PATCH-IT-ALL ....our family blog

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May in AZ

I have spent the past three weeks staying at my Dad's apartment. I was worried that it would be difficult, but it has been very nice, actually. I have enjoyed being with Dad and visiting and watching TV together. He is amazing.

I have had a car loaned to me either by my sister or Aunt Kathy, so I have been able to get around. I am spending a lot of time at Home Depot, it seems. I was out with Linda the other day and bought a bed! After stressing about getting one home from Costco, I went into a mattress store and they showed me their selection and delivered it and set it up the next day. So I spent my first night in my house in AZ last night. I had to take a melatonin to get to sleep because I was antsy. I never got the blind installed in my bedroom so I dragged a big heavy mirrored closet door in from the garage to put up against the widow. Perfect! They still need to be installed on the closet, but I really hate them. It is good to have a mirror tho. I dragged out two more to cover the kitchen widows. My idea of window treatments! Ha! I really want wooden shutters, but blast the price!

I planted a few flowers in the front, but don't yet know what will survive here. Everyone seems to be pulling their geraniums and petunias that were out all "winter". I put in one honeysuckle bush that is supposed to grow and trail, and I think it will do fine as long as it gets water. The drip system is supposedly fixed now, only the guy won't speak to me in English, even tho I know he can. He is one of a two man team and Javier always does the talking. I asked Javier if he turned the bag of Amend into the soil and he assured me that he did, but he did not. I think he has some English issues as well. Everyone here has Mexicans that work for them and the ones that have worked for me are hard workers. My friend Harold speaks fluently to them. He is from a huge polygamist family that moved to Mexico in the late 1800's when the LDS church stopped practicing. It is a fascinating history to me. My brother-in-law is descended from the same families. I bet there are thousands of them. A few families went to Mexico in the beginning and they all intermarried and most of them have immigrated back to the states and are not practicing polygamy. Mitt Romney is one of their descendants as well. 

I have my sewing machine set up in the kitchen area and am trying to get some stuff done. There are always plenty of projects to finish! And even more that I want to make. Last night I sewed until 9:30 or 10:00 while watching a TV show on my laptop computer.

Becky and family are in San Diego. Travis had filming to do there so they all drove along.   The twins are endearing themselves to everyone along the way. They spend the night at Uncle Chris's house in Las Vegas along the way and are now staying at Grimshaw's in SD. Carl and Kathy in the above photo with maybe Grey. Micah and Becky below.

Jesse and Tucker and Micah and Grey! So cute!