Sunday, December 31, 2006

12/31/06 Happy New Year Everyone! Sorry we haven't been adding any posts to this site but finally we have something big to report. Two days ago we bought a new RV!! It is a 2005 Seabreeze LX 8341, which means it is 34 feet long. Although it was listed on eBay as a used RV, it only has 4043 miles on it and as we moved into it we came to realize that no one has ever lived in it. It even still smells new. It has 2 slides, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. WOW does it seem huge! This is one of the 3 rigs that Elaine bid on through eBay and which we didn't win the bid on because we didn't meet the reserve price. But after the eBay listing expired, we contacted the dealership and negotiated such a great deal on it that it was worth driving all the way to Denton, Texas. This is just north of Dallas-Fort Worth and was 1000 miles from Tucson, where we shared Christmas with Elaine's sister, Aunt and 2 cousins. We took 1 1/2 days to drive here so that we could be here by Friday, so we could have them transfer over our satellite system and we could get the paperwork done before the long holiday weekend. The dealership is McLain's RV and they have been fabulously friendly and accomodating. There was a HUGE storm here Friday and part of Saturday and the rain was gushing down. They put both rigs door to door under a huge metal canopy which enabled us to move our stuff to the new rig. Now we are camped in the little area they have behind their dealership, where we are testing all the systems and getting ready to start the drive west later today.
We had been looking forward to New Year's Eve with the Boomers out on Sidewinder Road, near Yuma. This RV deal prevents that but it has been well worth it and we will be starting 2007 in a beautiful new home!
Sending big hugs and hoping that 2007 is a great year for you all.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Front of Rental House In San Jose Posted by Picasa
12/9/06 Sorry about the long delay in posting. We have been working on the vacant rental house in San Jose. Having just finished it today, we have now returned to Park Sierra in our RV and are sitting here with the rain pounding down on our roof. It is good to be back here where we can rest a little because working on a house gets harder every time! Luckily Tarra will be handling the re-renting of it, which should take place on the 15th.
The plan is for us to have a few medical appointments this next week and then start heading south the week after that. We would love to be with our Boomer friends on Sidewinder Road near Yuma before Christmas. On the way there, we will be swinging by San Diego to see Darran. We bought the used truck that our neighbors here, Alan & Carol Rodely, were selling and used it while working on the rental. Next we will drive it down for Darran to use, since he is going to sell his car.
The house that we were working on is the very first house that Elaine and I, and the kids, ever lived in together in 1979! I will attach a picture of it for those of you who would like to see it.