Seasons greetings from The Hammacks.
I hope that all your Christmas wishes come true for you and yours this holiday season! We are here in Yuma awaiting all the construction to be completed on our “park model”. The work has started on our Arizona room addition. It will take about 6 more weeks to get it completed. Presently we are living in our 38 foot motorhome situationed across the street for our park model.
Our plans were for each of us to head out for Christmas with our respective families in Fresno and Atlanta. Well the extremely bad weather prior to Christmas in Chicago prevented Karen from pass riding to Atlanta for Christmas with her family. The cancelled flights backed up all the “paying” passengers and filled up all the once vacant seats!!!
Meanwhile, the fog in Fresno on the 23rd-25th also did the samething to me!! The flights out of LAX and SFO were oversold with no chance of getting on board to Fresno. So both of us disappointed our families as well ourselves and had to stay in Yuma for an unplanned Christmas!! Both Karen and myself were looking forward to being with the families and watching the little ones open their Christmas presents and seeing the joy in their eyes….but it didn’t happen this Christmas.
Hopefully next year the weather will be more in our favor for the holidays!!
Well folks, we have kinda, sorta recovered from the SINGLE WORST IDEA that I might have ever had!!! That is….. to move ourself from Fresno to Yuma, instead of enlisting Mayflower or Allied!!! I failed to remember that I am almost 57 years old and that I can’t do MANY of the things that I used to!!!!! Having said all that, I can only tell you that for several days I felt like I had just been a participant in an Ultimate Fighting Match!!!
All of my muscles??????, and I use that word sparringly, were killing me for about a week. I had bruises on top of my bruises!! Things were sore that I thought couldn’t get sore!!!
When we unloaded the Uhaul truck at the storage place, I thought that I would put things logically into storage. Well, I have now figured out that I didn’t do such a great job! I was going to load the storage up so that the last things put into the facility would be the first things that we would need to take out. We figured that as the place park model was setup, we would take a few things out of storage and put into our new “abode”! Well, it sounded good on paper, but I guess that I screwed it all up!!!!
I have now figured out that I can’t find the new phones that I bought just before we left Fresno. We have phone service to the park model and I have my DSL up and running, at least the computer is working. I went looking for the phones and I can’t find hide nor hair of them in storage. It would be nice to have the local phone working, even though we are still living in the RV across the street. We wouldn’t have to use our cell phones for everything, but…..
Anyway, to admit shortcomings is not easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There will be more to blog about, but for now I would really like to thank my family for pitching in and helping us pack up and load up the Uhaul truck!! You guys are the greatest!!!
We love you all!!!
Leon and Karen
PS Come to Yuma and visit….the winters are wonderful!