Monday, April 16, 2012

The new house

Here are a couple of photos of our new, suburban house in a golf course community.The size of the house and the small lot is perfect for our time in life and the fact that it is time for us to play and not tax these ailing bodies.

Since the entire backyard is pool and concrete I will be embarking on the world of container gardening.

Just when I thought that other than the very last minute things to pack, I only had a few boxes to close up, I realized I still have the remaining gallery pots to pack. Many have been given away to family and friends and I have to keep some out for Jim's sister and husband who are coming this weekend. So this morning I'll number, catalog and close up the last of the studio boxes after I top them off with some small pots. Then I need put a couple that I think Jim's sister and brother in law might like.

Yesterday, the last of the household and most of the studio things I was giving away left, so now I can concentrate on packing the remainder. Even though I've been giving a lot of food away, throwing some out every day, here's still a lot to go through but most of that my friend Betty is going to clean out after we leave, take what she wants and throw out the rest.

Doing all this without Jim's help, and even with the amazing amount of help our son and daughter have given me, has been monumental;but when the moving truck arrives Monday morning I think I will be ready for them - pretty wiped out, but ready!


  1. best of luck in this new chapter of your life!

  2. House looks lovely.I truly admire the grace with which you are handling the major changes in your life.

  3. What a big change in lifestyle for you! Looks like an exciting new adventure. When my mom remarried several years ago at the age of 78, she and her new husband had a lifetime of belongings to sort out so that they could combine their things into one house and one new life. It was also a monumental task. She gave away a lot of her past, but she is in a beautiful new home and seems happier than she has in ages. I think this new life has been really good for her, I hope yours will be as well!!!! Just get some good books and sit by that pool for a week while you catch your breath :) Container gardening sounds great to me. I was always amazed at how hard you worked in that garden of yours!!

  4. Post pictures after you move in and get settled. I would love to see what you do with the space! And is there a new studio on the horizon?

    1. The new studio is going to be the left side of an over sized two car garage.

  5. A long distance move is exhausting. Your new home looks spectacular. Once you are settled you will have a wonderful space to relax and enjoy. Wishing you the best.

  6. beautiful! Once you get settled you can do clay again. Safe journeys.

  7. Wow beautiful house! Hope all goes smoothly with the move : ) One of the most stressful things you can do is move!

  8. The new place looks great. Can't wait to see what it looks like once you give it the aunt June treatment!