Where Are We Now?

Say Hello To Our New-To-Us Tow Vehicle

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Our New Rig - 2018 Dodge RAM 3500 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This article will be a long one because I want to start at the beginning.

When we made the decision to sell everything and RV travel full time, the biggest decision of all was: what type and size of RV will we travel in?  At this point we had owned two motorhomes and one travel trailer. All three were very small with no slides. The motorhomes were setup to tow either a horse trailer or...

Our Landlording Life - The Current Rehab Project Is Finally COMPLETE

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White Moth At Our Rehab Unit | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We've been working non-stop on what we call the "Dog Urine Damaged" rehab project. It was a bigger project than we anticipated because no one expected the tenants pets to do so much damage. It makes us both sad and mad that someone can treat our property so poorly. We started work on 6/3 and just finished 6/27. The picture is of a beautiful white moth that flew in and landed by me while I was...

The Return Home After Eight Months On The Road - A Flurry Of Activity In The Pacific Northwest

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My View Out The Back Window At Mt. Vernon TT | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today we have finished our first 21 days back in our home town area. We adjusted our schedule so we could be home for a vacancy in one of our units. We suspected it was going to be a bit of a rehab project, but we didn't anticipate the level of work needed. The tenants got a dog and we believe there were two dogs for some of that time.. Evidently they are not very good dog owners because it...

Four Months In Arizona 2019 - Wrap Up

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Disc Basket - My Disc - Watson Lake Behind | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We planned a four month stay in Arizona to see if we would like to live there part time. We stayed in four different areas for a month or longer to get a good feel for each location. Verde Valley (Cottonwood), Congress (Wickenburg), Sierra Vista and Prescott Valley. The weather was not the best, it was quite cold and we enjoyed (not!) two snow storms. The temperatures were very cold at night,...

What's In My Bag - Tracy's Disc Golf Discs - March 2019

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What's In My Bag March 2019 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It has been over a year of rebuilding our bags after we lost most of the discs that we owned. I though it was finally time to create an updated in the bag video explaining my discs, how I came to be using them and for what type of shots. Video Length 14 min 47 sec.

I carry an 11 disc Innova bag so am somewhat limited. I like the lighter weight. I had a backpack that could hold 20 discs...

I Am A Monopoly Winner! It Just Feels Good To Win...

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2019 Safeway Monopoly Game - I Won! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've played the shopping Monopoly game for three years in a row now. I started after retirement because I like detailed busy work and have the free time to put into it. I do travel full time so my family sends me their ticket codes, or pictures of them and I keep track of everyone's ticket codes on my board by a tiny colored dot using small avery removable labels (listed below).

In 2018...

2019 Safeway Monopoly Game - 2/6/2019 to 5/7/2019 - How To Play & Tips Video + Rares List

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Tips and Tricks on 2019 Monopoly | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am a detail oriented person. I love complicated things. This is a bad thing and a good thing. The annual Monopoly game at Safeway (& other stores) is just the kind of game for a person like me. My mom thinks I am crazy and she happily gives me all her game tickets each year. I did not start playing seriously until I officially retired. I had a detail-oriented job that kept me plenty busy...

Our Stay In Congress Arizona

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Sharp Spurs Greet You At the West End Of Wickenburg | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Congress is one town away from Wickenburg and our RV park is between the two on highway 89. Our RV park (Escapees North Ranch) consists of two different areas, the RV campground space, which is essentially a gravel parking lot, and after that is a residential community that has RV and "one" bedroom house deeded lots.

I like the residential area, but it really is in the middle of nowhere...

Arizona ... Finally!

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Verde Valley December 2018 Snow! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After our brake issues, we decided to compress our last four days of travel down to two eight hour drives. The first day we made it through the rest of Texas and stopped in New Mexico for the night.

Day two was the long haul through New Mexico and southern Arizona all the way up to Cottonwood. While there I found some properties to go look at but we didn't expect to find this area would...

Truck Brake Issues ... Continued...

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More Brake Issues | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today's continuing brake issues include a fire! Yup, the front braks caught fire and thank goodness we stopped when we did. Hub had properly prepared for something bad to happen and he used the emergency water in the truck to put the fire out. I have created a video with images and a more detailed explanation of what's been going on. I finish with some shout outs to all the helpful folks that...