After leaving 100 degree temperatures in Yuma, we encountered a little cooler weather on the way “home”. Still warm enough for tee shirts and short pants, but definitely not the century mark. And then this week Kansas happened. We ran the air conditioners all the way home but this week the furnace ran pretty steadily in the RV, even parked inside the building at the Landing. Highs in the 40s and 50s? Not my favorite! However, today we started off in the high 60s and I think the high is predicted to be near 80. That’s more like it!
Social distancing has taken a backseat a time or two since we got back with family and close friends, never more than ten of us at a time. The day we arrived was a knockout combination: Cinco de Mayo and taco Tuesday. We went to Heidi and Tim’s house for some really good tacos and a Mother’s Day/belated birthday cake for Heidi. We also went to their house on Sunday so we could participate in worship with our church family at Northridge via internet. Technology gets a bad rap sometimes, but it truly is wonderful to be able to sing praise together in living rooms all over the country. While we were there, Heidi and I had a picture taken together, just the two of us. That rarely happens! Her roses came from Ben, who is in Tech School at Keesler AFB in Mississippi. Mine were Talisman roses from Bailey. It has become sort of a tradition between us and I love it.
Mother’s Day was a great day, virus or not. I talked to or saw all our children and spouses and in general caught up on virtual hugs. Now that we’re in the Central time zone, our time is 5 hours different from Hawaii, so I’m never sure when I can call at a convenient time for Robert and Shelly. The Army is still essential, so he is working at least part of the time. Shelly was supposed to start a new job a month or so ago, but that’s on hold for the present. They called Sunday evening and we had a great visit.
When I called to tell Mary, our neighbor on the corner east of us, that we were back, she told us that she had possibly been exposed to Covid-19 and was under quarantine until she could be tested. While we like to think that we are taking safety precautions for “older folks”, we fit the category, as does Mary, so we were pleased when she stopped by our yard today to say that the test came back negative. We’re still maintaining our distance, but at least we can breathe easier for her.
I’m still enjoying my flowers, so I thought I’d leave you with a picture, which is worth 1000 words.