Getting Settled in Prescott Valley

We have now lived in our home for 2.5 weeks. (has it only been 2.5 weeks?) What a whirlwind we have had.  

We had a snow storm this week.  It was actually very pretty.  It was fun to watch as it only lasted a few hours.  The snow is gone already, but on one of my walks I captured the mountains surrounding our neighborhood.  It was 35 degrees and sunny.  Honestly, it was so beautiful.  

We have had most of the furniture delivered.  We are waiting on my office furniture and a piece for the living room that goes under the mounted TV (to really hide all the cords, since we don’t have anything to put in the cabinet).  Jerry put together a wine bar I purchased from Wayfair (boy, did he have fun….NOT). I have 4 bottles of wine and went out and bought 4 wine glasses.  That’s it!  Looks a little bare, but hey, again only 2.5 weeks.

We are waiting on our window coverings.  Excited to have heard from my window dude that my blinds have shipped which means I might have window coverings next week.  Can’t wait to take the blankets off the windows in the bedroom!  

Jerry hung ceiling fans in the living room and all 3 bedrooms. Yes, he’s an amazing guy! We have no art on the walls, and no pictures in frames, but we do have throw rugs!   That helps with the echo in the house.  It is getting more and more comfortable to live in and is looking really lovely.  I swear I have never ordered more stuff on Amazon as I had in December.  Every day packages were showing up.  That’s been a lot of fun.

We met with the landscaper at the nursery this morning to pick out the plants we want, the color of the rock and pavers.  That was so fun!  His team has started the work!  It’s going to be really exciting once it’s done.  Then we will have to shop for outdoor furniture.  How sad. Possibly more Amazon shopping coming our way.

We also went to get our Arizona driver licenses.  Two states in less than 2 years.  Who would have thought?  It was as amazing as the experience we had in South Dakota. We did not have an appointment.  We were taking a chance.  We decided to go early just to be sure we beat the crowds.  When we drove into the parking lot, we laughed and said, “where is everyone?”  Tracy, who helped us, was very professional, kind and so helpful.  We were in and out in less than 30 min.  At one point, we were the only ones there.  We should be getting them in the mail in a couple of weeks.  

We have been getting established with our medical needs.  We really like our new primary Dr. Thomas.  He’s quite the character.  He was recommended to me by my OBGYN who actually goes to him.  That’s a GREAT recommendation!!  

There’s much to do when you move to a new state and city.  We are almost done getting established.  It helped that we were here in Nov waiting for the house to get finished.  

Jerry and I are talking about getting part-time jobs or doing something to keep us busy once everything settles down.  We went to the library today to get library cards for e-books and talked to the staff about volunteering to read.  I joined a knitting group that meets once a week from the Temple.  They make hats and scarfs for the shelter in Prescott. I donated about 12 hats I have made in the last few months.  

After the house is set up, we will start seriously exploring and hiking in the area and surrounding areas.  We are excited about that.  There really is much to do around here, we just need to go do it.  Which we will! 

I wanted to let you all know that this will be my last weekly blog.  I have done a lot of soul searching about this.  As much as I enjoy keeping in touch this way, I decided that since we are off the road, my life is not that exciting to be writing every week.  We will surprise you with a video, posts, or a blog every now and then.  I do not want you getting bored with us and our day to day life. Jerry and I want to thank you all for your continued support these past 18 months.  It has been so fun writing about our adventures, both  good and challenging.  We hope we kept you entertained for a bit.  We look forward to seeing you all when you least expect it!

Just One Last……blog (you never know when I will pop up in your inbox)


  1. Sally Browning says:

    Never goodbye, just till we meet again! It’s been an adventure for all watching your dream of being on the road. Thanks for taking the time to share it all! Hugs to you both!

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    1. Thank you!!! Please come visit!!!!! ❤️❤️


  2. Alice Hardin says:

    Thanks for allowing us to go on your adventure with you guys…it has been fun!

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  3. Brenda Patrick says:

    Please please “pop up” in my inbox

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    1. You bet!!! I promise I will.


  4. Chris Yoder says:

    You make joy happen in life no matter where you are or what you are doing. Wishing you the best in the future. I will miss your blogs……..but hopefully, you will treat us with some once in a while.

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    1. Absolutely!!! Thank you! ❤️


  5. marilyn418 says:

    Certainly has been fun to travel with you and live out a dream! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us… My girlfriend just moved to Nevada from a town a few miles north of you (Cornville) and she thoroughly enjoyed her time there….mostly hiking/walking in the beautiful hills. When I visited her, my favorite place was Jerome….that little town is full of interesting shops and restaurants and is so darn cute! Congrats on the new abode!


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    1. Heading to Jerome soon!! Thanks for always supporting us


  6. rgraves731 says:

    Thank you for the update. I cannot believe all you have been doing in such a short time! We are in the process of building a granny unit in the back yard of a very tiny home we have owned and rented out for over 40 years in Santa Barbara. We now have the first coat of paint on the walls but it looks as though it won’t be move in ready until the end of February. Can’t wait for the landscaping discussions!

    Hoping you stay healthy and warm! Best of everything to you and Jerry.

    Risa (I met you briefly at WW a few years ago…we have similar NY roots) I’m also looking into doing some volunteer work through the SB temple.

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    1. Thank you. I remember you!!!!


  7. Linda says:

    I have loved following your journey. I agree with those who have said it felt like we were traveling with you. Definitely understand that an occasional update is more reasonable at this point. No doubt you will have your new home exactly how you wanted in record speed, as you sure have accomplished so much already! I will look forward to pictures. Btw, seems like Jerry is quite the wizard at all kinds of things! Enjoy picking out lots of fun things for your walls and Jerry can hang them! Much love, Linda

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    1. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


  8. Barbara says:

    Thank you for including us on your adventures.

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  9. alsaenz5105 says:

    Your journey has been an education and I’ve had so much fun reading your blogs. I have a friend who moved to Prescott and just loves it there. Enjoy your new home and I will look forward to hearing how you and Jerry are doing. The two of you are quite the team! Wishing you and Jerry the best for 2023!!

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  10. Shenli+Wong says:

    Hello and Happy New Year. Thank you for sharing your adventure. Happy 2013!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. lydiastoy says:

    Love to see your adventures & new house pictures.

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