Life is tripping along. After becoming Villagers, last Saturday we went to the lobby of the sales office to be photographed next to the new resident "Welcome" board. For three days our name and home state were displayed alongside those of 41 other new residents. All of us purchased a home in The Villages on Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15. That kind of growth, especially in these economic times, is amazing. At our closing we were welcomed as The Villages newest residents, and promptly told that we would hold that position for about a half hour!
Finally, we're close to wrapping up more than 50 days of being "homeless" - living in a place other than our own. We've slept in six different beds during those days!
So how do you like our new living room? Nice set-up huh? Since the furniture we've ordered may not arrive for several weeks, we're grateful that our sales agent gave us this thank-you gift of lime green bag chairs! Eventually, that little TV will be in my sewing room.
Only the breakfast nook table and chairs we selected were in stock. I love them! They look so fresh. Definitely need to buy a rug for under that table though.
Thinking of Hogan, I purchased this faux leather storage bench through the local Craigslist.
With a decorative slipcover over it - one I'll make to coordinate with the sewing room - it will serve the double purpose of being storage for quilting supplies, and a resting and neighborhood monitoring spot for Hogan.
After a too short couple of days spent going to admire our house a few times, this week we've been in Kansas City. We returned to retrieve our belongings from our daughter's garage where they've been stored since early May. We're also spending time with grandchildren, though we're missing Celina because she's is away at camp this whole week.
|Tay (32 months) and Aesa (19 months)|
This week's fun ended today as we went to work on a hot afternoon. Yep. We rented another 16-foot moving truck, and spent a couple hours loading it. Everything fit just fine.
Early Friday morning we're taking off for The Villages again, but only after more tearful hugs for our dear Kansas City family. We don't anticipate seeing them again until October!
Heading south, we'll be a mini caravan as he drives the truck followed by me driving the car with my front seat companion, Hogan. If all goes smoothly, by Saturday evening we'll arrive at our new house in The Village of Sanibel.
Our Tampa family will meet us to help unload the truck and spend the rest of the weekend with us as we begin to get settled. Though I haven't moved for a long time, I remember these feelings of having much to do and wanting to get it all done as soon as possible!
Next week we're having our master bedroom closet custom-organized, and our water tested. I'll also be shopping for bathroom accessories, bedding and rugs. And I have some wood furniture to paint. We've brought with us a quilt rack, plant stand, storage bench and rocking chair that I'd like to change from wood stain to off-white paint. Oh, and do I ever want to sew! Guess you know pretty much everything that will be keeping me busy for a while! Linda