I’d like to get all of the quilt panels completed before mid-June as I’ll most likely be undergoing cataract surgery then. I had my eyes examined yesterday and rather than getting fitted for new glasses, the Optometrist recommended that I have the cataracts removed. I knew I would need the surgery eventually. It’ll be nice to be able to see better than I do now.
We took a quick trip to San Diego last week, for my Uncle Bud’s funeral service. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery, and by coincidence, that’s where my half-sister Barbara and her husband Bruce are buried. While there, I was able to capture photos of their headstones for my genealogical records. Then we drove to Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery and took photos of my mother’s, step-father’s and aunt’s headstones.
Robert and I were utterly amazed at the growth and change in San Diego, especially in the businesses in our old neighborhood. Where there previously had been single, stand-alone buildings, there were now strip malls. And the traffic was unbelievable–it was like 4:00 p.m. going home from work traffic at all hours of the day.
We stopped by our previous home and happened to catch D.K., the gentleman we sold the home to, working at renovating the place. His previous tenant of 6+ years had passed away and he was fixing the place up in preparation for renting it out again. He was only going to be here in the States for one month before returning to his wife and home in Italy. We had a really nice visit with him, and he updated us on all the changes in the neighborhood — home prices (and rental prices) are through the roof! Amazing that our previous home is now renting for $2700 a month! He said he’d had no problem at all renting the home because of its location and condition. He advertised it for rent and received 45 responses in one week. One woman offered him $300 a month more than he was asking–she wanted her son to be able to attend the local high school, and was willing to pay more so he would qualify to enroll there.
As beautiful as San Diego is, we were very glad to be back home here in Tehachapi. The pace of life is dramatically different. We are so very blessed to have beautiful hills to look at, day in and day out. Much as we love our son, his wife and our two grandsons, we missed the serenity of our home here.
Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.