Thursday, July 17, 2008

One more time...

Just one of the sites that I think I've seen just one too many times, and I'm afraid it's not going to be just one more time, but a few yet. But actually, I never tire of seeing the mountain in the background. It makes me realize that there really are some perks to living down here, and that is getting to see this mountain every day. Well, okay, I can't see it from our house, but if I just go out to 15th street it jumps right out at me.
We made a trip today to do some of the jobs there that have to be done, do some packing and make a visit to my physical therapist. Actually I got a a lot of packing done. But there is still a lot more to do. I just hope I get it all done before the new manager is hired. We will go back Saturday for the annual Plantation Picnic, my last! Hopefully I'll get some time to do some more packing too and some cleaning. I'm sure that when that is all done I will enjoy the trips much more.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Two weeks in

Two weeks in to the management of the new park, oh my gosh. Didn't think I was going to make it til Dave got through working at the county. The drive home tonight seemed to go so quickly when I didn't have to be doing the driving. In the last two weeks I've driven 710 miles. I'm sure that's more than I've done in the last year! Let's see, how far could I get going east 710 miles?

I have made a few paper work errors but most people have forgiven me. Made at least one enemy and got a threat of severe physical harm. But he wasn't too smart and left it on my answering machine.... duh! So, it was eventful with visions of many more exciting times ahead! Cable and TV are hooked up, so there's noise in the house now, and I'm not in the dark technologically. Tomorrow (Saturday) will be spent mowing and sprucing up around Plantation, and Sunday we will get the moving truck. I don't think I'm ready, but hey, life's an adventure.... isn't it? It may take me all next week just to clean up the rubble. For tonight.... I'm just sitting here and enjoying a rare time of "nothingness" relaxing in my chair. As I say that I feel guilty about not being up packing. Clyle is out mowing the yard. Can't let him do any of the other mowing around the park with the new management company, but he would like to.

Dave found out today how horrible the new lawnmower is. I did some mowing yesterday and told him about it, and he was like... "yeah, right", until he got behind it! The bars are backwards from the John Deere (walk behind) at Plantation. The self propelled bar and the one you have to hold down to just keep it running are reversed, but that's not the worse part. You know the knob that has the turtle and the rabbit? Well, this rabbit is on steroids! You pull the switch up to the turtle and by the time you get down to the end of the row you're on a dead race with the Road Runner ! Just yesterday when I was mowing at Plantation I was grumbling to myself because I couldn't get the John Deere to go any faster so I could get done sooner. I won't complain again, but then again, I won't have much of a chance to complain when they get a new manager. I'm sure Dave is going to be tinkerin' around with it until he gets it running (or walking) right.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It's official!

We are now the managers of Auburn Hills! You remember the theme song from an old sitcom, I think it was the Jefferson's... maybe not, but it says "Movin on UP!" That's what we are doing! After 3+ years at Plantation with it's 44 sites we are moving to a larger park in Auburn with 99 sites (Here I've been telling everybody it had 100 sites, and I find out today it's 99). Just two days officially while we start wrapping things up at Plantation. It's another terrific learning and growing opportunity. Dave will also be full time, so it will be so great to have him by my side full time now sharing the responsibilities.
This is the front of our house/office. It's nice because the first thing they come to is the office door and not the residence door, so we won't get so many knocks on the door at odd hours. The house is VERY nice. Two BR with walk in closets (I've been so closet deprived with one closet being taken up with my scappin' stuff). When we moved to Plantation I had to give away a ton of clothes because there just was not enough room for them all. Dave's clothes actually took up tons more space than mine! The master bath has a walk in shower and a GARDEN TUB WITH JETS! Oh Yeah!! that's going to feel really good after being out pulling weeds all day.
So, I've started telling a few of the residents at Plantation that we are leaving. It will take some time before we are actually gone. I figure that it's going to be two weeks before we physically move. Then we will be coming at least two days a week between Dave and I to mow and clean the septic. When the new manager is hired I will come back and help to train them. Of course, Dave has to teach the male counterpart the septic system.... I don't do septics! It will be fun.

One of the residents I told this morning that we were leaving brought me these roses the evening when I got home. I thought that was very sweet, her roses are her pride and joy.