Tuesday, September 01, 2015
A TOUGH FINAL DECISION TODAY BUT WE FEEL THE TIME IS RIGHT
HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR A LITTLE CHIPMUNK & A HUMMINGBIRD STOPPING BY OUR SUNROOM WINDOW TO SAY HELLO TONIGHT I WOULDN’T HAVE HAD MUCH IN THE WAY OF PHOTOS FOR TONIGHT’S POST
We bought our Congress Arizona house in March of 2012. We didn't buy it to flip it & make a few dollars, we bought it because we liked it. Spent a lot of enjoyable hours fixing it up especially that first winter. We liked the whole Congress/Wickenburg area with it’s surrounding mountains & desert scapes that go on forever. Our house is located at the northern edge of the Sonoran desert just minutes from the higher & cooler elevation of the Weaver Mountains leading onto the Colorado Plateau. Perfect central location for many of our favorite destinations. With endless miles of desert trails just a short block from our door we have thoroughly enjoyed 3 great winter seasons at our house on a nice acre of land.
For nearly a year now we have been wrestling with the decision of selling our little adobe ranch style house & now with the exchange on the dollar we feel the time is right to let it go. We also feel with the uncertain economy & an unknown shaky future shaping up across the land it is time to pool our resources back here in Canada. We do not want to get stuck owning a house south of the border & for whatever reason not be able to return to it. Do we want to sell?? Well not really but we feel this is a better time to sell rather than wait. And due to the fact we will be in Congress by early November it was important we make our decision now. We will be in touch with a Realtor shortly to get the ball rolling. Makes me sad but we know the time has finally come & it is something we have to do.
So what will selling our Congress house mean for us? Well, it means we'll return to our old traveling & boondocking ways just the way we did it for our first 6 Snow Birding years. We will become wandering Nomads once more for half a year at a time. We will again have the freedom to wander wherever we like & possibly branch out to New Mexico, Texas, & maybe even Florida & Georgia. We will also be free of the stress involved in owning a house in a different country many miles away in uncertain times. We have the largest, nicest, & best equipped Motorhome we've ever had & although we know our Congress house has spoiled us rotten we feel we can adapt back to our previous lifestyle. As much as I will miss our Arizona house I will again look forward to new travels, new places, & new adventures. We're not under the illusion it will be easy but we know we can do it. And it has always been my experience when one door closes, other doors open…………………
As for my day...........well I cleaned all our Sunfire’s windows in the cooler morning air then sparkled up my motorcycle with some Turtle Wax. Later this afternoon I took myself for a nice toot around the countryside. Best way to cool off from our day's heat & humidity. And they say Tuesday could be a record breaker in the old heat & humidity department. I’ll probably just curl up inside our air conditioner for the day & have me a big snooze until this heat wave blows itself out of here.
BEFORE & AFTER THE CLEAN-UP
Kelly phoned for a quote on our upcoming winter travel insurance this morning & do you know it’s going to cost us just under $3000.00 this year. Our ages are steadily working against us now plus rates have gone up again. Can you imagine what one little medical set-back could cost us for future insurance. I’m guessing high travel insurance costs are probably one of the leading reasons many Canadian RV’ers are grudgingly forced to hang up their keys at some point. Definitely not something to look forward to……………………..
I IMAGINE A MONTH FROM NOW WE WILL BE SCURRYING IN & OUT OF THIS DOOR LOADING UP THE RIG
I’M HAPPY OUR NEW GRASS IS COMING ALONG SO WELL
AND KELLY’S HAPPY HER POTTED TOMATO PLANTS ARE DOING WELL IN THE LEFT FOREGROUND
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands.The instructor said, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on a soft surface like grass or a path." "Gentlemen, remember -- you're in this together. It wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her. In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both." The room was suddenly quiet as the men absorbed this information. After a few moments a man, name unknown, at the back of the room, slowly raised his hand. "Yes?" said the Instructor. "I was just wondering if it would be all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?"