Progress on remodeling our Scottsdale home slowed some. We had to switch our cabinet contractor and we're looking for a new interior painter. Being that my wife and I both work, this situation has pushed us back in listing our home for at least a month. No worries though. One advantage to closing on our new home in the Pacific Northwest is that we can start sending the belongings that we have in storage up to the home.
Yes, I am in hobby withdrawal! No building. No tinkering. NO SHOP!!!
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Nov 15, 2013 @ 10:31 AM | 636 Views
My wife had never been to the Pacific Northwest, USA before, so this last summer we flew from Phoenix, Arizona, to Portland, Oregon. In Portland we rented a car and spent a full week driving around northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington state. After more than twenty-five years in the desert, my wife now knows what *trees* are.
One day during our trip we came across a small lake community. The setting was incredible. Heavily treed, the peaks of the Olympic Mountains in the distance. Wow! I snapped the pic included in this blog thread from a property that just happened to be on the market. Curious, we contacted a realtor and arranged a showing of the property. Well, we've been together for more than thirty years, she's only had a say in one place we've lived, and only one home. This is the first time in her life that she has had the opportunity to fall in love with a property and say, "I love it, we're moving here." So, I'm game. Of course, the 24' X 36' shop has NOTHING to do with it!
We're in the midsts of remodeling our home here in Scottsdale and getting it ready for the recovering real estate market. I've already packed-up the R/C hobby and placed it all in storage. Same with my woodworking shop/garage. Arizona house sold or not, we'll be in our new home in Washington by March of 2014.
I'll be documenting the relocation of the R/C hobby here in my blog. Over the years I've moved a plane or two around the U.S., but never as much "stuff" as I've accumulated (kits, plans, engines, wood, etc.) since I've returned to the hobby in '08. I will also share arranging the new shop for the hobby.
The lake that will be my backyard is large enough to fly models off of, but I doubt that I'll be able to fly off of it. It is a self-power use only lake. No worries though. The new property is 1/4-mile from a large public lake, and there is R/C activity on it!
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May 10, 2009 @ 01:25 PM | 4,350 Views
Down here in the Southwest USA (near Phoenix, AZ) it gets too hot to fly R/C about 0900 or so from about mid-June to late September. Good time to get something on the workbench, if you have an air conditioned shop...
The bummer is that ideal flying conditions overlap with ideal building conditions. I guess I'll have to adapt the ways of the snow bird.