It has been a busy time of firsts, lasts, happiness, terror all served up with a side of confusion thrown in as we've transitioned through Hubby's military retirement and into civilian life. Spent a month living with our Daughter and Son-In-Law. They have been really wonderful to us, so kind and helpful and endlessly patient. It is wonderful to live so close! We can see each other as often as we like! No more cross country drives!
Took us ages to find a place to live. We finally signed a lease on March 1st, but our furniture didn't get here until the 9th. Boxes are everywhere! Piled to almost to the ceiling in some places. Unpacking is going pretty slowly. Our house in AZ was closet heaven! More closets than I have ever seen in a house before. This house we are renting is smaller, much older and there is barely a closet to be seen. Trying to put things away feels like a jigsaw puzzle and is going to test my creativity and imagination.
Several people asked me for a photo of my stash altogether. I took this before the boxes were loaded on the truck. There are actually about three more of the square boxes. Now, before you start thinking I could open my own quilt store, there is a lot more than fabric in those boxes! All my notions, rulers, books, magazines, packages of new quilt batting and many-many-many plastic storage boxes are in there.
I haven't started unpacking my sewing room in the new house yet. My goal is to have everything else in the house put away by the end of this weekend and then take next week to get the sewing room/computer room in shape. Wanna come help? This mess almost makes me want to run away!
The kitties traveled here so well! Poor Murphy is such a chicken he traveled in his carrier where he felt secure. Now Miss Daisy is made of sterner stuff and she wore a harness that connected to the seat belts in the back seat. She spent most of the drive sitting right here, just behind the front seat console.
Looks pretty content, doesn't she?
Poor Murphy's transition to being a Texan wasn't so smooth. Two days after we got here he ended up having emergency surgery, but not to worry, he's doing just great now. Back to his old sweet, purry self and getting into mischief. Here he is a few days after surgery. See the funny looking place on his leg? That's where his fur was shaved for the IV. His tummy is all shaved, too. (Sorry for the zombie eyes--it's a phone photo)
We had some really goofy things happen with this move. I'll tell you about them over the next few posts. Sewing will be happening again soon, and I am so looking forward to it. I've really missed it! Right now I need to get back to unpacking!
Hope you are stitching!