On the other side of that woods, at the top, is the farm where I raised my children.
My sister lives here now
My Grandparents Poultry farm and Hatchery--1920
See the woods on the right.
On the other side is where Susan lives.
Turn left onto that road and 1/2 mile is Mark's farm.
This is where me, my hubs and kids moved to in 1967
Where my daughter Pam lives now
My parents farm--1938
Where I was born and grew up
See that road in the distance?
Turn right on that road and Susan's farm is 1/4 mile away.
Where my son Mark now lives
NOW--do you know why I'd like to move back "home"? Quiet. Space. My roots.
<Dear Lord--I miss it so much>
I am continuing the cleaning/rearranging/moving stuff. My living room is piled with boxes and stuff and looks like I am either just moving in, or organizing to move out.
Of course, with everything in my house in an upheaval, I had company. My sister and Chuck and last night, Karen stopped in and John came over.
Karen's father-in-law (now retired) makes beautiful crosses, some plain, some with a heart in the middle, some with the Holy Spirit dove in the middle. She gave me one for Christmas and when John saw it, and I told him the story, he wanted to order 7 of them. I told Karen, she told her FIL and when Karen's hubs Mark went up north to visit his Dad last weekend, he brought them back.
This is what mine looks like.
The cross is made from a special wood from the Purple Heart tree that grows in Brazil. Some come with a white cross and the center figure is done in the Purple Heart wood.
Karen brought over an assortment. Some with walnut cross, some white, some Purple Heart. John took an assortment of 7--he is giving them to his daughter/DIL/friends for Easter. He is also taking one over to an older lady he knows who is bedridden at home, under hospice care.
So, Karen got the impression that John is "such a gentle and kind man", which he is and John got to meet Karen that he later declared to be, "such a lovely, sweet and gentle woman," which she is.
Okay--I do not like this!! When people walk in my front door, with the slanted entertainment center gone, they can see all the way back into my bedroom!!!
See that yardstick on the floor between the carpet and the kitchen chair? What if--I put something like a room divider there? Something like this:
6' tall, 35" wide
OR--is it going to be too busy?
I think I am just going to have to wait until I get the new media/fireplace center and see.
This wall would be the purrfect place for the fireplace.
However, there is no cable outlet on that interior wall and--a few years ago, I moved the couch over where my chair is now and it is so long, it stuck out past my east window and looked dorky.
Basically, I am stuck with the TV where it is AND all other furniture where it is.
Yesterday, I went up to the Wal-Mart. The last time I was there, I had such a dizzy spell I thought I was going down on my face, so....I was kind of worried.
I picked up a prescription refill, then down to the cat aisle where I had to get food and a big jug of litter, then turn to walk way to the back aisle to get light bulbs, over to bit to get a storage box and then, allllllllllllllllllllllll the way back to the other side of the store for 4 gallons of refill water for the humidifier. Then, alllllllllllllll the way up to the front of the store to check out. Then allllllllllll the way to my car to pack up the car and unload when I got home.
I did it all with not one problem. In fact, I felt great for all the exercise!!!
We are getting a Canadian Clipper or a Polar Vortex coming in today and tomorrow. Below zero temperatures during the night. Not much snow--that is all going south east of us up into New England--again.
Have a good weekend. I will be inside my snug, warm wee house, moving stuff and cleaning and---watching Basketball games and---knitting and crocheting! :-)