We're hoping the new owners will allow us to keep Beluga in her barn until we leave in March. I'd hate to start our trip by calling in a wrecker to pull us out of the driveway snowdrifts!
One good thing though....the latest terrific blizzard, the bombogenesis, roaring up the east coast is missing us by a hair. A hair is good enough for me. We're cold and slick, but not buried. Thank goodness for small favors I say.
We've made good strides this weekend and have managed to be very social (for us) in the process.
|a new vacuum for Dave....
is this Christmas?
|Mr. David's # 1 guy installing our bathroom shades
|good job on an odd little window
Mr. David's A-1 Shutter, Blind and Window Treatment Firm got all the cellular shades in and operating with a minimum of fuss and mess. The closet poles and shelves are in place.
Friday night we went to Cindy P and Walter's house for happy hour and a delicious dinner of lentil/black bean chili (yes, Metamorphosis Lisa, its your recipe) and Trader Joe's addictive European cookies.
As I mentioned, Saturday niece Lisa and husband Chris came to the lake with pizza and blueberry cobbler in hand (not to mention a bottle of champagne and cookies!) They were our first cottage dinner guests, even though we ate at a card table and sat on lawn chairs.
We did, however, toast with real glasses. Dave thought they were too fancy to use with paper plates and paper towel napkins so he "adjusted" his slightly. Oh Dave....
As punishment we made him scrub the floor.
Sunday afternoon the Bells stopped by to bring us a load of boxes and to discuss the upcoming move. They've put us in touch with their mover, Angel, and are helping to coordinate things. We had a lovely visit in our tiny but sunlit living room/dining room.
Today, after Dave's dentist appointment, we met friends Don and Carol at our favorite Greek restaurant then back to their lovely home for dessert. They are preparing to leave on a four month motorhome vacation out west. We can hardly wait to read about their upcoming adventures in Mexico. They're traveling down the Baja peninsula, a trip we've often talked about doing.
Before turning for home we stopped at the facility we've located to store my little car for the next year. Its going to be snug and happy in very good company there. Another thing to check off the list.
Tomorrow is another day closer to moving out, moving in and moving west. Yes!