Home is where we are

We’ve often said over the last 12 years that we may be houseless, but we aren’t homeless. Home is anywhere we are together, whether it’s in a park model in Yuma, AZ or an RV in Colorado or now in a two bedroom house in Wichita, KS. We arrived here on Wednesday afternoon last week and we are already familiar with the household departments of at least four Walmart stores and Lowes. First we measure, then we buy, then we return what didn’t fit or didn’t work after all. Our “grocery list” is comprised more of racks and holders than food these days. We have already met three neighbors and learned more about the neighborhood than we really wanted to know!

Today, LeRoy picked up a new-to-us Softub hot tub while I stayed home to wait for the landscaping crew. They were delayed and didn’t get started until about 11:30, but when we came back from lunch, the side fence was gone along with all the jungle that had grown up in it. They are currently digging out a new driveway to the back yard, which will be filled with asphalt millings to become a parking place for the motor home. This fast, efficient group of workers called Winsor Landscapes put in our gravel driveway up at the Landing on 125th St.

This project will probably be done by the end of the day, including hauling off all the shrubbery and fence they pulled up this morning and all the limbs LeRoy had pruned from the front yard trees last week.

Our lunch date was so much fun. My first cousin Andra Nations and her husband Scott from Wasilla, Alaska have been in town visiting her college roommate and they took a couple hours off to spend with us. We spent a few days at their house before our Alaskan cruise in 2015. We had a lot of fun catching up on the goings-on of our respective families. Andi is several years younger than I and got a later start on having kids, so her grandkids are closer in age to our great-grands than our grandchildren. What a fun day!

We’ve been so thankful for Facebook to keep up with family and friends all over the country. Without that, we wouldn’t really know Andi and Scott nearly as well as we do.

We’ll be moving on to inside projects soon, like patching and painting walls and finding someone to refinish the wood floors. Some bigger projects, like working on the kitchen, may wait until spring if we don’t get to them in the next two months. We have fence to put up along the street after the driveway is completed, so that’s our priority at present. For the moment, we’re enjoying our little house.

About 2010liberty

Retirement agrees with us! After traveling in our 40' Silver Eagle bus conversion, whose name was Liberty, since 2010, it was time for a change. Now we spend the winter in Yuma, AZ and travel during the spring, summer and fall setting the Pace!
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