DeWayne and Joy

DeWayne and Joy

Monday, March 29, 2010

Swimming in STUFF

62 days and counting...

Meanwhile, DeWayne and I took a trailer to our old place and managed to load most of the "stuff" to bring back here.  Thanks to the great weather forecast for this week, we were able to leave all the boxes on the trailer so that I'll be able to take my time this week to go through all of them.  Some of it will be stored here at the folks' place, some needs to be eliminated, and we will take the rest to Ginger's (my daughter) in McAlester this weekend where she and I have planned yet another garage sale.  I love to spend time with Ginger and her family, so I'm looking forward to it.

Poor DeWayne was left to pack up most of those boxes from the house and move them to the storage during my extended stay in the hospital last summer.  The house was to be moved, so he was forced to do the daunting task by himself.  Now it's my turn.  I'll be going through, sorting and eliminating since each box contains a little of everything from virtually anywhere in the house.  I'll feel better once it's done and better knowing our "stuff" is no longer in a storage building on a now vacant spot of land and vulnerable to thieves.

One more step toward our new life on the road...ahhhhh.

The new fridge arrived on Friday, so we got it moved in on Saturday.  I never knew I would be so tickled over an appliance, but considering we graduated from 4.4 cubic feet of refrigerator space to 10.3, well......I'm on cloud nine!  I couldn't wait to get to Wal Mart to buy a whole gallon of milk, orange juice, a good stock of yogurt, and a few other items that previously just wouldn't fit.  Oh, and enough meat in the freezer to last a week.  Doesn't take much make me happy, does it?  The new fridge fit the space perfectly, so all is well. 

I had a great birthday.  I guess being 55 now qualifies me to get "senior" coffee at McDonalds and I can join AARP.  Gee, I'm just thrilled, lol.  On the bright side, I got tons of "Happy Birthdays" from friends and family on Facebook, then went to Red Lobster with my folks, my sister, and of course my handsome husband and we ate ourselves silly.  Yummm!

Something I'd like to begin here on this blog is to share pictures of some of our "babies".  No, I'm not talking about the grandkids right now.  I'm talking about puppies.  See, we were fortunate enough to raise Miniature Schnauzers for three years and we had some of the most beautiful "babies".  Heck, who am I kidding?  I thought each and every one of them was the best puppy in the world.  And I took LOTS of pictures of them and their parents.  So I want to try and include some of the best pictures along the way.  Here is the first sample:

Isn't she a beauty? 

I thought I'd post a picture of the new fridge, but I think the puppy is a better subject.  I'll do the fridge later.  Now since I've posted the picture, I can't get the text to go back to the left alignment, so if anybody has any suggestions, please let me know.  I don't suppose centered text is too bad, so it's no big deal.

So, that's all the news on our progress toward our new lifestyle.  I'll be updating periodically.  Meanwhile.......
62 days and counting!

Happy Trails!

1 comment:

  1. Pup and Ice! OMG, I never knew your names. You are about to embark on my dream so I'll be watching vicariously.