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.



  1. Your pictures are definitely made for prints! You have made some really great frames! And congratulations to your progress - oh, and to having pelicans at your door! So great! :)

  2. Very handsome gent in those top photos! We have brown pelicans here. Not quite as colorful as the ones you've captured!

  3. Beautiful photos!

  4. I have just started blogging about retirement and have gotten several good ideas from your blog. I am also a retired English teacher and a constant novel reader. You have beautiful photos.

  5. Hooray, indeed! And to hear that you're framing your own photos for the condo is fantastic - a worthy place for such amazing moments in time.