Thursday, June 24, 2021

Overcast, Afternoon Thunder Storms and Rain, Temperature 89 Degrees

We’re Slowly Making It A House

I’m reminded of a saying that goes something like this Inch by Inch Anything Is A Cinch.

Now, to paraphrase that saying regarding our our new digs Piece by Piece It’s Becoming A House.

A picture here.

A clock on the wall in the kitchen.

Ms. Barbara has become to organize her kitchen.

Then today some of our furniture arrived. Note, I said some. Who ever knew that purchasing and having furniture delivered could be such a grueling event.

We have a washer and dryer. A whole lot bigger to be sure than what we currently have in Elvira. I’ll bet our laundry will be finished a lot quicker than it has taken in the past!

In anticipation of our new furniture I emptied out our living room.

Then the delivery team began to bring in the pieces. Assembly was moving smoothly but then we hit a snag, well more like

a defect in the base of the love seat. Yea, it’s that little white spot – a tear – by the handle. OK, it doesn’t look like much but neither of us was interested in receiving even one piece of furniture with a blemish. So, though we have this piece to use for now we have it in writing that it will be replaced at no charge.

We have a swivel recliner in the one corner with a side board table.

Our love seat to the left with two recliners. Our couch to the right that has a recliner on each end. We also have two side board tables.

What do we think of our new furniture? I believe that smile says it all.

So, we have living room furniture. But, we have no bedroom furniture. What a big pain in the you know what that has been. Ms. Barbara has been on the phone for hours trying to get that mess straightened out. As of today we at least have a frame and a box spring and mattress. The rest of the bedroom set has been selected , however, we just don’t know when it will be delivered.

In terms of our kitchen, we have stools for our breakfast counter that we will assemble tomorrow. Our table and chairs will not be here until August.

Piece by piece, item by item, day by day we’re slowly getting there. We see this whole process as more of a marathon and not a sprint. We’ll probably have most of what needs to done just in time for us to move to Jacksonville for three months!

That has been what we’ve been doing on The Road of Retirement. Sometimes, it feels like three steps forward and two steps back. We just keep reminding ourselves to take deep breaths and to take things step by step. No doubt in a year we’ll look back at all of this and have a really good laugh. Ah yes, life is good. God is good.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Remember, take time to stop and smell the roses and live each day that God gives you to the fullest.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. Congratulations on getting part of your furniture! The living room furniture looks so comfortable! My kind of furniture! Love the recliners. Does it feel like home yet?


    1. Yes, it is sort of beginning to feel like home. Which leaves me yet with mixed emotions. For close to 4 years Elvira was our home and now that has ended. Still adjusting to the change. Barbara is really happy and so I’m happy for her.

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