Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 18 - 24, 2015, AZ

Monday, October 19.  The back yard forest is getting cleaned up, little by little.  I tackled the Palo Verde trees again this morning.  I had one large pile of brush, wrapped in a sheet, ready to load into my car when the community maintenance man, CW, came by in his cart and hauled it to the dump for me.  I probably have 2 more loads to get rid of and then will be done with that project. 

Chris and Norm picked me up this evening and we went to Painted Mountain Golf Club for their 2 for 1 happy hour special.  As we got close, Gary and Jeanie called to say that they had just arrived from Minnesota, were quite hungry, so Norm went back to pick them up and they joined us, as did Norm's brother Carl who also just got back here from the north country.  Good time.

Friday, October 23.  A lot has happened this week, but not a lot to write about.  I finally finished cleaning up the tree trimmings in the back yard, gave the house a good cleaning, started staging for the upcoming garage sales on November 7, had a doctor appointment and met with my financial advisor, taking walks, hanging out with friends - the usual activities of my retirement life.

I saw Norah and Camille on FaceTime and had a nice phone conversation with Charlotte.  I miss the interactions with them on  a regular basis - hearing their voices and watching them play - it's just not the same when I'm away, but it sure is better than nothing to see them now and then.