This post will have a lot of pictures. We've been so busy the last two weeks, we barely have time to sleep! And we are exhausted from doing this and that!
We moved into our new house June 15th and spent two and half days pulling staples, tack strips, washing and finishing the hardwood floors. (The landlady/landlords were kind enough to agree to keep the hardwood floors. It saved them a $3,000 expense to re-carpet the entire house) Murphy's Oil Soap and Orange Glo for Hardwood Floors are what we used and we think the floors look GREAT!
(The bedroom is after-hallway is before)
Our furnishings arrived June 20th and we've been busily unpacking and organizing every since that day.
We've taken a day here and there to do shopping or go for a drive. We've been to the county fair. I bought some California drought resistant plants from a local homeowner who was thinning out his garden. We parked the "TOY" at an auto show in Ramona, CA while we went and ate at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. We bought a patio set, area rugs, washer, dryer, and refrigerator off craigslist. We started looking for a church home on Sunday and are having a good time with that.
(hydroponics display at the fair)
(on a drive at sunset through the mountains)
(the new pets that came with our house)
(our craigslist patio set)
(my craigslist plants)
We're enjoying our folksie neighbors who are a joy to get to know. One neighbor has brought me fresh eggs, fresh oranges, grapefruit and loaned me a juicer. One neighbor is sharing his Kumquats and requested a jar of homemade marmalade. . .I'll try making some later this week.
(making grapefruit juice)
My husband started his new job yesterday. It looks as if his first week will be catching up on paperwork and having a range day. He brought home his most recent G.V. (government vehicle) last night and will be able to use it for his commute to and from work. (I don't have a picture of it yet)
The weather has been gorgeous! It gets about 80 during the day and 60 at night, here at our place. The cooler air starts moving in when the sun goes down. We're eating dinner on the patio and I have my morning coffee out there as well.
Today is a down day. I'm going over to a dear friends house to soak up some sun, swim in a pool and relax in a hottub!
(some final pictures of a bit of decorating progress.)
(my, new to me, area rug. . .from craigslist)
(another new to me, area rug for #2 son's room-from craigslist!)
Well . . .that's about it from here, for now.
Have a great week dear friends!!