Thursday, March 20, 2008


Saturday 15th my Brother Jerry and wife Lynda arrived shortly after noon the Sister Melba and husband Jim arrived late afternoon. We played a nice (well boy's won so maybe not nice) game of hand & foot and did lots of visiting. Sunday went to swap meet, lunch at Lute's Casino and Monday in Mexico. Tuesday morning Melba and Jim left to drive to Los Angles and fly out the next morning for Cobo. Jerry had fell over a laddar before leaving home and and was having some pain/stiffness in knee so on Wednesday he and Don did a few things on their camper and Lyndia and I went shopping, looking for a place to color copy a design from her shirt (wanted by a guy who sells shirts at the swap meet in exchange for 2 of his shirts). After lunch Lynda and I went to the pool and enjoyed the sun then all 4 to the club house by 4pm for the Farwell Dinner. Came back to the park model and played cards. Lynda got a phone call her mom was not doing real well so they decided that they would leave Thursday morning and go on to Ft Hood, Texas to take the camp trailer to Troy and now it is Thursday 9am and very quiet.
Later today I am going to the swap meet and take the copy to they guy to get Lynda's 2 shirts (pick up 2 for Melba) and cutting boards for both.
Might even go back to the pool this afternoon.

Friday, March 7, 2008

The Saga of Pork Chops

Don was hungry for Pork Chops so after his dr appt (he had a cortisone shot in L shoulder) we stopped at Wal Mart and got a batch of pork chops and shake & bake.
Don went down to the Jam about 1pm and played his drum and sang, about 3:30pm I made scalloped potatoes and put in oven. About 15 min later went into kitchen and oven is going click, click, click. We are out of propane....but one of the beautiful things about living in the park is you have "pantries on both sides" or sometimes even elsewhere....So I go next door and ask Sandy have you had dinner or do you have it planned. No she states so I say....Well can we use your oven, I have shake and bake pork chops for dinner and no propane. So she turns it on to 425. I tell her I have salad, scalloped potatoes and broccoli to go with so we will have dinner together. She says she has made fresh applesauce, then we call Pat a widow lady and she come up. So we end up with a great dinner and companionship for dinner tonight.
This is what is so great about Desert Paradise. Now on to Bingo tonight.


Just got back from Laughlin yesterday about noon. Left on Tuesday morning with Ed & Connie Becker (who live in our park but have a home in San Diego).
Had a great time, Ed & Don played a Texas Hole "em Tournament while Connie & I walked the river walk. Well we got all the way from Aquarius to the River Palms and started back when they called to say both were out. Met again at Colorado Belle and had dinner then Connie started to WIN. She had recouped all she had lost by about 8pm....Needless to say it was not the story for the other 3. Did have a great time.
Now in July on Marlyn's birthday we may do another trip (Yes there are not many in the park at that time to take advantage of the free room for a friend)
My Brother and Sister and spouses are to arrive March 15th. Not sure how long each plans to stay, know my bro is talking about a week and has his camper with him, Sis was bringing quads and only week end but not sure if that is still correct.