Friday, April 11, 2014

I Got The Keys.

My goodness, but life is buzzing around Main Street these days. My quick decision to move was the right one but I don't think I anticipated all the work involved. But, I will get there. You'll see.

Friday means Random Five Friday . I certainly should have five random entries today. Go over to Nancy's meme and check out all the ones there.

#1. I got the keys to my apartment on Thursday.

#2. So, I started moving in a few items today. SIL John did some inspections for me and some measuring. He's just the best SIL ever.

#3. I love the view from my balcony. I'm thinking I am going to spend a lot of time out there. I'm on the third floor so I feel very safe and I can 'look down on the world around me'. Don't you agree I have a nice view?

 #4. Quilters have a lot of fabric. There's just something about fabric that you have buy more and more. And, when you move what do you do with it? Offer it to friends at your quilt bee, that's what.
#5. My Random from the Past...
In another time, on another move. I was moving from Alabama to California so that the family could be together after my husband's deployment overseas. We stopped at the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. That's my son crawling through an opening in an ancient Indian dwelling.

Monday, April 7, 2014

It's Raining This Monday Morning

Right off the bat, let me encourage you to hop over and check out my daughter's blog . I gave her some old quilts many, many years ago and there's an interesting tale on there about what she did this weekend. So, go see and tell her I sent you.

As you know I am relocating!! Downsizing!! Whatever you want to call it. From the small, small town of Wakefield to Suffolk, which covers a lot of area and is considered a city.

 I am so busy with all that. I'll have a lot of things to put in a yard sale and I sure hope I can make a little money to help with the new furniture I am buying.

Yes, I could have used my old but who wants a new place with old furniture? Here's a picture of my new table and chairs. It's still at the furniture store as I don't have possession of my apartment until Thursday. There's a lot of clutter around it but my stuff waiting to be delivered is the round table and four chairs.

I still have not found a sofa and chair for the living room. I sort of like this one but prefer something a little more traditional (not such straight, clean lines). I did think it was very comfortable and I could use that color. So, we'll see.

I have so many pieces (large and small) that I have to find homes for. Things passed down to me from my Mom, Grandmother and Aunt. I have no clue who would want this. Can you guess what it is?

This was an old wind-up Victrola record player. My Aunt took the 'machine' out of it. The top lifts up and there is a flat place to store things. The two doors also offer storage space. Sort of wish the record player was still in place.

It's raining this morning. I can't complain. I love to listen to the rain on the roof. It's sort of like music.
                                                    Have a great day, a wonderful week, an incredible life.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Turkeys on the Run.

Is it Friday already? Where is the time going? True, I have been busy, very busy, with my move but I can't seem to keep up with the days.

I am linking up with Nancy at Random Five Friday. Well, I guess not this week. She is taking a break.

Here are my Five!

1. Why do we think we have to be surrounded by all this 'stuff'? Do we think it defines who we are? Or make us 'more important'? I am finding that it is just an albatross around my neck. So happy to be downsizing. My life is going to be so much easier.
A pile of 'get-rid ofs'
2. When am I going to learn to keep my camera at arm's length? Huh? I was driving on a country road this morning and spied a flock of wild turkeys standing in the ditch beside the road. By, the time I could retrieve my camera from a bag in the back seat the turkeys had already made their way into a large field. I mean, those things walked right in front of my car!! A great shot lost just because my camera was in the back seat.

3. I always know that spring is finally here when I see purple henbit blooming in the pastures and fields. This small patch was beside an overpass (along with some white blossoms).

4. I was one happy camper yesterday. It was hot in the apartment when I went to look at it so I opened the sliding glass door to step out on the balcony. I heard the most amazing songs coming from a bunch of different birds in the trees nearby. And, there was a nice breeze blowing too. Loved it.

5. Number 5 is a Random thought and picture from my past.
April is Autism Awareness Month. Here I am dancing with my grandson, Owen, who has Autism. He turns 21 this month and will move into a residential home with other autistic young adults. I am so proud to be called his 'Grandma'. Do you have someone with autism in your family.... or do you know a family who does?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Things On The Move

Things are so hectic around here we all are in a constant state of confusion. First of all, my granddaughter and great-grandson, who had been with her parents (next door to me) for a short period of time, found an apartment. She will be moving out around the 10th.

I found me an apartment and can move in on the 7th. But, I am trying hard to slow my move down so as to not involve the kids next door right now because.... on top of my granddaughter's move and my move, it's the busiest time of the year for my daughter with Easter baking for her customers. The oven's are hot and chick cookies are hatching outta there constantly.
And, my son (who has moved to Alabama) had his 27 ft. sailboat stored in my daughter's yard.

 He arranged for a transport come to haul the boat to a slip at Wheeler State Park near his new home. And, the guy with the huge transport truck got stuck in said daughter's yard. It took a tow truck to pull him out.

We got word today that the Stargazer is safely at a marina in Alabama. Yippee.

So, if I seem a bit scatter-brained I think you will understand why. Now, to get this move over with and me get settled into my new place. Life will be grand!