Thursday, April 01, 2010

Rusty Bolt

I shot this in the same area where I got the old board yesterday:

Jack went for his PT today. He's doing a lot better and is mostly pain-free.

Julie and I went to Red Lobster for a fun lunch, and then hit the mall for a walk-through.

After that, I went with Jack as he got the paperwork all signed for his new cottage. It'll be his on 4/6. We'll likely work on cleaning it up for a day or two before he actually moves.

This afternoon, we went shopping for some new furniture for me. I've been long wanting leather furniture, and Jack's going to take the loveseat and chair that I have now. He's going to be taking Eddie, and Eddie's second favorite thing (behind Jack) is the back of the sofa that I now have. So I figure it would be mean to keep Eddie's sofa. And, yes, I've thought it through. Eddie LOVES Jack, was distraught for a month when Michael died (and he blamed me), and Jack is just the logical parent for the kitty. Jack says that I can have visitation rights. ;)

Maundy Thursday services were tonight and we went to Jack's mom's church with her. The service was great, with great music, and Mary was happy that we took her.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


So earthy! I love this photo that I shot of an old board outside the Geronimo Museum in Truth or Consequences, NM: Today was easier for me. I was going to say "for us," except that Jack had his colonoscopy today. After drinking the GALLON of Golytely and taking the laxatives, he wasn't interested in much. The procedure went well, and they found only a small polyp which didn't seem like anything.

We had a fine breakfast afterwards, at the Village Inn, went and bought our Turbo Tax disks, and I sent off my documents for my licensing of my RV in Michigan. Since it had been tagged in Indiana, there were many documents required, but I am very happy that I'm able to do this through the mail! Both Indiana and Arizona require a police inspection of the vehicle.

We looked today at another cottage here, which Jack may buy to live in. It is older, but in fine shape. It's in the pet area and closer to the front gate. It comes furnished and the price is right. He's going to talk further with the gentleman when he's home.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


This is a photo of a small piece of a huge painted wall on Main Street in Truth or Consequences, NM. Jack and I are still working out details, but we've decided that we're going to live separately. We're not saying that we're "breaking up," because we're hopeful that we can keep our fine friendship intact.

Jack hasn't decided yet whether to buy or rent a place here, or whether he'll stay in Michigan. He still has his house in MI, and will finish the cleanup there this summer. He may sell it and get a smaller place, or he may decide to live there. When the time is right, we may end up traveling back together for the convenience and for the fun of traveling together. Or, should Jack decide that he's not going to return to Tucson, he'll likely drive his car, towing a trailer with his things.

My plans? I'm going to be returning to my new Paris, MI house when the time is right. This summer, I'm hoping to go on a vacation to the eastern US, I'll be visiting my peeps in Indiana, and I hope to just enjoy time on the Muskegon.

Change is never easy, so we both appreciate your thoughts and prayers as we transition into this new phase of our lives.

Monday, March 29, 2010

This is an artistic treatment that I did for my photo of some pine branches in the Catalinas. I have a collection of these "branches" shots which I have colorized similarly, and I plan to hang them in my dining room! Today we accomplished a little. We vacuumed, did laundry, took Jack for a PT appointment, and got all the stuff that he needs to take for his colonoscopy on Wednesday. Hey.. if you're over 50, you need to do this too! (I had one just a few years ago.)

We're now watching Holmes on Homes on HGTV and I'm considering putting on a little AC. It's over 80 in here. Michael would have described it as "awful," and there wouldn't be any consideration needed!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


This is a photo that I took on our Soldier's Trail hike in the Catalina Mountains a couple of weeks ago:
Today was a good day! We got up early enough that Jack did his walk and I did my Wii Fit. Then we showered and got ready for church. Because I was singing today in the choir and Jack was ushering, we arrived early, at 9. Church was good and we sang pretty well.

This afternoon, we had tickets for the Diamondbacks/Brewers Spring Training game at Tucson Electric Park. Jack had a hotdog, I had pizza, we shared peanuts and kettle corn, and ... yeah, the game was fun, too. When we left, the D-backs were way ahead.

On our way home, we stopped off at Best Buy to get a new program for the Wii. It's a dance program called Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3. I played around with it a little while Jack fixed supper, and.. LOL it's fun but there will be a bit of a learning curve involved with it, I do believe.

Wow... how did it get to be 10:30 pm?