While I drool over my pen pal Mark’s latest blog and video, where he and wife Bobby are hiking to the top of Mt. Wrightson—somewhere in southern Arizona where I have not yet trod, (Box Canyon blog) I have just finished up my first day without Marc. He is off to do another restaurant remodel, starting in Mesa for a couple weeks, and then being sent directly to the Bay Area for at least one, possibly two more remodels. With no way to tell when we’ll see each other, I’ve tried to stay busy with cleaning and grocery shopping to take my mind off things. Since Marc doesn’t want me running around in the desert by myself, my world becomes pretty small when he leaves. No more neat camp-outs for awhile.
Fortunately, I have a busy week coming up. Helping Hands is throwing its second seasonal big yard sale and I will have my long time friend coming to stay to help out and visit. We’ll both volunteer Wednesday and she by herself also Thursday, since I still have to work most of the week on all my scheduled cleans.
Yuma is hopping lately; full to the gills with snowbirds and starting to bloom with wildflowers. We’ve enjoyed over 80 degrees the past few days but now it looks like a storm system in California is going to cool things down just a bit. That’s a good thing; mid 80’s in mid-February is just too soon!