Well, yeah, we did and this coming week the forecast is for us to get all of that warm we want. Tomorrow is predicted to be about 99 and if that happens, can 100 be far behind? I will have to say, though, that the low 90s today didn’t feel bad at all outside in the breeze.
Since we are leaving a dwelling behind this year when we head back to Kansas, LeRoy looked up on Google “snowbird guide to summer-izing your home in Arizona”. He had multiple sites from which to choose. Our RV friends in the Great Plains who don’t live in their rigs usually have to winterize them to protect pipes from freezing. This is a whole different ballgame, but one similarity is to leave your cabinet doors open. We won’t have utilities on during summer, so we definitely won’t leave candles in the office drawer!
One thing we aren’t too worried about surviving the Yuma heat is the cactus garden. Last year, we came home several times to find a piece of cactus lying on our patio table. Our neighbor across the street brought them and LeRoy planted them in one of the raised beds next to the fence. This winter has really agreed with them. They are all growing very well.
These will probably be our welcome committee when we come back in the fall. We’ll let Yuma weather decide when they need watered!
We’re slowly getting things in order for leaving. We have been solving various puzzles like how do I take my earrings? What can we find to fit the odd sized spaces in the bathroom medicine closets? Where will the scales fit? Where can I put my computer? Little by little we’re paring down the pantry food items and emptying the freezer. Our RV refrigerator will be a much smaller unit than the one in the park model, even smaller than the one in Liberty. Fortunately, no matter what we decide we need after we leave here, there are stores just about everywhere these days!
Currently the plan is to leave April 16 but since we have several stops we’d like to make along the way, there’s no destination date just yet. We’ll get there when we get there. Until then, see you down the road!