Saturday - Camping Out at Home

campsite.jpgWe’re now occupying our new Arizona home. We have been “moved in” since Tuesday morning but since we haven’t furnished the place, we’re still “camping out,” so to speak.

All the appliances are here, the utilities are all turned on and we had our first trash collection on Thursday. We can shower, wash clothes and dishes, store food in the refrigerator and guns in the safe and sleep on our new mattress set (sans bed frame). Most of the furniture we have in California will stay there since I promised Damsel all new furnishings for our new retirement home. That will take time.

In the meantime, we’re eating on a 2×4 folding table (the same one where our laptops sit), we’re sitting on a couple of canvas folding chairs and our entertainment center consists of a 17 inch TV, a little round table, a cooler used as a table and a couple more (patriotic) folding chairs.

Like I said in a previous comment, “Spartan Opulence.” But the euphoria of being in our retirement home lets us look at all of this through rose-colored glasses. It’s a great feeling. We will get where we want to be in a matter of just a few weeks.

4 Comments

  1. drjim said,

    January 15, 2011 @ 23:05:16

    Enjoy it, my friend, you’ve earned it!

  2. Cap'n Bob said,

    January 16, 2011 @ 11:47:27

    Thanks, Jim. We’re very contented . . . :)

  3. drjim said,

    January 16, 2011 @ 12:39:05

    Who in their right mind wouldn’t be?
    How long foes it take you guys to get to the range? One thing I miss about my bachelor pad in Torrance was that I could get to the range in 10 minutes or less.
    Now it’s more like half an hour….

  4. Cap'n Bob said,

    January 16, 2011 @ 20:47:59

    The town is sort of small, so nothing is more than a few minutes away. Google says it should take about six minutes . . .

    We still haven’t been shooting - but soon.

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