Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A new home?

I’m going to say good morning instead of afternoon, because technically, here, it is still morning. I got up and out early this morning since it is chore day. Went to the farmers market, did laundry, got gas for the generator, post office…etc. I even remembered to bring my ipad so I could use the free wifi to download some books and get most of my 17 updates done.

Have been back an hour or so now, I think it is going to be a nice day. The sun is out, but it is still kind of hazy and humid, but also cool. Lot of humidity in the air this morning. Real fog. Water dripping everywhere.

I got some purple cauliflower, avocados, cukes, scallions, yams and brussels at the market, plus some lettuce and asparagus! I have salmon in the freezer, maybe I will have salmon and asparagus for dinner tonight. Cooking the catfish on the grill on a piece of foil worked pretty good and didn’t stink up Ody, so I will try the same thing with the salmon, and steam the asparagus in foil on the grill…or, I could try some grilled asparagus.

After looking at several places yesterday, I settled on one and made a low ball offer. The first place I looked at, we couldn’t get in to as the owner was sick and couldn’t let us in. The second one was over by Q Mountain, edging BLM land, in an HOA, was a really nice lot, completely fenced in, but the mobile home on it was made in 1969, and whoever lived there had cats. The place really stunk. Nasty. We also stopped at a park model in the same neighborhood, but it was too frilly and foo foo for me. It was furnished, and I didn’t like any of the furniture. Not a stick of it. So we decided to go the the one I inquired about originally. It is a cabin style on a half acre, basically new construction. The wiring is done, and it is partially plumbed, has a hookup outside, and has real potential. It is a nice big lot, has a shed, and is on the side of town away from the highway. 

The place is a blank slate. Can be finished any way I want to finish it, and I can live in Ody until it is habitable. Assuming I get it. I’m still waiting to hear, anxiously, I might add.

Kali Cat seems to be feeling better. Sleeping a lot, most likely the meds. But snuggles with me at night or if I lay down for a nap, and just purrs. I love to hear her purr. Tuna does the trick with antibiotics. Haven’t had any issue getting her to take them since I dissolve them in tuna juice. Tomorrow we go back to have her checked. I got the liner for the carrier washed today so it is nice and clean for tomorrow. I may line it with puppy pads tho. It is  much easier to throw one of those out than it is to clean the fuzzy pad. It was really nasty. Ugh! I wish I didn't have to take her back tomorrow. It is hard on both of us. I might not. Just keep giving her the meds until they are gone, then take her back when it recurs. 

Here are some of the pics from the place I made the offer on. It looks like a garage from the outside, but I have plans for that already. :)

I managed to make it to the post office and pick up some packages. Among those was one from family. In the box was this quilt that Linda made especially for me. It is absolutely beautiful and she had me in mind while she was making it. I can't wait to find a place to display it.

Here are a few rocks I picked up yesterday while I was looking at places. The geodes came from the place I made the offer on.


  1. I have no idea why anybody would even consider buying property in Quartzsite of all places !! The population is less than 3,000 for a reason.

    If you do – and later decide it was a mistake – it will take YEARS to sell. Before you go making such a big and important decision just look at the listings you have seen and ask how long they have been on the market.

    There are just SO many more options out there for you than investing such a large amount of cash.

    Just my humble opinion.

  2. You may be absolutely correct Frank, but everyone has their own opinions and reasons for doing things. Mine, at the moment suit my purpose. Nothing is ever permanent, I have moved enough times to prove that, and if I decide I don't like it here, I will weigh my options. I appreciate your thoughts on the matter. Thanks.

  3. I hope they accept their offer, I know you could make a very nice home of it.