That title is very descriptive of us right now. Earlier this past week, we took a quick road trip to Yuma, a mission to help friends unload a moving truck.
The temperature in Yuma when we arrived was 117 or 118 degrees, depending on when you looked at the thermometer. Dry heat or not, that’s HOT! LeRoy and our friend Wilbur Bradbury got up at 2:00 in the morning Wednesday and by daybreak, they had the truck and trailer empty. Wilbur and Laura are now headed back to Kelso, WA to pick up their purple Prevost bus conversion and travel to visit friends and family, maybe even us! Eventually they will build a house on their lot in Yuma.
By the time we got back to Las Cruces on Thursday, the 84 degree evening temperature felt wonderful! Raymond was still in the rehab hospital here due to an elevated white count and IV antibiotics. There is, however, an end in sight. He has been accepted and will transfer Tuesday to a permanent home in Alamogordo as it stands now.
Which leads me to the next change of scenery. We will be moving Liberty to Alamogordo on Tuesday the way things stand now. Once we get Raymond settled in there and we are satisfied with the move, we’ll be free to hit the road again, this time headed for Kansas.
Between Yuma and the mountains to the east is an area known as the Foothills. There are many, MANY RV lots there where people come for the winter and stay on their own or someone else’s lot with hookups. Some are empty, some landscaped and some have a shed or two. Still others have a small building called a casita, which may or may not have living quarters inside. On August 7, our last two rental houses in Wichita were sold. We purchased them when we sold the farm in Oklahoma on a 1031 exchange. That just means that we exchanged one income-producing property for another, so the tax on the sale was deferred. Now, we need to roll that money along into another income-producing property. And that leads me to the next change of scenery. Since we have to pick out three possible properties to purchase and turn in that list, we went looking in Yuma. Tucson doesn’t have anything similar that we know of. More on that at a later date when we actually know something, but it currently appears that we will be wintering in Yuma instead of Tucson.