January 19th.....I know ownership has changed hands..but..I do miss keeping in touch with you via the friendships we've made!! and on this FB Page!! Hope all of you are doing well!
Just a quick update as to what I've been doing!! First week....
BOOKWORK.....BOOKWORK...and more BOOKWORK!! It takes a lot to "close" accounts, etc...and...I'm still NOT done! More papers keep coming in the mail..... But...I have the time now! haha to keep up on it.....
This past week.....we went to SUNNY Arizona for a week... My sister Sherry, her husband Robert, my brother Marv, (Yvonne stayed to teach school!) and Chuck and I jetted out of Grand Island for Mesa/Phoenix... And...at.. the airport...we ran into Brad & Cindy Stephens from St. Edward who were also headed south!
Now, I have to admit...this country girl enjoys "boasting" that we don't even have a traffic light close by....because down there...oh my!! 5 lane traffic..(one way)...stop lights, towns that run into each other...the first couple of days...were getting used to it all...by the end of the week...was much better acclaimated to some of it!
We rented a house (had checked in out on the website VRBO-Vacation Rentals by Owner)....was very nice...chose the San Tan Valley area, as several from Albion, Newman Grove, Petersburg, etc. have homes there... San Tan Valley, also known as Queens Creek---Johnson Ranch---etc...was very nice...a newer community with LOTS of people who want to escape colder weather! We had 3 orange trees in our back yard (full of oranges..enjoyed them every day)...and a heated pool...however since it was cooler there, and we were busy busy...by the time we got back at nights it was too cool (for me anyway) to go swimming!
We were from one end of the state to the other...in ONE week! Some of the attractions we saw were Tortilla Flats, Goldfield Mine Town, Mesa Grande Ruins, Olive Mill, we took a 1 day bus trip to the Grand Canyon....simply amazing....!! Such a beautiful site....it snowed that day, and it was slick at times, but, the fog lifted and we were able to view the canyons..Our tour guide was the best! Had so much history to tell us..and..it is amazing how at the Canyons it was 32, and back at Mesa/Phoenix it was 65....such a change in climate!
We also motored to Nogales, MX....now...my sister and her husband go to San Padres every year and tell us how fun to go into Mexico and see all the trading going on...but..I have to tell you..this "country girl" didn't feel so safe when on one corner we saw an army tank with men and machine guns...so...we didn't stay long!! haha....THANKFUl when on US soil!!!
Went to a BIG Swap meet one day...each stretch was 1/4 mile long with vendors, and there were FOUR stretches..Boy, if you couldn't find what you were looking for.....I wished we had driven so I could have brought home LOTS of stuff!!! Yah right!!! And I have a storage room in the basement to clean....!!! haha
So what for the rest of this week!!! Bookwork today, start..yes..START to attack the basement storage room tomorrow, volunteer to "office sit" at the Church on Thursday, Friday?? and athen it's already the weekend...and most of January is over...
Hoping all of you are doing well...it is fun to see that I am still getting people who "like" our site...(even though)!! Hoping you are checking out what the menus are at the restaurant with the Clevelands....Take care.......Love to all..........Julie