Discovery! – The new house has basic landscaping. Not a lot of beautiful gardens or flowers but I have found a few. There is a gorgeous peony in the back. Unfortunately it’s at a spot that you can’t see from the windows or the deck but the previous owners divided it. There is a small plant in the front yard and readily visible. It was very pretty. There are some other things coming up that I’m not familiar with. It will be a surprise when (or if) they bloom!
Holy tugboat Gus – New cat Gus (adopted last July) had a weigh in yesterday. He gained two pounds since July. He was a three year old at adoption so fully grown. Life must be good for him here. We asked if he wants to go back to the shelter. He give us the stink eye.
Downsizing in general – We have downsized our housing in our last move. We gave away a lot of furniture (goodbye sweet piano) that wouldn’t fit in a smaller house. This week we downsized our grill. The old one was large with big shelves on either side. The new one is much smaller (but big enough to grill comfortably for a small group) and the side shelves fold down. When you think of downsizing, you think about the living space but it’s a package deal. Not all the furniture fits. Some of your favorite pieces may not work.
But there was a surprise – When I moved, I decided to take my window treatments. That’s usually a crap shoot as to whether they will fit or work in the new place. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the window widths are the same as my old house. I am able to use most of them to carry me over until I decide if I want something different. People don’t do much in the way of window treatments these days but I like the softness fabric brings to the room.
The invasion is coming – This week we are getting house guests. It’s the first time we will see the granddaughters since the pandemic. It’s also the first time we will test putting people up for a few days. The spare bedrooms are set up and there are air mattresses for overflow. Extra margaritas have been procured. We are ready!
So how was your week?