January 28, 2015
We are getting ready to say good-bye to Mesa and making plans to leave on Sunday. It is just a good thing the Denver Broncos are not playing in the Super Bowl this year so we don’t have to delay our departure to watch the game. We will try to find the game to listen to on the radio.
We have enjoyed our vacation in the sun and warmer weather. We kind of like the life of snowbirds! We have been very social with lots of dinners and activities with friends and family. We will be back one day, maybe stay a bit longer.
When Cliff was a boy his family vacationed in Mesa, enjoying the nice weather, swimming and visiting a friend that lived in Globe. They toured a copper mine in Globe where their friend was employed. Cliff and Ed headed out there last week to take a look. Connie and I were quilting so don’t ask why we did not go, we have our priorities straight and our time together is short.
Here are pictures from a trip out to Canyon Lake with Tom and Tina, friends visiting from CA.
If you understand anything about lichen you might add a comment to the blog because the explanation Cliff added to the picture is a bit too scientific for me. Such as, what does it eat and does it need a warm climate to grow?
Zoe is growing and figuring out how to play with everything she is not supposed to, like climbing up on the window valances and the door screen. She continues her quilting lessons but often prefers to watch Cliff outside and leave the quilting to me.
Cliff has been spending time in the woodworking room, polishing up on a few old skills and learning some new ones as he builds a model float plane. He is hoping to finish it this week before we leave Mesa and the cool woodworking room here at Tower Point. I find it fascinating – the quilting room is open 24/7 for the ladies but the woodworking room is open on a limited basis during the week 8:30-11:30am and 1:00-4:00pm. They even make the guys leave the building at 11:30 to go home for lunch and at 4:00 to go home for dinner! I pity the poor guy married to a quilter, no one home to make his lunch or dinner because the ladies are still quilting!
We will meet with Cliff’s heart surgeon on February 5 and determine what kind of surgery he will have to repair or replace one of his heart valves. A date for the surgery will be set and we will let you all know as we would love to have your prayers!
Cliff and Cyndy