|The view down our street|
I'll be unpacking and whatnot until February, I'm sure. At least that's my target date to sort, purge, and find a home for all I hold dear. The rest is outta here! There's a great homeless program here that will be happy to take our excess. My husband will need some
|What is this? I think it's a type of Iris...I have a CA book, just need to crack it open and look it up LOL|
This is our interim home, until we purchase one in a year or so, so we aren't doing anything except decorating. The backyard is so blah, however, that the landlord said we can plant/do what we like back there. I'm trolling Craigslist to get what we can free/cheap and my challenge will be to make it fabulous-we do have a concrete patio and a few good trees to start with, so this will be fun.
|Sunset from our backyard|
Considering how isolated we were in OR, I am over the moon to have neighbors! One came by on Christmas with homemade cookies and home brewed beer. Boomer and I met Darla and her mom at the dog park one day-seems they live on our street, too.
|The 1954 California Cutie ( its beige, not pink, really)|
Along with the purging of "stuff" we've dumped cable for Hulu and Netflix, replaced all the lighting with LED bulbs ( hint-don't buy soft white-it's code for "sickly, sallowish yellow;" get the daylight or blue spectrum bulbs if you don't want you/your house/guests to look ill ) and are really trying to stay a one car family. The trolley is a few blocks away, while the main drag is a few blocks south-a nice short walk to groceries/eateries/etc.
|Pomegranates ( in JANUARY!) at the local charter school|
|Sunset with crescent moon|
I still feel like we're on vacation,
and we'll have to pack soon to return to the much too long winter in OR.
What a happy feeling to know that I am WRONG!