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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

      We hope that this finds each of you doing well following a wonderful Christmas… excited and enthused about this new year ahead!  We are now in the desert again, near Yuma, AZ… happy pets; happy people!
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      While in Fallbrook, CA we had MANY good visits!
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                   Budd & Patty with us                                                               Steve & Gloria
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            Me and John                                               Us with Sharon and Jerry
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My mom, cousin Christine, Aunt June, me.                                                            Christine & husband, Kevin

Thank you, Mom and Dad, for the lovely family breakfast together!

     Tom made progress on our solar project while parked at Sharon and Jerry’s… Sharon and I had coffee and good visits, and the guys did “guy stuff” sharing thoughts and ideas as Tom constructed the brackets and got them attached to the two solar panels.     
Thanks again, Sharon and Jerry, for the rv site and hospitality !!!
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     Today is New Year’s Eve, and we installed the two solar panels on top of our rig!  Now, on to the wiring.   I’m just the helper… grateful for a talented, creative husband and partner who can tackle these projects.  As much as we love boondocking and being off grid in wide-open spaces, this should make quite a difference!!!   Thanks, too, for good advice and suggestions from friends!!!
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So, as we say goodbye to this year and welcome 2014, we send you our best! 

May we each live our life with faith, compassion and tolerance, and celebrate daily all that we have. 

We feel so truly blessed and grateful for our remarkable family and friends… near and far!
Happy New Year!!       Love, Dianne & Tom

11 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Tom & Dianne! Sounds like you're loving life! :)

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    1. Yes, we are truly blesses! Our best to you all there... miss you!

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  2. Happy New Year. So glad we'll be seeing you shortly. When we get to Yuma we need to park away from you a ways because we have our noisy generator. So I like your comment about tolerance. LOL

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    1. We have NO problem with your generator... just glad we will get some time together :) See you next week!

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  3. Loving those solar panels !! Yippeeee !!! I'm now in Yuma also - where are you guys ??

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    1. Hi... we're up Ogilvy Road, acrossnthe RR tracks and right on American Girl Mine Road about two miles towards the mountains. Where the road splits, vere right and follow the small road off to the right at the split. You'll see us along the wash. Call or come by... would love to see you! Where are you?

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    2. That's Ogilby... spellcheck doesn't like that word :)

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  4. Solar is in our plans for 2014. See you soon.

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    1. Yes, we are looking forward to seeing you both, also! Please let nus know where you will be upon arrival... would most likely move to be with you all!

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  5. Wow, you installed the solar yourself! Something we never considered. Congratulations on being self reliant!

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    1. Thank you, Nan. Tom is very handy and had lots of good advice! We are very pleased with this boost to our boondocking capabilities!

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