On Thursday, I hung around the house, did some cleaning and got groceries. I joined Jan, Connie, and Nancy for dinner at Jan's house and then we all went to the clubhouse to meet the bus that took us to the Golden Sun Resort in Apache Junction to see a band called "56". They were really entertaining, playing lots of lively tunes from the 50s and 60s. They interacted with the crowd a lot and that really made it fun. The guy playing the bass was 20 years old, self-taught, and danced with that thing like it was a person. He reminded me of Jerry Lee Lewis. The only thing lacking was a dance floor, since the music really made you want to get up and move.
Jill sent this picture to me the other day and I studied and studied it, then realized that the sweater that she is wearing was made by me, a gift to my niece, Christel, about 30 years ago. Rita sent a box of clothing to the girls and this was in it. It made me feel good!
On Friday morning, Jill's parents, Lois and Dennis, and her aunt and uncle, Cathy and Dave picked me up in the morning to head out on a hike. I made 3 suggestions; the Salt River where we might get lucky and see wild horses, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, and Usery Park and we chose the Salt River. It was a good choice because they hadn't hiked on rough terrain before. We all enjoyed the path that goes around the side of a mountain followed by a dry wash that led us to an overlook where we had some spectacular views. We didn't see any horses but did see an eagle perched on a branch on a tree.
After our hike, we went to Red, White, and Brew for a delicious lunch and a beer.
Yesterday, I worked. We were quite busy and I was still unable to print from my station (our printer broke last Wednesday, they replaced it with a desktop model, and the printer wasn't compatible with the program I was working in. In spite of several calls to IT and to our corporate computer specialist, it didn't get fixed. GRRRRR!