Little by little I’m getting settled in. It has been a whirlwind of a week, that’s for sure. Mandy and Piper have been here nearly every day since I arrived, helping with everything that needed done. Piper is a whiz at cleaning! Mandy spent hours yesterday digging dandelions and mowing the grass at both grandmas and our house. My sweet niece Chaela and her husband, Tim, were also here yesterday. They worked so hard. Tim fixed one of my toilets so at least I can flush now! He also took some window blind brackets off the walls because I didn’t have a drill and the screws were over 2 inches long. Neither Mandy or I could get them out of the wall. He removed a door to the basement for me, replaced the outdoor floodlights that were burnt out and carried a table to the garage to dispose of. I know I’m forgetting many other things that they both did to help me. I thanked them and they said “that’s what family is for.” We’re not used to that, as we have not had family around for so long. Such a huge blessing they have all been to me this week.
After they all left yesterday evening I spackled all of the holes that were left after the brackets were removed and will paint them tomorrow.
Many of you commented that you would keep the hardwood floors. I don’t think hardly anyone thought that carpeting was a good idea! So I’m going to take your advice for time being and just get an area rug for the living room and we’ll see how it goes.
This is a photo of our room. The bedding is from our little trailer and won’t be what’s in there once the pod arrives with our belongings that have been in storage. You can see Chloe‘s leash and a little box behind it. Those are her ashes. On top of the box is a plaster of Paris mold of her paw print and a little glass vile of her hair that the Vet gave to us. The white on the front of the box is where we can place a photo of her once I get one ordered.
I finally got this room cleared out yesterday. The only thing left is the TV that’s laying on the floor. I’m not sure where we will put that. This will be Piper’s room/guest room.
This a view of the living room as it looks now. Piper has some of her toys on the left side of the picture and the rest of this furniture is what was left by the previous owners. Dennis‘s mom desperately needs some new furniture so we’re giving her both of these sofas and at least one or two of the tables. I ordered a new sofa, loveseat, ottoman and two chairs yesterday. We were told the furniture won’t be in until June as there is a shortage of foam due to Covid and the freeze in Texas. I’m still trying to decide on window coverings for these three windows.
This is the china hutch that was left for us. I have put some of my precious figurines in it that came from the RV with me. My sister also gave me our grandmothers china that she has had packed away in a box for over 40 years. Oh, the memories I have that are associated with this china. It is precious to me and I’m so happy and grateful to have it. And I have a place to keep it safe now too!
I had to order a new washer and dryer yesterday and it was delivered already this afternoon! Of course that couldn’t go smoothly either could it? It is a gas dryer and apparently there is no shut off behind the dryer. I had to call a plumber who is supposed to be here on Tuesday morning...I hope. Then I have to call and reschedule them to install the appliances. They did leave the washer and dryer in the garage and they look pretty.😍 Just got a basic top loading washer and matching dryer with no bells or whistle’s and it was still $1,600.00! Isn’t that unreal? Not a nice surprise when we were told a working washer and dryer came with the house.
I did use the oven on Friday night to make chicken pot pie for seven of us. I love my new double oven! It pre-heats much, much quicker than the oven did in our old house. The stove top worked well too, however, I think it’s going to take me a while to learn how to cook on an electric stove top again. I’ve had a gas stove for over 35 years.
I was able to go to Sunday school and church this morning and see some familiar faces. That was very wonderful, although I’m missing Dennis something terrible. This afternoon I sprayed the yards for dandelions at both moms and our house and made a trip to the grocery store. The dandelions have bloomed profusely in just the last couple of days.
Well, I think that’s about it. I was trying to get caught up last night commenting on your blogs and I kept falling asleep. Finally I woke up with my hands still on the keyboard and I had been asleep about a half an hour. I am truly going to try to begin catching up with all of you again. Wishing you all a wonderful Monday and a blessed week ahead.
Blessings and love,