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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Doggie fix for Suzie, and a fundraiser for the church.

Where are we today ?
         Another cozy night with no wind, thats good. Some sunshine today and temps got all the way up to 41f, but the weather channel says it feels like 36f (2c). Also had a couple light rain showers, just because it could I guess.
Trees across the road, broken from ice storm this spring
        A comment yesterday mentioned that we like the heat in the southwest and are OK with the cooler temperatures as well. Well its not that we are ok with the cooler temps its just that we do not have a lot of choices. We are allowed only 182 days a year in the USA and we have pretty much used that up from October to April. Need to spend 5 months on Ontario Canada to qualify for our government health care. So thats why we are here now so we can head back south the end on October in search of warmer weather. We did miss the real bad winter weather here.
         We got stuff done a few walkabouts, replace one shock to hold a compartment door open and Suzie got to brush the dogs (Molly but mostly Buddy) for a bit, in their garage.
Molly
Molly's puppy, Buddy
Suzie enjoying brushing Buddy
         I was shopping this morning and picked up this great deal below at the store. The Hamilton Beach single serve blender for $19.99 and included free the True Almond Milk, Yogurt and frozen berries. Could not turn it down, so now we can enjoy some great tasting fruit smoothies!
         A bit more computing and read a while, just an almost perfect day except it could be a lot warmer. Daughter number two stopped by to drop off our dinner tickets for the fundraiser and we were able to give her the hand made quilt that Suzie had worked on for years, cross stitched all nine squares buy hand and was hand quilted by her Suzie's mother and a few friends.
and she can make good use of it
a lot of work into this cross stitching
        Then we met up with her and family at the Plattsville Christian School in town to check out the silent auction, the buffet dinner with live entertainment and the live auction afterwards. This is a yearly fundraiser for the school two of our grandsons attend.
one of two rooms of items to bid on
Lots of larger items for the live auction too
       We arrived shortly after 5 pm, check out all the interesting items until 6 pm when the buffet was ready to go. Lots of great tasting food salads, roasted tiny potatoes, carrots, corn, stuffed roast pork and roast beef. Over 200 meals served.
oh so very tasty, all you can eat too
          They had a huge desert table that I forgot to take a picture of. We went back to keep an eye on the auction items and when we came back most deserts were gone, thats ok though we were still pretty full, and don't usually eat desert anyway.
           The silent auction ended at 8 pm (Suzie got her tiny hand made trinket boxes) that she has a use for. At a decent price, remember this is a fundraiser. Then the live auction began, they are a lot of fun too and we stayed about another 1/2 hour then time to get home, almost bedtime! I am sure they would be at it for at least another hour.
           It was a fun day despite the weather, the auction meal, fundraiser and some more time with daughter and the grands.
          Thanks for stopping in again, we do enjoy your company.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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22 comments:

  1. The quilt is priceless! how gorgeous and all the time spent … cross stitch is one hard thing to master…. so I've heard … I won't even try … always the fooooood! what a great day!

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    1. The cross stitch if pretty fine work it took here a few years to do it.
      Was a wonderful day.

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  2. That DID look like a good day G and S. Nice quilt!!!!! Great looking dinner too - sure no pics of the desserts because you were too busy - right?!

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    1. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

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  3. What a beautiful Quilt. Every time I see one it brings back memories of years ago. Our farm house only had one wood stove in the kitchen. We would go to bed with a feather, Tick on top and a nice heavy quilt over that. No one wanted to be the first out of bed to stoke the fire back to life.
    Stay warm you two and keep the----FOOD PORN---coming George
    Ron of Sharon and Ron

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    1. We have a quilt on our bed too,, same thing who wants to heat up and turn the heat on!
      You guys back in Canada yet?
      Food porn is good porn.

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  4. This quilt is beautiful! What a patience Suzie has. I gave up on cross stitching a picture after 2 years. I miss-counted and muddled it all up. Finally my dear mother-in-love finished it for me within 3 month. Now it adorns the wall in our summer home. Thanks to Lotti - may she rest in peace.

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    1. It sure is a priceless priceless piece, she did this while we were still working, now retired, no time!

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  5. What a beautiful quilt Suzie......I have cross-stitched in the past and know first hand the work and patience that went into making those squares!

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    1. It did take a few years to finish and she enjoyed it.

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  6. That is one great looking quilt. Amazing work.

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    1. Takes a lot longer than machine made quilts, but thats the way she was raised.

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  7. Boy, I hope she cherishes the quilt with love - to match the love it took to make it, Suzie. Beautiful and such an accomplishment.

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    1. I know she will cherish that quilt and appreciate the long hours put into it.

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  8. My mom did cross stitch and I recall how much effort and skill was required. Nice work, Suzie!

    There was a lot of good stuff at the auction......!

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    1. Suzie says thats to everyone, not sure if she wants to tackle another one again.
      A lot pf great donations for the Auction and was a lot of fun.

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  9. The quilt is gorgeous!!! Great job Suzie.

    What a wonderful fun fundraiser. Awesome auction items.

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    1. Suzie says thanks again, it was a great selection of items.

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  10. Soon enough we will be complaining that it's too hot ------ I guess ??? Wonder if the Canadian Snowbird Assoc. is making any headway with getting our time South extended to 8 months ??

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    1. I never complain about the heat.
      That would be nice but we still need to be in Ontario 5 months for our health care.

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  11. Thanks for explaining about the 182 day limit as I've been wondering why you went back before it got warmer.

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    1. No problem those are the rules and we don't want to break them or we could be denied entry into the USA, and that would really suck.

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