Thursday, February 21, 2013

Greetings From Sunny Tucson

If you type in Tucson weather, you will most likely find pages of references to the sunny weather here.  Average of 290 sunny days appears frequently and low precipitation glares out at you.  If you arrived here a couple days ago, you would think you landed in the far north.  

The weather man forecasted a bizzard warning for the area and I thought they were out of their minds.  Well, they were right.  We fit in with all the elements of a blizzard and received around 5-7 inches of snow at the park.  I had a noon PT appointment and when I got out of the car it started to rain.  By the time I got to the door the employees were standing there wide eyed staring at the snowfall.  It was really coming down and covered the car and parking lot very quickly.  In fact, it was snowing so hard that I skipped icing down my knee after PT and we headed back to the motor home.  This is what it looked like after an hour of snow and more coming down.

RV Park Road

Our Motorhome

Gerry sweeping the steps

Street we are on.

Ron's cozy trailer and Judy & Steve's 5th Wheel.

It snowed so hard that we lost our TV transmission for extended periods of time.  When I went to bed and looked out the window the long row of lights at a nearby warehouse facility were not visible at all.  That was spooky since I check them each night just before I go to sleep.  

Today when we went to PT at 11am there was still a lot of snow on the ground and the surrounding mountains were all snow covered.  The shot below is of the Rincon Mts. to the east of us with the Hotrod Cafe in the foreground.

Rincon Mts
While all this was going on, I just lazied around in bed and used the CPM unit to exercise my leg.  It used to be tough to get in and it stretched my leg muscles quite a bit.  Now, since the leg muscles are looser, it doesn't seem to be as effective.  How would you like to stay on one of these 3 times a day for 2 hours each time?   Boring!

My recovery seems to be going along pretty well, but I don't have any way to judge it.  The PT person says my flexibility in the leg is coming along very good, but I still have a long way to go to get it where it should be.  I don't have anything else to do so I guess the exercises will continue.

Gerry has been a real trooper and I know I couldn't go through this without her help.  She also is a tough taskmaster and that is what I need.  It's great to have someone that I can depend on during this recovery.


  1. Am so glad to see you are recoverying well. It takes time and when you can bend that knee you will be so much better off. As they say time heals all.
    Looks like maine weather there. We are supposed to get another hit with lots of snow this week-end.
    Take care.

  2. What a crazy year, you have snow and we have semi warm weather! We did get one "snowfall", almost enough to cover the ground! I have to admit as much as I want to have a good snowfall, it will be miserable to have it when we're there!! I did notice that it was still SUNNY there, tho! haha
    Keep up the great work on the PT, I'll race you down the road when we're there...maybe winner gets a beer? Always worked for you playing pool "back in the day"!
    Love, Barbara