October 30th was one year since we bought the house in Hooterville. It’s hard for me to believe it has been a year already.
The renovations to the new house are far from done but we’ve made enough progress that the formal move is imminent and it’s now time to start the dreaded chore of packing.
I’m quite sad about leaving My Cottage of Bliss. Hubby and I have lived here more than 35 years and lots of memories have been made in this little house. My childhood years were also spent in this neighborhood…just 4 streets away.
I’m attempting to lessen the emotionality of it all by taking baby steps and packing a little at a time but it’s still a challenge.
The first room to be significantly taken apart was my tiny, but cozy, family room. I have to tell you…
when it went from this…
the reality of the move hit me…hard.
I am also completely overwhelmed by the amount of stuff we have accumulated in the 35 years we’ve lived here. Sheeeesh! It’s unbelievable. Some days I feel like it’s going to take another year to empty out this house.
Knowing I already have way too much stuff I have to either purge or pack has been good motivation for me to drastically cut back on my thrifting trips to Goodwill, since that’s where I seem to find things I really don’t need.
One thing I almost always find impossible to pass up at Goodwill are random china pieces with pink roses.
this round, domed butter dish I found recently.
TOTALLY unnecessary but I ask you…
for $5.00, how could I leave this beauty behind?
I’ve also developed a weakness for silver flatware, especially spoons. I found these 7 Wm. Rogers & Son silver soup spoons at Goodwill for just $1.00.
The pattern is very simple but they are bigger than my everyday flatware soup spoons and have a deeper bowl on them, which I like. For some reason, cereal, oatmeal and soup seems to taste a lot better when eaten with one of these spoons. :)
It was really dreary and rainy here today, which means cooler temperatures are finally on the way for us Floridians. I had plans to start emptying my china cabinet today but I got a little side-tracked and did more playing than packing. Just for fun, I plopped a few pretties (some of which were previous Goodwill finds) in my old childhood Easter basket and was so pleased with the results, now I don’t want to pack it up!
Next week, some major changes will be taking place at the farm on the Craigslist barn.
Also, the tile I ordered for the bathroom renovation has come in and I finally made a decision on a vanity so that project should be getting underway soon.
Meanwhile, I’m still trying to get the house in Hooterville kitchen painted and the backsplash done!