Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I've Come Up For Air!

This absolutely has to be our last move! We left Michigan at 11:30 a.m. a week ago Sunday and arrived at the Realtor's office in Inglis at 7 p.m. Monday! Could only drive 45-50 mph due to overloading the open trailer. Sweetie developed a 3 inch blister on his right heel & is still healing from that.

Stubborn man that he is, he insisted on driving without any sleep. I don't think he's fully recovered yet. I unloaded the entire trailer and car over FOUR days. We still have unpacking to do but it can wait - a long time.

Our home is in better condition than we expected; the realtor's husband & helper built a covered porch off the back door & we'll soon screen it. It was a blessing to buy furnished. Once we got the key & came inside the realtor's husband had made a fresh pot of coffee; the sheets & comforter were freshly laundered and the AC was on. Two days later, they delivered a washer and dryer that had been removed from a rental unit because the new tenant wanted to use her own machines.

The weather, the people, the neighborhood and our home suite us just fine. I am constantly amazed at southern hospitality. Everyone on our street has stopped by to introduce themselves & offer assistance.

In our first week we've had more company here than we've every had anywhere. It's been great for Sweetie because he's reconnected with people who either shrimped with him or knew the people he worked with. He's had to admit that growth has found its way here, though not to the extent that the area's charm has disappeared.

We are so blessed. Not having to rebuild/repair nearly everything here is such a relief. It's given us time to work on the yard & acquire a few pieces of white wicker furniture. Yesterday we picked up a $35 antique wicker sofa for the porch. Two days prior, I bought a six drawer dresser and night stand for $20!!!!

The pink living room carpet and mauve kitchen cabinets are still here - a reminder that God has a sense of humor when he answer prayer. I can't say I notice them that much anymore but in time the cabinets will be repainted & the carpet replaced.

Well, time to relax. Loving this Florida weather. I'll post more pics later this week.


Sixbears said...

I'm happy for you. Glad your trip went well. My lovely wife and I are slowly making our way homeward. Currently in W. Virgina. Hope to stop on our daughter in MA Wednesday.

2 Tramps said...

Glad to hear that you made it safely and that things are going well. Home at last!!

Mike Yukon said...

Welcome to Florida and glad the trip went well! It's my home also and think it's one of the best places to live both cost and weather wise.


Anonymous said...

So glad you guys are there and sorted....nearly lol.
Get some rest, take your time and enjoy:)

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Looks really nice! Glad everything went well and y'all are getting settled in.

Anonymous said...

Glad you made it.

May God bless and keep you in your new home.