Tuesday, March 27, 2012
YABBA DABBA DOOOOOOOOOO…OUR HOUSE DEAL CLOSED TODAY & WE ARE NOW OFFICIALLY… ARIZONA LAND OWNERS:)))))))))))
MAKING SOME PROGRESS:))
We received the following email from our Real Estate Agent at 4:20 this afternoon…..
Al and Kelly, Congratulations! We have recorded. I hope you have many nice winters in your new home away from home. We will look forward to hearing from you in the future. Have a safe and pleasant drive home. Thank you for working with me. Sincerely, Randy - Associate Broker - Realty Executives Northern Arizona.
NICE TO SEE PEOPLE ON HORSEBACK GOING BY OUR HOUSE
I am convinced I live a double life. Kind of a boring Dude by day who’s life kicks into high gear by night. I am a climber of great mountains, a swimmer of vast seas. I can frolic among clouds or journey to the very center of the earth on a whim. I am talking about dreams of course & I sure have a lot of them every night. Not that I can vividly recall all the details but am able to remember enough snippets to tell me I have been one very busy guy. No wonder I sometimes wake up more exhausted than when I went to bed. Traveling this endless Universe by night does leave me a little bleary eyed some mornings.
A FEW NEIGHBOR’S HOUSES ON OUR MORNING WALK
Have to admit, most of my day was spent in the kitchen again. Not to fear, it had nothing to do with cooking. Managed to get my ‘paint mojo’ working again & had another go at those darn pesky kitchen cabinets. Scrapped our Taos Blue trim idea & just left the Peach color. Filled in the center sections with the darker ‘Burnt Orange’ frame color. I have yet to do the bottom cupboards & drawers & think I may just save that little job for next winter.
CUPBOARDS APPEAR A BIT MORE ORANGY IN THE PICS
Kelly spent a lot of time in the kitchen as well cleaning the fridge & stove. Shelf paper into the kitchen cupboards, etc. Hung up a couple Southwest knickknacks for color. Happened to have a roll of southwest flavored wallpaper trim in the rig so we up & slapped that on the wall as well. Tried our luck at hanging a cheap curtain rod. I don’t have a lot of patience for hanging curtains!! Too mechanical for me.
THAT FRIDGE WAS QUITE A CHALLENGE
We had to slip into Congress & fax another paper first thing this morning that we had initialed in the wrong place. This fax was sent from the Weaver Mining District office. Next stop was the Post Office to get ourselves an official mail box. We sure are beginning to feel like local Arizonians.
If you blink going through Congress Arizona you are going to miss it. And, we like that. We have a small local grocery store, a Pizza shop, Post Office, Nichols West restaurant, a fire station, about 4 Churches of course, a Dollar Store & a new combination gas & convenience store. A Library, Community Hall & a small Medical Center. I have missed some places but that gives you an idea. There ‘s no real down town & things are kind of spread out a bit. All of the above mentioned places are less than a mile from us & it seems most residents drive ATV’s or Motor bikes into town to get their mail etc. There is also a mining & old west kinda shoot em up history here & I hope to read up on all that next winter. In fact, we live on Ghost Town Road which was the main road between the town of Congress years ago & the booming Congress Gold Mine. Still a couple prospector fellers out there at the mine site working the tailings.
LOTS OF CACTUS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Jim from JIMBO'S JOURNEYS has been boondocked in one of our favorite places this last little while. The Clark Dry Lake Bed just outside of Borrego Springs has brought us many pleasant memories these past 5 years. Check out Jimbo’s upcoming summer camp host position in the Ochoco National Forest located in central Oregon. He found this opportunity on WORKAMPER NEWS.
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Fellow Northerner, CHIAOWL from Michigan State joins us today as our latest Blog Follower. Nice to have you along and welcome to our travels:))
MORNING WALK ON GHOST TOWN ROAD
In words I totally understand, THE GOOD LUCK DUCK has this to say….." It's wild out here! It's the frontier, or something! Nothing much to happen to us back East, except that we get snowed on or die of old age”.
LOVE THE SOUND OF MOURNING DOVES IN OUR YARD...A READER HAS SINCE CORRECTED ME SAYING THIS IS A EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Martin arrived at Sunday school late. Miss Walter, his teacher, knew that Martin was usually very punctual so she asked him if anything was wrong.
Martin replied no, that he had been going fishing but his dad told him that he needed to go to church.
Miss Walter was very impressed and asked the lad if his dad had explained to him why it was more important to go to church than to go fishing?
Martin replied, 'Yes he did. Dad said he didn't have enough bait for both of us.'
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.