Saturday, January 28, 2012

Update on Construction

These are the latest photos of the AZ room. Doors and windows are in!! Looks like the exterior siding will be next on the list. We can hardly wait to get to Mesa. Senor Ping will do the electrical and plumbing, we will insulate and then we will contract out the drywalling. In the meantime I can start shopping for paint coloring, flooring and window coverings.

This is a view from the street.

This is a photo of the interior taken through the back window.

We hope to get the back patio finished before we head north at the end of March.

And thanks again to Pat (at ) for the photos!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Under Construction

After we bought our park model last November we discussed the pros and cons of and Arizona Room vs. storage shed. Senor Ping and I spent lots of time biking around the park, looking at what other people have built and we eventually came to the decision that an AZ room would best meet our needs. The next decision was whether Senor Ping would build it or have the work done by an outside the park construction crew. We were already committed to spending 7 weeks back in Saskatchewan and tools and other equipment were going to be an issue, so we hired a crew to do the outer walls, ceiling, floor, door and windows.
This week the crew arrived and work started. Thanks to our friend Pat (from A View From The Edge) we are able to see the work in progress. We have also received emails from others who are checking out the work and reporting back. It's so great to have good friends that keep us up to date with the construction.
Here are a few photos taken by Pat of the work in progress!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Back to Blogging

I am sure many of you thought I had given up posting on my blog. Not really, but I have found that I post less on here and more on facebook these days. I just spent a few minutes reading posts from my first year of blogging. It's hard to believe that it's been almost 5 years since Senor Ping and I retired. When I read about the preparations we made before our first trip south I can hear the excitement in my voice. It was fun to read about those last days at school and family holidays. And then I checked the archives and reread posts about our trips to Europe, visits with family and friends and day to day events. And then I noticed a large posts between April 2011 and now. Time to change that!!!

So, with that in mind, here I sit on a cold frosty Saskatchewan morning. I look out the window and see that it is starting to snow. This past week the temperatures dropped to -30C (and that as before the windchill) and by next Wednesday the forecast is for +9 C. We arrived back in Saskatchewan on December 10 and except for the last week, it has been a wonderful winter. We have also seen some of the most beautiful prairie sunrises. This photo was taken from my kitchen window.

And now we have two weeks before we head south again. I have a long list of things to do. Dinner theatre rehearsals and prep will take up the majority of my time, but I also have a quilt to finish and things to pack for our new home. But before long we will be back in Arizona.




And having a great time with wonderful friends!!!!