We bought a "little house on the Prairie" And, we've greatly simplified our daily life.
It's been 1 year since our Status Update, and our life has changed dramatically. We downsized and have freed up life for our Golden Years.
We bought a "little house on the Prairie" And, we've greatly simplified our daily life.
John and Seandean will be joining us for some fun out! We're especially excited to return to some favorites, check out my memories!
We're staying in Tucson for 2021, but we'll be returning to Paulina's Place in 2022!
Rose Garden, Top of the World
Paulina and I were married for the 2nd time on December 29, 1983. Although our first attempt didn't go as planned .. the 2nd time around has been wonderful.
We're still living the dream!
It's still summer, and we're enjoying our life and times. But, now with August here, the holidays aren't far off.
Paulina and I celebrate the day we met in March, and our December Wedding. Checkout some memories from 2019 of our happy times.
Hey, life is still good .. and we're living it! We spend lots of it in our Outback and living the good life .. simple meals, simple time out and about!
The holidays are a long way from now, but with the Pandemic and our self-isolation all we can do is enjoy our home and memories!
Hoping for the best, and wishing all of our family and friends the very best!
2020 was a quiet but enjoyable time, check out our YouTube Playlist for more!
We bought a villa high on a mountain ridge almost 10 years ago, as well as a camp in the Adirondacks 5 years ago. Our goal was to enjoy the peace and solitude of country life.
Now, with the pandemic, we have had to give up travel, dining out and hosting. But, Paulina, Lucky and I are enjoying these simple times.
We spend our time out, and making our meals at home. For something different, we get to hike especially around our neighborhood.
Times are bad, and getting worse! The Pandemic is again peaking all across the USA. And so, we're in full lockdown and will remain in isolation until there is a vaccine.
But, we're doing our best to enjoy life at home.
Enjoying the Good Life!
Getting lazy, I'll still be adding more to my 2020 You Tube Playlist, so check it out for lots more fun times!
July comes to an end, and I reflect on our life and times with Paulina and Lucky! Our Golden Years are now spent in quiet reflection and simply trying to stay the course.
Cherish is the word I use to describe all the love I have hiding here inside.
My site was created with Weebly and is published on the web, it mainly includes lots of us and our history. I get lots of visitors from all over the world. Their interest ranges from Cooking thru Doo Wop, as well as our personal adventures.
Now, I'm linking in my other websites:
The De Lorenzo Group: DLG-Tucson
Papa's Recipes: Papa's Recipes Online
Strictly Business: DeLorenzoTimes-Online
Hosting Services:DLG HomeBASE Hosting
My Personal Blog: John's Blog
Tributes To Jimmy Beaumont: Induct Jimmy Beaumont's Skyliners in The Hall of Fame
HomeBASE Database Application Downloads: iPhone/iPad Applications
1. This site was converted to Wordpress back in 2107 and setup on a FREE Wordpress site. Wordpress is used by 30% of all users. It is the most powerful web engine, and accommodates hobby and business users.
Checkout My HomeBASE2017: HomeBASE2017
2. I develop websites for family and associates on my home server and setup an online site for development and linking to our database products. For example, see "Green Thumb"
3. I also develop online database applications, using FileMaker Pro (an Apple Subsidiary). We begin with proven results, then modify the Applications to meet specific needs .. simply a faster, better and less expensive way. This includes a FREE database application named "Filemaker Starting Point". Our Mac installer is available from our Google Drive???♂️???????
Click on the link above to check it all out.
Click on the Screens App for more information.
2019 was a year of doing things better! Now, with the New Year fast approaching and Paulina and I hitting 75, we're spending more time looking at life on an introspective basis.
While we continue our love of life, family, nature and photography, we're beginning to spend more time thinking about the past and realizing that we now see life from a different viewpoint.
Youth was all about building a life for us and our family (education and friends). Then, adulthood was all about building a career and family. Now, in our Golden Years, we're spending most of our time enjoying the fruit of our labor.
Over the past 10 years, we were focused on our homes in Tucson and the Adirondacks. Now, we and our companion Mr Lucky are simply into maintaining our lifestyle and enjoying it while we can.
We've simplified our daily routine, spending lots more time outdoors and enjoying simple meals, our grounds, pool/spa and TV.
I've taken over the landscaping maintenance to reduce our expenses and get some exercise. Now, it's back to maintaining the lawn and gardens, watering, blowing leaves and time at the pool. We're also going "dark", that is we eliminated our landscape lighting. We'll only be lighting our grounds for holidays, visitors and special events.
We also eliminated our Irrigation System, which was fraught with repairing ongoing leaks for our 30+ year old system.
Meanwhile, love is in the air! Son John and Sunnie are getting serious and seeing the world. They're off seeing Sunnie's family and then off to our place in the Adirondacks. We miss 'em so!
