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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Move and Unpacking

Just a quick note to let you know I'm more or less settled in the new apartment.  Fresh paint, new carpet and new kitchen countertops makes everything feel fresh. 

I brought almost all of the furniture from the little house.  It fits perfectly.  The uncomfortable couch/great sleeper is at the far end of the room and the buffet with TV atop is at other end.  My swivel rocker is in the middle so I'm close to the TV for my poor eyesight and yet can flip the other way to make conversation with visitors on the couch. 

The dining table has enough room for the insert to be used full time saving me from finding a space to store the insert.  Being alone I never eat at the table but the little girls do when they come to visit.  They also do their coloring there. 

The kitchen while not large, is roomier than I've had in several homes.  Since I don't really cook meals anymore I hate to waste real estate on a kitchen but the layout is nice and I'm glad for the size. 

The bedroom has two nice walk-in closets but there is no linen closet or cabinet in the bathroom.  Seems strange.  The second walk-in closet is used for the girls toys and a storage shelf for odds and ends.  I'm looking at over the commode storage units and other ideas, but I'm missing my last large hall closet. 

I don't have to tell you how hard, physically, the move has been.  Saturday and Sunday I took multiple naps. Monday I pushed through but Tuesday my diabetes had had enough.  Some days I literally can't move or think from the diabetes.  Sometimes one, sometimes both.  Sometimes my numbers are out of whack but other times I just have to admit that the diabetes is driving this body, and when it wants to rest I just have to wait for things to get right again. 

I'm better today so I made a run to the old house and picked up my ferns and bird feeders and some other objects my daughter picked up around the house for me.  Whew. 

The windows at the front of my apartment look out over the boulevard and I have a wonderful wooded view.  It is especially nice to watch the setting sun through the trees.  I'll share some pictures soon.

The people here are really nice.  This is a 55+ community.  At first, I thought everyone looked so old but then I passed a mirror.  I think I'm going to be happy here.  At least I'm planning on this being my last move. 

More later...


  1. Barbara, your new home sounds lovely! I'm glad you listened to your body and did rest after this move. Good call. I always say that about 55+ communities, that they look so old. Then I realize so am I. 😫

  2. Sounds like you're settling in! I hope you'll thrive in your new place -- it sounds like it's very nice!

  3. Sounds like a fantastic place. And I personally love being in a 55+ community. Hope you can just relax and enjoy it now.

  4. Moving has to be the most stress full thing a human can do. So glad it is mostly over for you. Hope you enjoy your new digs and find some cool friends there.

  5. Glad you are settled in Barbara. Hope this place works well for you.

  6. Hi Barbara - It sounds like you've landed in a great place. I can't wait to see the pictures.