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Friday, May 27, 2016

April & May 2016

Greetings to all! It’s been nearly two months since we posted a blog update… these months have flown by! Might be a few months before we post again... who knows :) We are so enjoying our new home and the beautiful desert! Life is good, and we continue to count our blessings!

April began with my parents here for a few days… good to have them visit, and now know that they can picture us here! They are doing well and we enjoyed the time together!

We have also enjoyed visits with friends in the area and others just passing through… good times! Thanks to those who took time to come visit here! 

Plus, we hosted an open house to get better acquainted with neighbors. Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly! Two dozen gathered for snacks and visits… it was a great afternoon!

Mostly, we have enjoyed just being in our home and settling in. Tom has repaired the doors on a large display case, and now has his gem and mineral collection set up in cases in our den and living room. As some of you know, we acquired a lot of furniture from the previous owners… two display cases were “calling Tom’s name” and have worked out beautifully!

Other projects involved taking out an old ramp at our front door.
And, moving the landscape rocks back from the street to give more room for parking our motorhome when we bring it for loading and unloading.  

Plus, we were most fortunate to be given cabinets from friends so, in the fall, Tom will happily begin setting up his shop… insulation and drywall, and then installing the cabinets and building work benches. He is looking forward to being more organized!

We have also "played" a lot… took in the 31st Annual Tucson Folk Festival and enjoyed some great music! Plus, learned of some local venues and musicians! Have been out twice since the festival to listen to music on beautiful, balmy desert evenings!

The other news is that Tom cut his hair! After four years on the road and the initial fun of growing it out, he said it was time for the ponytail to go :) I have my hair shorter now, also. Even Nell has a new haircut! 

(Kathleen & Mike… this “thumbs up” photo of Tom is for you! :)
And, we have enjoyed the pool in our neighborhood!

So, that's about it for now. We send out all good wishes to each of you for a great summer! Keep in touch, please :)

Be well, everyone! Dianne & Tom

“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert