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Monday, January 8, 2018

Feeling Good About Life

January 8, 2018

We both slept in today and did not get up until just after 8:00am this morning. So, of course, the pictures I am seeing of today's sunset are all beautiful and colorful.

After connecting with Patsy, Chillin' with Patsy we stopped over to see her and Bill. Suzie and George stopped over and we had a nice visit. Both Bill and George gave Tom some needed advice on our water bladder and pump choices. In fact, George, Our Awesome Travels, had a extra used pump he gifted us with by saying, here I have just what you need. Then he explained to Tom how to hook it up and offered to help do so after explaining what else we would need to use it.

What a great community we have joined since we started this lifestyle. Everyone is always so willing to help out when ever and where ever needed. The best part is no one ever says this is what you have to do. Everyone just shares what worked for them and if you have questions they are willing to answer and help. We found information and suggestions on our blog from last night and even had one person message me after she could not get her comment to publish to let us know what they use and how it works. It makes us feel so good about the decision we made to start snowbirding at this point in our lives and grateful for the  people we have met along the way. We would be remiss not to mention our family and good friends back home that have been there when we needed help while we are across the country. We had one friend fix a water leak our daughter discovered, my brother fixed a second one,  friends have made sure our daughter and her children got home safe when she developed car trouble, and just today my brother said he would take care of a storm door the neighbor texted Tom about that is flapping in the wind. We both feel very blessed to have the people we have in our lives.

Just as we were getting ready to leave Deb and Riley of On a long and lonesome highway....who were out on a hike stopped by to say hello. As we really had to get going it was a short encounter but we hope to get to see them again and spend more time together. In the meantime we will be checking out their blog.


Bill used what he called a California duster on the Jeep's hood. (If we did not
remember the name of it correctly just remember we are retired and sometimes
the memory takes a rest.) Any way now people will believe us when
we say it is black...lol Thanks, Bill.

Tonight's sunset.
Standing there watching the light leave and watching the clouds on the right
I kept thinking they look angry that the sun had left us behind.

As the sun was setting tonight looking the other directions there was some
color in the sky.
 


"Happiness is not measured by the amount of money you have.
It is measured by the wonderful people in you life."



This, without a doubt, was a wonderful day. Hope yours was too.
If you would like to leave a comment, we would really enjoy hearing from you.

14 comments:

  1. You are welcome. It was great to see you both today and look forward to our next get together.

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    1. We are looking forward to the next time, also.

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  2. It was nice to see you guys again, glad I was able to pass one that used water pump to someone that can make use if it.

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    1. Nice to see you both, also. We will and we appreciate it.

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  3. What a great attitude you have..again your saying at the bottom is so true! :) What a fun day of visiting with friends and gaining new info. Hopefully we'll meet up with you guys soon! :)

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    1. It was a fun day and the gained info will be a big help.
      We are hoping to meet up with you two, also.

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  4. I know who I can call on to haul me water in Quartzsite. lol Your outlook on life is a blessing to all you encounter I'm sure. I have been noticing that a great percentage of FT RVers have positive outlooks like yours. Who can frown when living every day like we do. Keep things warm in Q because we are coming one of these days.

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    1. It is hard not to smile and be grateful with all the nice people we meet along the way. The warmth is here, you guys should head this way it would be nice to cross paths again.

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  5. It was wonderful to see you again and look forward to our next encounter too. We are all so blessed and your words say it all. It is like having terrific neighbours in a sticks and bricks home except we are meeting new ones all the time!

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    1. It was wonderful seeing you all, also. Looking forward to seeing you all again real soon.

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  6. Looks like you two had a peaceful day with old and new friends. Nice of George to gift the pump to Tom and Bill to show how it works. I might try something like that.

    Pretty sunset pictures. Looks like everyone is gathering for Bloggerfest. I'll be along soon.

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    1. It was certainly nice of George and we will be putting it to good use.
      Looking forward to seeing you and Yuma real soon.

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  7. It was nice to meet you and Tom, we look forward to having a chance to get to know you both better in the future.

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    1. Tom and I feel the same way about meeting you and Riley. We are looking forward to more encounters in the future.

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