Today I'm taking a breather and poking my head out of my cardboard rabbit hole. Its time to share a little of what has been going on here at the new digs.
With the exception of the bathrooms, there are wood floors throughout. This is very exciting. I love wood floors, I don't mind caring for them, and there is not the *ick* factor of someone else's carpeting. But it has brought about a flurry of area rug shopping. We had a couple of rugs but none nearly enough to take care of all the rooms.
Here the very lovely Daisy models the latest in guest room floor coverings.
Her thought bubble might say something like, 'Are they going to put a bed in here or are guests expected to sleep on the floor?" Don't worry Daisy. As soon as we can find the bed and the bedding we will offer a cozy place for folks to rest their heads.
In super exciting unpacking news, these showed up yesterday.
They are the drawers to the treadle sewing machine cabinet which arrived on the truck sans drawers. Because of the confusion with the move being split onto two trucks, we thought these had taken up residence with the other family somewhere in Arizona along with our vacuum cleaner (which has also now been located). There was an audible *gasp* when I unwrapped them yesterday that could be heard throughout the county. I am so happy, Hubby is so happy, the moving company is SO happy!
Here is a sneak peek into my future quilting space. I got to spend a little time there stitching last week while waiting for appliances to be delivered.
The space was originally designed to be the family room and was used by the previous owners as the dining room (thus the low hanging concussion maker that is soon to be replaced). It is truly in the heart of the home next to the kitchen, easy access to the backyard and the laundry room. A small built in desk will become Blogging Central. But first -
all of this must find a spot to call home. The red furniture will stay put in what would normally be the 'breakfast nook'. But all of those boxes contain a lifetime or two or three of things that all need to be put away. A similar scene can be found throughout the house, upstairs, downstairs and the garage, too.
As long as I continue to chip away at it a little each day, we will be settled in before we know it. Earlier this week we celebrated being fully functional - cooking, sleeping, bathing and laundry, the essentials. Every little thing makes it feel more and more like home. But I'm wondering . . . does anyone want to lay odds on how long before I go on autopilot while doing errands and pull into the driveway of our previous home and sit in the driveway trying to figure out why the garage won't open? It's only a matter of time.
When you get an itch, scratch it!
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