Saturday, January 31, 2015

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul." ~ Wyland

More friend time! On this day, we traveled to the beach - I can still hardly believe that I live only a few short miles from all of this beauty!  We also strolled around a park that was new to me - thanks to Sally for sharing some new sights!

Our master bath vanity arrives today, and the love seat and sofa arrive on Tuesday - wow! I really do feel as though we are in the home stretch! I promise some updated condo photos next week!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant." ~ Arlo Guthrie

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At last, some time for friends! No condo updates this post, though there will be more to come. We have friends from the north visiting us right now for a few days. It has been wonderful to show them around our new neck of the woods. They have been able to stay with some mutual friends, as our sleep-sofa doesn't arrive till next week.

The guys have golfed and we ladies did around town a bit. We had a real treat earlier today - we had a lovely visit with Arlo Guthrie as he sat on a bench outside the theater where tonight he will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Alice's Restaurant, (sold out since the summer). I'm sorry that I don't have a picture. I was going to ask if we could take one, but chickened out at the last minute. He was so pleasant to talk to that I guess that I felt it would be rude - oh well!

We are enjoying days of cool but sunny weather, which I know is in stark contrast to the North East. I love a good snowstorm, but am happy to have sat this one out!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"King and Queen of the Pelicans we; No other Birds so grand we see! None but we have feet like fins! With lovely leathery throats and chins!" ~ Edward Lear

Victory! Well, kind of... Bruce and I are in agreement - we have put in our last day-long, hard-work day in our condo. There are certainly things to still be done, but any remaining "big" stuff is out of our hands.

Our master bath vanity had to be returned as the plumbing was placed on the wrong side. The corrected one should arrive shortly (we hope!). Our sofa and love seat, which were predicted to arrive 6-8 weeks following our order, will be delivered on Feb. 3rd. Happy news! 

Our "sweat equity" work is pretty much done! We even spent some time today sitting on the pier of our condo complex, a couple of pelicans joining us. We feel ready to enjoy our time here now (not that we haven't up until this point, but it's not the same).

I need to order some prints of pictures that you have seen posted here over the years - we have decided that many of these will go on our walls - this is an armchair task! When the remainder of our furniture arrives, we will make decisions about end tables, coffee table, and possible area rugs. In the meantime, we await the arrival of some friends on Monday. They will be sleeping at the condo of mutual friends as we are not prepared for overnight guests yet, but their arrival has us feeling even more settled.