Thursday, October 27, 2011

Phew...I'm still trying to get my shit together

It's been a long and winding road.  We still haven't seen the end of it yet, but I can see the forest from the trees today.  Speaking of which, I saw two young deer today, and later the daddy deer ...mit da antlers on...taking them for a walk in the forest later in the evening.  I love when they start to run and their tails go up and you see the white fur underneath...it is so cool. They sprint.  They jump.  So darn nice.

Is this all we expected it to be?  Yes and no.  We expected the house to be completed before we took possession but that did not happen.  It was 99 percent done...but all the little stuff that still needed to be done takes time to complete.  So, I still have trades coming and going working out the little bugs.  It's not really a big deal as I still don't have any furniture and we don't feel connected as much as we would if everything was in place.

I spent the first two weeks doing waaay to much. But...boxes opened...things put away and out of sight...even if that was not the permanent home gave me some peace of mind.  So, that's where it is.  We will be ordering our furniture tomorrow.  I am a luck duck as my nephew is the manager of one of the best furniture stores here....and we will be getting a good deal. I picked out the sofa, love seat, chair, dining room and dinette tables yesterday.  We also have ordered the bedroom suite I showed earlier....but my nephew sold us the ultimate mattress....remote controlled...soft as a babies bum...you go up...or down...or around..maybe not...but fudge....this is better than sex...seriously.  Nephew said...auntie Joan...I knew you were coming down from a water bed...and this is what you need!  YES.  Anything would be better than the airbed we are sleeping in now.   The sofa,  love seat, and chair  has a remote controlled chaise lounger thing that pulls out from underneath them for your feets.  How decadent. 


We choose a different dining room table....than before...but it is still glass.  I will post it but just so you know the chairs are not white...I took it off the web site...they are almost an almond colour in real life.And the wood is a warm brown.



I found the neatest coffee table.  It has four nesting chairs in it, so when you have guests coming around and don't have enough seating...this is great. 


I don't have a pic for the dinette suite...but it is glass and round.  You will understand when you see the area it has to fit in. 

 Our driveway is just being put in today.  This has nothing to do with the house, it's our own project. It has been a huge project...as it is partially heated.  They have just finished pouring the concrete and it's getting a little cold out there....they might need to get some heaters going.

Penny Loafer Martin...has been such a trooper though all this change.  She hardly blinks an eye at all the goings on.  She just loves to sit with trades and watch them work. 

The wedding:  It was wonderful.  My bro lived to see it and participate in it like a dad should.  That makes me so happy. 


I will try to get on here more often....so hang on here with me.....

8 comments:

judemiller1 said...

I've been waiting for you!!! I am so glad Gary is well enough to enjoy the wedding (beautiful bride by the way) and loved the pix you posted on FB. Keep filling us in, okay? You know I am living "a new house move in" vicariously through you. Still jealous here.

Donna said...

SO Glad Brother got to be there! What a gift!
The house is beautiful Joan! And I know that new bed will be Comfy!!
Have a great weekend!
hughugs

JUST A MOM said...

lots going on ,,,,, LOVE the living room stuff,,,, oh look spell check here too go ME! hahhaaaa keep workin at it ya got plenty of time take it slow.... and keep posting pictures I LOVE IT!

Brenda said...

I LOVE the new furniture! And I'll always hang with you!

Sally said...

Oh my, Joan, I love your new furniture! The coffee table is awesome.

Take your time, we'll be here! :)

Sally said...

P.S. I was so glad to read on FB about Gary. God bless him.

Susan said...

Holy Crap Joanie,
I want your house! LOVE the forest view out all those lovely windows. You furniture choices will be a good fit. That dining set is fabulous!
Great that your Brother was able to enjoy the wedding!

JUST A MOM said...

ok can you change this,, update will ya I am tired of seeing those same couches! :)