Monday, January 13, 2014

Committed

It happened. That commitment was not to a state mental hospital. Although some of my fellow nomadic wanderers would think that I should be "committed" considering what I did. I bought a park model at Far Horizons. I committed to owning "sticks and bricks" and the responsibility for maintenance. My preference would be to call someone to take care of any issues.

When I arrived in Tucson a month ago, I began a search for an apartment. For an apartment to be attractive, it could not be a cave -- windows at one end. With those requirements soon I was looking at luxury (read expensive) apartments or condos.

While searching for that ideal apartment, I also looked at park models at Far Horizons. Park models don't share walls with the neighbors. After looking at several units and not falling in love with any of them, I raised the amount I was willing to spend. That was when I found Old Yeller.


The major factor in the deciding on a park model over the luxury apartment was an existing community.

So today, the check was written to make Old Yeller my home. Now comes the part that I really dread -- moving my stuff. I never enjoyed moving. Fortunately, there is no furniture to move, but there is a lot of stuff in this trailer. Some of that stuff has not seen light in years. With a storage shed on the lot, that is where the stuff will get stored. Out of sight. Out of mind. 

With 400 square feet, Old Yeller has twice the floor space as Wandrin Wagon. Twice the living space may be the only positive about this commitment.

22 comments:

  1. I have looked at Park Models several times. To me they seem a good way of living also. Good luck and have fun.

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  2. I've seen some very nice park models..does this one have a washer and dryer? if we ever move into one it will have a washer, dryer and a dishwasher!

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    1. None of those conveniences. Would be nice, but after 13 years of washing dishes in Wandrin Wagon I am quite used to the process. With the laundromat within the park, it gives me the chance to hang out with the unwashed and unclean. :-))

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  3. Best wishes for an easy transition...it won't be easy but hopefully it will eventually feel perfect!

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    1. The mantra continues: it will be great; it will be great.

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  4. I think Old Yeller will be a perfect fit and you will enjoy a new beginning. Congratulations! Now all you need is a small dog and you will be good to go.

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    1. I'm afraid dog would complicate my life.

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  5. Hope this works out well for you. Good luck with the new place and community. A new year and a new home could be the right combination. Take care.

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  6. Congratulations Lloyd. It looks nice. Best wishes for a successful transition. Exciting times.

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    1. Thank you. The exciting times have begun: moving my stuff from Wandrin Wagon to Old Yeller.

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  7. All the best Lloyd. I know several folks who have done the same, and are very happy. And now, on to the next chapter in life, right?

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    1. I know I will be happy with the decision. Eventually.

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  8. From New Horizons to Far Horizons! Get her fixed up nice and pretty so you can show her off when we come through Tucson in March. Do you want one of our dogs to make your new lifestyle complete? :-)

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    1. Your first line should have been a title for a post on my blog. :-( Guess I will have to get a few more chairs before you arrive. I'll pass on the dog adoption opportunity.

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    2. We're fulltimers....we always provide our own chairs and wine glasses!

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  9. Congratulations on your new digs! You should be mighty happy there.

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    1. Thank you. For me the location is ideal.

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    2. Congratulations.....where exactly is Far Horizons? Did you give up your Benson Lot?

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    3. Jil, Far Horizons is on Pantano between Broadway and Speedway. Next week I will begin the process of relinquishing the lot at Saguaro.

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  10. Well good luck...we will have to ave a meet upnif you are there when we get back in March....

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