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. 

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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


  1. Just got your call. I'll call you tomorrow and figure out when we can get together. Definitely want to see you before you head north.

  2. Glad to hear your arm is getting better even if it is taking a while. Sounds like you are looking forward to the move. Are you looking for another workamping gig or just settling down in one spot someplace.