After a day or two of fighting jet-lag we went to work fixing air conditioning systems. After all, that's our kind of work.
The same problem shows up again and again, dirt. The biggest thing a property owner can do is change or wash the air filters in your heating or air conditioning systems.
The summer went fast but we were able to have some fun with friends. Summers are always a good time for cake and ice cream to celebrate birthdays.
Ralphie and Lahna always throw a great party for the kids. The only drawback was they wouldn't let Ralphie and I on the Bubble Bounce or the Pony Ride.
We were part of a World Record, the most people in one place wearing Santa Hats.
It was a fun night although Daeng told me she thought baseball was a little boring. Coming from a lady that likes to watch tennis, I finds that interesting.
Funny Mom celebrated 93 years with cake and a big party at my sister, Diane's home.
Here is a little home video of Mom and her cake.
We also had a little party at Flagship Healthcare Center.
I think Daeng found the car she likes.
She looks good in it and it jumps!
By the way, I have been advised it is not jumping as that what kids do on a bubble bounce. It is Hopping!
We went to see a few of our friends make folks laugh.
We met the Smash Brothers, Cory n Chad, at parties but had never seen them on stage. Then arranged for us to come see them at their famous "Dirty Show" at the Ontario Improv.
Ralphie May and Lahna Turner were correct, they are extremely funny.
Daeng also got to see and meet the very funny Brad Williams. Daeng said it was nice to meet a man her size.
We also saw our dear friend Eric Schwartz open the new Irvine Improv.
Our Mother did several rap videos with Eric. Here are links to two of them: CHOCOLATE COINS and WHITE HURR. I did a few seconds as the lawyer in that one, also.
This summer, there were other events events that stand one I my mind. One is the increased price of refrigerant (Freon). "Freon" is Dupont's brand name for refrigerant.
I purchased a 50 pound container of R-500 refrigerant about 20 years ago for less than $50.00. We sold the 43 pounds that were left in the bottle. A reclaimer paid us $430.00 for it.
We attended a celebration of Narcotics Anonymous and saw a picture of where the first NA meeting was held.
We also got to spend some time with our friends, Michael and Charlotte.
We made a little trip to Wasco, California for the annual Splash to Recovery.
We also got to eat more cake as we celebrated my not using any mind altering substances for eighteen (18) years/
It was a great cake, also.
Daeng and I were talking about our finances and I said I was rich.
Not that we had a lot of money but when I got a hole in my sock I could throw it away and put on a new pair of socks.
Also, when the bath bar of soap got small I could take out another bar.
She put her hands on her hips and said "I'm rich, too! I can take the sock with the hole in it, put in the little bars of soap, tie the sock in a knot and wash other things with it. I'm rich, also!"
Then there is always shopping! Daeng likes to go shopping but she is very thrifty. A big day shopping is spending twenty dollars at the 99 Cent store.
It always does my heart good to see older folks together.
Here is a romance or friendship between two of the residents at Flagship Healthcare Center where our Mother has been living.
I hope I can be that cheerful and happy in my later years.
Daeng stays skinny by working out an hour or two a day. She skips rope and uses the hula hook along with exercising while watching exercise problems on the television.
Here is a video of her skipping rope.
We kept busy working and trying to have a little fun but now I must talk about the sad part of this summer.
I have been trying to avoid saying this.
On September 9th, our Mother, Jean Ellen Chinea, was booked into the Big Comedy Show in the sky.
Here is her obituary: Jean Ellen Chinea left this earth peacefully while sleeping to be with family and friends already gone on Tuesday, September 9 at Flagship Healthcare Center in Newport Beach. She was born Jean Ellen Terwilliger on July 22, 1921 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.