Popping in to say 'Hi!'
It's been a while since I've been able to post although I've popped in once or twice for a few minutes to read. Thought I'd like to update you all since my move.
I got moved in June..toward the end of June. Took my fish and some essentials for ponding and setup a very small pond at my daughter's. We were there for several months and my internet access was extremely limited which is one reason I've not been in touch. I barely had enough time to check email a couple times a week.
Anyway, hubbie found a job and we finally found a home. A very nice home, BUT...(I hate this part) its in a manufactured home community. I'm supposed to be buying this house, it's brand new. I love the house. But...I don't know about ponding here. I can have a water feature, but not sure about a pond. We just moved here in October and so have been busy getting settled in and getting through the holidays. So glad the holiday ordeal is over!! Happy New year to all of you!!!
I lost the little pond. My Bad. That's the second reason I've not posted more recently...grief and guilt. I couldn't even bear to come here..haven't been here to read since Sept. I won't even go into it..it was a stupid dumb thing to do, but I do have 2 survivors in my aquarium indoors and 2 offspring in the hope that maybe....
So, I opened the thread about the appreciation of the forum thing (I should have known that was a mistake) and wondered if I'd stumbled into la-la land. But I couldn't help have a big hearty chuckle when I read Semper Fi's post! That broke the ice for me, Thanks Semper!! I needed that!! Got me to post here and " 'fess up".
About my new house...It's a nice BIG house with nice BIG rooms and plenty of storage space. Everything that was so cramped at the other place fits nicely in here with room to spare. I no longer hit my arse on the bookcase when I bend over to push the vacume, thereby landing on my head on the couch. I no longer have to pile the furniture on the couch to vac..what a blessing!
I've got a marvelous huge eat in spacious kitchen with over 30 cabinets..big cabinets with space on TOP of the cabinets for pretties. I LOVE the kitchen, and even have a center isle.
Master bedroom dwarfs my kingsized bed..huge master bath with double sink vanity, cupboards below and even a big closet. Master bedroom closet isn't a closet, it's a ROOM! I don't even need dressers anymore. Fits all our clothing, shoes and other junk(like christmas decorations and suitcases) with room to spare..and you can still use it as a dressing room.
There are two other bedrooms, one of which has become my "office" and the other which is now a nice little guest room. My husband's daughter and family came for christmas (they traveled 700 miles by car). We hadn't seen them for 2 years so we were thrilled. But they live too far away!
So, with all my worry, our housing turned out well.
My one and only complaint...no family nearby.
My daughter who was in this city ( the one we stayed with when we moved here) relocated to another state when her husband was offered a very desirable position at a different facility. And the daughter/grand kids who lived near me in the other state are now 400 miles away. This is what I feared most, and couldn't put into words. Didn't want to even think it, much less say it.
I can say however, that if my family were willing and able to relocate, I would be absolutely thrilled. I like where we are MUCH better than where we were. I like the weather better (but haven't really had to deal with any devastation peculiar to the land of Oz). There's more rain here, the soil is nicer and the climate moister. Got nice birds too. More/better places to shop, job opportunities and best of all, I like the folks I've met here. They are civil enough to at least say hello.
So, there's the update! Looking forward to spring and the hope of beautiful flowers/yard.