Saturday, October 19, 2013

Week Rewind

Apache Junction, AZ  High 84  Low 62 (Perfect)

I am overwhelmed by the response to my last post. I know many of you have faced or are facing those same feelings. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

For really doing nothing we sure have been busy. Let’s see if I can get caught up with myself.

We checked on my sister’s park model and were overjoyed to find there were no signs of termites this year. We played cribbage with friends here in the park. We went to visit Aunt Happy again and took her to get a flu shot at Walgreens.

Taking a 100 year old person to Walgreens is quite an experience. First of all, we have a 4x4 truck that she has to get into. We had been using a little red stool to help her in but Jan and Bill had bought us a bigger, little bit higher white stool that I love. We took that one and when Happy came out to the truck she noticed right off the bat that we had a different stool and found this one much easier to use.

We took her to Walgreens and I always enjoy the reactions of people when they find out she is 100. I filled out the paperwork for her which she really appreciated and we got her shot taken care of. It had been a long while since she had gotten out and wanted to wander around the store. She moves very slowly now with her walker so we just let her lead the way. She did have some yogurt covered pretzels that just jumped into her basket. She was wore out when we got done at the store so we took her home to take a nap.

Jim hasn’t been able to go fishing because the lake he fishes is located in a National Forest, which of course was shut down for a long, long time. So what does a fisherperson do when they can’t fish, they take apart the boat motor.


Something is wrong with this part. I think it has something to do with the starter.


He also fixed one of our favorite meals – chicken wings on the grill with steamed veggies.


We also celebrated Marv’s birthday here in the park and probably 40 people showed up. I forgot the camera but we had a fantastic feed.

We saw Jim’s dermatologist on Thursday and had good news from her – no more big serious skin cancer issues. We still have his internist and his heart doctor to see and then hopefully we’re done for awhile.

Have a great week and for all of you on the road, I hope your weather cooperates and you have a safe journey.


  1. That's so cool that Aunt Happy is 100. (somehow I think I knew that)
    Just the fact that she's willing to go out with out AND climb up into the truck. Let's all hope for such determination.
    I don't seem to recall commenting on the health situation. (memory's dim) but very nice to read about Jim being cancer free.
    The treatments have come a long way from back when my sister died of Leukaemia. (1982) She'd still be alive today if given today's treatment options. Just think.
    Keep on keepin' on!

  2. Oh and, I was only using Leukaemia as an example, by the way.

  3. You are so full of joyous news. I still can't get over Aunt Happy being 100. I hope I look that good when I am 80!

    Absolutely thrilled at your news Jim. More prayers answered! You can also go fishing again.

  4. Yeah...
    Hope Jim got that motor put back together.....I think it's fishing time...finally! 100 and enjoying Walgreens, my, my! Aunt Happy is the perfect name!

    Glad you are all settled in and enjoying life in Apache sure seems nice there!

  5. Thanks for the well wishes for my journey. I'm inching my way down south in between wind storms. No snow, yet!

    Aunt Happy is surely a treasure!

  6. Nice that Jim in cancer free for sure. Aunt Happy must be pretty happy to get out and about thats for sure.
    Those chicken wings sure look pretty good too!

  7. God bless Aunt Happy at 100 years old! Sounds like another great week of good news and great times!

  8. So cute Aunt Happy! 100 years young and blessed.

  9. I know how you feel about taking a 100 yr. older out and about... George's Daddy is 101 now--and I love to tell everyone (when we take him out) about him and his age.... Amazing!!!!!

    Hope you all have a great week.

  10. Good for Aunt Happy. You go, girl! :c)

    Question: Was the boat motor working before Jim started playing with it? :cD

  11. It definitely sounds like a busy week for sure. At least most of it has been a good week. Jim's probably thrilled that it's time for him to start fishing again.

  12. Love hearing your stories about Aunt Happy. I'm happy to hear that things are looking up for you both medically speaking. It's no fun to worry about health problems. Love the looks of those wings.

  13. Great news all around on the health front. Great to see your Aunt Happy is still able to get out and about at 100.

  14. I honestly don't know who's more amazing - Jim or Aunt Happy !! They both sure are pretty special.


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