It has been nearly two weeks since we arrived home from the Southwest & settled into what will now be a rather long bunch of months before hitting the road again in the Fall. I can see it is going to be a challenge coming up with new & interesting things once again to write about from now till then. I am going to have to reach extra deep into the old black top hat again in hopes of pulling out some new & lively rabbits.
I had mentioned awhile ago we had some important decisions to make when we got home & we just made one of them a couple days ago. We had received an email about 3 months back while in the Southwest from a couple in a nearby city nearing retirement who were very interested in buying our house/mobile. They like our area & they like the pine forest Park we live in. And, they had also seen the following photos....OUR DIGS.
The thoughts of selling our place is not new to us but we just hadn't thought a lot about it since the summer of 08. The email from the City couple set the wheels in motion again & we have been on a real roller coaster of indecision ever since. Personally, I am glad we received the email because it once again sparked discussion between Kelly & I about some possible new directions in thinking again. I am always inspired by new ideas & changes in thinking. Sure beats routine.
For 3 months now we have had endless conversations on, 'what to do.' Pros & Cons, Goods & Bads, Rights & Wrongs. We have been up & down so many avenues of thought pursuing logical answers. Sometimes we were thinking with our heads while other times we were thinking with our hearts. Being the common sense minded people we are it is difficult for us sometimes when the heart is saying yes to something but the mind is wagging a finger saying no!! So, it was with that kind of confusion in mind that we finally reached a long difficult decision this past Saturday to not sell our house....at this time.
For me personally there is a little bit of comfort in that decision but disappointment as well. My preference would have been to either move back to the rural countryside or to have hit the road full time like so many other very satisfied RV folks have.
There are countless benefits to being Canadian but when it comes to spending longer periods of time in warmer winter climates south of the border there are problems. Snow Birding has worked well for us these past few years but may not work well for us in the coming years so we have been trying to lay some groundwork for future days. If I wasn't Canadian, Kelly & would have moved to either Arizona or New Mexico years ago. We just like the easier going laid back lifestyle of the old West.
Anyway, getting back to our house decision, we will bide our time for now & continue to remain open minded to any ideas or suggestions. In the meantime I am determined to begin ridding ourselves once again of as much unnecessary stuff as I possibly can this summer in preparation for some kind of change.. somewhere in our future:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( You know you're in Arizona when ...
*You can say 110 degrees without fainting.
*You eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off.
*You can make instant sun tea.
*You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
*The temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
*You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
*You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
*Hot water now comes out of both taps.
*You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
*You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
*No one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car or not having air conditioning.
*Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"
*You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
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