Barbara and I have been together for almost 13 years and they are the best years of our lives.

We met at a party at Jean Down's house when he was hosting a Jam Session which  many of our musician friends attended one a month.  Barbara asked me to come over to her house to help her with cleaning her late husbands trumpets and I said I would but for some reason I did not get around to it.  We met again at the San Diego Jazz Festival and she reminded me that I had promised to do that so I  looked on Google Earth for her house and much to my surprise she lived on the other side of the hill just behind my house.

So she fixed me dinner for my trouble and one thing led to another and here we are 13 years later happily married.

After moving to San Diego in 1978 and living in several homes we now live in a nice 4 bedroom Spanish style house on a hill in El Cajon but finally the economy and prices in San Diego County caught up with us and we just can't afford to live here anymore so we are moving to Prescott Valley, AZ.

We are packing up and moving out.  Prescott is a lot smaller than El Cajon and a whole lot cheaper.

It is however almost 6000 feet above sea level so we will probably take a few months to get acclimated to the altitude.  We found a nice house for a reasonable price and I think will will be happy to finally be totally out of debt because the house is about half the price of the one we are living in now.

Barbara is 84 years old and I am 77 so we are both definitely in the twilight of our lives but we are looking forward to living somewhere where we are not spending all of our income just to pay bills.

Perhaps now we will be able to travel a little bit, visit back in San Diego, or go home to Indiana at least once a year.  I'm really looking forward to the move but moving is really a hassle because we have no one to help us pack or move.

But all will be as God plans it for us and bless us with our health for at least a few more years so we can enjoy our lives a little more.