Day’s Christmas


We are loving retirement in Garderville, NV, but seem as busy as ever. We really enjoyed several sets of visitors from Ohio and Arizona this year. We made lots of short trips into the Reno Air Races, mountains, Bode, Jackson, Placerville,  Twin Lakes, and Sierra foothills wine country. Our big trip was 3 plus weeks to York, England, Wales and Ireland. Click on Sierras 2013 or UK & Ireland 2013 above to see our photos!

Sharon started weekly tai chi this year. She expanded her garden, but is getting compulsive on pulling weeds. She still sings in the church choir and joined the Board of the Carson Valley Arts Council. Sharon is still doing some consulting, sold Jazzy Stress Dolls on ETSY and local shops and finished a textbook chapter this summer.

Dan is also a member of the Carson Valley Arts Council along with the Carson Valley Camera Club. He has been a photo judge for several events this past year. Closer to home, he replaced the siding on our detached garage, refinished a maple chair and added new lines to the existing irrigation system. After researching and purchasing a new Sony large screen TV, his future participation in the above named activities could be limited.

We had two big wildfires to contend with: 27,000 acres in the Pinenut Mtns just a 10-20 miles of east of us and two weeks of smoke from the Yosemite Fire 80-90 miles south of us. We even had ash on our deck.

We sold our house in Arizona in December and burned the mortgage  on our house here. We also added a wrap-around deck and pergola, so our NV house really feels like home now!

Merry Christmas!  Peace and Joy in 2014!   

Sharon and Dan

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