Friday, November 09, 2012
Goodbye Surburbia, Hello Country Life
Finally got to visit my
ever-lovin’ and much missed husband, if only for 2-1/2 days. Boy did we have a
romantic time too.
Because of my “faulty”
hand and torn rotator cuff, I asked a gentleman to help me with my
carry-on. A very nice woman said she’d
help and we wound up sitting next to each other. Turned out she was masseuse and gave me some
ideas on how to help myself with self-massage, Epsom salts, etc... Most I knew, but she was very nice and we
chatted away the entire 50 minutes.
She lived in Scottsdale
where Steve is working. When I told her
where I would be she said, “Oh how wonderful, you get to live in the
country. I’ve always wanted to live out
Hadn’t thought about it
that way, but I guess that’s why Sarah, Sam and I will be making 30 minute
treks to get our produce at our familiar “Sprout’s” market and 20 minutes for
any needed Costco runs.
As soon as I landed and
connected with Steve, we sped off to dinner w/ the family. Then he took me to see our new home.
You’d think w/ the
advent of digital cameras that I would have been prepared for the colors that
the former owner put on the walls. But NOOOOOOOO.
Mucus green, slate
bluish black, rust orange, dark espresso and yes, mustard yellow simply do not
come out and show you the beauty that is theirs unless you’re standing there in
Plus, most of you out
there know my complete and utter aversion to cultured marble. Well, lucky
us-our master bathroom not only has shower walls and tub surround made of the
stuff-my tub is molded from it.
Can you all guess what
our first huge project will be????
Anyway, Steve and I
picked out the new paint, started the painter on that task. We picked out and
ordered new window coverings for the few areas that don’t have nice plantation
shutters covering them, we picked/bought and hired the contractor to put up the
new backsplash in the kitchen and we picked out and bought the room fans for
those without those items as well.
I do like my new
kitchen. I have more work space than I
thought and Steve ordered the lazy Susan for the corner cabinet that needed it.
The room sizes are nice and our new office is narrow, but will do quite nicely.
Our front porch has a beautiful desert view and our grandsons were happy to
hear that across the street is a nice park for them.
By the time I get back
there permanently in about a week-the home will be much more to our liking
(except the master bath).
I wish Steve and I
would’ve had a bit more time to spend just catching up, but at least we finally
got to see one another. Came home to a de-termited house (you’ll note I am no longer
saying home), a very upset Pepper and wishing I had something other than salmon
patties in my freezer to use as my protein until I leave. LOL
I was also able to see
Sarah and Alex’s newly remodeled and beautiful kitchen as well as Adam and
Sam’s beautiful new home. We helped Sarah with Aidan’s cavity filling (there’s
a story waiting to be written!) and picked up Dylan from K-garten.
Before we knew it my bag
was re-packed and we had just barely enough time to have a bagel and coffee
together before Steve dropped me off at the airport.
A little FYI-Steve is “shutting me down”
on the 14th, so this will have to hold everyone until we get
My plans are to be up and running and able
to post before Thanksgiving, but now that I will be a “country girl”-best to
figure in Murphy’s Law and wish you all a wonderful and blessed holiday right