On Sunday morning, after a last walk at Usery Mountain Park, we moved around 15 miles to Apache Palms RV Park (click here to read our review and see photos) – a short drive, but a world away. We are in the middle of Tempe, one of the many towns solidly embedded in the Phoenix metro area. Very urban, very unusual for us – but it makes easy the research and purchases required for our renovations.
I’ve taken a lot of photos since we arrived; here’s a nice selection!
The left-hand photo above shows my work area, usually reasonably tidy each morning – but not these days! Papers, notes, maps and a to-do list for the entire week, consulted and updated several times a day. The photo on the right is a sample square of our newly chosen carpeting against our current carpet and our kitchen tile. As you can see, the new carpet won’t be much of a departure from our current color scheme!
And then I’ve taken LOTS of photos like these! We spotted the useful, behind-the-sofa ledge on the left in John and Brenda’s motorhome and I knew right away that is an addition I would like to make to our own motorhome. Ours will be 72” long and about 6 inches wide, a handy spot to set a holder for the remotes, a couple coasters for a beverage… maybe we’ll even have a magazine rack built in.
The big news today? After endless hours of research, Odel found the TV he wants during our Costco shopping trip (stocking up for Q!). Several Boomers have sent us great suggestions for how it can be mounted, and Odel has decided on a Vizio Razor, only 1.5 inches deep and super-lightweight. He seems quite delighted – both by the TV AND by the fact that a decision has been made!
More decisions to come, one by one.
A margarita (Costco’s Kirkland brand pre-mixed margaritas – tequila included – custom-blended with a dash of Grand Mariner by Odel) just appeared at my workstation. Work day over!