An Entertainer’s Dream! This stunningly remodeled, French Normandy style estate is nestled on 4.3 acres bordering the Coronado National Forest, high above the city, in gated Skyline Country Club Estates. Offering sweeping city & mountain views, the exquisite one of a kind home features “Old World” charm, character and quality throughout. Highlights include a glorious courtyard entry, a grand foyer, travertine stone flooring, soaring ceilings, extensive refinished woodwork, 7 fireplaces and guest house. District #16 Schools.
For Sale, see listing information
Lease 1, 2, or all 3 .. with gardens, pool and parking for everyone, contact Sinclair Associates, ourleasing agent for more info and/or showing.
Home Tour Listing Photos
Home Photo Highlights
Entertaining Family and Friends
Home and Local Fun Dining Out
Lots of shopping and restaurants close to home
Skyline Country Club
Just down the hill from us .. Membership available for residents and non-residents,see website
Summer was fun, but we're already looking towards Fall and the Year End Holidays. After a busy Summer and some extreme hot temps, we’re looking forward to cooler temps and a relaxing weekend with family and friends.
I'm beginning my 4th Quarter and final update for 2019 early. Watch updates from now thru the end of the year. This will be my final update, since I'm moving to WordPress (Free site, no domain name and free web tools). I've already setup my new website, check it out.
Also, next year's blog will be entitled "Seeing 2020" which will be more of a retrospective and introspective view of our life and times. More about that then!
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Watch for more holiday updates thru the end of the year. Life is good, and we're enjoying our family, home and life.
Besides our home, we enjoy living on 4+ acres high on a mountain top above Tucson. The views are beautiful, and we really enjoy gardening and seeing all the wildlife that abounds.
Our home includes a Wildlife Garden below the main house, as well as 2 grassy areas. The photo above is this week's view of our front lawn. The Wildlife also love our grounds.
Summer Living, and BBQ's with family and friends, lasts almost all year long .. owing to our Southwest Desert living.
Sunsets are also very special, at home and about. They also add to the holiday spirit .. all year long!
Spa and Pool times are also great in our Outback, all year long.
The Skyline Country Club is located in our community, and provides a courtesy dinner out every month. We also enjoy dining out with Family and Friends.
Our biggest bbq and pool party, with Family and Friends. This allows us all to enjoy fun in the sun, and catch up on Old Times. 2019 was son John's 20th annual Fourth of July Bash.
Checkout our celebration with Family and Friends, July 4, 2019
Summer's Busy Times
August has us doing work in our Gardens, and celebrating our son’s birthday.
Labor Day Weekend
Quiet family time, lots of fun in the sun!
Making Spirits Bright
It’s been a long 3 weeks, Paulina and Da Boys have been working on our Lawn, 12 zone Irrigation & Drip 💧 System and a complete overhaul of our 4+ acres and grounds 🏜🌵🐸🐍🌾🧱🤷♂️
Check out my photo video for some memories of it all 💑🐶🎟✅
I’ll be doing a photo tour sometime after Labor Day, once everything has chance to settle down 📸🎞⏳🦋🐝♥️
Besides our website, we've got our photo journal of our adventures .. Doing It Better, click on the link for lots more. I've got almost 1200 photo videos on YouTube, if you haven't seen my intro, check it out!
Mama's Making Ribs Again
Family and Friends
Checkout a few photos, or the whole show (video) .. Great day!
Son John has been hosting our annual 4th of July since we arrived in '99. This is our chance (20th Anniversary) to invite Family and Friends to share our fun in the sun. Besides our BBQ and Pool party, the evening includes the Fireworks display.
Fun for kids of all ages!
Wimbledon Men's Finals
Fantastic match, the 5th set went to 12/12 and a tiebreaker!
I Remember Mama
Mom's birthday is July 13th, son John and I celebrated Mom's Birthday while on vacation in Cape Cod, MA. Even thou she passed in 1965, I still miss her so.
Paulina and I will be 75 next Spring, and we've now spent 37 years together. And today, we celebrate closing on our beloved home in the Skyline Country Club Estates 8 years ago. Now, we've had our home listed for sale and look forward to whatever comes next.
We also bought Paulina's Place in the Adirondacks in August 2015, which we'll be returning in August '19.
Early Days, the promise and the fulfillment!
Making the Move to Tucson
Enjoying Time with Family and Friends
Sister Eve's enjoying 3 weeks with us, as are several of son John's friends. We enjoyed Memorial Day Weekend, and are now looking forward to son John's 20th 4th of July celebration
Still Enjoying It All
Watch for updates over the coming 3 months, we'll be celebrating the 4th of July, celebrating son John's Birthday, and heading to Paulina's Place for a few months.
Thanks for visiting with us!