Monday, November 27, 2017

My dear blogger friends,

Much has happen since I last posted in August. We put our house up for sale toward the end of September and two days later had an offer we accepted. That started the process of sorting and packing and stress to get our home of 26 years emptied out in 36 days! YIKES! We did it but were very frazzled right up to the closing on October 31st.

As soon as we walked out the door of the realtor's on October 31st we hopped in our truck and headed for Tennessee knowing we would be living out of our suitcases for four or more days. Although the closing on our new home was two days later on November 2, our home still had some last minute installations and the movers wouldn't be at the house until Friday the fourth. We scrambled after the movers left to get just our much needed items set up to get rested for the following day of unpacking.

After a few hours of unpacking the next morning we headed for Home Depot for a washer and dryer which we found out they wouldn't be delivered for a week later. Bummer! :(  After living out of our suitcases we needed to do laundry and it piled up. Finally the washer and dryer came only to find the dryer didn't heat. You can imagine I wasn't too pleased which added another week before we would get a replacement. I am all caught up now on all the laundry. YAY!
Livingroom

There were other minor things that went wrong like waiting two weeks for Dish and cable for internet service. I had to run to the realtor's office so I could pay bills which is 25 minutes from the house. I do appreciate their generosity in allowing me to use their wi fi. Of course after doing all of this running I found out that the Welcome Center had wi fi and I could have gone there a minute drive away, which I did the second week.

As of today we are winding down and pretty much everything is unpacked with the exception of my studio and art supplies. I'll be working on that this coming week. I've posted some pictures of our new home below. Thanks to all who have been keeping us in prayer! You are much loved and appreciated!
Kitchen area



Friday, March 3, 2017

We have enjoyed some beautiful weather during the month of February and had a nice taste of Spring, however it is still winter and we were so reminded of that this morning!

I was looking forward to having my morning coffee on the porch, but that is out of the question now :(
Good morning friends!
Don't panic I've just removed some of my latest blog posts, it really hasn't been since September that I've posted. Just cleaning up.
I have finally given my notice of retirement and looking forward to my last day on Friday, May 5th. Just two months away! Now begins the work of downsizing! I've been doing a little of that already but the heavy duty work starts now.
We are planning to move south, how far and where is still a mystery. We're looking around Myrtle Beach, and possibly some areas in Tennessee, maybe even North Carolina. It's a difficult decision. We don't want to make a mistake and have to move again. We're taking our time, checking out all options available.
I will be keeping my studio and possibly opening up a gallery in the area we move to. I want it to be comfortable, a place to come in, enjoy the artwork, paintings and cards, relax with a good magazine and a cup of coffee or tea and visit for awhile. I will also be offering art classes taught by myself as well as other local artists.