Yesterday we sold our coach after 8 weeks of advertising, answering phone calls and showing the rig to about 2 dozen people. I've sold 3 houses, numerous cars and several boats but this was the hardest sale of my life. There are just so many RVs for sale out there it is simply a buyer's market and shoppers can afford to be very very fussy. As my real estate agent says however "there's a lid for every pot" and the right person showed up yesterday. Now that we've become Tucsonians it hardly seems right to have our blog named The Gypsy Life Journal, but we'll keep the name for now. We've looked at a number of 32' class As at the RV shows and think this might be the right size for non full-time travel. For now the construction and remodeling here at our new digs offers a great deal of excitement and we don't miss fulltiming. When we got up this morning we both felt like we had lost something we loved but it just wouldn't be practical to keep the RV here in the desert. To keep an RV parked here you really need a shelter to keep the sun off it and the pack rats out. It the short term I've kept lights under it every night to keep the pack rats away but they can be very persistent. I had a small debris pile here from the demo I did for the new French doors. After just one week I overturned some scrap plywood in the pile and found a hoard of Mesquite beans and Cholla cactus; a pack rat nest! Everyone here in our neighborhood parks their car with either the hood open and or a light underneath. Just one of the many ways how life is so different here in the desert. We love it here!