2 On The Road Blog

After 12 years of full-time rving, we've sold our truck and trailer but we're still traveling. Email us at wowpegasus@hotmail.com if you would like to contact us.

Saturday, September 21, 2019


JoAnn and I started looking at houses and condos along the Oregon coast last summer.  Found one this summer.

Had to have the all important pickle ball court in town for JoAnn.

No lawn mowing but plenty of other yard work.

Love a hatchback.  Drop the rear seats put a tarp down and load it up.  We now have a two car garage.  First time since October 9, 2004.

Noisy tree rat almost every time we are out cutting back dead stuff and overgrown branches.

Nice sized kitchen.  Love the island.

Living room.  Had to buy the recliners, TV, TV stand, and stand between the recliners.  The last owner left the rug and off white sofa.  He moved from this house to a smaller house in California to be near his kids. 

The desk was left, we bought the chair and two drawer cabinet.  Have been going to estate and garage sales.  Florence has lots of thrift stores.

The owner left the glasses and the coffee cups.  We hadn't expected that.  We bought the plates on the left and the bowls on the right.  The middle bowls are ours from Arizona.  Lots of rentals don't carry much, so one needs to bring stuff.  Picked up some silverware at a thrift store.  When we moved out of our 5th wheel we kept everything.  That stuff will be coming back with us in the spring.  Hopefully April 2020.

One of the things we have been told is the spray the roof at least once a year to kill the moss.  It took four hours with one sprayer to do the job.  Spray it and leave it.  Has to set on the moss for at least 24 hours.  Longer is better.  Kills the moss.  The rain will come and wash it down the gutters.

This part of the roof isn't so bad, but sprayed it anyway.  The moss can grow under the shingles into the roof and damage it.  Would have to get a new roof before it's time. JoAnn told some people she plays pickle ball with and they said that they use laundry detergent on the roof.  Not the liquid but the powder.  Sprinkle it all over the roof and leave it.  The morning dew will work it in and when the rain comes it will clean the roof off of moss and other stuff.  Cleans the gutters too.  Will try that next year.

Subway is within walking distance of our northern home as is Bi-Mart, Fred Meyers and the library.

Lots of nice hiking trails in the area.

Some even paved.

So far very happy here.  I am amazed on how quiet our neighbors are compared to some neighbors next to our Arizona home.  Same as dog owners.  What a difference.  Hopefully we can spend April through November here in Florence and work towards living here in Florence, Oregon year round.

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