Apache Junction, AZ High 56 Low 48
El Nino is alive and well here in Arizona. We have had over 2 inches of rain this week and it is still raining. Supposed to clear out later today – at least until the next storm arrives.
Arizona has a "Stupid Motorist Law" that states that any motorist who becomes stranded after driving around barricades to enter a flooded stretch of roadway may be charged for the cost of their rescue. If public emergency services are called to rescue a flooded motorist and tow the vehicle out of danger, the cost of those services can be billed to the motorist, plus additional liability of up to $2,000.
And yet people still drive into the water. Like the saying goes – you can’t fix stupid.
2016 started our really nicely for us. New Year’s Eve saw us playing Sequence (or Convoy) up at the clubhouse. We were able to make it to 9:30 before throwing in the towel and heading home.
New Year’s Day – our friend Vaughn arrived for a really short visit. Vaughn is the one who had the heart attack and by pass surgery when we were in Montana last October. He is doing really good. Still has a long way to go but making good progress.
We moved the Bungalow over to a site here in the park for him and the two exchange students to use. They were only here two nights and since Vaughn used to live in Gilbert, we didn’t see a whole lot of them. However we did go to dinner on Friday night. Trying to figure out a place to go, Jim looked at those two teenage boys and said – How about Golden Corral. When the boys found out it was a buffet they were ready to go. It’s been awhile since we’ve been around teenage boys and it was so much fun to see them enjoy themselves. They can definitely put away the food.
Henrique (Brazil), Vaughn, and Matteo (Italy)
They left early Sunday morning and we moved the Bungalow back to it’s storage spot.
Scooter is now completely deaf. It seemed to happen overnight but the Vet told us it can happen like that. So we are learning to adjust. Doesn’t seem to bother her at all but it’s hard on Jim and I. Our friend, Nancy, pointed out to me that we have been using hand signals for years with her and she knows what we are telling her.
Jim’s chair was falling apart so we got him a new chair. The girls still seem to prefer my lap and chair. I think that’s because I’m “fluffier” than Jim.
And that’s our year so far.