Friday, August 20, 2010

Settling In

It is great to be in the new house! There is so much space I am getting lots of exercise just by walking from one end of the house to the other. My bedroom and the kitchen are on opposite ends so there is lots of back and forth. We rushed to unpack the latest load and get set up before son #1 (child 2) and wife arrived for a visit. The visit was scheduled far in advance but we just barely arrived before they did.

Thank goodness I had gotten the furniture placed and lots of boxes stowed in closets on my last visit in May. And of course the daughter (child 1) and hubby are living here and they have been mowing the lawn and seeing about things.

The house has worked beautifully for us. We seemed to have developed a tradition when anyone visits as we are all trying to get something from the kitchen that someone hollers, "Everyone in the kitchen!" and we all crowd in. The Virginia kitchen was full with two of us but today we tried it here and with six of us in the kitchen there was still space. We will try it at Christmas when there will be nine of us.

Today at one point the daughter was napping in our bed, the daughter-in-law was doing yoga in the living room, Mr. B and son (child 2) were watching TV downstairs, and the son-in-law was making me a Margarita as I sat at the bar downstairs. Absolutely great space!!

The cats are a little less jumpy but we have not let them outside yet.

Pictures to come later. I seem to be having trouble keeping track of where I set my camera down!


Pondside said...

It sounds wonderful - no wonder you are reveling in the space!

Jackie said...

Sounds marvellous, I love the kitchen for family get togethers, mine is a little small one now that we have downsized, but I know I had a lovely size one in my house when the children were growing up and at school and my friends and I would sit in there all day, drinking tea / coffee having lunch and putting the world to rights.

Looking forward to seeing more photographs, hope you find the camera soon!

Have a great weekend, Jackie in Surrey, UK

Alea said...

I am glad you are finally settling in your new home. It sounds lovely!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful news that you are getting settled in your new place. I am looking forward to see some pic's of your new place too.

Linda said...

Congratulations on a new home. It is always so exciting to get in and set everything up. I love having a home with space and a kitchen bit enough to share with others. I'll have to check back on some of your other posts I have missed. Linda

Callie said...

Sounds like a very happy home and a wonderful family. Love the gathering in the kitchen. Seems like that is the place to be. Glad you are settling in the new house. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Janet said...

Glad you are settling in but now you have the rain to contend with ;(