From Elephant Butte Lake State Park near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico: We pulled out of Storrie Lake State Park near Las Vegas, New Mexico a week ago today and made the 278-mile drive to Elephant Butte Lake State Park. We arrived here without a reservation and found that all the first-come first-serve sites were … Continue reading Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Water Pump Mysteries, Trip Planning Tools
From the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona: Summer is definitely showing signs of winding down here in the mountains. The angle of the sun is noticeably different than it was when we arrived here back in late May, making the shadows longer and darker. The temperatures have continued to be mostly very pleasant with … Continue reading Cows Come Calling, Milestone Birthday, Generator Conks Out
We had a fun and productive weekend, enjoying some beautiful weather and exploring more of our surroundings. The only blight on an otherwise perfect three days was the inexplicable no-call on an obvious defensive pass interference in the NFC playoff game between the Saints and the Rams, which led to the Saints missing a trip … Continue reading Visiting the Center of the World, Plumbing Mystery Solved, Mountain Hiking, New RV Meal
Wow, it's been ten days since I last posted an update, but it's been pretty quiet around here. Right now we're just enjoying living our lives where the weather is mild and the neighbors aren't crazy. We are still trying to closely monitor our expenditures this month to offset the money we spent on the … Continue reading Shopping in El Centro, Lunch With Friends, New Water Pump, Hiking On the Border
It's been just over six weeks since we moved into our RV, Lizzy, full time after selling our house and almost all our possessions. Those six weeks have not been without challenges, but we're starting to get into a groove now as we settle into our new lifestyle. The weather here in New Mexico has … Continue reading Settling In to Full Time RV Life
Only three more days before our house goes on the market, so we're scrambling to complete our "homework" list of repairs and maintenance items that the Realtors assigned us. Last week Andy spent several hours painting the baseboards in the kitchen and breakfast room, after they had been scraped up pretty badly from the recent … Continue reading More Home Maintenance and Furniture Sales
Handy Andy has been a busy bee this week, lining up contractors and repairmen to handle our punch list of items that need to be addressed before we list the house. On Monday, we had Keith Martin come over to repair the leak in the roof around the chimney. While he was on the roof, … Continue reading Home Repairs and Good News!
We had our first meeting with our Realtors on Thursday evening, and they have given us some homework to do. On the positive side, they said the house, workshop and property were in very good condition, and they feel confident that we should be able to sell fairly quickly, possibly even get into a multiple … Continue reading Prepping Our House for Sale