Friday evening was the start of getting back to normal. Normal, what's that?
Friday evening we met Rick and Paulette face to face over dinner at Palatiano's, a nice little hometown restaurant here in Benson. They serve excellent Italian food. Rick and Paulette, for those who don't know them, are a great pair.
They come from Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, they winter in the great southwestern part of the USA, and they both blog. Rick writes about their travels (click HERE to see Rick's blog), and Paulette writes about quilting (and, shame on me, I don't have a link to Paulette's blog!).
Rick and Paulette are circling back home by way of New Mexico, Utah, and wherever else they are going. They stopped three nights in Benson as a base for seeing Bisbee, Tombstone, Tucson, and us! They even made a quick trip to Chiricauhua National Monument.
After dinner, the four of us beat it back here to the SKP Saguaro Park so we could show off off our newly completed casita, chow down on carrot cake, and swap stories of the RVing life. Yeah, we're getting back to normal.
We had promised Rick three dozen Cowboy Cookies as a thank you for a lot of help he gave me some time back, walking me through some irritatingly complex computer problems. Here's the cookie presentation.
So -- what are we "getting back to normal" from? Here's what: this past week we attended a SKP Chapter Rally. That's not so much, but Suzy is treasurer of the Chapter, and became too deeply involved in preparations, arrangements, and negotiations during the prior two months. It was a trying period for us. We'll write a blog about that soon.
During the full month before we left for the rally, our casita was being remodeled, so our computers, our files, our records of our life, were either piled onto and around our dining room table or stored out of reach elsewhere. While this was going on outdoors
this was going on inside.
We had to eat our meals at a folding table and life was a pandemonium of clutter. All of Suzy's rally work had to be done on that crowded table!
We'll write a blog about our remodel after the casita office is reassembled, with decorations and files all in place. We are amused and regretful that Rick was able to publish a picture of us in our new desk area before we could!
In and among all of this, we were running back and forth to Tucson, 100 mile round trip each time, for medical visits. In the six weeks prior to the rally, and while overseeing the remodeling, we made nine trips to Tucson for 11 different medical visits, plus two dentist visits and one physical therapy session right here in Benson.
So we think we are returning to normal now, but it's hard to answer the question: "What is normal in ... Our Life on Wheels?"