Sunday, September 21, 2008

Making a new home, almost there

Good news! We have only about 50 book size boxes left to unpack! About half are actually books and will have to wait until we have bookshelves put into the den. We've contacted a contractor/carpenter/crafts person (whatever he's called) and will have a quote tomorrow. Hopefully it's not out of our budget as I'd love to have the books out.

The remaining boxes are supplies from my studio. Beads, clay, and (of course) yarn. I'm trying to put together the studio but no longer have my built-ins from the house in California. It's going to take a lot of creativity to store supplies. But I have found the sweater I was working on right before the move. So I'm knitting something other then dishcloths now. More about that later.

Speaking of budgets...We still need to have a storm shelter put in. That was my one requirement for a move to Oklahoma as I'm in the category of people that are frightened of tornadoes. Earthquake? Been there, done that. And while it's not fun, it's usually over with by the time your brain thinks "an earthquake." Tornadoes seem to go on forever. Luckily the local folks say we won't need it until May (THE season).

Nature is abundant in the little neighborhood we live in. As a matter of fact, woods border our backyard fence. I've spotted deer in a neighbor's yard and some type of hawk sitting on our fence. And this morning I woke up when I heard noises. At first I blamed it on the dogs. Nope, they were snoozing still. So I followed the sound to the office, which has 3 skylights. I looked up and there were 2 blackbirds - huge! - pecking at the skylights with a screw. Trying to get in? Who knows. Silly birds.

1 comment:

Janet said...

New nice. I'm glad you're getting settled in and feeling like it's home. I'm with you on the storm shelter. I grew up in IL and we had lots of tornadoes. None that actually hit us but they were all around. No fun!

Your backyard sounds like a wonderful place to spend a quiet afternoon. I love watching wildlife....even those pesky blackbirds!