|Beloved knocks snow off our Maple tree on May 18th|
It's an odd state of things to be getting ready to move when we still need to maintain the current place. I was outside dealing with weeds a couple of days after the contract was signed with our buyers. One of our neighbors came by on his bicycle and asked me why I cared about weeds when the house had sold. My answer was something along the lines that I thought my neighbors would appreciate the effort in the month that remained before we leave.
But in my mind I thought, "It's the right thing to do!"
Then just a few days later we got a doozie of a snowstorm-- which although annoying in mid-May, is not unusual for Colorado.
|Beloved snaps a picture of the price tag on a set of bunk beds|
We are not only preparing to leave The Brown Bungalow, but we are lining things up for our new life at Magnolia Place in the Land of Flip Flops.
The new house has been dubbed, "Magnolia Place" because we have a beautiful big Magnolia tree in the back yard and I am thrilled about it!
We will be living nearly 2,000 miles closer to our grandchildren, but still far enough away that they will
need want to spend the night with us, so this past Saturday we went to our favorite furniture store and bought six sets of bunk beds. (Yes, 6!) And twelve mattresses to go with them.
The plan is to have a girls' dorm room and a boys' dorm room with the bunk beds divided evenly between the two. When everybody comes to visit at once, no one will have to sleep on an air mattress or the floor.
The beds are scheduled to be delivered to us at Magnolia Place shortly after we get down there.
|playing around with furniture|
With the measurements of our new family room in mind, we've been working with new possibilities. We will have guests over more often, so more seating will be necessary.
|sunshine through the shutters in the dining room|
Although I've done much of our packing, I'm saving the glass ware and all of the kitchen for the moving company. I wonder if my eldest grandchildren will even remember the ceramic snack hostess set they made for me when they were much younger.
|Here's a real handy tip|
We have an analog television set that is not going with us to Florida. We had no idea how to dispose of it since the garbage truck refuses to take them. Beloved posed the question on our Next Door internet site and a couple of people said you can buy a box at Office Depot for $10. Take the box home, fill it with unwanted electronics and then take it back to Office Depot.
Beloved did that today. What a relief to have that figured out!
|kitchen table in the laundry room|
That wasn't our only conundrum. We have a tall kitchen table with two chairs we intend to sell in our (second) garage sale. We got the table only so far en route to the garage this evening before we admitted defeat. Beloved removed two of the legs so we could get it through the doorway.
We tend to sleep pretty well at night. At this stage of things, the move is taking more braun than brains.
|the neighbor children's snowman on May 20th|
We look forward to bidding the frosty snowman good-bye!