Back in the Saddle Again
Our motorhome has been unpacked, sorted, cleaned and returned to
her storage garage.
takes quite a bit of getting-used-to moving from a 45-foot motorhome to a large
home in the country. It is so quiet at our house. No one stops by to chat or
have a glass of wine. Our house is on the way to no where. No place. No one,
ever, has said "let's stop by Terry & Dave's"... where at the Motorcoach Country
Club, this was an everyday occurrence. Outside the Bubble, life is quiet.
Instead of the gorgeous view in Indio - along the canal to Joshua Tree National
Park - I wake to a vista of blooming Rhododendrons and a forest.
Every winter, while in Indio, we discuss selling this monster of a house. Every
summer, when we return to Oregon, we swear we will never sell this house. It is
a dilemma. A dilemma I am sure many of My Readers are facing as well. To
complicate matters, our long-time housesitter (liviing in the
nanny/mother-in-law apartment over our garage), had found himself a bride, has
purchased a home and is leaving us in August. How rude!
Kids these days.
The "stay or sell" decision does not concern our 20+ year old furnaces and water
heaters. They need to be replaced, either way. These two upgrades are my number
2 & 3 tasks for the summer. Number one is a new tow car.
Tasks four-through-four-hundred will be tackled on a day-to-day basis.
After saying goodbye to our beautiful RV and getting fresh
provisions from our local
New Seasons Market,
we enjoyed a home-cooked meal.
A simple salad with fresh arugula, sliced tomatoes, fresh
mozzarella, diced roasted peppers, olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh basil.
Tortellini en Brodo. Sounds so fancy. It is not. Boil some
tortellini from the grocer. Pour hot broth over. Garnish. Okay, so maybe it is
better with artisan fresh tortellini. Maybe it better with homemade organic
turkey broth from the freezer. Whichever way it arrives to the table, this is
one of my favorite meals and the ingredients can come from a freezer or
pantry (tortellini is also available dried and ready-to-boil) and prepared very
Without a 54,000 pound motorhome parked in our driveway, our
life will return to "normal" slowly over the next few days.
Oh, wait. Did I say "normal"? Just kidding.
Until my next update, I remain, your light-weight correspondent.
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