Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Less Than Two Weeks To Go

It won’t be long now.  My commitment lasts until April 1st, but I will be here until April 6th, at which time I will be heading to somewhere in the San Francisco Bay area.  I still don’t have a definite destination, but I’ve still got a couple of things in the works.

Since my last post, I had Katie visit for a whole week.  She was on Spring Break.  She helped me go through things to prepare the rig for my departure.  It was also a lot easier taking down a 10 x 10 canopy with two people.  She also went with me one day to physical therapy and took several pictures of Lee (my PT) working on my arm.

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More activities took place while working.  This the set-up for the Saint Patrick’s Day dinner.  I’ve been quite busy at work making up hours.  I don’t think  that I will be able to make them all up, but if I don’t, it will be alright.  I can only work as much as they schedule me to work.


Last weekend I met Mellissa and the grand-kids at the Scottish Highland Games in Phoenix on Saturday.  There was a lot to see and do, the Clan Tents, British Cars, the Bagpipe Competitions as well as the Athletic Competitions.  There was a lot more too.  That’s Elyzabeth and Katie in front of the Double Decker Bus.

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The home pipe band opening the Games              Here they are tossing the Caber.

Then on Sunday, I met with Margaret and Donna one more time before I leave.  We went to the Superstition Mountain Mining Museum.  There was a pleasant surprise of a craft festival, always fun to a bit of “shopping”.

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Above is the road with the Superstition Mountain in the distance,  a “selfy”, of me on the left, Margaret in the middle and Donna on the right.  We finally got together after 56 years. It’s been a long time since grammar school.  The church is the one that was in “Charro” with Elvis Presley.

From there we went to Goldfield for lunch in the Saloon.  We sat outside on the porch with a great view of the mountain.  After lunch there was a Gunfight.  There were a lot of “dead” men laying in the dusty street when it was all over.

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You can even have someone “hanged’.

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This is the view from the porch.  One of these days I may do a painting of it.

That brings us to this week.  On Monday I met with my two doctors for the last time.  I will have to get new ones when I get to where I’m going.  It’s the same with finding a PT, although I still have more visits here for therapy before I leave. 

IMG_0654 Dr. Tani says that the bone has healed, but it may   take up to a year to get back to normal strength and movement.  I’m still dealing with the nerve sensations in my left hand.  Hopefully that too will eventually heal.

I have one more week at work.  Friday, the 4th of April will be my last day.  My son, Ted will be arriving that morning from San Francisco.  On Saturday while he is here we will get together with the rest of the family that are here in AZ for a BBQ at Heidi’s and Chris’s (daughter and SIL).  They have their first new house out in San Tan Valley. 

Then on Sunday morning we will pick up an auto transport to tow the Subaru.  I am so glad that Ted will be helping me drive to California.

In the meantime I hope that you all are having a great week.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0596 How do you like my hat?

Susan and Angel

Sunday, March 9, 2014

More Activities and Countdown Begins

When coming home one day one of my neighbor had a “FREE” sign on the elephant and cherub.  I called my daughter to see if she would like them, so now they have a new home. Every now and again people put things out near the curb like that.  Next Saturday there will be another Patio Sale park wide.  I may get some things put out as I am getting ready to move again.  My commitment will be finished on April 1st.


One my duties included working the Good Life Variety Show.  Between the two nights there were 26 acts.  The next 4 pictures are some of the acts.  There a lot of talented people in this park.

IMG_0551 IMG_0557 These are the fiddlers.  Here the “friends” showed up on their cycles (scooters) to visit the  “Doo Opps” and left when they, the “Doo Opps” started singing about marriage.

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On the left is “Good Life Security Force” who did military type routine using lawn chairs in stead of rifles.  On the right is the “Golden Girls”.

IMG_0552 After the performances our “work” was to serve coffee and cookies.  They all like the free food.

My granddaughters are taking turns staying with me.


Last weekend it was Elyzabeth’s turn to spend time with “Nonnie” before I move on’'.  Katelin  was here the weekend before.

Last Tuesday was Mardi Gras and the park had a parade.  It was fun seeing the residents having fun.  They tossed beads too.

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This was the beginning of the parade.  The “Pioneers” sign on the back of the car was one that I made.    The next picture is the winner in the individual category.  That’s a very patient pup.  It sat there and never tried to get out.

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           This lady is in her 90’s.                           I have no idea who these ladies are.

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A repeat performance of the “Good Life Security Force”. I got a video of them, but I don’t know how to download it to LW.   There were several more of the bicycling clowns.  These are just a few of the entrants. Just as a reminder, you can click on a picture to enlarge it.

The rest of the week was spent working in the office and doing physical therapy.  Friday night, Mellissa dropped off Katelin for the week.  Saturday morning we made some chocolate muffins with Nutella in them, “yummy” for my next-door neighbor who was leaving for their next “gig” in Las Vegas.  Then we went over to my niece’s to visit my brother and SIL.  They are leaving this morning for  Alaska. My nephew and his wife were there too.  We spent the rest of the day there and for dinner we enjoyed the best steaks that I have had in a long time.

This coming week Katie will be helping me get ready for my departure in April.  She’s on Spring Break.

I hope that you all are enjoying your weather, as I am.  Spring is right around the corner

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0592Here’s Angel sporting her Mardi Gras “Bling”.

Susan and Angel