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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Glad it’s not a house

I am glad I am just building a 144 sq ft casita instead of a 1440 sq foot house. It is unbelievable the planning that goes into one of these things. I am on my 3rd set of plans now. Seems every time I want to do something it get shot down because of code. Also every change I make affects something else. One simple change starts to snowball. I think I am finally on my last set of plans. I didn’t intend on purchasing any of the inside fixtures until we get back here in January but the vanity we want went on clearance this week so I snatched it up. My neighbor is nice enough to store it in his casita until I need it. I got to admit I am a bit anal about this thing but I don’t want to have it built and find something I wish I had done different. I know no matter how much planning I do I will still find something, but hopefully it will me minor.

I thought I destroyed my computer the other day. I have been fighting a charging problem, which I discovered was a broken solder joint. So I decided to go in and fix it. This was not an easy task because the Mainboard is the last thing that comes out of my laptop. Lots of screws and lots of parts. Keeping track of where they all go was quite a task. Well when I got it all back together I was pleased to see I had no parts left over however when I switched it on…NOTHING! Oh CRAP! Now what? I took it all apart again looking for something I failed to plug in. Nothing was found so back together it went again in hopes this time it will come alive. No luck. I had just about thrown in the towel but didn’t want to admit defeat so it came apart again. This time I discovered I didn’t close the CPU socket. I knew right away this was the problem but couldn’t help wonder if I screwed it up by not having the CPU clamped in. After putting everything back together I hit the switch. IT’S WORKING! That was a close call.

No comments:

Post a Comment