For the last 2 weeks Alan and I've been in the process of moving house. We sold one house, bought a new house, and have been doing what seems like back-to back-escrow closing for the last 4 days. We have signed our names what seems like a zillion times on a stack of documents. (Things/rules have changed since we last bought a house years ago). We have been without cable, internet or phone for the last 3 days and finally got put online this morning. So here I am!
We have a massive garden both in front and back in the new house. We're going to be be doing some serious vegetable growing in the back and working to preserve the beauty and still xeroscape in the front. Yes, there will be chickens.The current kitchen is going to be history so I'll be doing all my cooking at a friends house until my set up is done.
We're very happy with the new place. We're down from the hills and actually in town now. We can walk to The Plaza which comes in handy during tourist season parking madness. It's a beautiful house with lots more room to spread out. We're living in one of the guest rooms right now.
Our office is set up, so we can sleep, bathe, and hopefully get some work done amidst picking paint colors. My tendency has been to always paint everything white, but that seems to be out of fashion now so, to the color wheel! I have yet to find where I put the detergent, and I just finally found Alans' laundry hamper so I suppose the soap can't be too far behind. In short we are in controlled chaos here but it's getting easier every day.
I had some friends fill in for me during the last two weeks and I want to thank them for all their help. I think I still have one more guest post coming in. Meanwhile I'm sure more of my pots and pans will reveal themselves and I look forward to getting back behind some sort of stove again.
Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes. It's been a long hard slog through the last three years, and it seemed that every time we set out to find a place some family crisis called a halt to things. Oddly enough the house we bought was the second house we looked at, waaay back when. It went off the market and then came back on just as we were ready to move, so I suppose we're supposed to be here. Funny how things work out.