Inside, however, is going to be a slow process. Last week we went to Wal-Mart and bought some rugs to cover our bare plywood floor (the old rugs weren’t big enough and were getting in bad shape). This week we had Christmas on Tuesday! We bought a new TV for the casita, a 22-inch Samsung HDTV, a little DVD player to go with it, and a new length of cable to connect the TV to the park’s cable system. There had been a cable there when we moved in, but when we tried it out, it made a very poor connection. We later found out that it was rotted through the sheathing.
We also went to Sierra Vista, bought a ceiling fan with light from Lowe’s, and a track lighting fixture from Home Depot for over the desk.
The TV is great, just the right size for our little casita, and the picture is sharp and clear. We don’t have the lights mounted yet, because there is wiring to be designed and accomplished. When we get finished, we’ll show you some pictures.
Friday we began our Christmas decorations in the casita, in the motorhome, and on the lot. We took a break to watch the evening news, and up came the sunset. We had thought that morning’s sunrise was special, but the evening crowned it.
Just look at that sky! We are so blessed to be in Benson, Arizona. The sky is only one visible demonstration of that blessing! (For Gene, who now is wondering, no, I didn't retouch this picture a bit. That's what it really looked like!)
Well, Mother Nature sure likes to strut her stuff! We showed you a picture of Friday night’s sunset, but we can’t show you pictures of Saturday night / Sunday morning’s wind! It was blowing hard all night, with gusts that rocked the motorhome. We were afraid we’d have to drive to Tucson to try to find the gravel from the surface of our lot, the wind was so fierce.
After the social hour, we returned to complete our decorations. With the new cranberry-colored rugs, we think it looks quite festive.
The reason we wanted to finish decorating is that we had guests coming too, Terry and Darlene Miller. Darlene is the author of two humorous books on the RVing life as well as her own blog. We bought her first book (RV Chuckles and Chuckholes - the Confessions of Happy Campers), and because she used part of one of our postings in her second book (More RV Chuckles ...), she gave us a free copy of that one.