Roger has gone over to swim laps several times. When it cools off a little, we'll start biking in the state park next door for exercise.
We spent the first week or so getting all settled in, moving the grill and furniture back to the patio...
We ordered a bike rack
and Roger assembled it:
Planting my tomatoes, herbs, and new cactus...
Our roses and back yard plantings are doing well...
This year I'm attempting to grow morning glories and moon flowers in my vining pots. I worried that the wind and baking sun might be too harsh for them, but so far they are thriving! I'll post another photo once they are big enough to bloom. The plan is to have morning glories blooming during the day, and when they close up the moon flowers will open up in the evening with their heavenly scent.
While you all are enjoying the crisp weather of fall, our thermometer still registers in the mid 90s every day (another reason we've spent time at the pool). Today it's forecast to reach 100! Evenings and mornings are pleasant, though, and I'll trade shorts all winter for a little afternoon heat now.
Other activities we've done since our return include planning next summer's trip to the Pacific Northwest (Roger), catching up on Quicken with our bills and receipts (me, with Charlie the cat's help as shown above), playing librarian in the clubhouse (me), gearing up for the fall neighborhood activities (Roger), and most of all,
|I like to carry my own favorite toy!|
Ahhhh! I could have used this water tub in Moab this summer!!
|Ready to rumble!|