Another beautiful morning! Looks like the two weeks we were moving WAS winter. With a blizzard the roads were closed and we were trying to get to the old house to be there for the movers at 8 am in the morning on December 27th. We made it and they were great movers. Richard's Moving Company in Winona moved our furniture with about 15 inches of snow on the ground. Our neighbor Ed was always the best neighbor and he plowed out our drive so the movers could arrive. When we arrived at this house a just as kind neighbor had plowed out this drive. We are so thankful for wonderful people! Movers put most of our furniture in the garage and after our 24 loads with cars and a truck we brought mostly my "junk" to this house. Poor Fred. It snowed every day and we were so weary from hauling 4 or 5 loads every day. I did have 2 yard sales to get rid of my things, didn't I? January 2, after cleaning the old house from top to bottom we brought our two last loads in the sunshine from there. We kissed that great house with a lot of memories "Goodbye" and headed to our new house. I started cleaning this house on December 20, and haven't stopped yet! I won't make any comments but...??? I have cleaned and scrubbed every room from ceiling to floor with Clorox and Comet. Some rooms I scrubbed the ceilings 4 times. Just think what smoking does to a person's lungs when we can see what it does to our surroundings? Carpet scrubbed twice in every room thanks to my sweet son Blake who came every day to help scrub and paint while he was on vacation. What a wonderful help he was! Thank you Blake! This is a work in progress and we have progressed. Decided to tear out the carpet after cleaning didn't help. Our new flooring will be installed in the dining room, kitchen, hall and our bedroom. Painting those areas were first on the list and they are ready. I still have more painting to do inside and outside. At least it is starting to feel like our house and Fred and I always say to each other, "As long as we are together it is home." More to come when the floor is installed and I can move the remainder of the furniture in. As my wonderful husband reminds me, "One bite at a time." I am a little late but HAPPY NEW YEAR! (For some reason I cannot load a picture now."
"Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest. It's about those who came and never left your side."