Sunday, June 17, 2018


Monsoon clouds over Tucson
We have arrived. I am pinching myself every few minutes. I still cannot believe we really made it. The past week everything went according to schedule. Which was great.

The flight out on Saturday was a little grueling as it usually is. First there were delays on both planes. Luckily we allowed enough layover time between flights. We have learned how important that is. I would much rather sit around the airport for a few extra hours than miss my connecting flight. It is not easy to fix. Usually when that happens you are not the only person who needs to re-book and most times there are no available flights. So always best to allow plenty of time between.

Plus our carry-ons were extremely heavy. Usually when we come out here we travel light since we have plenty of clothes already here. But this time we each had 2 laptop computers, I had all my good jewelry with me, we needed clothes for the two days at the hotel. Plus we had things that we forgot to ship or that we couldn't ship because we needed them until the bitter end.

I am very sore today from all that shlepping.

However, sitting in first class was quite amazing. I had so much leg room I couldn't reach the seat in front of me! Too bad we can't fly like that all the time. And the food. OMG. It did make the flight and shlepping and delays much more bearable.

Today the car arrived. That was really fast. Wednesday our UPS load of 34 boxes arrive. It is funny, I don't even know what is in them. We have everything we need here already. But you have to have your stuff right? At least according to the comedian George Carlin. I think that was one of the hardest things at the end of our stay in Boston. All our stuff was either here or in boxes. I missed it very much. Even though it is just stuff. You need it in order to feel human. I am no minimalist.

The picture you see above was taken from the plane as we were landing in Tucson. We arrived just in time for the first of the Monsoons and these clouds are what the monsoons look like from up above. Really spectacular!

Last night we opened all the windows and had all the ceiling fans going. We were so comfy. Today is much cooler than it has been here but as the week goes on we will need to turn on the AC since it will get back into the 100's by the end of the week. Time to go up to Mount Lemmon for the day!

I took a bike ride this morning at 6AM and it was delightful. I am going to try and get up early so I can get outside and exercise before the extreme heat sets in for the day. I hope I can do it. My sleep schedule has been so crazy lately due to all the stress and waking up at 3AM every morning.

The lizards are dancing everywhere you look and the birds are tweeting furiously!


Connie Rose said...

So happy for you! x

Robbie said...

Roberta, I couldn't be happier for you!!! You sound like you are so content and happy!!!! Which you deserve!!! Enjoy!!!

Wendy Watson said...

And soon, when the unpacking has been done, you get to start a whole new wonderful life in Tucson! I hope is exceeds you expectations Roberta. ❤️

Gina said...

Sounds like you are going to love it there!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OMGosh, that picture is so pretty. I have NEVER flown and I think it would be wonderful to see ABOVE the clouds. After waiting so long, I wish for you a long and full happy life in Tuscon.
xx, Carol

Gayle said...

Enjoyable read - I can really sense your relief as this transitional phase of your life has finally arrived! Looking forward to seeing the artwork you will create in your new home.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Gosh you sound HAPPY and it's about damn time! xoxo

Candace said...

Glad you have arrived. Best state ever.