Welcome to 2023

Especially, welcome to our winter home, where the scenery is always changing. While the rest of you have been battening down the hatches with the fluctuating winter weather of the great plains and other parts of the country, we’ve been planting flowers. I’m not much of a gardener, but last year when we got back, we had a young woman living on our property and she had bought a planter box full of geraniums and kalanchoe. When we left for the summer, we emptied it and this week we bought several colors and sizes of cyclamen to fill it again. While we were at it, we bought pansies and lavender for the bed by the patio. It’s irrigated, so I’m not as likely to kill them! We also planted the surviving geranium and kalanchoe which we had carried all summer. The pansies are a little droopy in the picture, but I think they’ll make it.

When we are in Kansas, we have a small round SofTub hot tub which LeRoy loves. He found a larger one on marketplace and traded out the power unit before he found out that it leaked. Traded the power unit back to the little one. Decided that the larger one would make a good winter project. So when we loaded up our trailer with all the things we were bringing to Yuma that usually travel in the RV, which we were leaving behind, the hot tub project was on the front. After we got here and had a working hot tub, he decided the SofTub project was more than he wanted to tackle. Marketplace to the rescue again, and he sold it, leaks and all. And wouldn’t you know, the hot tub here quit heating! A neighbor decided he wanted it, so back on marketplace to find another. This one is unique and fits two people perfectly. The brand is SpaBerry and it fits the description.

Earlier LeRoy had been trying to sell or preferably trade the dune buggy that was last year’s project and trailer. There had been several choices, most of which were more his taste than mine, but this last one filled a need. There’s a story behind LeRoy’s trades which is too long to recount, but it started with reading an internet story of a woman who started with a bobby pin and eventually, after many trades, ended up with a house. LeRoy took that as a challenge and this week the most recent swap took this dune buggy

to a 5th wheel trailer, which will provide us a spare bedroom. Not a house exactly, but definitely a big winter project! It looks pretty decent on the outside, but the inside needs lots of work. We have enough to keep us busy for awhile, so if any of you were wanting to come stay with us soon, we’ll have to get busy!

Keep in touch. You never know what we’ll be up to next!

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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