Sunday, November 30, 2008


As of yesterday we are moved out of our apartment!!! Hooray!!! We finally have only the responsibility and joy of one home. Of course, we still have about 150 boxes to unpack and we've no idea where all of it will go. Last night we managed to arrange the two living areas so that we can actually sit down and relax. One is a sitting room, the other is TV room along with dining area. We have a dining room but it is filled with boxes of art supplies from my old 13x20 studio. We also have the office arranged and I think we are ready to start unpacking books.

It has been two weeks now at the new house and we were concerned that we wouldn't be able to move until later because Aimee's baby might come. We are still waiting for a grandchild who is 9 days overdue. However, we are happy that mother and baby are still healthy and content.

The cats have adjusted well to the move and now feel relatively comfortable. They are delighted with the big picture windows and don't miss a movement outdoors. There is a little bunny that visits once in a while.

Beignet has adjusted well, too. She has a view out of two windows and it is common to see here sitting and looking out the windows. She seems to really like it.

It feels so good to be in just one location. Since April we have been in the moving mode and is nice to know that when we need to relax that we can. Just one home.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Cello again, folks. Really, I mean that I got my cello out and played it the other day. It was good to see it and play it after having it in storage for four months. I placed the cello case on the small sofa which at the time was the only clear spot in the house. We have walls of boxes to unpack! When I went back to put the cello away I found both of our cats sitting in each of the flared areas to the cello case as if its velvet lining were made just for them. I'm always amazed at the places cats find interesting to sleep.

Friday, November 07, 2008


Here are some photos of our new home and the surroundings. The first is of Yahoo trying to hide in the old oven we took out. The second is of a gorgeous Japanese maple tree midway up our driveway, and the third is of the Japanese maple we see from our living rooms. The last is the "cabin in a woods" photo.
We have been busy transporting things to the new house and from the apartment and storage units. In particular I have been busy picking out paint for the kitchen and living rooms. I think I have settled on a Ralph Lauren color called Mexican feather grass. Bob is finishing the new counter tops this weekend.