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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Yuma Foothills Lot for Rent $325

Marc is about due to be done with moving some more of our stuff from our Yuma lot so we now have room to offer it for rent. Please note we are also interested in selling this lot. 

Rental can start January 1st to however long someone wishes to stay, however a two month minimum is required. Lot rent is $325/month, all due and payable in advance for length of stay. Water and sewer is included, tenant pays electric and garbage. Electric deposit is $100 and last month’s billing will be taken out of deposit and any overage sent back to tenant. Full hookup is 50 amps on a parking slab and tenant will have the entire lot to themselves since a vacant park model occupies the other side of the lot. There is a huge patio, full six foot block walls, mature landscaping and front privacy wall and 3 tier fountain and firepit. This is NOT just a gravel parking area with hookups and a visible-to-all-lot with short walls as so many others are in the Foothills. If you value privacy, you will love it here! *(Spa not included in rental). 

There is a lot of additional parking out front for toys or when friends gather. Pets upon approval—no yappers though, as my neighbors hate that. Neighbors are all owners, not renters. Street is a very quiet spur road (E. 52nd Drive on east side of Fortuna Wash), merely two long blocks to desert and mountain edge with plenty of BLM land and ATV trails. The lot is midway between two golf courses and close to shopping. Please email itcyhitchatyahoodotcom with Yuma lot in subject and I will get back with you right away. 

For those of you in the Yuma area, Marc will be there through Dec. 24th and can show personally. Thanks for your interest.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Facing Winter Doldrums Alone

Marc left for Yuma yesterday on a wonderfully sunny but 4 degree day. We drove to the airport in Appleton about 50 miles away and I was just happy we didn’t have to fight bad roads and snow. We are due for more of that much of this week. He has the next two weeks off to return with more of our stuff and the Dodge and cargo trailer we left behind. In addition, his northern California friend Bill is purchasing our smaller fifth wheel trailer so will arrive by Tuesday to pick that up and help Marc with his loading tasks. So while I will suffer in Wisconsin’s white single digits, Marc will bask in Yuma’s nearly 80 and sunny degrees.
I’ve a long two weeks of mostly bad weather stretching out before me so in anticipation of that I gathered some “tools” to combat cabin fever and the winter doldrums. So it’s just me and the kitties hunkered down in front of the fireplace, watching it snow. I’ll become an expert puzzle whiz, relearn how to knit (learned but haven’t done any for 35 years), and finish up the final novels I missed of my favorite now-departed author, Robert B. Parker. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sorry Folks, It’s Kind of the Hibernation Season

Yes, Wisconsin has suffered the same brutally low temps as many other parts of the country the past two weeks. Often when we step outside to now coated, slick icy or snowy walkways, it hurts to take a deep breath. Wednesday’s high temp will be -3 and with a 20 mph wind added they are warning of dangerous wind chills of -35. Needless to say, I spend all of my time indoors these days; even doing the least amount of driving possible since my car is not four wheel drive nor do I even have snow tires. The road departments do a great job of keeping roads clear but since they use salt, the cost on car bodies is extracted in a short lifespan.
Rocket finally capitulated and gave up going to the sliding door asking to go out. I think it hurt his feet the last time he trounced through the snow and with the wind chill ruffling his fur decided being outside during this time of year isn’t such a great thing after all. Now he merely looks at the white blanket and acts pissed off and then turns around to pick on the new little girl whom we’ve named Munchkin. We purchased a four-story cat condo hoping that would help with diversions but Rocket doesn’t like sharing despite many up-high perches easily shared. He is slowly getting more accepting of the intruder but I play referee much of the day.
Little Munchkin is an absolute sweetheart; docile, playful, and getting more at ease with each passing day. We’re really glad we saved her and made her part of our family. Now if we can only get Rocket to agree!