.  I've been busy working and catching up on hours.  Because those hours have been all over the place, there hasn’t been many blocks of time to sit down and write. 

One thing that you can say about living in a retirement resort community is that, if you are bored, it’s your own fault.  There are so many things to do here.  You can do as much or as little as you want.  This blog is mostly about all  the things that went on just during the last month.  Most of them I had to work them.

IMG_0458 This is the winner of the Good Life Dancing With The Stars.  She even did a Flip.  Her partner is with a Dance Company out of Utah.

IMG_0469 Here is  “selfie”  taken at a meeting with two of my classmate from elementary school in Chicago.  That’s Margaret on the left, who lives in Scottsdale and that’s Donna, who lives in  East Mesa.  We will be seeing each other in March too.  It was nonstop reminiscing.  There’s a lot to catch up on when you haven’t seen each other in over 55 years.

Oh the joys of RV Life!   I lost power again.  After checking all the possible culprits, I still couldn’t get it to come on.  So, I knocked on the door of my next door neighbor.  Kyle, he helped with replacing my microwave.  He checked everything that I did and then checked the power cord.  There was a section near the connection entering the MH where the inside wires were exposed.  The ground wire wasn’t even connected and the white one was a bit burned.  Evidently it wasn’t always getting a complete contact.  At least I had power.  We decided that the next weekend he would try to rewire the power cord if at all possible.  Otherwise it would cost about $285.00 to replace the cord.  Fortunately it worked.


During the week it was back to work.  Most of the time I work in the office answering the phone and questions.  There’s a lot of pushing paper,  coping, collating, faxing and folding church bulletins or playbills.  Once a month there is a Birthday Luncheon.  Below is one of the tables decorated in gold for those who are over ninety.  It is very festive and it helps me get in those hours when I can help decorate.

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Another event that I worked was the Valentine’s Sock Hop.  It was quite popular, 330 participants.  It was a lot of fun.  Elvis made an appearance. They did all of the old dances,  the Stroll, the Limbo, the Chicken Dance, the Hokey Pokey and others.  Below they were doing the Bunny Hop.

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IMG_0498 Here’s the latest x-ray.   The bone is healing well and the swelling has come down a bit, although the nerve issue still persists.  The doctor says that if it is healing, it may take a year.  He realizes that I will be leaving in April for California, so I may have to transfer my care to wherever I end up.  The same goes for PT.  I have had issues with my blood pressure and am trying to get that resolved before I leave too.  More joys of being retired and traveling around the country and still dealing with remaining healthy.

Here’s another event that I worked, the Good Life Orchestra and Band Concert.

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During this concert my phone rang.  I forgot to put it on vibrate, so I had to leave to answer it.  It was a good thing that I did, because it was from a CG in northern CA. It was still too loud and we couldn’t hear each other and made plans for him to call on Sunday.

One of the perks here is to occasionally attend some of the shows.  Last Thursday it was a double bill, the Impressionist, Ken Block and the winners of America’s Got Talent in 2012 (I think), The Olate Dogs.



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Both acts were good, however the dogs seemed to be having the most fun.  They all adored their trainers.  They have 22 dogs, although only 10 were on stage.  The rest are either retired or in training and not ready to perform.  The stage is quite small, but they handled it well.

Well, last night I spoke with Alan, the manager of Casini Family Ranch CG.  It is located on the Russian River about an hour and a half north of San Francisco and about six miles inland.  There are a lot of different types of jobs that they hire for.  I won’t know for a couple of weeks if I got the job.

In the meantime I will keep on working as many hours as I can, which includes 3.5 hours at the rest of the Saturday Night Dances.    Easy!  I just sit or stand and listen to the music.  I’m to just be a “presence” in case anyone needs anything.

I hope that you all are having a wonderful time doing what you want to do.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0419  I knew I could get her to do it.

Susan and Angel