Patty and I have been in Mesa, Arizona since the end of December 2010. We are heading back to Canada in a few days time. We don't want to leave the warm weather and friends we have made but we are also excited to be home and continue work on our home.
We have a small apartment/condo in Mesa. It was in pretty rough shape when we bought it but after some cleaning, painting, removing old kitchen cabinets and installing new cabinets, getting new kitchen appliances and getting furniture it is now in decent shape. New flooring is at the top of the list for next years projects.
Part of the fun we had was hunting for furniture. The only items we bought new were a TV and some dinning room chairs; everything else we bought at auction sales and off of Craig's List. (Bedding also was new).
Below is our living room. Patty has a gift of being able to make rooms look good fairly inexpensively.
I can't believe we are leaving this beautiful weather, but I'm sure we will be returning to Canada to find spring like conditions. Please tell me we will be returning to spring like conditions. Well, stay tuned, there might be another post in a years time.