Friday, April 15, 2016

And now for something completely different

I am in a Candlewood Suites in Nogales, AZ.  This was scheduled back when I was working, and before the moving all got into full swing.  I have a bunch of reward points with IHG, and they now expire.  I had to do something to activate the account before May 1.  This hotel was on super sale points, so I came down here for a couple of nights to reset the time clock on the rewards program.  I had few expectations.  However, so far I am impressed.  It is much prettier down here than I expected, not the dry brown desert I'm used to.  There are a few places I'll go explore tomorrow.

With much help from Favorite Neighbor's Son and DIL and another neighbor in the park we got Mom's furniture that she is keeping into the storage unit.  It is even stacked up enough that there should be room for most, if not all, of my stuff in the other half.  They worked their backsides off.  I felt basically useless as my back won't let me pick up much.  I am so happy to have that done.  God bless them, is all I can say.  We will go out to the Organ Stop for pizza and organ music on Sunday night as a token of our appreciation, and a goodbye for now, as they will all leave for MN on Monday morning.

The selling of furniture to Mesa Auction was a bust.  They gave Mom a token amount for her washer and dryer, and she basically had them just take the rest of what she didn't want.  I was offered $100 for my stuff, which included the antiques.  I declined.  My IKEA chair and nice baker's rack was worth that much.  Even going pennies on the dollar.  So, I still have furniture to get rid of.

Mom is headed up to Payson for the weekend.  Someone emailed and wants to see her mobile on Sunday afternoon.  Also, a neighbor who is temporarily living in a 5th wheel next to her is interested in buying her place, so it looks as if she will get something for her place.  Not near what she has into it, but something.

Off so my room to check out the tourist info for the places around here.  I'm in the business center of the hotel now.  I didn't even bring a computer other than my smartphone.


  1. When I sold my house in NC and bought a 5th wheel, I had my furniture sold by an auctioneer. I got very little compared to the like-new state of good quality furniture. I lived on a steep hill and didn't think I could manage getting a moving truck up to load my stuff and drive it to a storage unit. I have always wished I had found a way to keep it. Have a good time in Nogales.

  2. Enjoy your time there in Nogales, it is nice to get away once in a while.

  3. Good news that Mom will at least get something out of her place. That would be better than nothing. Have a great time on your vacation.

  4. Yes it is good news that your mom will get something for her place and not have to just turn it over to the park. I am thinking this will be a positive move for her. Sorry about the auction house, I think this is typical of them.