People are so hard to satisfy when it comes to temperature. All winter, the locals have been complaining about how cold it was, with daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s. Weather forecasters warned watchers to bundle up, always have a jacket handy. I had to agree on the days when the wind was blowing like it does in Kansas. Higher than normal humidity made the wind cut right through. Now the last few days have been in the 80s and they are complaining about how hot it is! The same weather personnel remind everyone to use sunscreen, wear light colored clothing and stay hydrated. As I write this, it is warmer in the house than it is outside, but the ceiling fans and flowthrough ventilation makes it very pleasant at 85. I’m loving it!

This has been another week full of variety. The curtain project is taking up quite a bit of time, mostly because I’m not spending all day every day on it. In the recent past, sewing has bothered my upper back, so I’m trying not to spend too much time in one position. My borrowed sewing machine is working beautifully, but I had to actually read instructions and try to decipher illustrations before I could even wind a bobbin or thread the needle. After almost 50 years using the same Bernina, it took some time getting used to a Singer. These curtains are not anything fancy, but they serve the purpose and are very colorful. I wanted to see them hung, so they’ll have to come down again and get the trim along the bottom of each that will even the length. Still lacking the windows in the bedroom, because we were thinking they might have to be a different fabric since we weren’t able to buy as much as we really thought we needed .

We each had a dental appointment this week in Mexico. Our Wednesday appointments were early in the day and we planned on brunch after we were done. That idea came to a halt when each of us needed a root canal and a new crown. The interesting thing about dentists in Los Algodones is that they share specialists, so when the endodontist was called, he arrived with two assistants, each carrying a tackle box full of separately packaged sterilized tools. The regular dentist’s office has all the latest equipment including drills and x-ray. My procedure, including a temporary crown, took more than twice as long as LeRoy’s and since the same doctor did them, we were there for several hours. I was numb for hours, so instead of a full Mexican meal, I ate soup for lunch. We had to go back on Thursday to get the crowns, but that didn’t take long at all.

Some of LeRoy’s projects outside this week have been cleaning carpet to put in the 5th wheel and working on a small trailer. Ever the trader, he traded our old non-functioning hot tub to our neighbor last December for a small trailer that needed work. The trailer we brought with us in November was far bigger than we actually need here, so it was traded along with the dune buggy. But since we don’t have a pickup it is always nice to have something to haul stuff. This one started life as a jetski trailer. After LeRoy is through, it should hold everything we need to haul back and forth fall and spring.

This time of year, we start counting down. In less than a month, it will be time to start toward Kansas and there is lots that needs finished before we go. We’re making arrangements to visit friends on the way home. Once we get there, we’ll jump right into family activities. Jadelyn is a senior and I’m sure there will be lots of senior-related things for us to attend or at least witness. Our great granddaughters Rae and Sara will be having a joint birthday party in April, turning 5 and 1. So exciting! And then a little later, our first great-grandson! We trade a quiet life among a mostly senior community here for immersion into our wonderful family again. Priceless!

About 2010liberty

Retirement agrees with us! After traveling in our 40' Silver Eagle bus conversion, whose name was Liberty, since 2010, it was time for a change. Now we spend the winter in Yuma, AZ and travel during the spring, summer and fall setting the Pace!
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