Wow! Has it really been a month since I’ve blogged! It’s been a busy one for sure! In case I missed some of July we filled our weekends with Dani & Bob’s Wedding, a trip to VT before Gary moved to Germany, a trip to VA Beach & then we moved! Whew…makes me tired just thinking about it all but it was a great time!
We’ve been in the new place for 2 weeks today and we LOVE it! Except for a dining room full of stuff we must not really need because we haven’t unpacked it yet, we’re all settled in. The dogs love the backyard and we do too…we’ve been weeding, mowing and gardening and today Chris moved the garden and compost. By garden season next year it should be really great back there! We’ve already gotten another chicken so now we have Arlene & Thelma and they are laying a couple of eggs a day. I was a bit nervous about having chickens but they are really easy and I like watching them…they are actually pretty animals!
Here are a few photos of the new place…it’s still a bit of a work in progress but these are a start! First, my office with the Cardboard Safari moose that I finally got to hang! Ellie loves hanging out under the desk.
The kitchen is my favorite room! It’s too bright to get a great iPhone shot of.
The living room… also very bright!
I also love the antique tub! The awesome new towels that we just got make the new bathroom feel like a spa!
And the awesome backyard. It’s not easy to find a backyard like this just a few blocks from downtown!
And, finally, meet Arlene & Thelma.
Next up on the project list is painting. We will be staining the porch and painting the columns and then doing some interior painting too. I think I’ll start with a small painting project tomorrow night…a window frame of photos for our wedding pictures. We bought two vintage frames from an antique store the last time we visited Floyd so I just have to choose a paint color tomorrow and then I can get started. Here is a sample of what it will look like (photo from Johnny In a Dress) and here is how I’ll do it. Photos coming soon!