The forecast for the next week is from the high 80s into the 100s and lots of sunshine! Phil and I are so acclimated to these temperatures we manage quite well with a little help from our air conditioners on occasion. However, for Penny’s sake (wink, wink), we are getting ready to move westward into a cooler clime. Actually, we do realize the hot sun is not good for her long term any more so than too much rain and moisture. So far, we have not had any significant sun damage or leaks in the three and a half years we have lived in our wonderful little home on wheels and we’d like to keep it that way.
Aunt Elaine and Aunt Beverly will be leaving Yuma early this morning. We will miss them a lot! As two ladies traveling alone, their biggest concern is whether or not the car will handle the trip without incident. Of course, gas prices are also on all our minds but as Phil and I say, 'it is what it is." Remember 9-11? We all wanted to crawl under the covers and hide from the terrorists but quickly we realized that if we did that, THEY win and for most rational people, life eventually returned to normal. So—we can beat our chests and cry long and loud allowing gas prices to immobilize us and control our lives or we can make adjustments in our lifestyle to handle the increase in price. No one likes paying more for gasoline and we all have strong opinions about why this is happening but the bottom line is, we let it have power over us or we do not. Phil and I choose the latter.
Sister update: After checking in with my sisters yesterday, I found both of them doing well. Dixie is upbeat and awaiting news and decisions from more doctors. It seems everything takes so long … consultations, blood work, HEALING and whenever I talk to her, she is always waiting for some kind of news. Frustrating at best! She told her doctor she would sure like to just once go into his office and hear something positive and his response was non committal. Sound familiar? Robin is recovering well from her surgery and is busy moving out of her big house in Shelton into the much smaller space of an apartment in Olympia and according to her husband Walt’s last e-mail they will sign the final papers on Monday and turn over the keys to the realtor on Wednesday. Then the big job of unpacking in the new place begins.