Tim, thanks for checking in, nice to hear from you, and also glad to see your recent posts, and the changes occurring in your life. Growing families are a joy, and bring new adventures and ways of doing things. Best wishes in your future journeys!
Well, speaking of changes, we made a choice to add another major change in our life. With the housing market so crazy everywhere, and to us, particularly in Utah, we were having a challenge finding a new house that met our needs in Utah, after selling our home of 25 years in Colorado a couple years back. We’ve been renting since that time, and I have really not enjoyed this situation, when having the capacity to own. Back at the end of December 2020, I retired from pharmaceutical sales after 34 years, when offered an early retirement program package from my previous employer, which I have really been enjoying the new found freedom. We have children and grand kids in Utah, but also many family members in Las Vegas, and found ourselves pulled from both directions when trying to buy a new house. In the end, a good opportunity presented itself, and we purchased a new house in north west Las Vegas. My wife’s parents are getting up there in age and she wanted to be a bit closer to be a help as needed in the near future. So, now we are now new residents of Nevada! My wife and I both grew up in the Las Vegas valley, so it’s not completely foreign to us, and is close to many outdoor opportunities in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and California, but not limited to just that. Anyhow, a new chapter in life for us.
Moving our household belongings from the rental and storage unit in Utah took several trips, but the old Superduty with the 7.3 Powerstroke diesel performed the job well. I borrowed an 8’x20’ cargo trailer from my brother-in-law, and pulled that, along with the FWC on board (since I didn’t have a place to drop it), for several loads, and got the job done. I averaged 11 Mpg, which was I thought was very reasonable, and had no vehicle problems, but blew 3 trailer tires that had to be replaced under warranty, even though they were about five years old, which is largely the reason they gave way. We had plenty of help loading and unloading from family members which was a blessing. Unfortunately in the process, I suffered an inguinal hernia that will need to be repaired, but all is well.
Anyhow, an update to my huild thread, that will tie into future posts, which will cover a few uncompleted tasks on the build, and some adventures.
More to come!