WE ENJOY LIVING IN OUR PINE FOREST
Oh how nice it is to be home using our new (last summer) Lenovo desktop computer again. No connection problems, faster speeds & a big wide screen monitor. And, no fan noise. Our computer is located in our Sun Room which overlooks our front yard. Our half dozen birdfeeders are spaced outside of the windows for best viewing. How nice it is to sit here on the computer surrounded by soothing music & soft lighting watching the antics of many birds flitting about between the shrubs, trees, & feeders. I do like my time at home. It’s just the length of time at home that I have trouble with. When we are on the road traveling we adjust to the mobile lifestyle & never miss all this stuff……until we get home!!
2010 FILE PHOTO FROM OUR COZY SUN ROOM…ONLY THING DIFFERENT NOW IS WE HAVE A BIGGER MONITOR, DIFFERENT COMPUTER, & I AM GRUDGINGLY 2 YEARS OLDER:((
Back in 06, 07, & 08 I was pretty gung-ho to sell our house, all our stuff & hit the road full time. We even went as far in the Spring & early summer of 08 to put our house up for sale. It was all pretty exciting. We had some people come through but no solid offers. Just as well because the financial world came to a crashing halt in 08 & we, like many others, lost money. We had no choice but to step back from the brink, reconsider our options & make some new plans. It still bugged me quite a bit for a couple years after that about not full timing, but then I noticed another gradual change setting in.
COLT’S FOOT FLOWER ON THE FOREST FLOOR
Kelly convinced me of the importance of keeping & maintaining a Canadian home base. There are pros & cons & the arguments can go back & forth forever but what it boils down to is each individuals or couples needs, wants, desires, & levels of comfort, etc. Had we gone full timing 3 years ago I’m sure we would have been just fine & enjoyed the lifestyle to the fullest. But having been Snow Birders now since 06 I do well understand about making the best of two world’s. Because of our limited time on the road we may never get to see some of the North-western States but that’s just the way it has to be. Plenty of other territories to cover in the winter months allotted to us. Things may change at some point so we have to be ready to change with them.
AND, WHAT WOULD SPRING BE WITHOUT IT’S DAFFODILS
Our home base in Congress Arizona will now give us a jumping off point for future RV travels. We can do old & new areas in two week stints whenever we feel like doing that. Working away on the house & then slipping up to Sedona or over to Borrego Springs, maybe down to Cochise County south of Tucson works great for a restless spirit like mine. Not suffering the boredom of sitting in the same spot day after day, week after week & month after month is important to both of us. And, how nice to have a sticks & bricks centrally located in the Southwest for a great & welcome change of pace. Not for everybody of course, but it works for us:))
MOURNING DOVE ON ONE OF OUR FEEDERS
Had ourselves a cloudy cool & damp morning with some rain landing on us around 10. That was ok because it gave me an opportunity to do a preliminary vacuuming of the Motorhome. Next step is to bring in a backhoe with a blade to get the really tough stuff out. Also took our Sirius satellite radio out of the rig & hooked it back up in the Jeep for the summer. We have travel stuff scattered from one end of the house to the other so the earlier rainy day also allowed us to get a few things re-organized indoors. Sunny afternoon so re-positioned some bird feeders for better camera angles. Ok Mother Nature, queue the birds…………..:))
ALWAYS NICE TO SEE NEW LIFE IN SPRING
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Three guys, stranded on a desert island, find a magic lantern containing a genie, who grants them each one wish. The first guy wishes he was off the island and back home. The second guy wishes the same. The third guy says "I’m lonely. I wish my friends were back here."
- 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.