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.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I’m a Big Spender

For the last year Susan has wanted, well needed a new cell phone.  Finally I decided to start looking for a replacement for her antiquated communication device.  One problem is, since I don’t want to give up my Basic Phone Plan through Verizon (no need for a Data Plan) there is a Very limited selection of phones available.  I was in the local Best Buy store here near our daughters house and spotted a phone I though Susan would like.  As I always do I returned home and started my research on the Internet before making my purchase.  Well I found the same phone at Walmart Wireless for $0.01.  That’s right, 1 cent.  So I started the online order process only to realize if I ordered it now it would arrive at our place in Lake Havasu City before we arrived back.  Also the website said it would be activated when delivered.  Not wanting it to be delivered before we return and be activated leaving our present phone unless until we get back I decided to abort the order.  Not wanting to possibility miss the 1 cent deal I called the order number and asked about the activation process.  Well the girl (from India) said I could have it delivered after I return.  So I placed the order and asked to have it delivered after the first of the year.  The next day I checked the order status online and noticed it was shipped and will arrive Dec 20, which it did.  Good thing is it hasn’t been activated and our present phone has not been shut off.  The other thing that amazes me is they actually charged my credit card $0.01, yes that’s 1 cent.

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