Monday, January 21, 2008

We finally have furniture and it looks great (that of course is my opinion). We went to Yuma bright and early on Saturday morning to pick up our couch, recliner, 2 end tables, 3 chairs and a kitchen table. Only a couple of minor hiccups happened. The couch was too big to just take the one sliding glass and screen door off, but we had to remove the stationary door as well. That was an exercise in caution. When we were putting the door back on Allan was using a rubber mallet to bang it back into place and I thought for sure he was going to break the glass, but the bad luck didn't happen.

Then the final item that we went to put together was the kitchen table and there we were, all the wooden pieces were there (I just realized we never did see any instructions) but there was no hardware in the box. So we couldn't put it together until we got the screws. Oh well, so close.

Here are some pictures of the park model with the furniture.

Sunday was a great day here. We were up early in the morning and I was helping the social committee put on a breakfast, I cooked scrambled eggs (me and 2 other people) for about 150 people, then I was the hashbrown server. Breakfast was great, lots of fun and laughs with some great people.

Finally got out of the kitchen around 10 am and went over to Keith and Lee's as everyone was sitting outside enjoying the sunshine and warmth with absolutely no wind. That seems to be a rarity these days here with the Santa Ana's always blowing. Anyways we sat outside, drinking wine and playing Mexican train all afternoon. Lots of friends, lots of wine, lots of laughs.
On Sunday night I decided to go an play bingo at the clubhouse. I wasn't quite sure what to expect for $5.00. Actually it was $5.00 for 10 games, $2.00 for the 3 special games, $1.00 for the 50/50 draw and $1.00 for the dauber (since I didn't bring mine from Canada). So right now the evening is costing me $9.00 (almost double than I thought), BUT lady luck decided I and my table mates needed some help.
Of the six of us sitting at the table, I won 4 games, David won 3 games, plus the 50/50, Collette won once, Joanne won once, Sybil won twice, but Ron and Donna didn't win at all - so when you add that up 10 out of 13 games were won at my table. I came home $70. richer. Not a bad evening of playing with about 35 other people.
Wish I would have the same luck when I play with my friends up home. Today everyone was calling Allan - Lucky's husband and then they were rubbing my shoulders trying to have my luck rub off on them. I bet you that I will go again from now to the end of the season and I won't win again.
Monday came along far too fast, spent the morning with Lorraine (a friend from Anthem), in between visits I decided to become really boring again and went back to work.
All for now.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

We have moved into our park model - yahoo! It's done. Johnnie and JT (our contractors) did a great job of pit mounting our unit (meaning droping it in a hole in the ground). Now we are just waiting to have our concrete pad cut in 3 spots. This is for the support beams for the awning and then have the concrete poured over the area they cut out and to pour new concrete over the front. All we will have left to do is to paint the shed the same colours as the park model. I tell you it never ends. Work, work, work oh yeah and then of course happy hour. It's rough life, but what the hey!

It will be a busy week for us coming up. Right now we have friends from Calgary, Doug and Trish, staying in the park for 2 days while the blues festival is going on, then on Monday we will be taking our fifth wheel into Casa Grande, then Tuesday Lorraine from Phoenix is dropping by for coffee on her way to San Diego, then on Wednesday Bob and Joan will be stopping in to say hi, on Thursday Janet, a racing friend of mine and her son will be stopping in for coffee. Oh well my mom always said no rest for the wicked so I must be really bad.

All for now - busy - busy - busy.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

It finally arrived! Our new park model is here. It arrived a day late due to the driver not receiving the transport permit from California until too late in the day to come out. But it's here now and looking just fine. Johnny and TJ, (our contractors) Allan and Charles (one of our neighbours) have been working hard getting it installed on the outside. Another neighbour, Geni, even offered to help with the clean up inside. Someone who cleans windows - WOW - and let me tell you what a great job she did. She even helped to wipe out cupboards and sweep the floor.
Here it is still on the truck getting ready to be backed into the hole.

Here it is going into the hole.
The front view of going into the hole and finally from the side - it's now in.

Tomorrow I am going to start the big job of moving stuff from one trailer to the other. It's a lot of work especially when we only have 2 boxes to work with and a bunch of grocery bags. Oh well, I guess I will pack a few bags, walk them over and unpack them. A few of our other neighbours have offered to help move stuff - that would be great if they did. I will end up owing a lot of our friends a big dinner.

Oh well, it's late, maybe tomorrow I will post some pictures.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year everyone! Wow! 2008 is here already. I was thinking this afternoon about when we spent the milenium in Cabo San Lucas and I can't believe it is 8 years later. Where has the time gone?

We had a great New Year's Eve party last night in the park. Rocky Watson was the live entertainment and he is great - lots of old rock and roll and county music. He kept everybody dancing or tapping their feet. I helped to put on the midnight feast (we actually called it a lunch and served it at 10:30 pm). Lots of work but it was worth it. Then we went back to the clubhouse today to clean up and take down all of the Christmas and New Year's decorations.

Took it easy today at home as well by taking down the few decorations that I put up in the trailer and let Allan do his thing today after all it is his birthday. I am going to get out of making dinner again tonight by taking Allan out for his birthday. After tonight I won't have any more excuses for not cooking dinner so I better enjoy tonight.

Two more sleeps and our new park model will be here. I can't wait, but I'm not looking forward to moving out of the trailer and into the park model. Fortunately a lot of our friends at the park have offered to help us move so that should be good. I will put on a nice happy hour for everyone who helps in a few days once we are settled.

Time to go for dinner.

Take care all and have a safe and healthy and prosperous new year!

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