I'm writing this at 10:45AM and it's currently 88 F. (31.1C.) and expected to get up to 110F. (43.33C.) this afternoon. My new Flair is parked out in front and is already unbearable to be inside of - now that I've learned I can't use the 15AMP electrical hook-up! I went out at 6:30 to start to move things in like bed linen and bath towels, etc. At about 7:30 I couldn't take it any more and had to return to the air-conditioned house. I'm going to try to keep it at about 82 inside, which should seem like Heaven compared to the yard.
I called my son, Jeff, this morning to warn him to be mindful of the heat in Cottonwood (near Redding, CA - one of the real hotspots in our state). Although he's a 'weather proof' postman in Redding, even he has to put off the Sunday weed-wacking on his property.
During our conversation, he mentioned that he'd seen the photo I posted yesterday of myself in front of my new baby; he hadn't noticed the keys in my hand, so here's a close-up ....
Yup, I'm ready to go!
There's still lots to do before I head out; but it all seems like part of the adventure and therefore FUN. Yesterday afternoon, when I'd finally retrieved my laptop, I put together a legal Rental Agreement document and pre- and post-rental "Property Checklist" to use with the prospective tenants.
I don't think I'd mentioned that I'd rented a bedroom and bathroom during my trip to Mexico; the couple actually had use of the whole house for the price of one room rental. Well, they were very remiss in making rent and utility payments and when I got back in town, they disappeared! I learned my lesson on that one too. So, now everything will be done in a business-like fashion; I don't want to repeat that debacle to my savings account!
So, today looks like a day to be INDOORS in air-conditioned comfort; maybe I'll rouse myself to do some packing in preparation for 'furnishing' the climate-controlled storage unit I've rented, beginning tomorrow. For now, I wish all a happy Sunday. Enjoy. Stay cool.