Saturday, September 12, 2015
We had a brilliant rainbow...
...a couple days ago.
If you enlarge this you can even see the magenta along the bottom.
I wish the camera could capture the depth of color that I see. Another day--the drama of the dark clouds...
...and sun played out beautifully.
Yes, I still see some pretty sky from the new apartment. :)
Leah, Ian, and I went chair shopping on Wednesday. I looked at all kinds of power recliners and power lift chairs. There are a lot of them that when you put the feet up--well, the back goes way down at the same time and you can't sit up at all. So I really need one with a duel motor system. With quite a few of them your legs are still slanted downward even when the footrest is all the way up (some my feet even hung over the bottom) which is useless when you have swollen joints from arthritis. Being short--I still have the puffy back issues with the built-in pillow hitting me on the top of my head. It was quite the experience--but the yes or no came quickly.
There was only one yes--and that was a ridiculously expensive leather power rocker-recliner (even has lumbar adjustment, though). Wasn't even a lift chair but was higher and easy to get out of. But the chair I am waiting to try out that's new to Slumberland's website--well, it still hasn't arrived. This lady told me at least the end of the month. The good thing was--it was listed as $200 cheaper than it was a month ago and she promised me that price. So--since it's already been a month and I still have to wait...well, I am not putting off starting on the studio just so we don't have to make a path for delivery men--LOL! And--who knows?! I might be totally done with the room before that chair ever arrives in the store.
So, I thought I'd take some "before" pictures.
So nice to see the place all organized...
...and Karma soaking up rays.
This is what I have to clear out this weekend.
All kinds of odds and ends were shoved in here.
Anything that wasn't packed in boxes that clearly said "den" or "art supplies"...
...(those boxes are all still in the garage)...
...was all stuffed into any space we could find in here.
I have to haul everything out except the furniture so we can arrange...
...the empty bookcases and cabinets and the power strips before I can actually put anything away.
All those other boxes out in the garage have to come in, too.
McFamily is planning on coming over Monday night to arrange the room, haul in boxes, and--hopefully--be able to install the two wall shelf units. We'll see how much we can get done. A lot always depends on Mr. Ian. ;)
I have started moving things out and gotten a lot done. Hoping to be finished today so I can rest my back for a while before Monday night. :)
Miss Karma thought this was her private room. People never spent any time in there and it was always a quiet place for her to snooze. There were like three cat beds in there, after all. Why wouldn't she think it was her room--LOL!
Was quite a shock to her when I started tearing the room apart--LOL! Yes. The re-messification has begun!
Cooler days have stayed around this last week. I LOVE FALL!! Crispy, clean air--digging out the sweaters and jackets--leaves turning and skittering across the lawns--school starting--new beginnings! It always has me excited for the holidays, too. Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years! The time of year when people seem to be kinder to each other--a most loving season, to me. Fall always fills me with joy and excitement. And this year--truly a new beginning here in a new home, too!
Wow! :) :)
They are having a graveside memorial service for my dad (ashes) in Cokato while my mom is still up here in Minnesota. I believe on Sunday the 27th. McFamily already will be down in the Twin Cities that weekend for Dagan's annual heart & pacemaker checkup so they will be able to stay and attend. :)
Then the Johnson clan plans to come up to Fargo to visit October 10-11th--so I will get to see my mom before she goes back to Florida. And yes, she's doing really well and I guess she plans to live alone winters in Florida then come up and spend summers in Minnesota at Blaine & Kathy's. I am hoping to have the apartment completely finished and organized by then. :)
I hope I don't have trouble posting this. Had no wonderful, super-fast, CableOne internet this morning for a couple hours. Really? Already?
Plus, my laptop has been slower and slower. Something called Shockwave Flash keeps crashing--freezes up the laptop and then I can't do anything for a while. I checked for viruses and bugs--nothing. Leah couldn't find what was wrong and not sure when Dagan might have any time to mess with it--so I limp along. Doesn't help when the internet goes down, too--LOL!
Ah, the internet.
Gotta love it! ;)
Anyways, I'll be taking a long break--then I'll finish emptying the studio today. TaDa! Geese have been cruising by with much conversation all week. A sure sign of the changing season. Karma is catching the last rays by the patio door.
Life is good!!
Life is so good!! :):)
"May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder."