Our New House

It was brought to my attention that we haven’t updated our Blog since 2013. Since we have become stagnant and haven’t really traveled for a while I didn’t have much of interest to post. Not that our life isn’t interesting, there just isn’t much RV Travel going on.

Well recently we have turned another page in our lives. We decided since we like our lifestyle so much that buying a house wasn’t in our plans. However we have pretty much outgrown the RV so…

We bought a Park Model home in the same resort where we have lived for the last 11 years in the motor home. If you are not familiar with a Park Model, it is a small 400 square foot manufactured home. Ours however is a bit more than a simple park model. First off ours is set in the ground so it is ground level, then a 200 square foot addition was added making it 600 square foot overall and the whole thing is stuccoed and the roof is tiled. There is also a 117 square foot building on the property, which serves as a laundry room and a shop. This building is attached to the house by a covered patio with outdoor kitchen. Along with the real residential appliances they topped it off with an air conditioner that can turn the house into a meat locker in the 120-degree Arizona summers. You can see more photos by clicking on the link in the left column.

I have added a link to the photos of our house HERE.

So, although we are keeping the motor home, it looks like we are not Fulltimers anymore.

Best wishes to all our readers and I hope your travels are as enjoyable as ours.

I will leave the Blog up because I know others enjoy reading about our travels.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The hard drive crash

We are back in Lake Havasu now. We came back Sunday after enjoying 5 nights at the Parker Strip. We have no trips planned until after July 4th although this doesn’t mean we won’t do any.
Just before we left for Parker I had a major computer hard drive melt down. The computer locked up and after doing a hard shut down it would not come back up. I did everything I could think of to recover it but to no avail. I installed a second copy of Windows XP and was able to get into the drives and backup all my files to my external hard drive. I tried wiping out the drive and reinstalling Windows but it would not let me finish the install before it failed. Apparently the spot where it initially wants to install Windows is bad because installing a second copy was successful. I spent 2 days loading back in all my programs and configuring the system to my liking. I now have a dual boot system. One works and one locks up. It looks like its time for a new hard drive.

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