I'm a kitchen woman, myself. I want the kitchen looking cozy and homey before any other room.
Today I put things on the counter -- stand mixer, food processor, canisters, coffee fixin's, etc. I put a couple of cutie things on the windowsill over the sink.
But this morning ... the piano arrived! It will stay in an odd corner of the dining room, covered with a rug, until the time when its wall is ready for it. But it's in the house!
The dogs came along this afternoon. They've been nervy and clingy. They leap in the van and won't get out. They hate being left alone. I tried to get a photo of them in the house, but this is the best I could do - haha! You get a view of the horrible floor though.
Adam is frustrated with moving his other three bee hives. Hasn't happened yet. The hives are very heavy, and he'll need help to lift them. He tried again this morning and tonight. Tonight one of the hives slipped a little and the bees went crazy -- attacking the tail lights of the truck like it was the Great Honey Monster. He's been stung more this weekend that he had in a while. So he's a bit discouraged by the failure to move these last bees. I tell him ... it'll happen. Eventually.
It's a start, at least your in the house now. Glad to hear the piano made the move safely. : )ReplyDelete
I sure understand your need to nest and make it cozy. Your progress looks pretty fast to me as I see things through your posts. I'm sure it seem pretty drawn out when you're living in the midst of it. But it's SO worth it! I love the greenery out your kitchen window. I always loved the pictures of Tasha Tudor's kitchen in one of her books. All sorts of knicknacks and homey things. Your nest will be just as charming, as it will never be completely finished because you'll keep rearranging and trying new things. In your very own home! And then there's all that beautiful stuff outside. You two will never be bored. There will always be something to work on. That's part of the fun. :) How's Julia's school going? Hugs to all! That hymn sing sounds like fun!ReplyDelete
Bless your hearts! You're almost moved in. I hope the bees get moved safely for them and for Adam.ReplyDelete
You are taking a wreck and making it your home sweet home and you've made forward progress. Just take things one day at a time.
Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady
and you're right...it WILL happen! be gentle with yourselves and don't go so fast you injure yourselves. I do know what it means to want to nest; seems like since Dave died I've been going from one urgent to the next and the only down time I get is when I get hurt. I'm ready to NEST myself -lol-.ReplyDelete
God bless you, Dear, and give you peace in the exhaustion. So happy to see the piano is home! And the window over the kitchen sink is a huge centering place.ReplyDelete
You are getting there! I too am a "kitchen girl" and love to spend much of my time there. I would have done the same and nested in that room first. :)ReplyDelete
May the Lord give you the strength that is needed for the remainder of work you need to accomplish. Soon you will have time to rest and enjoy your blessed new home.
Good to visit with you ~ Debbie
That moving in stage is always so tough. I think I'll remember what box things are in but I never do! And having to do repairs or remodeling first is another challenge in patience. Still, it's always worth it once it's all said and done.ReplyDelete
I totally get your when you say putting the things in the window was the happiest moment. Mindfulness. So hard to achieve, but such a blessing when it happens. I so understand. Praying for you, and so sorry you're having to plow ahead without help. Folks just don't get it.ReplyDelete