Jun 14, 2017

AND SO...THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Studio:

 Living room:

 Kitchen:

 Bath:

 Bedroom:


I slept well last night, but my heart is heavy with the news coming from London.  My prayer is that everyone involved can find some bit of comfort and peace in the midst of such terribleness.  

I feel extra blessed that my only problem is the task of unpacking a new home and that I am not facing something far worse.  I lost a few pieces of furniture...the TeeVee armoire suffered a broken leg and had to be left behind for the dumpster, but in light of everything else, this was a very small thing.  

The movers were very good about sitting me in a chair and keeping me there.  I decided to confess my weakness right up front and apologized profusely for not being any help to them physically, but they insisted that this was not a problem and proceeded to lift and carry everything here in the middle of a heatwave and a thunderstorm with remarkably good cheer.

The making of the bed with clean fresh sheets and a new foam mattress topper was the first thing I tackled...the setting of the coffee things the second...and getting the TeeVee connected was the third.  In each adventure I said a fervent wish to the Three Above (*) that I would complete the job without difficulty, and I did.

So today begins and I am ready for it, armed with nothing but my wits and stubborn disposition.  I do solemnly promise, however, that I will not overdo and will pace my poor tired portly little self accordingly.

(*) For some, the Three Above would be Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  For me last night, though, it was Father, Mother, and Stewey Little.  I asked my dad to help me assemble the electronics, my mom to help with the bed, and Stewey to supervise the setting of the coffee maker.

Now if I only would have thought to ask somebody to make sure the newspaper delivery transferred this morning, it would have been perfect....oh well, a small small hiccup in an otherwise smooth and happy move.

It occurs to me that my first official day here at CS2 is happening on a Futzingday.  What a perfect way to begin!  Here's hoping that there are lots more Futzingdays on the horizon...but with needle and thread instead of boxes and tape!

Do something Futzy and come tell me all about it!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Connie,

    My name is Robin and I live in Bloomington, which is just down the road a piece. I've followed your blog for years, but have never left a comment, and this seemed like a good day to start. Congratulations on a successful move! I love the way the light fills CS2, and I predict many a good stitching day. Having tackled more moves than I care to think of, I would add a couple of tips to all the great advice everyone else has given you. Plug in all the lamps you brought with you so that when darkness falls this evening, there aren't any spooky corners in your new house. You've already started the bathroom; I'd finish it today if at all possible. Not being able to find the bits and pieces that you use every day is really aggravating. And then get what you can stowed away in the kitchen so that you can actually cook a meal. If you're rested, showered, well fed and properly caffinated, you can do anything, and you will be absolutely amazed how quickly CS2 will feel like home. You go girl ... you're rockin' it! Hugs and love, Robin

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  2. My hope is that you have a pair of hands or two to help you unpack some of that stuff- your Guild sisters would be there in a flash, I'm sure, if you'd ask. And ASK, Coni! Nothing makes people feel more loved than to be needed. Not everything, but maybe the kitchen at least. You know you have an army of us out here who'd be on it like ducks on a June bug (or Stewey on a cookie ;)

    Futzing: washing the floor with a new mop (I KNOW!) and making sloppy joes in the crockpot here in hot AZ. And sending lots of love, hugs and congratulations, my dear :) -p.

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  3. There's something exciting about everything one owns in boxes and the ability to start anew putting things away. You have all the control of where and how to put them. It's work but have mindful fun with it to make CS2 the best you can make it. I agree with robins suggestion to plug the lamps in and get some lights in there for when late afternoon/evening hits. And don't think you have to unpack all at once!

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  4. Coni, CS2 looks magnificent! Oh the possibilities! A clean slate to put all your precious items and make it what you want it to be. ♥♥♥ Love, love, love it! Sending prayers that everything goes just as it should. Take your time. Love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn

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  5. Happy Futzing Day, Coni! Now remember, take it easy. You don't have to unpack everything today.

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  6. What a neat new place! Just remember not to do all the unpacking in one day.

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  7. Welcome home Coni! You will be here a long time so relax and enjoy

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  8. A jolly good Futzing Day here. I managed to put the hummingbird nectar into the feeder (the nectar had only been sitting in the fridge for two days) and hung it out on the deck, just need the colourful little beauties to come for a visit. Then I shuffled around the Garden Center and bought three beautiful plants for my rear flower bed. I have a wonderful lady who comes and does the flower beds for me and she's coming tomorrow and will plant and feed them. I'm so happy to see all your boxes in your new home. Looking forward to seeing everything come together.

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  9. Coni, so happy for you. You are so positive (well, mostly!) and you are going to love your new dwelling. It looks really homely already. You are living the dream of a lot of ladies (and men) who just want somewhere to flop, create, eat and sleep and just be. And maybe dream a little. Enjoy that life for all of us out here. x

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  10. Coni, as I am an avid fan of the daily Cryptoquip, Crossword and Jumble, I can't imagine starting my morning without them. Therefore, I take your ability to manage without them the morning after moving Day as proof that you are doing great! Enjoy the new place.

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  11. I KNEW that the Big Girl Sleigh Bed looked impressively soft, cuddly and safe. That's because your Dear Mother helped you. It all makes sense!
    In typical Spinster Fashion, you put care for others (in this case, the victims of the apartment blaze in London) into your heart...and it is loving thoughts like that...that get us through everything. To have that sense of perspective is a most wonderful gift.
    May God Bless you in your new home. Peace, Joy, and Good Health to you, Sweet Coni!

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  12. I love CS2 looks full of warmth, sunshine and good juju (as the young folk say). I am sending wishes for many happy days ahead filled with futzing, crafting, date book stickering and mostly stitching...and whatever else your heart desires. Welcome Home!
    Hugs

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  13. Congratulations on your move. It sounds like things went about as smoothly as could be. Allow yourself to unpack at a pace that works best for you. Looking forward to when we get to see some stitching updates. --Andrea

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  14. Best wishes in your new home, hope you really feel at home very soon. Christelle

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  15. Sounds as though THE move went remarkably smoothly; I'm impressed by your efficiency, to put it mildly! Your new world may be full of boxes but remember that they're not going to 'go off' and you can unpack at your leisure.
    And finally, wishing you lots of luck and happiness in your new home. Let the adventure begin!

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  16. Congratulations on your new home! Take the settling-in very slowly -- the stuff will wait for you :)

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  17. P.S. I love the "Three Above" !!!!

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  18. So glad the 'Three Above' were helping you through this. CS2 looks wonderful, boxes & all. From here on it's baby steps. No rush.... take your time & do as you can. Wishing you lots of good luck & happiness in your new home.

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  19. Welcome Home..... Join you in holding fast those involved
    in that London blaze...horrible... The three items via the
    three above deserve a gold star for first things first...
    You are a marvel... On to the next... praying you through.

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  20. It is a very cheerful place. Once you get unpacked you will really enjoy it.

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  21. Even with everything still in boxes it looks like a lovely new home for you! Good luck with the unpacking :)

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