Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home." ~ Matsuo Basho

As promised, an update on our move -in process! We are here, furniture, boxes and all. Working on unpacking, painting and cleaning all at the same time. It is overwhelming and exciting. I should have taken a picture of our garage - wall-to-wall boxes. I told Bruce that if I just went in and out of the front door, and never went in the garage, I would think that we were in pretty good shape!

Actually, we are in pretty good shape. The lion's share of boxes are mine for studio and soaping. The soaping materials will ultimately go on shelves along the garage wall. As for the studio boxes, that will be a ways down the road. We have two bedrooms, no basement and no attic. Which all add up to no room for a studio. We have some ideas, and I'll keep you posted as those ideas develop.

While the walls in the larger bathroom were painted a color ideal for Florida, we will did not keep it. First primed, and then painted a very pale shade of blue (not the color that you see).

On our second night here, we found ourselves under a tornado watch. We have never seen such weather. As we looked out the front windows at one point, we saw two lawn chairs cartwheel down the street. When the rains had subsided, the gully behind our home was transformed into a pond. Fortunately, locally there was no serious damage. At one point Bruce mentioned that he thought that we had moved to Tully, not Kansas!

 While things are still in disarray, come quitting time each night, we are comfortable and know that progress is being made. We are home!


  1. Tracy.. glad you are finally in your new home. All the work you are doing is making it 'YOURS'.
    Enjoy the journey! We are back at home in Halifax and Jean and I were at the knitting group this morning.

  2. Exciting times. Best wishes for life in your new home.

  3. Looks like you're enjoying the process of making your new home! So happy for you both.

  4. Congratulations! You must to be thrilled to be in your own home at last.