Location: Saddle Mountain BLM near Tonopah, Arizona
The post title says it all. Now for the gruesome details. Had another sleepless night with a lot of discomfort, so I was glad to see the sun peeking through the wires this morning, so I could end it and get up for the exciting day.
Made a little breakfast for Yuma and I, then prepared for the two hour drive to Apache Junction which is 90 miles on the far East side of the Phoenix area from Tonopah. Left at 10:30 for my 1 o'clock meeting with Alicia.
|Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona|
|Four Peaks East of Apache Junction, Arizona.|
|Superstition Mountain East of Apache Junction.|
The drive to Apache Junction turned out to be a pleasant one and I was there an hour early.
|Miss Adventure's temporary home for now.|
|Jeep on its last tow with Miss Adventure.|
|Last picture with Superstition Mountain in the background.|
The first thing Alicia and her fix-it man did was go over Miss Adventure and list everything that would detract from a quick sale. I must admit I have been lax in the physical appearance maintenance department and now I pay the piper.
Came down to needing new awnings all the way around. The hot water heater needs fixing. The back bumper where I backed into a tree needed repair.
Plus a number of paint scrapes here and there needed sprucing up. The one thing they added and I didn't like was they wanted to remove all the roofing caulk and apply new. It never leaked, but she didn't waiver.
She came in with an offer to consign at $8000. I was hoping for $9500 to $10,000, but not to be. At one point, I told Alicia I was going to lunch and would further discuss when I got back. By this time she had wore me down and with my low oomph factor already, I was bottomed out.
Yuma and I had a lunch and I came back and told her I was going down the road to do my business. Not a flinch from Alicia. She said good luck. Darn! I played my last card. I was just getting up when one of my commenters, Kay walked in. Knowing from my blog that I was going to be there, she made a point of stopping in to introduce herself. Very nice lady and involved on Facebook with a large RV group. Thank you Kay, for stopping by.
Once she left, I had cooled down and just decided to stop haggling over the money. Something made me come here and I may as well play the cards out. Plus, I just didn't want to take Miss Adventure back to Saddle Mountain and try to fight another day.
We agreed that we would have an open consignment date and she would fix Miss Adventure on their dime and promised it would sell quickly once she looked brand new again. I needed to do that for her. She has been such a dependable ride for six years of coming to the Southwest. I'm going to definitely miss her. Signed the contract and got straight out of there before I cried.
The ride home was horrendous. It was the after work traffic time and it was bumper to bumper for 70 miles across all the burbs of Phoenix.
|Just poking along.|
|One of two accidents. Luckily they were both on the East lanes.|
Stopped in Buckeye to pick up a prescription I had ordered yesterday and headed home making it just as the sun set.
Very long day and I'm definitely tired. Hope I sleep better tonight. And I hope I don't do anymore wheeling and dealing in the near future too.
|Saddle Mountain to the left of the sunset.|
Time to eat some dinner and call it a night. See you later.
What an ordeal.! But, at least it's over. Now you can concentrate on getting well. 🎀ReplyDelete
You are so right Moonfly. I'm just going to take it easy for a few days and try to relax.Delete
One thing is certain just like when you gamble the House always wins. At least you won't have Two RVs to worry about.ReplyDelete
Be Safe, get some Rest and Enjoy the Area.
It's about time.
Thanks Rick. I never been a good haggler so I knew it probably wasn't going to go my way, but I hoped. I am glad to down to just one worry now. :)) I'm definitely going to rest for a few days.Delete
You never get as much as you hope, but at least it's a load off your mind. Now, take things easy and get well. Beautiful sunset!ReplyDelete
You probably know my bargaining skills pretty well Dolly. I'm going to rest for a few days before doing anything taxing. Was a pretty sunset. Stopped on the I-10 overpass at Tonopah to take those two pictures.Delete
Nice to see you Doug, I'm glad I got to meet Yuma too! Get Well, load up on Vitamin C and rest!ReplyDelete
Thank you MCA. Sorry we didn't get to talk longer. It was a long day for both Yuma and me. Glad it's all over for now. I can rest for awhile.Delete
It's only money. You're right to take it and move on. Enjoy! Gord.ReplyDelete
Thanks Gord. I'm ready to get rid of this cold and get my strength back. Sure gave me a reminder of how important your health is. More important than money.Delete
It's no fun haggling over the sales price, and being sick just doesn't help one bit. I totally get it ... I would have done the very same thing. It's not worth the hassle. Rest up and get well ...ReplyDelete
You're right Nancy. I will be so glad to feel better. I think today I do. We'll see. I'm just glad it's over so I can move on to more fun things.Delete
At least THAT is taken care of and now you can concentrate on getting better!ReplyDelete
You're so right Cheryl Ann. I'm done and ready to rest and get well. I've been reminded of how important health is to your happiness.Delete
Well Doug, the title of your blog today is always our motto too even though we were happy with what they gave us on the trade in on the Jayco. Of course we were buying from them too. At least she's gone. I have to admit reading your comments about Miss Adventure made me tear up a little. I'm sure she will sell quickly and then that'll all be over. WE hate going anywhere near Phoenix for the traffic reason..uhhhhh... Hoping you feel better with a little rest and relaxation. Then on to new adventures in the White Lion :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Shirley. I'm glad it's over and I can concentrate on getting well and enjoying my new toy. Are you ready for your new adventure?Delete
Some people are meant for haggling, others not. Unfortunately, most times the dealers never lose.i think you did okay, Miss Adventure did you well for a number of years and you spiffed her up as much as you could. She will sell quickly. Not your concern anymore, you have beautiful times ahead in your White Lion.ReplyDelete
Lovely sunset pictures!
You deserve the rest, take it slow!
Thank you Patsy. I agree with you 100%. Time to move on get well and have fun again.😀Delete
At least you have that behind you, time to move forward and enjoy that new home.ReplyDelete
I agree Jeff. Thanks.Delete
Yay. And then there was one! So happy you found a home for your girl. Now you can concentrate on getting well and on to the next adventure!ReplyDelete
Thank you Elva. My sentiments exactly. Already feeling better. Now I can move out of this fly invested area and rest and relax.Delete
I would have done the same as you Doug. I'm not a haggler and in a position like yours all's I want to do is get it over with, get out of there, and put it behind me. The worst part of the whole deal should be behind you now and frees your mind to deal with the present and look forward to the future.ReplyDelete