We arrived in Yuma on November the 8th. A lot of our friends are already here so there were lots of smiling faces and hugs to greet us! Awesome! They even had us over for dinner later that evening...which was delicious!
I've been playing 'bumbee ball' (a game similar to tennis), bike riding, lounging by the pool, and...of course.....happy hours almost every evening. Temps have been in the mid to high 80's and plenty of sunshine! Another big perk....we found out we could hook up to DSL via a phone line for around 30 bucks a month. We will suspend our Verizon wifi for the duration of our stay....a savings of about 70 bucks each month....liking that!
Ordered my new camera....a Canon 7D with a EFS 18/135 lens....it should arrive Friday. I also need to replace my telephoto lens, but gonna have to wait a bit on that one. Unfortunately our Progressive Insurance policy will not be covering our loss....due to the fact that the truck and trailer were not parked on the same property at the time of the theft. We have been with Progressive since 2004...never made a claim....and this is the thanks we get. We thought we had good coverage....we certainly were paying enough....so we will be taking a look at what other insurance companies have to offer for full timers.
On a happier note....I was able to deliver the finished pet portrait of 'Buster' to its owner. She loved it and has been 'showing it off' to everyone. As a result, I already have another commission. I"m hoping to get a few more while we are here so I can afford to replace my telephoto camera lens.
While we were in Tucson...at the Lazy Days....we also took a look at several motor homes. We both came to the realization on just how difficult it was going to be to please us both. Bill has a certain engine in mind and that is proving difficult to find. But..we have not given up and will keep looking. One thing we did learn was not to sell the house until we buy the motor home. We will need financing and apparently the banks are much more willing to lend on an RV if you also own a 'stick and brick' house of some kind. So, we plan to keep looking until we are ready to put the house on the market (in about 2 yrs) at that point we will have to re evaluate our needs and make a final decision.
Now...back to the FUN! The park is having its first dinner/dance this weekend and I'm so gonna dance the night away!!!