Hi Christine...sounds like your doing great. We have been having some sunny and some cool rainy days, but not bad. My arthritis has been acting up, but could be the damp weather. Wow, I think your Sis will really like Newport City (it is one of my favorite places in Oregon). You should try to visit her when you have a chance. Google it on the PC...it is one interesting place. I've been to many of the sights there including the Aquarium, Seal Caves, and the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. Hope you have a great day.