Checkout my photo videos and click here to watch us singing "Happy Birthday"
Son John turns 34 today, and we're out to enjoy the day with him. We enjoyed playing Tennis in the afternoon and then dinner out at Wild Garlic.
Checkout my photo videos and click here to watch us singing "Happy Birthday"
Paulina, Lucky and I enjoy being out and about .. especially the gardens and pool deck. Our mountain vistas are stunning!
Like most, we're sharing our 4th of July holiday with Family and Friends.
The plan is to make some Corned Beef and grill the burgers and hot dogs, then spend time in the pool during the day.
The community will be doing our annual 4th of July fireworks too.
Watch some fun photos of the day.
We’re welcoming Our Family to our favorite place .. our beloved home and this year’s “Good Time Holiday BBQ”
Some years it's just been us, and other years we've had a house full. Regardless, we always make more food than needed and enjoy it all weekend.
This Event is our biggest and most fun, which we’ve enjoyed now for many years!
We’re excited about the upcoming 4th of July holiday. Planning on our smoked Brisket and some comfort foods for our family and friends
Home set for some good times in our gardens and the Outback, with great views of the evening’s fireworks
Like always, I’ll be updating our website for our online visitors
Hoping everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend, enjoy
Adding some photos and videos of our days in the Rockies. Be adding photos of our actual celebration of the 4th of July, watch for more. The only left to show is our munching and crunching (lol).
Had a great day. Enjoyed much of the day outdoors. Then, we headed out to celebrate with Da Kids.
I was a son for 65 years and now a Father for 33+ years. Both being a Son and a Father now enable me to value it all more than ever before.
The single biggest thought now is just how much Family and Home mean, then and now.
Family and Friends have passed and/or moved on .. but one's home and immediate family is with you until life has ended. Fortunately, we had the time and opportunity to share all of our blessings over the years.
Paulina and I have over recent years, expanded our circle to include lots of new places and faces, and it's all been truly wonderful. However, we (like most) enjoy our family and home times the most.
We're dining out for Father's Day, watch for Father's Day .. "Dolce Vitae"
Be taking the Desert Highway, seeing the sights and dining out!
Life is good again, we've settled into our Summer routine, which simply means enjoying our fabulous summer.
Temps now about 100, but the Snowbirds are leaving until November. So, we enjoy the slow days with 30% of Tucson gone and everything's in bloom.
Since we don't have anything really new to show and tell, I've added 3 new Blogs. This includes:
The only definite plan is to do our timeshare in Scottsdale for some fun. However, we are also thinking Vegas and Camp De Lorenzo.
Our world is really "Endless Summer" and we enjoy it all, every day. Bad news, I'm slowing down to enjoy Summer. Good news, you can still enjoy our new photo parades and recipe updates.
We've decided to stay in our beloved indefinitely, we're enjoying it all simply too much. And, it's now until the end of days!
Like me, you can view "On This Day" for memories. However, I've already got them nestled away on our website. And, visitors can use the "search" to find almost anything, names, places, events, etc. So, I won't be sharing any more .. except for sending via text to others.
Time now for doing, yesterday's gone and tomorrow isn't promised. Live, laugh and love until it's over!
The Best of Times
We were gone for 10 months, last summer. We had had a very special time with family at Camp De Lorenzo (our Summer Place on Schroon River, Warrensberg, NY) See memories in our photo parade. You can also click on the album name "Family Times at Camp De Lorenzo for the photos.
Paulina, I, and Lucky are exploring our gardens and enjoying nature. Checkout our Flower Power in the photo parade.
This year, we're enjoying home and times in Tucson.
Son John and I had planned to travel to Bellingham, WA for another family time with my mothers' side of the family. However, this has been cancelled. Hopefully there will be other times.
I'll be living a quiet life from May thru the end of Summer. So, my next post will be comprehensive and include any special events, i.e. bbq's, etc.during the quiet months.
The Social Side of Life
Time to enjoy some of the fun side of life. April includes some fun at the U of A, attending a presentation and discussion about the Decameron. The Decameron is a collection of bawdy stories, written at the time of the Black Plague. It became a major issue for the religious movements for quite some time. Son John, Stan Duff and I attended the presentation. Later, son John and I stopped for a quick burger before heading home.
April is also when the Skyliner magazine is providing a community dinner at our home. This is something new for our community and for us.
Skyliner hosted our party, together with their sponsors, which included Bob's BBQ (Brisket and Pulled Pork) and surprise gifts from the advertisers.
I, and our neighbors, wonderful time. Special thanks to Leah and Paulina for providing me with some of the photos from yesterday. Checkout my photo parade below .. "Quiet Little Dinner for 35"
Catch some of our adventures.
Work Done and Plans Completed
Busy since we returned with our home and business .. work and fun.
