PLANTING SOME CACTUS A YEAR AGO
I have a feeling these next few weeks are going to be very, very, busy for us. Gotta find some time to get Pheebs out for morning Jeep ride. Kelly read over the forms sent to us by the Pioneer Title Company Monday afternoon & realized we had to head for Wickenburg first thing this morning to sign more papers & have some additional questions answered. With me being a Canadian & my name along with Kelly’s on our joint ownership it meant the sale of our house had to be done a bit differently. We were at the Title Company before 8:30 sitting at a desk with a nice lady helping us through the short stack of papers. Everything was totally fine & I even got to sign a few papers all by myself. Had we tried to fill out the forms emailed to us we never would have got them right & as it was we did have an embarrassing moment with one of the questions on the forms. Try as we did neither Kelly or I could remember when we got married. Couldn’t remember the date or the year but we both remembered the day & location. I wonder what the lady behind the desk thought of our fumbling back & forth trying to come up with the right date. We guessed at 2004 but on the way home we realized that date was way off. Had to have been well before that but even as I write this tonight neither of us has a clue. We’ll look that up when we get home…………….
Lady at the Title Company said if everything proceeds without any glitches things could very well be wrapped up around the 20th of March. It’s kind of sinking in that we are now in the final few weeks of living in our little Congress Arizona house. Best not to think of that I guess & keep our eye on the future.
KELLY FILLS OUT SOME PAPERWORK AT THE TITLE COMPANY THIS MORNING
Our warming temperatures are such that we left our inside door open all night. According to the outside thermometer at 7 p.m. Monday night we were still at 70 degrees. And how nice it is to have ‘bug free’ air here in the South-west:))
TAKING ADVANTAGE OF COUPONS AT McDONALDS IN WICKENBURG
Quite a job we are having trying to decide what to take back to Bayfield with us. And quite a job organizing things to load into the Big EEE always being aware of the weight factor & distribution. Quite a job indeed. Our aim is to have everything loaded up & ready to go as soon as the closing date is determined. Haven’t decided on a route home yet & that will depend on how soon we leave & what the weather between Congress & Bayfield is doing. Especially the weather back home. We’re hoping for an early Spring there.
LOCAL RESIDENTS WEAR THEIR BOOTS BIG DOWN HERE IN WICKENBURG’S COWBOY COUNTRY
Our good friends Ron & Jan from Grand Bend Ontario dropped in to see us this morning. Ron is the fellow we bought our Damon Challenger from in 2006 & he’s the fellow who sold our Class C Winnebago for us 2 summers ago. Ron & Jan own Four Seasons Performance & for anyone looking for a quality well maintained RV I totally recommend you drop in & talk to Ron if your in the Grand Bend Ontario area. Ron & Jan are in Scottsdale for the winter & were on their way to Bullhead City by car today to have a look at a trade-in truck & fifth wheel over there. Ron said if we had anything we wanted to take back to Bayfield with us & didn’t have room in the rig we were to just let him know & they would make room in their vehicle when they head back to Grand Bend in April. That’s the kind of guy Ron is:))
For any of you traveling RV folks out here & especially new people starting out be sure to check out Technomadias post on The Mobile Internet Handbook - 2016 US RVers Edition. These folks are always on the cutting edge of modern technology & it’s a great site for keeping RVers up to speed in what’s happening in the ever fast changing world of modern communication. Also for you RVing boondockers with an interest in solar/battery systems do not miss Wheelingit’s latest blog post which is Part 1 of a major battery upgrade. Wheelingit & Technomadia are 2 important blogs for any RVer to follow. Always lots to learn from these folks. We have met both these fine couples & consider them our friends:))
ATERNOON SNOOZE ON DAD’S BED
Britbabe in a comment on my Sunday post asked this question, “Al, has Kelly ever driven the Triple E? Would she find that daunting? How many of you couples have not had your partner at least try driving the rig you drive? Just curious”…….. Kelly did drive the Big EEE part of the way back from Goderich a couple summers ago but normally I do all the driving. Both Kelly & I drove great big long yellow school buses years ago so Kelly does have experience driving, backing up, & parking big vehicles. It’s not her favorite thing though & I guess with my love of driving I have kinda hogged the steering wheel all these years. In my opinion that’s not the best way of doing things because for sure two drivers are a far better way of doing things. Having driven 1 truck & travel trailer combination, 1 truck & fifth wheel combination, 2 Volkswagen Vans, 2 Class B vans, 3 Class C’s plus 2 Class A Motorhomes I have to say I’ve enjoyed driving Class A Motorhomes best. With their higher stance & greater field of view Motorhome drivers just like truck drivers can see far ahead down the road overtop surrounding vehicles & in heavy traffic that is a big safety factor. Once a new Class A driver gets past that ‘BIG’ factor they will find the Motorhome an easy learner & a pleasure to drive:))
WON’T BE LONG NOW & WE’LL HAVE THE BIG WHEELS ROLLING AGAIN:))
Kelly called our good neighbor Lew this morning to see if he could have a look at our washer. Lew is one of those handy ‘fix-it-all’ guys who knows lots about fixin stuff. He came in & stood looking at the wash machine as we explained what it had been & not been doing. Lew said Okay give it a whirl again. Kelly turned it on & holy smokes it worked perfectly. Thought to myself this guy is a ‘washing machine whisperer’ for sure. Kelly gathered some things together & did herself a load & the machine went through all it’s cycles without a hitch. After Lew left I thought to myself, ‘ Darn, I should have got him to show me how to change a light bulb while he was here’.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The President of the United States, the Prime Minister of England, and the Communist leader met and started discussing the dreams they had. The President of the U.S. said: "I dreamed that I was made President of the World." The Prime Minister of England announced: "I dreamed I was made Prime Minister of the World." The Communist leader replied: "That's funny. I have no recollection of appointing either one of you!"