Archive for the ‘Temecula’ Category

Last Air Conditioner Day in Temecula

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011


It’s the last day of running the air conditioner here in Temecula. Forecasts call for cooler temperatures during the rest of our packing adventure, so this is it.

By way of explanation, unlike my native Midwest, Temecula has a hot, dry climate. Further, there is a daily onshore breeze from the Pacific. The breeze cools the area so that even 95 degrees does not feel tremendously hot, unless you are directly beneath the sun.

Over the years, we established the routine of running the air conditioning only when temperatures are predicted over 100 degrees. Which makes this the last time to run air conditioning in the waning days of the Temecula-based Steussy Ranch.

29680 Nightcrest Circle is available again!

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Our previous buyer canceled only two weeks before escrow was due to close. This leaves the door open to other lucky buyers.

Some data points:

  • House is pre-approved for sale with the bank
  • All inspections have already been completed
  • Current owners (us, the Steussy Ranch) are still planning on moving out in mid-July
  • Price has been dropped from $235k to $225k
  • Photos of the house are available here
  • The original post when we put the house on sale, from April 1, 2011, is here

Daniel Birthday Rocket Launch

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Kite Video

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Broken Kite

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

As part of selling the house, we had a roofer come to inspect some minor damage today. Before he went on the roof, I handed him my camera and asked him to take photos for us so we could see for ourselves. Here he shows us Daniel’s kite, which died several days ago. I like the photo; it shows the neighborhood at an angle we never see.

And not to mourn Daniel’s kite too much. We have two new ones that are just fine.

Kite Flying

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Gabi flies the dragon kite

We’ve resurrected an old hobby and started flying kites again. We don’t have to go far — just the cul-de-sac in front of our house. The desert in the inland parts of California heat up in the springtime, making air rise. The cooler air from the ocean is sucked in from the west. Temecula is at a sweet-point between the two, and we have reliable, strong afternoon breezes. Note: Temecula is only about fifteen miles from the coast as the bird flies. Driving will take you an hour due to intervening terrain.

Camilla and the kite

Aaron and the kite


29680 Nightcrest Circle

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The primary home for the Steussy Ranch is on the market! 4BR, 2.5 bath, 1900 sq. feet, built in 1988, three car garage, 1/4 acre lot in a cul-de-sac. $235,000. Complete with 1920’s piano, Verizon FIOS internet, gazebo and big back yard.

Click here for details. And if you have kids, check out the neighborhood from my flying helicopter/drone here.

The Ranch will be announcing our new location soon.

Drone is Back!

Monday, March 14th, 2011

After a six week absence, due to extreme work conditions, the AR Drone makes a re-appearance Sunday morning at the Steussy Ranch.

AR Drone in Temecula

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Nic’s big present to the family was this UFO-like flying machine (which I had seen and flown before, see here and here). It’s a complicated, expensive and very fragile machine – but boy is it cool when it works!

Below is the feed from the camera onboard during a flight over the top of our house.

More time spent repairing than flying

UPDATE: The drone is currently dead. Parrot customer service has quickly responded with an offer to repair. Will update as news comes in.

Beautiful Temecula

Monday, December 27th, 2010

I live here.