Waiting is Frustrating

Snake overpass walkway

Waiting is frustrating, to say the least. Selling our home and all the rental property is taking a little bit of doing. We had a buyer, who backed out when he lost his partner, so it’s back on the market.

No problem…we’d be waiting in Tucson for the house to be designed, so waiting here isn’t much different. Ok, it’s different! If we were living in Tucson, we’d be making more repairs to our mobile home to get it in prime living condition. We could look for suppliers of building materials for the house, or even make a few purchases of items for the new home.

But here, we’re just stuck. Tom is a nervous, active person and it’s hard for him to just wait here without taking an active part in the transition. To relieve his boredom, we took a nice cruise to the Caribbean. It was pleasantly warm, and we even found a nice smiling sun face motif that will look perfect on the wall outside the house.

And we’re back. In Louisiana, just waiting.

Longhorn Grill near Tubac

So I got another brilliant idea…a trip to California. San Francisco to be exact. And we’ll be stopping in Tucson for a couple of weeks to do a little more work on our new, temporary home.

We had a little problem last month; there was snow in Tucson. Not a common occurrence, but it does happen. Mom and Grandma were in town recently, and had planned to stay at the mobile home overnight. They discovered there was no water! So after a few phone calls, we determined the meter had frozen near the pump.

That has been repaired, but there’s a new problem. Our favorite handyman, while checking out the water problem, discovered a few new residents. The cold had caused a mamma javelina and several of her young to take up residence under the trailer.

I sure wish I’d been there to see that! They’ve been evicted and the skirting and insulation has been repaired, but it just goes to show you how much excitement we’ve been missing while we’re away.

So when we head West, we’ll stop for a couple of weeks in Tucson and survey the mobile home and the property for any other contingencies that might have cropped up. You never can tell what’s next!

We’ve also set up a meeting with Mark, our designer, to see the first drawings of our new house. We will give our input and inform him of any changes we might like to see. Then it’s back to the drawing board for Mark, to make those changes. This could be tricky it seems. Mark is having a bit of trouble placing the different rooms because of the contours of the land, but I’m sure he’ll be able to work that out soon.

So there you have it. Things are progressing, although not as quickly as we might have hoped. If you are embarking on a project such as this, be sure you plan to be surprised. It’s always good to be prepared for the unexpected, and understand that you just have to deal with whatever comes up.

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