The Gypsy Rose

The Gypsy Rose

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Internet hell...

OK, so not hell, but it sure feels like HECK!  I've had a heck of a time getting my feed reader to work, so I'm behind with everyone's adventures.  I did catch Michael's post that his house still hasn't sold.  Michael, the right buyer is out there...God's just working out the timing.  I can't wait for you to be free of the bonds and able to run around this beautiful country of ours.

We had dinner last night with our friends that moved down here, Mikey & RC.  These two just make our lives so much brighter and full of laughter.  It's amazing when your mate finds a good friend and then you discover you love their spouse just as much.  We just all four click and play together so well.  Pirate is a Scorpio and I'm a Taurus...Mikey is a Taurus and RC is a Scoprio!  How cool is that?

For all of the talk about "hitch itch" here we are sitting in one spot for seven months right out of the gate.  But we planned it this way to really get used to living in this space and figuring out all the in's and out's of the Gypsy Rose's workings.  I can't remember now if I shared our experience with our awning?  We didn't get it in fast enough one morning and it came off the rails.  It also blew a fuse, so we got to find out how to take care of fuses, too.  I've become the official tank dumper, although I doubt Pirate will let me actually do the  hooking up to the sewer, as hand strength would be involved.  I love and respect my husband so much for finding ways to make me feel 'useful.'

I'm watching my calendar leak  pages like leaves falling from an oak tree...our daughters will be visiting this Holiday Season.  Amy will be in Surprise for Thanksgiving, flying down with a dear friend whose parents are also down in the AZ.  Miss Tracie will be flying down around Christmas time as her schedule allows.  We may not get her on THE day, but she'll work it so she gets the maximum time off to spend with us.  We're not sure when Tony will be able to join us; he's still in the middle of work issues due to his back surgery.  He wants to go back to full duty, but is experiencing the ol run-around with L & I and all the legal issues.

We truly are enjoying our spot here at Leaf Verde.  This park was started by the same family that still runs it today.  You can sure tell it's a family operation, because the attention to details and how they accommodate you each and every way possible.  They are on first name basis with every camper and truly care about them.  I can see why so many people return year after year.  Customer Service like this is truly rare, and we feel especially blessed to have LV as our first winter spot.  We'll more than likely spend at least some time here each year, though not as long as this first time.

Pirate is out riding today with the boys, so I'm going to try my hand at exploring again today.  I loved the comments about appearance and judging.  We're all so human! God surely shakes his head at us sometimes.  We got a discussion going, and that's where it cannot change what you don't acknowledge.  When you recognize areas in your life that you can work on, it's very challenging, isn't it ?  It's up to each of us to take those steps...or not.  I admit that when I see teens or young folks being 'lazy' it does set me off.  Who am I to judge?!  I don't know if before they came to hang at the mall and make things uncomfortable for little ol biker chicks...did they help their Mom with the dishes?  Did they babysit their little sister?  Did they take food to a neighbor or clean up their elderly aunt's house for them?  Remember how we all tried to 'act tough' when in a group of our peers? have that time back, eh?  NO! You're right!  You couldn't pay me to go through those years again, lol!

I'll get this sorry excuse for a blog published before the computer gods frown upon me again.  I'm having a DNS problem.  Probably because of all the moving around we've done.  ??  I'm using my cell phone as my mifi spot, same  phone, same computer, same  passwords....  I find if I go in through a backdoor, I can get where I want to go, but my bookmarks are all messed up.  =(  


  1. We spent last winter in AZ (our first winter of actual retirement and full timing). Not a bad place to be during those cold northern months.

    Sounds like a good idea to stay in one place for a spell while getting used to a new type of living.

  2. I think you are smart doing it the way you are. Good job!!