This past month is something of a blur. One month ago today, we were moving our music room rug into place and hanging the repurposed chandelier that we brought from the Florida house in anticipation of the delivery of our piano. Tomorrow marks the day that the movers delivered the 200+ boxes from the sale of our Wisconsin condo. As I say, the days are a BLUR❣
For two weeks after the delivery, we worked almost day and night to unpack and organize our space. Neither one of us wanted to be starring at boxes when Eric's family came to visit on the 9th of June!! Combining two households became almost overwhelming at times as now we had duplicates of things. The kitchen was the worst. We hardly eat bread anymore and now I found myself with two toasters!!! Needless to say, Goodwill and the Restore benefited from our overstock.
The guest rooms downstairs shaped up nicely. We used our master bedroom set from the condo to furnish the guest bedroom. Then we made a dormitory that sleeps four out of the extra room. I decorated it with the kids photos and toys and now it is the PERFECT place for a cousins overnight.
Having the kids here for a week gave us a break from our chores. They often went off with Heidi's family which also gave us time to REST. The blessing of their time spent here is that their energy really made this house a HOME. We ate one dinner with the entire family at our dining room table. I used the Christmas dishes which made it very festive. After dinner Ronnie played tunes on the piano. We all sang songs and acted silly. We had lots of laughs and FUN! Now I can say that I LOVE this house!! Ron was right all along. We needed this space to house all of our stuff and to entertain our family and friends. It will be a great place to LIVE.
The week after the kids left found both of us in the dentists office. We both had crown work that needed to be done. A little deferred maintenance you might say. After my procedure, I found myself sleeping, reading, and resting for two days straight.
Then we had landscape maintenance done on the yard. Everything was so overgrown that we didn't know where to start. Not that we need to compete with the 'Secret Garden' next door, but a little pride in ownership grooming was definitely in order. Over time, I'm sure that we will add to the back garden beds. I love to look out and see things blooming naturally.
We hired a handyman to help us reinstall the Murphy bed in my studio room. Now that space begs to be unpacked and come to life. Honestly, I don't know where to go with all of the boxes of fabric and notions that I have collected. At times it feels overwhelming. Downsizing two spaces and extra cedar closet into a 12 X 12 space is challenging. I need to get really honest with myself about what my needs are at this time.
Our office still has some purging, shredding, and organizing the commingling of our files. The desk that was in my studio in Wisconsin is now being used as a credenza in the office. It is the last piece to our puzzle. So it appears that we will be working side by side even there.
Saturday night, we took ourselves to the Lodge to listen to the Part-Time Blues Band. It was fun to be out socially. We drank our wine and met some new people. Easing into the social scene at Sun City Carolina Lakes is the next adventure!
Thank you for your cards of well wishes and comments to this blog. I really appreciate keeping in contact with you. It's comforting to know that we still have this connection.
Until we meet again -
Be Well ❤️
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