Sunday, September 5, 2010

Home Begins!





Well, it's coming together. Except for needing a bunch of furniture, you can see that the living room has begun with some bookcases. Funny story: My son's girlfriend went out to the truck to unload more stuff while I was staying in the apartment for the cable guy. She comes in carrying that statue atop the bookshelf on the left. At the same time, the Jamaican cable guy comes in and I go, "oh my dark angel!" She turns bright red and I have no idea why. I'm just happy my statue is here. I love that thing! Later, she tells me, "Sharon, I thought you were talking about the cable guy and I thought `I can't believe you said that." It's even funnier cause I said, "Oh, I need to put him in the sink, his feet are dirty."

Imagine too that there will be a big screen over the fireplace.

So, I have a bar counter I don't intend to use as one because it would take space from the big sofa. So, I stuffed my buffet under it, candles and all seashells and geods and stones. I will be able to store things inside it and it's just a perfect set up (imagine that I don't have all the shit on the counter above it--still moving in, ya know). Then, the spare bedroom is my home office since I work from home. I can look out the window at the courtyard and trees and such. Very nice! I will feel less like the last person on earth as I did in my old home office where I stared at a wall in a back bedroom.

So far, so good. No moments of angst or sadness. Somehow ya'all have given me the feeling I can do this, just like I can handle my job, just like I can handle writing and anything else I do. I always give everything 110%, so I will master this experience, as well. It's actually pretty awesome to play creepy music when I want to and just hang out and read uninterrupted. I have to admit, I seriously need blackout blinds. I woke up at sunrise. I am not good with light in the bedroom. I'm like a fucking rooster.

Thanks for all being so sweet. I hope to do some video soon and put it up here.

28 comments:

  1. Thanks! I thought for sure being left alone with myself in a bunch of strange walls, I'd feel weird, but I did the smart thing. I set up my bedroom first and had my stuff around me and it felt like home. It's weird to not have to jump and run to thaw something out for supper. I have the world's healthiest refrigerator. I tend to be a grazer; hummus, English cheddar, dijon, veggies, fruits, salad mix, salmon, fococia bread and basalmic vinegar and such. It's like a wonderland for me. I was never a 3-meals-a-day gal.

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  2. autumn! welcome home!! it already looks like you!! i lol'd about the 'dark angel' story!!

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  3. Thanks Max! I hope to have video tomorrow if more is done.

    Libby;
    I do that kind of foot in mouth shit all the time. Right thing said at the wrong time. Now, the running joke with my son and his girlfriend is "have you seen any dark angels around here?"

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  4. Love that buffet.

    If I didn't have a view from my desk, I would go more crazy.

    [word captcha was "explit" which made me laugh]

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  5. Pangs;
    Awesome word verification. The buffet was actually a super cheap Target redwood outdoor potting table. I put crackle medium all over it and painted it eggshell and it totally crackled up. Then, I went over the edges with a wire brush and took more paint off. I love faux shit. :-)

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  6. Have a wonderful beginning of your new life. The dark angel stuff were hillarious!
    Your food choices sound wonderful. It looks like you want to take care of yourself.You used to eat less than 3 meals a day?

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  7. I love the way it is coming together. Many blessings for your new life.
    Mary

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  8. All right, the place is coming together. Next the couch, table and TV, yea!

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  9. Thanks ya'all! Oh, and Georgina, I just don't like eating meals because they're too big. I'm the type who orders and appetizer when I go out. I'm a muncher. I'd rather have some hummus and veggies and then later snack on some grapes and nuts.

    Mary; Thanks!

    Julie; Yeah, I have a list a mile long of stuff I need to get to finish up the place. Sounds exhausting, but once it's done, I can kick back and finish writing the books! Wahoo!

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  10. need FOOD pics! :P lol

    nice to see you're handling it all with aplomb :)

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  11. Thank you, LW. It's friends like you and the rest who have helped me to be brave when I felt like a birdie jumping from the next to the ground far below. I didn't know I could fly, but you believing I could made it so.

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  12. oh my gosh! i have missed so much. i don't know what to say, except that it sounds like you're doing well. wishing you all the best!

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  13. You are entitled to this new happiness and don't sound frazzled with the whole move thing.

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  14. Sandra;
    I swear everyone I know is having major moves and upheavels. Is it something in the air? Yeah, I am sore and tired and the place is looking more and more like a home. It definitely looks like my nest. I'll hopefully do some video tomorrow if I can. I need to make a mad dash to pick up a thousand stupid little things I need to be able to function, but it's coming along.

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  15. Yay! It looks really nice! I think you will be just fine. I know how hard being alone can be at first, but then you'll LOVE it! I've very excited for you and (hint, hint) if I'm ever in the area at least I'll have a place to crash! Tee Hee! LOL

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  16. Echo;
    Thank you, sweetie. I am strangely at peace about it. I'm used to being alone my whole life as far as my family ignoring me and my husband, so I know how to keep myself busy. I just dream of having a mate to share it with, but that will come with time, no doubt. For now, I have plenty to keep me busy for quite some time.

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  17. Tara-Dear;
    I'll even hide Mr. Creepy MacCreeperson. Hahaha. In fact, I should let him out of the trunk about now. He's likely made the dollies pregnant. I don't want those creepy things procreating. Thanks for your wisdom and your reassurance. I know I will find something in me I didn't know I had--the bravery to fight for a life I deserve and not one I just settled for.

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  18. I toast you with my bowl of ice cream and sugar-free grape flavored water!

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  19. we also just moved into an apartment and will be there until the end of nov. when we hope our house that we are building will be done. i'm crossing my fingers. i've been so busy with all this craziness and being in a new town that i haven't much time for blogging and definitely not for jewelry making. it's been a drag.

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  20. Oh Tara;
    I'm having a craving for ice cream which I only get once a year. I normally don't like the stuff, but it sounds good after a hot day of unpacking.

    Sandra;
    I'm glad you guys have a steady place to call "temporary" home until yours is ready. I hope your in for Halloween! You're going to love autumn!

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  21. My heart is totally with you on this huge step for you!!
    You will do great I am completely sure!! LOL on the "dark angel" comment and misunderstanding!!
    all the best to you always!!

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  22. Thank you, bror! Yes, that comment still makes me laugh. Apparently, it didn't bother the cable guy. He was all smiles and friendliness. I think when I put the statue in the sink to clean his feet off, he must have figured out what I was talking about, especially when I said, "He's never been indoors. I've always kept him in my fake graveyard."

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  23. Too bad I'm not out there! I'd LOVE to drive around to estate sales, Goodwill and Antique/Junk malls and find you furniture supplemented with some TARGET purchases! hee! hee!
    (one of my favorite things to do!)

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  24. Cindi;
    We would so have a blast. I admit I love flea market and thrift store stuff because as a psychometrist, having a bit of history with the pieces makes them "mine" quicker if I pick ones with the right feel and, strangely, pieces that "get along." That sounds insane, but as not only a psychometrist but ghost hunter, I have to be certain pieces are in the right places to get along together or they actually can create an energy that seems to spark poltergeist issues. You know, I really should write a post about that. I'm glad you made me think of that. I take it for granted and never realized other people don't know about that.... Thanks!

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  25. ooooooooooooook.......
    but please remember that every piece of furniture in my home is a rescued treasure....so don't go scaring me!

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  26. Cindi;
    It's pretty rare there's a conflict between pieces, but you know it right away because no one wants to sit in that area for any period of time.

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