Friday, February 27, 2015

Another Side of Yuma



On Monday we moved a whole 22 miles from Mittry Lake to a lot in the Yuma Foothills, on the far east side of town. We’ll be here three weeks while we take care of business, some of which we’ve accomplished since we arrived.

This is a very nice neighborhood, consisting of houses with adjoining RV pads. The owners are not here so we have a pleasant private courtyard and full hookups. And no dirt!




Our street. It feels strange living in a “real” neighborhood again. By the way, the house and lot are for sale, if anyone is interested.


We’ve taken a long walk and bike ride around the neighborhood, and a hike on the nearby BLM/AZ Trust Land. There are plenty of roads and trails going up the mountains to explore.



Some of our time has been spent shopping for RV parts and tools to get the job done. After our faucet replacement I couldn’t stand looking at the corroded sink drains, so we found the right size and got to work. Of course it took much longer than it should because the old drains were a pain to remove. But after much cussing, elbow grease, and borrowing a tool from a neighbor, success at last. I forgot to take a before photo, but trust me, it wasn’t pretty.


Jim is still in the process of redoing some of the old adhesive on the solar panel mounts, and we have decided to attempt the carpet and staple removal ourselves before the floor installer comes. Mainly so it doesn’t take as long, since we have to deal with cats while they are putting in the new floor.

Having an address means we can get mail and packages, so we’ve ordered some drawers to mount under the table for extra storage. Today someone is coming out to give us an estimate on repainting the faded black fake windows on the front of the Lazy Daze. And the cats have vet appointments on Saturday.

The foam in the chairs we had reupholstered here last year has collapsed, so yesterday we stopped by Action and had them take a look. There is a new manager, and he says they didn’t put the right foam in, so they are going to redo it next week, although we will have to pay for it. We just want it done right this time, as we’ve been very happy with the fabric.

So it hasn’t been the most exciting week, but we are chipping away at our list. Just part of living the good life!


  1. Don't get too comfy there in sterile suburbia, now! I miss my dusty hiking buddies!

  2. In 2012, we stayed in the foothills. We loved it. We were in a park but did look at places like the one you are in. We said that next time we go to Yuma for any extended stay, that is the way we want to stay. Your place looks beautiful. Enjoy your stay.

  3. Civilization!

    Oy, but why can't things be done right the first time?

  4. That's a nice way to stay in Yuma. Very pleasant surroundings.

  5. Nice looking place! Good luck with the new foam install. Your sink looks great - similar to the faucet I had in my condo, and I loved it. :)

  6. All homes require maintenance. My list gets longer so am hoping my handyman will be available for a day once back in Yarnell.

  7. You do find some amazing places to stay. I wouldn't have a clue how to end up in a community on an RV pad. But it seems perfect for what you need to do. I'm with Kimbopolo on why can't anyone do anything right the first time and if they don't, why should you have to pay for it??

  8. What a great place to park after all your boondocking! Don't you feel wonderful getting these projects finished:) Enjoy your luxury!

  9. It's always great to get caught up on household projects and then hit the road newly refreshed.

  10. That's great you seem to have found a cat impervious fabric even if the foam didn't hold up. Enjoy those unlimited showers while you can!

  11. Looks like a perfect flat and clean spot to get lots of jobs out of the way. It will be interesting to see how the cats like the floors after the carpet :-).

  12. Getting the rig all spiffy will make your journey more pleasant. Nice that your friends allowed you to dock there. Convenient to get 'er done too. Take care.