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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Home Base

It was with a lot of tears that we turned in our COE gear to the rangers last week, both from us and the rangers.  We have grown very close over the last three years and it was very hard to leave.  We intend to visit and hopefully volunteer again over the years.  It was a wonderful experience, we'll always have happy memories of the fun we had there.  The Journey is still at the Volunteer Village campground, we were allowed to leave it there until we can pick it up in a week or so.

On to the new home base, it's amazing what you can get for just signing your name on a piece of paper.  ;c)

 
Our long ago decision to sell all our furniture when we hit the road instead of storing it was very wise.  We saved a ton of money that would have been spent on storage fees and enabled us to buy all new furniture for the house.  Of course, I failed to realize that much of the new furniture comes unassembled and I've been working putting it together.  My cordless screwdriver has become my new best friend.

A fast tour of some of the inside rooms.  We decided to purchase the model that has all the major living areas on one floor.  My 94 year old dad may come to live with us at some point and we're not getting any younger, so it will eliminate stair climbing if necessary.  We do have a large room on the second floor with a full bath that we're going to use as a video game and sleep overs area for the grandkids, as well as a work area for Marti to do her crafting.

A few pictures:


Living room.


Kitchen (with a dishwasher!!!).  The kitchen table area.



Master Bedroom, nice to have lots of room around the bed.


Guest bedroom with newly assembled bed, new mattress is coming on Saturday.


Still more boxes of furniture awaiting my attention.


One thing (actually two) that I'm looking forward to putting together with the grandsons.


We've got lots of traveling scheduled for the upcoming year, Disney World in Florida with the Jersey granddaughters, Key West, Disneyland with the California granddaughters, just to name a few.  It looks like the Journey will get some PDD driving days in the near future.  :cD

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


14 comments:

  1. Now that is one nice looking retirement home. Nice that it is mostly one floor. O am sure you will make good use of it.
    Another exciting chapter in your lives to be enjoyed.

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  2. It's really beautiful. I know you guys are going to enjoy it to the fullest.

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  3. It's really beautiful. I know you guys are going to enjoy it to the fullest.

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  4. Congrats...looks like a lot of room...you won't be able to find each other. Be sure to hang on to your walkie talkies;o)) Wish you many happy memories yet to be made here!!!

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  5. Very nice, and good job putting together the furniture :) We'll be in CA for awhile, not far from the bay area, maybe we can get together!

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  6. Nice to see your new home base. It's already keeping you busy I see. Don't get lost in all that space.

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  7. Looks like you are settling in nicely! The house looks lovely and I am sure you will both enjoy it very much. Disney World will be on our agenda as well once our grandkids get a little older.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  8. What a great home base, congratulations.

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  9. Nice home ... when we get off the road, our preference will also be one that has all the major living space on the ground floor.

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  10. It looks perfect. One thing I notice when we come back to our little winter home is how far it is from the kitchen to the bedroom!

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  11. Congratulations! It looks like a pretty amazing place. Glad you are getting settled in. Looks like you have your work cut out for you!

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  12. There's so much space in that house. You won't know how to act after living in the RV for so long. However, it is beautiful and you will get used to it. Congratulations to both of you ..... is your driveway long enough for us to moochdock? :)

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  13. congrats on the new home base, bet your glad your finally in it.

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  14. Looks good:) If you are like me, I had a bit of a hard time adjesting to all that space.

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