Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dreaming Defined

Since it seems all I do lately is dream about where I'll be living and what it will be like, I had to chuckle when I read my fortune cookie.

"A dream is just a dream.  
A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline"

I don't usually put a lot into these things, but this one really resonated with me.  It felt like a spur to action and I took heed of its advice.

Searching through the several homes in Carriage Manor in Mesa will be easier as there are realtors involved and many to look at.  This is the park where my sister-in-law lives and we have stayed there before and found it very enjoyable, so it's one of the two contenders for where we will buy in 2017.

This winter we will be staying at Roadhaven in Apache Junction, not that far from Carriage Manor, but a bit closer to Superstition Mountain.  These properties are all individually owned as well, but each one must be contacted one at a time, which makes it more work.

The website for Carriage Manor usually has several photos of each property and it's easy to do a visual comparison.  The website at Roadhaven only shows one photo with a brief description.  If you want more info or to see extra photos you need to contact each person.

But since there are only about 15 properties we would be considering I decided to take action.  First I made a call to the office to determine whether or not there was a "pet section" we'd have to limit ourselves to.  No sense contacting people if I couldn't purchase there anyway.

Once I got the green light on that issue (the entire park was pet friendly) I set up a listing of all properties, their price and contact info.

Next I sent out an inquiry to each one that had email addresses.  There's only a couple that didn't show a price and had no email address.  I'll wait on these until later.  Now I have the ball rolling and can set up files on each response and hopefully par down the number of those we will actually take time to go view.

So, now I have a plan...with a deadline, so I'm not just dreaming anymore.

Long Live the Dreaming Queen...with a Plan


  1. You mean the man didn't have the plan?

  2. Way to look at all the eggs in the basket....

  3. You're on an awesome adventure. I wish you much luck in finding just what you are looking for. Have fun doing your research, and have a super weekend. Hugs, Edna B.