I hope that you like this altered photo of one of my sweet horse neighbors. Doesn’t she look a bit weary? I am feeling weary myself these days, and my coat isn’t brushed and shiny either, LOL. We’re in the tired and confused period of time after a house move, when reality interrupts the joys of a new place.
I’m sorry that I am not blogging much these days, but the days keep getting filled up with unpacking and settling activities. We’re at the point where we need to arrange our various art and antique treasures, and it has been a bit maddening with a smaller space and less furniture. It’s like moving pieces on a giant puzzle without benefit of the picture on the box! Slowly, so very slowly, we’re getting there.
Do we have more unpacking to do? Yes! (Sigh.) There are dozens of boxes that we will need to tackle yet when we work our way up to the storage room. Most of those items will be offered in garage sales. I also haven’t touched my studio room yet. I think that will end up being my last priority.
A few punch list items got addressed last week and some remain on our punch list. Builder Mike plans to get everything done by the end of next week. Various workers are being scheduled to get the remaining tasks done.
On a happy note, the grass got mowed and trimmed today. And we were observers rather than participants! Three cheers for that! We bought a few flowers yesterday while on a major shopping excursion. I already planted some petunias out by the mailbox this morning. I couldn’t stand the little bed around the box being bare any longer!
Hubby also hung our first picture on a wall this morning. It is a glorious primitive painting of a country scene that we got about 25 years ago in New Hampshire. It now resides over the door that goes to our screened-in porch, right off of our kitchen. Let’s see, we only have about 100+ more pictures to go! Ha!
We spotted a very plump raccoon in the front and back yards during the past week. It likes to dumpster dive in the construction roll-offs, looking for snacks. And on Monday, we had a deer go through the woods in our backyard while we were having lunch! It was happily dining on young leaves. I made a mad dash to the camera and was able to snap a few photos before it wandered off into the brush.
I’m starting to go through my pictures of the kitchen so that I can post those soon. It’s just a little wait longer for you!