Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Dinner

Margaret getting food ready for dinner.  We actually ate in garage with doors open.  A little too breezy outside.

Roast Beef and Ham

My Sweet Potato Hash

Of course, mashed potataoes


Turkey.  Also lots of salads and many desserts

Foothills in the Evening

Monday, December 16, 2013

Casita Work

Insulation going in.

Insulating board and chicken wire going up for stucco on outside.

Beautiful Cardinals

Joan, Hal, and Margaret finished another 1000 piece puzzle.  I even put in a few pieces.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Repeat Puzzle

Hal, Joan, and Margaret finished their first puzzle of the season.

It is a repeat puzzle but they thought it looked like Christmas.

Progress on Casita


Porch going up.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Foundation and Floor

Poured foundation and floor of casita today.  They will be back tomorrow to pour porch floor.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Foundation dug, water line relocated and electric line in.

Finished for the day.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Working on the Furniture

Hal sanding pieces of the chairs.

I have been painting the chairs.  These go in the casita, so all will be Mexican style.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Panama Hat

We found this for Hal while in Mexico Saturday.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Start of Casita Build

Getting forms set and putting in underground plumbing.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Back in Yuma

Sorry no pictures.  We have been in Yuma since Monday noon, but have been very busy.  We had to move both of our sheds, the small one is going to  a couple from Canada along with the washer and dryer.  The large one just needed to be moved so the casita can be built.  We used roller system, steel round pipe cut into pieces between two 2x4s.  It worked great.  We borrowed heavy jacks to raise shed, then moved it.  It is still up on blocks, as we need to spray for bugs before we lower it onto the pavers.  
The builder came Wednesday to check in with us, returned today to stake it out, then someone came to move gravel off the site.  Monday they start with drenching for electrical , water, and sewer.  Will post pics then.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

AHS Homecoming 2013

Elle and Griff ready for Homecoming 2013.

Elle and Ty, looking great!

Griff and his date, Mackensie with friends.

Griffin's group of friends.

Mackensie and Griffin

Ellery and Ty's group of friends.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

OCC Tournament 201

Maddy and Ellery with their medals.

Varsity team.  Ashland came in second.

Maddy on left, Elle on right in the local paper.

Cassidy, Ellery, and Maggie.

Monday, September 30, 2013

My Birthday!

Griff, me, and Matt, seated. Ellery, Samantha, Doug in back

Hal and I with Terry Nikki, Jennifer, and Todd

Matt playing a game.

Samantha hiding behind her apple.

Hal got me some flowers.

Todd.  In background are flowers Nikki and Terry got me.


Takes 3 people and they still can't get Terry down.