Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Back Again

We are back in Glenville after a 525 mph jet trip from Daytona to Albany. Gee, I thought going 70 mph seemed way too fast?!

We haven’t had internet at the Pashley Rd. house until now, so that’s why there haven’t been any recent postings. Verizon DSL with a router just got hooked up and we are amazed how fast the connection is, despite the fact that this is supposed to be the slow service. It's all relative to what we are used to though.

It has been fun getting settled in and finding where everything is. Dave and all his great helpers did a fantastic job of moving all our possessions here. Our new refrigerator/freezer, washer, and dryer have been delivered. We have a small table and chairs for the kitchen and a sectional sofa for the living room being delivered this week also. A new television and surround sound stereo system will complete our major acquisitions.

My biggest decision has been what rugs to buy for the wood floors (thank goodness there is a Lowe’s nearby and they don’t mind returns). We have tried several different ones. There are so many sizes, colors, and patterns. It’s almost like the story of Goldilocks. The first was too big, the second too small and would get dirty too easily. I'm hoping that the third will be just right. I have my eye on one for the living room now, but will wait until the couch arrives. The dining room also needs a rug, but once again the sizes are wrong for the area. We’ll keep looking and like Dave said, “You’ll know it’s right when you take one look and go ‘gaga’ over it.” The same can be said for the window treatments that I can’t decide on either, but that is a whole other story in itself! Pictures for the walls? We won't even go there! Once we have it all pulled together though, I will be sure to post some pictures. Meanwhile it has been interesting shopping and I am really enjoying driving my PT Cruiser convertible again.

We’ve both been working on grooming the trails on our 25 acres of land behind the house and motorcycle shop. There are plenty of branches to pick up and trimming to be done, but it wasn’t half as bad as previous years. What a nice surprise to come back and find that Karl had already done some chainsawing and even power blew all the leaves from the shop driveway. This really made it easy for Dave to prepare for the business to reopen this week.

It’s hard to believe that we have only been home for a eight days. We even took a quick trip up to the Adirondack Mountains to check on the house in Ticonderoga. It made it through the winter just fine and luckily the sump pump continued to work and the cellar was dry. The clay soil is so fertile that the lawn even had to mowed already. We won’t be back up there for a couple of weeks, since it’s still too chilly for recreation, so for now we will concentrate on getting our new estate in shape.

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