Sunday is the start of football with mixed results. Bill's Cowboys have a great game while my Steelers play the worst game I can remember. By the end of the second week, I've lost my quarterback for the season :-(
|Tessa is my co-pilot for the trip to Tucson while Bill follows in the Jeep. She's so much help.|
Our excitement is short lived when in the morning we have no power to the bedroom outlets. Even with the generator on we start losing power throughout the rig, including to the refrigerator. Damn.
Rather than mess around with electrical issues or waiting for a mobile tech we don't know, Bill calls and leaves a message at Camping World that we're on our way back. Once we arrive they take us right in (such a difference when it's not peak season).
It's so much hotter in Tucson that we don't feel like doing much. Instead we spend another several hours waiting in the store. I contact the woman who was going to show us the other property in Tombstone to let her know we have an accepted offer. Hard to believe even as I say it.
Our appointment to open escrow is in the afternoon, and we aren't going to miss it. The shop is still looking for the issue but have managed to get power to the refrigerator and agree to keep it plugged in once the issue is resolved. We head back to Sierra Vista.
Everything goes smoothly with the title company, and by day's end we're under contract for our new home! Bill gets a text when we're leaving that the rig is fixed, plugged in for the night, ready whenever we want to pick it up the next day. Cautious yay.
Before we can pick up the motorhome we have to get brakes done on the Jeep, because problems rarely arise alone. More waiting.
Back at Camping World we learn what the problem was, and I'm so grateful we didn't wait to get it fixed. Electrical issues are so complicated, and so potentially dangerous. Fried wires was the culprit this time, causing the cascading failure. Scary stuff.
|Could have been really bad.|
|Momma Rose and Anna - the birthday girls out playing.|
The owners are fine with us accessing the new property to take measurements and run some water on the trees. We figure out our approximate property lines, and are again surprised at how big the place is. Knowing we'll never have close neighbors is wonderful.
|Northern exposure front porch for cool afternoons. The closest house is farther than it looks in this pic, across the street.|
|Beautiful Dragoon Mountains from our front porch. Property line is the pole in the distance.|
|Our backyard from the dirt alley. This side of the property is 300 feet long.|
|From our northern property line looking back at the house.|
|Wide open spaces to the west.|
|Our local Margaritas is beautiful with decent food.|
Stripping the bed after we've been here about a week I find that one of the mattress pad heaters is on. Hmmm, could our popping breaker be that simple?
Bill plugs us in again and voila! Finally, something easy. Big yay!!
|We have intermittent rain everyday for a week and incredible glowing clouds in the afternoons.|
|A unique natural display to the east.|
|Sheepshead - hard to see, but it's the large rock on the right, sheep facing the left, long ear.|
|Long views into Mexico.|
|One of five does.|
|Green desert foothills.|
|The grass in Pierce is lush.|
|Not what many think of when they think "desert".|
We shop for essentials like a new bed and a big TV, and I decorate every room in my head numerous times.
I also plan our Spring and Summer travels, returning north to places we've managed to miss over the last few years.
We're so grateful to our dear friends Donnie and Anna for finding us our cute little oasis in the desert, and for housing us while we wait to close and move in. Being just a mile from them is a big plus, and was certainly a factor in our choosing this location.
Change is good, new adventures are exciting, waiting is challenging, and we're much closer to having our place than we ever expected to be at this time.
We're so blessed.