Our contractor is back and busy! Today, the heat pump was installed and tested. It works!! With one hiccup (the heat registers and air returns were hooked up backwards) it seems to do what we want it do, when we want it. That was a biggie, since we had no guarantee that the unit that came would work. We found out that it was not originally installed on this house, but has now been adapted to fit.
LeRoy spent the day getting ready to put the awning over the concrete patio on the west side of our house. Our contractor helped him with instructions, so it should go together fairly smoothly once the posts have been stood up.
On another front, we are back in the RV business. We found an older Fleetwood Flair for sale and brought it home, so we now have a way to get to the bus rally in Quartzsite this week. Bus rally, you ask? You’re right, we don’t have a bus any more, but LeRoy is still president of Eagles International until they replace him. We had planned to drive the car up and stay with friends from New Mexico who have guest space, but as it turns out, they aren’t going to be able to attend, so it’s a good thing we have our own bed!
Inside, we have work to do. First to go was a huge console which, though it furnished cupholders, made getting into the driver or passenger seat very difficult.
Next to go was the fuzzy brown seat upholstery.
We’ll get pictures as we move along. For all of you who thought you couldn’t possibly live in a 40 foot bus, we’re downsizing to 25 feet for summer. At least we usually spend more time outside in Colorado, so maybe we won’t get under each other’s feet too much! The kitchen makes me think of the little Allegro motorhome Florence Marie stayed in several winters in Tucson. It is tiny but functional. We’ll adjust to being RVers, having an RV refrigerator, using 12 volt lights, etc. I’ve already told LeRoy that those new projects have to wait until our house project is completed! How well do you think that will go?
Wednesday we’re headed to Quartzsite. Friends, shopping and the Big Tent await!