(This follow-up (9/6/16) posted by request.)
Hello Jack and Niki @ Snowbirdrvtrails:
I want to thank you very, very much for for your prompt assistance in posting a piece on my recent search for a typist to help me with my manuscript at my house in in the mountains north of Tucson this winter 2016-17 season. I received six inquiries from well qualified candidates. The successful candidate is a forty-something, medical transcriptionist from north west Kansas whose children are grown, and who, will be able to work remotely for her list of medical clients while having the opportunity to explore south eastern Arizona from our base in the high chaperral of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
All the applications were received within the first three days of the piece explaining my need for a typist appearing on your site, snowbirdrvtrails.com
. RVers are nice, easy to speak with, interesting people. I had responses from both singles and couples. I enjoyed my discussions with each of the applicants.
I would also appreciate it if you would let your audience know that my very large yard located in an unincorporated area in eastern Pinal County can be made available for use by RVers on a short term basis this winter. The area which, overlooks the San Pedro River Valley ecological preserve is not a winter summer camp, back-to-childhood or high school type snowbirds’ resort. If pickle ball and horseshoes are one’ s idea of a good way to pass the winter, this location is not for them. The population is made up of people who work in Tucson and Florence, as well as, American retirees who live there year-round. It is a home base for many people who work part the year out of state including traveling nurses and teachers. In winter, it is a favourite spot of both North American ecologists, as well as, local southeastern Arizona hunters.
Guidelines and locations for hunting can be found on the Arizona Game & Fish website at: www.azgfd.gov which states,
– Desert cottontail rabbit
– Longhorn sheep
– Mountain lion
You must hunt with the proper license and ensure that you are hunting in proper seasons, times and locations.
Our locale is five minutes from the
unpaved road to the summit on the north side of Mount Lemmon off Arizona Route 77
(Oracle RD.) north of Tucson. This back road which is popular with off-road 4×4 drivers and with off-road or dual-purpose motorcyclists. offers a secondary route to the top. Every typical day at 4PM
I, and other locals, meet at one of two coffee shops for an hour or so to discuss the latest forays into the high desert and Tucson; the latest renovation or car and bike rebuilds; the continued success our youth sports teams; the best cuts of meat on special at the local butchery and what fish are biting at the lakes north on H77. Evening scented primroses, iris, cacti and thickets of Mesquite, and Creosote bush dot the natural landscape as do stands of Palo Verde, Pipe Organ, Seguaro and Yucca Aloifolia. Palms. roses, apples, peaches, citrus and olives are tended by local gardeners some of whom sell their preserves at our three-dollar-breakfast, Saturday morning Farmers’ Market where an electrifying duo belts out various renditions of oldies-but-goodies every second week. That is the place where we complain and boast, and, hear the details of who who has arrived and who has left and who , if anyone, landed their private plane at our little airport each week.
IF someone in your audience think they might want to try some R&R on our mountain hillside they may call me. I can offer water, electrical, laundry and WiFi access on a short term, negotiable basis.
So, Niki and Jack, thank you again for your timely and topical assistance.
Sincere best wishes,
Ella Matthews, Calgary
PS. I forgot to mention the monastery 40 minutes from the house. After the Grand Canyon, it is the number one thing in the guidebooks for Arizona. Also, Biosphere 2 ten miles down the road on the way to Tucson