In between rain storms we headed off to buy raspberries and fresh corn. I made 12 jars of jam and a lovely raspberry pie! One of the idyllic images in my mind's eye is a freshly baked pie cooling on the kitchen window...overlooking green as far as the eye can see.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
A fresh slate... well, after opening 16 boxes it does not look quite so pristine. I know it will not be pretty but soon it will be filled with boxes, bins, magazines, tins and lot's of other quilting related stuff.
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
We had hundreds (many hundreds) of HEAVY boxes, furniture, 2 dogs and us to move. We hired a mover; we did not want any of our dear friends to be injured moving our stuff. We are all getting older now.
This move was one of those life "synchronicity" moments. I called 15 movers for estimates and set up 3 appointments.
The first guy to show up walks through the house and as we stand in my kitchen he asks, "who made your kitchen for you?" Since I love my kitchen I was happy to tell him, "Gordon, from Gordon's Custom Woodworking in Dorchester". He then laughs. He asks me if my house is a new house, ranch style, near St Mary's. I say yes. He then tells me that he has been to my house, in fact he delivered my kitchen.
Any way, since Marten had already been to the house in a truck he felt strongly that we should use a smaller truck and do 3 trips. He was afraid of sliding into the culvert on either side of the driveway. So, we planned on 3 trips with the small truck. Okay, it took 4. He had to come back for a load on Tuesday. We won't talk much about our filled storage unit.
One truck load was filled with boxes. Those heavy boxes. They weighed more than our furniture. Lots of books.