Sunday, August 15, 2010

Final Inspection

Sue left on the 9th by air for Chicago and I will be right behind her with the motorhome as we finish up here.The floors are installed, plumbing and Electrical completed, painting done except for some touchup, and exterior is almost done.
We will decorate when we return in the fall. The 115 degree temps are chasing us out of here!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It really seems like a completed house now that the stucco has been applied and trim painting is done.
In short order drywall is done, mechanical and electrical are ready for finishing after drywall and painting are finished, our kitchen cabinets and counter tops are installed and the end is in sight!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Fast Progress

In the past 10 days it seems the city inspectors were here every day to inspect the next step in construction. The doors, windows, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, sheet rock, and the first stages of the exterior stucco including foam and wire have all been completed.

Tomorrow the first coat of stucco will be applied.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


As we keep making decisions on plumbing, tubs, vanities, kitchen cabinets and appliances Ernie Young and his crew started erecting the framing this week. The walls go up in a hurry but the joists, stairs, window framing, and all the other details take more time.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Foundation is Complete

We returned from Southern Utah to find the lot about ready for the concrete crew to pur our new foundation for the Arizona room.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Next Step: Our New Arizona Room at Happy Trails

After four and a half years of storing our "couldn't throw-a-ways" and sleeping in the Tradewinds year round we are starting construction on our lot in Happy Trails. When we are finished later this summer we will have a place to spend the winter months with the m/h parked a few feet away waiting for the next adventure. By the time we move in we will have spent 5 years full timing and will still spend six months or more on the road each year.We spent most of the past three months deciding on a floor plan, getting approval from our homeowners association, and finally waiting for the building permit from the City of Surprise which was issued a week ago. We have moved down the street to a friend's lot during construction until we leave for southern Utah at the end of April.Last Monday Young Construction started removing the doors, windows, siding, and interior of our casita in preparation for the replacement of the concrete for the new building.Some of the cabinets and lighting will be used in Sue's sewing room and for outside lighting.

Friday the concrete subcontractor showed up and started removing the old patio floor.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Utah Rocks!

We left Las Vegas Saturday morning for Zion River Resort in Virgin, UT, just outside Zion National Park. We will spend the next two weeks traveling through Zion to Bryce Canyon and then Capitol Reef NPs along with 10-12 other coaches as part of the Hop, Skip, and Jump Rally of the RV Forum. We spent the afternoon and evening catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.At the urging of one of our friends five of us spent four hours Sunday hiking up to Angel's Landing, an extremely strenuous climb.
After one and a half hours of climbing we reached the final assault that ends with a chain assisted scramble up a narrow rock ledge to the top.
When you crawl out to the edge you are looking down 1400 feet to the valley floor below.The view from Angel's Landing is spectacular but the climb will be classified as once is enough!We earned the hats and shirts we purchased at the visitor's center.