Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Getting Settled When Unsettled

We are settled enough to be functional and only occasionally have the need to get into unopened boxes to find something. That's the encouraging news.

On the other hand we need furniture, we are working on getting files and finances joined and in order to do taxes, and I am distracted by everything involved with my mother's valve replacement next week.

Also, the weather is not cooperating. Since this is January in Michigan, that is not a surprise. The snow isn't overly deep, but the single digit temperatures (F) we are having keep the road salt from working. The roads are scary.

Last week we got brave and punched the first hole in our pristine walls to hang Jay's, now our, cuckoo clock. It's sweet to hear it calling out the hour and the half hour again. Love this thing. Putting it up made Oak Haven feel like home.

Last week we ordered shades for our windows. After several false starts with businesses that didn't work out, we finally ended up getting them through Costco. They referred us to a local business with a large showroom owned by people who have been installing quality shades and blinds for over thirty years. So far it's been a pleasant experience and in a few more weeks we will have window coverings. Finally.


kathy b said...

Ohhhh I M so excited for you in your new home! The bitter cold allows you to stay in and ENJOY your new home. More pictures please!

any knitting going on?

Lisa said...

I was just thinking about you tonight and was happy to check your blog and find a post. What a difference a year makes. So happy for you! I miss your birds and knitting posts. :)

Jan said...

I can soooo identify with you, your new lifestyle, the combined files, duplicates and shopping for new furniture together.

Just yesterday we declared our house is furnished.

Can't wait to see what you guys do next. I'm so happy for you.

Prayers for your beautiful mother!