Several of our friends have summed these last few weeks up pretty well as they wished us well on our “new adventure”. We’re still unsettled but the adventure goes on. We are so blessed to have a place to stay here in Yuma. When LeRoy’s cousin Beverly passed away, he and her husband Brian decided that they were still cousins and Brian has certainly held up his end of the relationship. Several times, he has taken us in for short periods of time when the bus was not available for us, like when we had the paint job done and when we had the corner repaired. This time, he has really been a lifesaver. Even though he was held up in Washington with medical appointments, he told us where to go to get a key and let us “move in” even before he returned to Yuma. We’ve had a good bed and all the comforts of home in his absence. He’ll be home Saturday but we’re not ready to leave just yet.
When we headed this direction with our U-haul trailer, I naively thought we would have a park model purchased and be ready to move into our new home in a week or so. Wrong! We did find a nice park model to buy…in Apache Junction! For those not familiar with Arizona geography, that’s the greater Phoenix area, about three hours from Yuma. We’ve been there twice in the last two weeks and it is officially now ours, but the process of getting a contractor who can take care of the permits necessary and set the unit up on our property is far from over. Our property is on a septic system, not city sewer, and there is a leach line too close to where we want to sit. The county says we can abandon that and extend another, but there again, we need a licensed contractor. The park model is being remodeled and will be delivered on or before December 5, but cannot be set and inhabited until the septic work is permitted and done and a permit for the park model is approved. I don’t know whether it has to do with the holiday or what the problem is, but people just don’t always return calls. One fellow assured us he could do our job inexpensively, but he wouldn’t do the septic work or attach and set up the awning, therefore not inexpensive at all. Another tells us he can do it all reasonably, but hasn’t responded in several days. Since the new house is unfurnished, we have ordered a few pieces of furniture which will be delivered before the delivery date. It’s a good thing we have a building on the property!
Most of the pictures the seller sent me were taken several years ago and changes have been and are being made. I will say that the Lord answered one prayer for me specifically. I had asked one selfish thing, just for me–a pantry, preferrably with pull out shelves. This unit has exactly that! New flooring should be in this week. Therefore, inside pictures will have to wait until our new house is sitting on our lot in Yuma. Here’s a teaser, though, of the outside.