Friday, February 24, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

Busier than a one armed paper hanger, and accomplishing about as much.  But it has been fun most of the time.  We have been to dinners, lunch's, and if breakfast wasn’t usually in the morning we would have done those too.  The other night some friends took us to one of their favorite Mexican restaurants, we had tried a few that were not very good, but this one was amazing.  The only bad thing, I was having some blood work done the next day, and there was to be no liquor for 24 hours before. 

We finally got our frig fixed.  Have been running it on gas since September. There are several mobile repair services that are in the park, but business was so good that they were booked for a couple of months.  And ours was not an emergency as we still had refrigeration. We have a extended warranty, 200 dollar deductible, and the bill was just under that, guess I shouldn’t complain. 

Those of you who have not been to Jojoba Hills, it is located in very hilly, rocky country, that has  few residents.  On the way to town, 3 miles from our entrance, is a small gas station/bar/restaurant.  Ever since ( first of November) we have been here, diesel was priced at 4.30.  Even when in town where it went down to 3.98, for a very short time, it stayed the same till the other day.  Monday it rose to 4.68 and the very next day it was at 4.80.  In Temecula it is around 4.25 to 4.35.  Now I know why unemployment is going down, everyone had to hire 1 person whose job, and only job, it is to change the prices….hourly.  California is so much more expensive, but I love the weather, love being 40 miles from the beach, no humidity, and on and on.  Thankfully Jojoba has managed to ensure that the monthly maintenance is very affordable. 

We have finally firmed up plans to make a run to Yuma, for a week or so, leaving Monday.  Thought we could get away sooner, but there is a street party Sunday and we decided that we wanted to attend.  We have just about got our outside area all done, even to the point of having furniture. 

Just wanted to get a post on the blog, as I’m sure that it will be a while before I get another chance.  And to let everyone know “We are still here”.

Life is Good

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots.
Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with
I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.
I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to
be driven there.  I have made several trips there, thanks to my
friends, family and work.  I live close so it's a short drive.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not
too much on physical activity anymore.
I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to
visit there too often.
I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the
adrenaline flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all
the stimuli I can get!
And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible but life shows me I am not.
People keep telling me I'm in Denial but I'm positive I've never been
there before!
I have been in Deepsh*t many times; the older I get, the easier it is
to get there.  I actually kind of enjoy it there.
So far, I haven't been in Continent; but my travel agent says I'll be
going soon.
Wishing you all safe travels

Friday, February 3, 2012



IN 2012 when...
1. You accidentally
enter your PIN on the microwave.
2. You haven't
played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers

to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who

works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch

with friends and family is that they
don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your

cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you

carry in the groceries...
7. Every commercial on television

has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone,

which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it
10. You get up in the morning and go on line

before getting your coffee
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12 You're reading this and

nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly

to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy
to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list
~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

NOW you are LAUGHING at yourself!

"Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused!" (Unknown Author)
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Go on, forward this
to your friends. You know you want to! Oh and go lick your elbow!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beautiful Days, Cool Nights

That sums up our weather for the past week, with the exception of wind one day.  It has been just lovely, and we are taking full advantage of it.  Relaxing and doing bits and pieces on the patio area.  Planted two trees, tore out all the fuzzy bushes, and will be putting down an extension to the patio area.  Won’t be long before we have it all done, and then we can relax full time.  No, then I get to buy some furniture for that area. 

Some friends of ours came for a visit last week, and that meant we, what else, we went out to eat.  And only to the best places!  This place is out near Jojoba, and even though the they manage to disguise the fact that it is a very good restaurant, they do a great business.  Thanks, Rollie & Janet for being good sports, it was fun.

Matter of fact we made reservations for Valentines dinner.  Been busy here, as they are putting on a play tomorrow night, the musical, Gypsy.  Think that it will be a fun night, they certainly have worked hard, and everyone assured us that it will be great. 

We are enjoying our time here, and meeting new people every day it seems.  With my memory sure glad that everyone is encouraged to wear name tags.  Not only am I not good with names,  having a hard time with faces.  Whoooow is me.

Till next time, time flies when you are having fun.

Life is Good