Saturday, February 7, 2015

"Life is like a highway, no matter what they say, the construction is never finished. There's always gonna be bumps in the road and detours every now and then." ~ Nishan Panwar

Yippee! Furniture that makes us feel like we are really here. Really home! Our sleeper-sofa and love-seat arrived as promised on Tuesday. I told you they were coral! We love them, and love being able to offer visitors a comfortable place to sit. Their arrival is just in time for a visit from my sister and brother-in-law in a couple of weeks. Arriving the same day as the sofas was the pillow centered above - a "condo warming" gift from a dear friend up north - thank you Eleanor!

The only real work left to be done is completing the bathroom vanity and mirror. Sadly, this task has led to some unhappy feelings with our kitchen person, from whom we purchased the vanity, top and mirror. After several scheduled and unfulfilled deliveries; after having spent hours waiting at home for a promised time, only to have it come and go without so much as a call - firm words and in-person visits have been the only things that seem to have worked. The vanity and mirror are here and the countertop will be handled by a different enterprise. We feel sad that what had been a reasonably positive relationship with this gentleman turned sour at the very end. I would have to say that while we feel badly about this, we also know that with all of the work that we have had done over the months, and all of the people that we have dealt with, we are still very fortunate to have had fairly insignificant bumps in the road.

As you can see, the walls are still bare. We are working on this. We also are realizing that some things will have to wait till next year, such as furniture for the lanai. It's all good!


  1. Beautiful, sophisticated but a nice beachy feel. Clarice

  2. The colour of the sofas is great! And I love the cushions!

  3. Anything worth having takes time, and your new home is certainly proof! Teal and Tracy-green look like perfect companions to your coral sofa - so beautiful! Aaahhhhhh, time to put your feet up.