Here we are, home at last!
I have borrowed my mom's laptop and have no idea what I'm doing so let's just hope for the best. The slideshow link above is also courtesy of her photography a few days go. I attempted to put comments on each picture to give you some idea what you're looking at.
We are settling in happily and starting to feel more at home all the time. It's a slow but sweet process combining our stuff with that of my grandparents. Much of what will be given to others has already been removed and what remains we will decide over time. A few items are furnishings from The Farm saved for all these years. I have been claiming them for as long as I can remember and they will stay. The farm table upon which you will see our television was in the kitchen at The Farm. The pie safe with the tin front was there too. There's a fireplace mantle surround in the basement from the living room at The Farm.
Of course, there are other items representing that man that lives here, including his new television. I just wish it was bigger.
We are starting to figure out how we want to decorate and I'll share that as we get going. I have already rearranged quite a bit and I am happy with how everything is starting to look.
Donny is enjoying the yard and spends most of his awake time out there. As usual, with some item in his mouth and often laying in the snow. When he finally comes inside, he tends to lay directly on the hearth in front of the fire. I feel this is ill-advised as I've visions of hound tail flambe'. The Mr. thinks I worry too much. He has also brought many sticks onto the deck where apparently we are storing them. Perhaps to build a dam as the Michigan snow melts. Donny I mean, the Mr. rarely builds dams.
Speaking of the deck, I cannot wait for warm weather because on those mornings you can meet me out there for a cup of coffee. My grampa always had flowers hanging around the deck and I intend to bring his influence back by doing the same. Pictures of that to come.
So the long and short of it is that you can expect to see quite a lot of pictures of the place including this weekend's Easter dinner which we will be hosting. Appropriate I think, a day to celebrate new life.