Friday, March 23, 2018

March 19 - 25, 2028, AZ

Friday, March 23.  Today is Mike's and my 50th anniversary. I can only imagine how we would be celebrating this monumental occasion.

It is also a very sad day, as Randy was summoned to Rick's side early this morning as he had a rough night and is slipping away.  My comfort in the situation is knowing that he will no longer struggle with a life that has been very rough for him.  I wonder what my brothers would have been like if they were not controlled by alcohol.  I went and spent the afternoon with Monica and we had a very nice talk, mostly above it her fractured relationship with her dad.

We walked with her dog, Scooter, to a nearby restaurant only to learn that they don't allow dogs on their patio, not even tied up for outside the railing.  So we walked back to her house and drove to a nearby sports pub and shared a pizza.  It has been a long and emotional day

I had 3 jobs this week and the afternoons and evenings flew by.  We met up with the Chandlers and Hooveys at Garcia's for happy hour drinks and appetizers. Good times!

My little Gypsy travel trailer is listed for sale on Craig's list and RV Trader and I have been communicating with a few people, two that will be coming for a look.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get a decent offer.

Saturday, March 24.  Tom and I have been living together for 5 months today. Life is good with a few hiccups as is to be expected.

Our day started with a drive to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and the Lost Dog Trailhead where we hiked with Pat, Jim and Sue.  It was a 4.4 mile hike, a bit on the warm side but there was a nice breeze.  There were a lot of people on the trail, even a man on horseback.

    At Taliesen Overlook on Lost Dog Trail

    View to the east on the trail.

Tonight was our Brentwood Days dinner and music provided by the Rave Ons, a couple of gals who do a nice job of selecting good dance tunes and interacting with the crowd.  It was an early night though, we didn't stay until the end.