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.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Number 4

The Saturn now has windshield number 4 in it, the original one, one about a month after we bought it, the distorted one, and this new one. At least it’s 4 since I have owned it. I don’t know about the 3 previous years before I bought it.

The glass guy came out today and installed the windshield right here at our spot in the resort. He did an excellent job being very neat and meticulous. This guy is not the Havasu norm. He did the job when he said he would and was prompt and on time. We both inspected the windshield for distortions before he installed it. After he installed it he called me over to check it out. We both sat inside the car with our heads bobbing up and down looking from top to bottom for any distortion. He says he sees some but I had a hard time finding it. He says if I don’t like it he will order one right from Saturn and try that. I think he was being too critical, all windshields seem to have some distortion. I will be able to tell more when I drive it.

I got a chance to look at the cowling when he removed the plastic grill to install the windshield. If I hadn’t seen it before they fixed it, I wouldn’t believe how damaged it was. Even the glass guy (who saw the before and after) said they did a really good job.

I body shop didn’t seem to want to do anything about the over spray on the car so I spent the last 3 days rubbing it out myself. Fortunately I was given a good car finish restorer from one of the mobile detailers here that did the trick very well. Then I gave it a good coat of wax, except for the freshly painted surfaces, which I will wait for at least 60 days until the paint cures. I got to admit the car looks real good. Even my neighbor came over and asked what kind of wax I use because it looks so good. I even had to go over the windows with a wet razor blade to clean them up.

You can sure tell spring is in the desert. The flowers are in bloom, the quail are squawking for mates and I found a snake sunning on our lot yesterday. I don’t know what kind it was but it didn’t have rattles. It was brown, about 3 feet long, thin, and fast. I tried to pick it up to relocate it but as soon as I touched it, off it went as fast as it could, which was pretty fast.

I have been neglecting the casita the last few days. I still need to paint and install the baseboards and paint the door trim. I did get some shelves installed in the bathroom for Susan to put her knick-knacks. I still also have a shelf to install in the laundry, cover the water heater cabinet and seal the grout. After that it’s pretty much done. Then it’s time to turn my attention to the motorhome. That should keep me busy for another month or so.

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