March 2022

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Once we learned that Chrissy and Johnny were expecting a baby in early May, Valerie very much wanted to be on-hand for the birth and to help out with the newborn.  Therefore, we decided to end our time in Maryland and return to California.  In addition, since Chrissy and Johnny were planning to look for a larger place to live and wanted to relocated to San Diego, we collectively decided to look for a house that would accommodate everybody.

Departing Maryland

We found a place that suited our requirements and Chrissy and Johnny moved into it at the end of February.  So, in early March, we packed up our apartment and had everything stuffed into two U-Haul moving containers that would be shipped for us to San Diego.  We celebrated Valerie’s birthday on the 11th and stayed with Cyndie and Ming for a few days before starting our car trip across country on March 17th.

Along the way, we stopped off to visit my sister Sheila and her family in Tennessee, then on to San Antonio where we spent a few days with Ralph and Carlie.

On March 30th we completed the drive to our new home and began unloading the containers.

January 2022

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The first month of the new year was largely uneventful for us.  It was mostly about adjusting to the winter weather.  On New Year’s Day, Chrissy & Johnny were finishing their visit to Maryland for the holidays.

Gunners Lake

On the second day of the month, we got a modest snowfall.  Plus the weather turned colder over the next couple of weeks, adding a layer of ice to the nearby lake.  The ducks had to work to keep a small area open.

On the final day of the month, Ming’s mom prepared a beautiful and delicious Chinese meal for the family to share.