Who ever thought that being able to hang up my clothes would bring me such indescribable pleasure?! For nearly two weeks, we have lived out of boxes of clothing. Someone said to me - it must be like camping. Well, I don't like camping..... Bruce and our friend Rick began putting together our closet on Saturday. They spent three long days measuring, cutting, running to the store, and then doing it all over again the next day. There are still a few little things to tweak, but we have been able to put our clothes on hangers, and shortly, in a few drawers. This has put us one step closer to feeling like we are in a home.
When we made our run to IKEA last week (it's about an hour and a half away), we borrowed our tile man's truck because we knew that some of what we were planning to pick up would be too long for our vehicle. We are very grateful to him. In our efforts to get back home quickly with a borrowed vehicle, we left without actually purchasing some of the things we thought we had picked up - curtains; curtain track system, etc. I started looking for them a few days later only to discover that we had only one package of curtains, and no track rail. Upon examination of the receipt we were glad to discover that we hadn't paid for them either. They were set down somewhere along the way, never to be returned to the cart. So - another trip down this week - sometime - is in the plans. That's fine though. It will be nice to be able to take our own vehicle, and our own time. Plus, we decided on a couple of other things once we were home and had a chance to think about them.
In any case - we keep moving along! Sadly, there does not seem to be any weather even closely resembling beach weather this week. That's ok though - we have all winter!