Sunday, November 29, 2009

Staying busy

Some habits are hard to break.
No matter that my intention as a full time RVer was to divest myself of home improvement projects, I continue to feather my nest.

First it was deciding to stay in one place for the winter. It IS a nice place to spend the winter. Then the decision to return to the same place this winter. There are a lot of nice folks here and it IS a nice place to spend the winter.
Then I bought a shed. It's a small shed. A place to store the seldom ridden bicycle and spare hoses. The little refrigerator was just sitting in the storage unit in Ellensburg doing nothing anyway so why not put it in the shed? Putting the insulation in the shed was logical.

It just made sense to have a small vehicle to use when I had errands to run or get groceries and it came in real handy when I had to move the 148 cement patio blocks that I am using to build my patio out back...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

To my kids,
This isn't how it was supposed to be.
love ya,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thom's house is a very, very, very fine house.

My son, Thom, has been looking at houses for a while. He was too slow in making an offer on some, was told an offer just 10% below the asking price was offensive and found one that was just right for now.

9620 134th St Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA

Well maintained 1 level home on .42 acre lot. Huge fenced backyard, 336 sq ft garage, vinyl windows, good roof, entertainment deck, mature landscaping. This affordable home is just a few minutes from Hiway 16. Three bedroom, big living room and kitchen/dining room, just painted inside, brand new carpet.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Goodguys South West National Hot Rod Show

Five of us from the park (John, Jerry, Larry, Dave and I) rode our bikes to West World in Scottsdale to look at all of the shiny cars at the Goodguys South West National Hot Rod Show. Dave and I went last year. You may remember that I posted some pictures. It really does get overwhelming. So much chrome and so many nice paint jobs. We usually search out the odd and unusual vehicles for special attention. Jerry spent most of his time looking at the junk in the swap meet. He wants a copper Arizona license plate for his collection. John looked at just about every car that had a "For Sale" sign in the window.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Visitor from the frozen (well almost) north

Ken (also known as my ex-wife's-twin sister's-ex-husband or Kenny-poo) took a sad journey to Arizona on the occasion of the death of his Mother. My condolences friend.

He took the time to come to Apache Junction to visit and spend the night. I took him to Waldo's for a rib dinner and to Tortilla Flat for breakfast. I think he enjoyed both.

Short visits by friends and family are always appreciated.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A great day for a ride.

It was a great day for a ride. Six of us left the park at 9 this morning for ride east through the Salt River Canyon to Show Low on Highway 60. The ride through the canyon has numerous switchbacks as the road descends to the bottom of the canyon and climbs back up the other side.

After lunch in Show Low, we turned west towards Payson. The highway cuts through a beautiful pine forest.

South from Payson through the Tonto National Forest to Apache Junction. About 320 miles.

We got back to the park in time for cocktails and a neighborhood weenie roast.