I'm talking about this unpacking and settling in thing - - - someone said it would be fun.
Well, at least I don't find it very fun. But, before I talk about that - - - let's look at a little bit of nature.
This is our cute little, well actually he's pretty BIG for a squirrel, neighborhood jet black squirrel. When I talked about him earlier this week, someone said they had never seen a black squirrel and wondered if I could capture his portrait.
Voila!!! Meet Mr. Black Squirrel.
I hope he has a wife and we'll be seeing some little miniature black squirrels in the spring.
Now about this nesting thing. I have opened countless boxes - - -
And cleaned up enough of this to build a life size Washington Monument out of paper mache! And to me that is not fun.
There is a little bit to show for all this effort, at least I see some progress. See what you think.
The bowl and pitcher appeared, as if by magic, on the washstand. The bed has been made with a new "bedding bundle" from that lovely designer shoppe, Wal-Martay. A picture has been hung and some decor pillows have been flung about the decor.
The mirror has been attached to the dresser in the computer room and another installed in the hall. We love to look at ourselves. ;-)
Fiesta Ware is looking festive in and on the pie safe. Great Aunt Daisy's green depression glass cream and sugar have taken up residence with the Fiesta Family.
Mr. Swan is gaily swimming on the Oak Pond. He was a 50th Anniversary gift to my maternal grandparents from my Aunt Doris. He's been hidden away in the pantry for years and is very excited to be back on the old Oak Pond.
Foster Block pedestal glases, ice cream sundae dishes, and Boopie have moved into the penthouse.
French Haviland fine bone china now lives on the middle floor. They are HOPING those glasses don't stomp around and make too much noise on the ceiling. The Haviland china has a story - - - perhaps in another post - - -
Plain old Mildred, from Wards, moved in with her whole crew on the ground floor. Again, there's a story there for another post.
The dressing table, cleverly disguised as a dining room buffet, is sporting several choice pieces. A few more will join them later.
A child's tea set, small bowl and pitcher, and a couple of sundry items have moved into this little cabinet in the bedroom.
Sundry, isn't that a fun word???? Makes me want to say it a few more times. Sundry. Sundry.
For my LAST project of the day, I began putting books on the book shelf. Some of these books had been in a box in the garage for multiple years. They had begun growing mold. Here you see them stacked about on the floor drying after I carefully cleaned them.
Now, have we made any progress??? Well - - - I'll let you see for yourself:
If you scan down a post or two, you will see the condition of our garage BEFORE the "fun" we didnt' have today.
Now, if you aren't toooooo bored by all of this - - - check back another day to see if we finish unpacking, or if we leave some boxes in the garage for ANOTHER 7 years like we did in our Mairon home.
Oh, I kid you NOT about that 7 year bit.
Ta Ta For Now.