So tonight was our chance to have a party! Don made his famous tri-tip dinner, and we had a great time visiting with these great friends. We enjoyed fresh veggies and dip that Lynn and Mickey brought, along with various beverages, while Don cooked the meat and showed Dennis how he does it. Then during dinner, the 'girls' sat at the dining table and discussed traveling in Alaska, cruising, driving and backing RVs, and various other important topics, while the 'boys' sat at the table you see below and I'm sure they solved many world problems.
Sorry my pictures aren't the best. I must have gotten out of practice because I haven't taken many pictures lately.
I'm also dealing with writing this blog directly in Blogger for the first time, now that Live Writer isn't being updated by Microsoft, and the link to Blogger (from Google) no longer works. Many bloggers have been adversely affected by this change, and we're all struggling with what seems like going backwards with technology. Live Writer provided so many more options for writing, adding pictures and customizing the view. Using Blogger directly feels like driving my 1959 VW bug that didn't have synchromesh or a gas gauge or air conditioning! I may give up blogging and just post on Facebook from now on, knowing that some of our family and friends wouldn't see our updates. What about it? Please comment if you fall into that category, because this way of blogging is really cumbersome.
Meanwhile, Tucson temperatures are in the triple digits, although we've been pretty comfortable inside the coach with 3 air conditioners running. But you can't run 3 a/c's while you bake potatoes in an 1800 watt Breville smart oven. So we were a little uncomfortable for awhile. And we are just learning how great this new oven is - for those who know Miss Terry (Russell), this is the same oven she has. We've been wanting one for awhile and finally decided to spend some of the money we haven't used for diesel to buy one.
Tomorrow is Don's last day before surgery, and he decided to go see the movie San Andreas in 3D. Our friends will join us, with a gourmet lunch at the food court in the mall beforehand. We might also eat dinner at a restaurant of Don's choosing.
Tuesday morning will come very early - we have to be at St. Mary's Hospital at 5:30 am. We appreciate all the good thoughts and prayers coming from friends and family. I'll be posting on Facebook, with a brief blog post too, to let everyone know how he's doing as soon as I get a report.