Thursday, November 26, 2015

Update: Thanksgiving 2015

Apache Junction, AZ     H66  L41

Judy and I had quiet Thanksgiving Day. We could have participated with the park Thanksgiving Day program but chose not to. We liked the program much better at Adelaide Shores Rv resort in Florida.  We went to a Golden Corral for our meal and we both enjoyed it a lot. Of course we would have rather been with family and friends.

Thanksgiving with about 500 of our friends at Golden Corral!!

golden corral

We are enjoying our time here in Apache Junction. We both stay busy with activities at the RV Park. Tue. we had the final walk through of the house. Everything is completed and in order. We were scheduled to “close” Wed but there was a paperwork glitch, which has since been corrected.  The new “closing” day is Monday.

That is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Next blog: in a week or so.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Update: Nov. 15, 2051

Apache Junction, AZ   H72   L53

The past two weeks Judy and I have continued to be mostly occupied with the final phase of our house construction project.  We have met with various vendors lining up follow on projects once we take possession around Thanksgiving.

In the last two weeks, all countertops have been installed, light fixtures and ceiling fans are in, the plumbing fixtures have been installed and major appliances have also been put in. The floors have been finished with tile or carpet and all bath vanities have been installed and all tile work has also been completed in both bathrooms.

Judy and I purchased a refrigerator and washer and dryer this week. Delivery will be after the closing. We contracted with a landscape firm for our yard’s transition. Landscape design is much different than what we are familiar with. After all, this is a desert area.  We also had time to do some fun things too.

Here are a few update pics

cabinetsB     cuntertops2B

foyer     House front 1

Yolanda, a Sears sales rep was a huge asset to Judy and I as we shopped for a refrigerator and washer and dryer.


That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Next Blog: in a week or so

PS. Judy and I will be returning for our third season at Pelton Park in Madras, Oregon.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Update: November 8th, 2015

Apache Junction, Az.   H82  L52

I haven’t done an update for the past two weeks because Judy and I have not been up to much.  The final phase of the house construction is in full swing now and we go over to checkout progress daily.

We were notified that our closing/take possession date is the day before Thanksgiving. Judy and I have found the financial process to be much more cumbersome than past home purchases. This is a result of the new regulations since the downturn of 08.

I have played in two Shuffleboard tournaments over the past two weeks.  The first one was the Pre-Western tournament which is a warm-up for the Western Shuffleboard Association tournament the next week.  The Pre-Western is an individual, double elimination based tournament. The Western is a 16 player team based tournament. This is largest shuffleboard tournament in the country. The tournament was hosted by CalAm Resorts. Out of the 400 participates only four won all of there matches over the six day event. I was not one of them.

Pre Tournament Meeting

Western 1      Western 2

Western Tournament Banquet  Western3


That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.