Paulina, son John and I getting all of our home maintenance duties! Although we're still getting some repairs and Paulina's new Veggie Garden completed, we're now ready for our Summer.
Lots of time and effort also spent mainly on completing our "real estate resale (flip), taking over the QuickBooks, completing work related to our home network and Property Management System Feasibility Study.
Reviewed my remote access/portable HD resources, i.e., home and our summer place. Conclusion, existing facilities (using Screens App for remote access and continued use of MacBook Air notebook and "Big Boy" portable hard drive) still our best option for our road trips and extended get away trips.
While there are some additional pros related to Plex, local cloud, etc., there are NO additional benefits for us.
Upgraded our old software, and now setup for both our Family Trust and DLG Business Accounting. Doing our "books" to reduce bookkeeping expenses, improve our accounting and use as basis for our Property Management.
Sincere appreciation to our "bookkeepers" for having done all the work to setup and maintain our books over the past, many years. We imported the books, making our setup and parallel easy. Now all we need do are the simple tasks of importing our income and expense info from our banks and bond management companies. This precludes any real manual effort (except for comparing our online statements to verify the input function.
Awaiting month end to import/reconcile our income and expense information in May.
Also, reviewed our desktop and online editions. Conclusion, the desktop is preferred for functionality, cost and security. Since QuickBooks already accommodates all of our Property Management needs, we have NO additional need for a separate standalone application.
Property Management Software Feasibility Study
Compared and evaluated development of commercial software package but the cost/benefit showed development and operating expensive NOT justified.
Also concluded 2 simple, low cost options for standalone application available, i.e., FileMaker and AirTable. Setup my prototypes for both.
Same Old, Same Old
Life continues, we're now in "vacation mode", i.e., relaxing at home, dining and enjoying our Endless Summer.
I don't expect any new updates to our website until our holiday/family events, except for some occasional photo parades which I routinely add to my YouTube Playlist.. Daily life continues but not much new to show and tell. My next update will be our ... Holidays.
As always, I maintain a daily hobby of my FaceBook postings (old memories and interests).
Have a great summer, thank for viewing.
The temps are now in the 80's and 90's, and the flowers are blooming. Work continues on our Spring Cleanup, trees and lawns being spruced up.
Today we enjoy a traditional home celebration for Easter. Paulina's been getting everything setup for a few days, and cooked a roast turkey and lamb .. with all the fixings.
Besides church, and getting dinner ready, we enjoyed some time out. Beautiful weather and fun sights, i.e., hot air ballon, the wildlife and the smell of the flower blossoms wafting thru the air.
We'll also be celebrating Paulina's birthday on Wednesday, dining out.
Much of the month will include beginning to do our own "books", filing our taxes, relaxing with more BBQ and our Community Monthly Appreciation Event at the Skyline Country Club, and our special Dinner for the community at our home on April 28th.
Next month, it's our Family Reunion in Bellingham, WA .. the countdown has begun.
I'll be adding more photo parades for our fun stuff, and spending time in our "Outback"
Setting up for our 2nd Quarter Adventures ..
Life has evolved for us, home and business. during the past year we sold our larger real estate rental properties, and bought Camp De Lorenzo and a single family "Flip"
Although our home is For Sale, we don't expect it to sell quickly. So, we're just going to enjoy what we have and worry about it all if and when it sells. Meanwhile, we're now working on our Spring Cleanup.
We're celebrating the day we met again .. March 28, 1982
April is going to be busy for us, Easter Home Celebration (April 1st), Dining Out for Paulina's Birthday (April 4th) and a Special Event at our Home being hosted by The Skyliner Magazine on April 28th for our community. Click on the link to preview our home and video.
Now through May, I'll be working on our Property Management System project. See more about it all in my FaceBook and web links below. Or, you can see lots more about our business activites at our online site!
May 4th will be our 1 week Family Reunion in Bellingham, WA as well as Mothers Day and our Memorial Day Weekend.
As usual, I'll be updating this page as time goes by.
Lester: Now Showing
Checkout our Listing ..
Son John did extensive renovations and updates, and now we're ready to sell
Our version of "This Old House" .. and, if you build it, they will come. About 50 people toured the property. Great job .. nice live video of our "little home on the prairie".
Fun day, Da Ladies had lots of interest,
We Celebrate The Day We Met
We met on March 28, 1982. We moved in together almost immediately, and got married on December 29, 1983.
Lots of wonderful memories thru the years.
Easter Times at Casa De Lorenzo
Enjoying our family holiday weekend, this is just the beginning. Tomorrow is our big day. Mama's roasting Turkey and Lamb with all the fixings. I'll be adding phoros from our celebration and fun in the sun. Checkout our photo parade, now in progress.
Always Thinking About Tomorrow