February 26, 2021

Temperature 87 Degrees

We Bought A House – Did We Really Do That?

When we left here this morning we had a really good idea of the house we wanted to buy.  We had a list of questions we wanted to ask.  And a number of items we wanted to look at again.  In essence, we had a plan.

But just before we left we decided to check the community web site to see if any other homes had recently been listed.  There it was.  A definite contender.  A larger manufacture home.  A lower price.  And it checked all the boxes for us except one.  It was worth a look.


As soon as we saw it we both had a good feeling about it.  It had more of a home feel about it from the front.  The spec’s said it was built in 2002.  The piers that support the house are sitting on a concrete slab. It has up-to-date plumbing that meets current code requirements.


The AC/Heat Pump unit is only two years old.


The concrete slab for the port is in great condition.

The RV port is not as big as the other house but it is large enough.  It is 60 feet long and 19 feet wide and 16 feet high.  I won’t have any problem parking Elvira here.  As with all the ports this one also has FHU with 50 amp available.


At the end of the port is a hugh two story workshop/storage facility.



We have a good size kitchen with a separate eating area.  The cabinets are what Ms Barbara called utilitarian which she stated was just fine by her.


We have a really nice size living room.  This carpet has just been replaced so what is down now is brand new.  This house also has in internet thermostat so when we are on the road we can monitor the temperature anywhere we have internet.


The front room will be our office and sitting room.


Our bedroom is in the back and has a small bathroom and shower adajcent to it.

Rest assured we will not be coming off the road.  Not by any means.  We have lots of miles to go and states to visit.  Rather, this will be our permanent winter home going forward.  Our mortgage has been approved and a contract has been drawn up.  Time now for a home inspection.

Is it perfect?  Of course not.  In time we will replace all the single pane windows with more energy efficent ones.  We also want to put down new flooring in the kitchen and living room.  We’re in no rush.

  That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  We went to puchase one home and instead we purchased yet another.  We’re excited and overwhelmed.  So much to do.  We just keep telling ourselves one step at a time.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. Your home looks awesome. So happy for you two. Isn’t it amazing how when you see the ONE, you know it and it feels RIGHT? God placed you at the right place as always. I can sense the excitement in your writing. Go forward and enjoy the next chapter in your life. Enjoy the weekend. ❤❤


  2. This home looks absolutely beautiful! I love the vaulted ceiling in the kitchen and living room. It’s so open! I’m interested in the 2 story workshop/storage also. I’m also interested in hearing more about the community. I was not aware of places that had an RV port. But, we’ve only had our travel trailer 2+ years. It looks fantastic. And from what I can see of the community, it looks clean and well kept. BTW, my hero, Clark Howard, says to not ever replace windows as the payback period is too long. So, you may want to research on his website other ways to improve efficiency. Or not. It’s your new place, so do what makes you happy! Nice that it has new carpet, too. Prayers are continuing. This looks to be an answer to one. Have a good weekend!


    1. The community is fantastic. It is well managed and kept pristine. Everyone waves to you, everyone is friendly. The couple we bought the house from will be our next door neighbors. They purchased this house a month ago but decided they wanted something larger so when the house next door came on the market they made the switch. Going to check out the web site. Thanks for the tip. Have a great weekend.

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