Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog

Yesterday we drank our morning coffee indoors with all the windows open and music on the sound system. We talked about the things we needed to get done before we totally kick back and just relax here in the valley.

Later we walked up to the office, which is only open from 8:00 AM to 12 noon. They will have longer hours after Nov 1st.

I paid them for our four month stay, picked up a mail box key and a list of activities.

We returned to the RV and I went to work on things around the site. Marilyn worked inside while I worked outdoors. I set up the DISH antenna but could not get the local channels. There were many other channels missing also. I called DISH network and they ran a bunch of tests before deciding that my receiver was bad. I now have a new receiver on the way.

I also unpacked the truck bed and put some other things into it, then put the bed cover back into place. I unloaded the bikes yesterday and even took mine out for a little ride. I checked out the orange trees but the oranges are still green, as are the grapefruit.

We now have nearly everything set up and are just about ready for some real relaxation. But with RV's, just as with a stick and brick home, there is always something to be done.

Today we are having the RV washed and hand waxed. The cost for that is $105.00 total.

Later today we have to make a run to Wal-Mart and still need to get haircuts and have a propane bottle filled. The last time we had a propane bottle filled was here in the valley. We don't use much propane when we aren't using the furnace. :)

Two of our day/night shades have broken strings and we need to have them re-strung. I know there is someone local who does that but we need to find out how to contact them, etc.

We need to get a trash can set up beside our site and check to see when they come around to pick up the trash.

All in all, it will be a few days until we are totally established here. We need to go over into Mexico one day, or one evening, to have dinner and do some shopping.

I also want to take the truck into town to have it washed, waxed and detailed. The cost last year was $45.00 for the truck. They do a great job, even shining the fender wells.

In the meantime we are going to just do a little bit each day and all should be in readiness when our friends begin to arrive.

I wanted to get some pictures of these folks washing and waxing the RV but I may have to wait and just get a photo of the finished product. I will say that "Steve II" does a great job.

Well my friends, today is another day in paradise and I just can't wait to see what this day has in store.....

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