|From the front porch~|
|This weeks quote in front of The Gathering Place~|
At least one day a week, we go here for a late breakfast or early lunch! :-) Everyone has learned our names! We try to make progress remembering the names of all our new friends too, but after all, we have more to remember than they do! :-) For a while we were; The Coolidge Couple - but Linus & Kaye make sure we're introduced to one & all!
|Over 1,700 miles~|
Who but us - would decide on a cross-country move - then a whole house remodel? :-) Our list of projects is still a long one & Butch finds things to add to it. Like yesterday when he said; "This wall could be out another couple inches - I think I'll do it now so the tile will look better!" I've found it easier to agree - as I'm sure his crews have over the years :-)
Going from two-bedrooms - to four has been Great! It gave me room to incorporate some of Mom's things. Her beautiful brass bed, little dresser & plant stand all seem happy to have found a spot. The Tree of Life quilt Mom bought as a kit, then asked my Grandmother to put together. I remember Grandma giving her grief over all the work it involved. The cross-stitch was done by hand, as was the quilting. Grandma never used a long-arm, her huge quilt frame sat in the downstairs hall.
We've been told that the town has been on a decline for many years. The new highway was built around town, diverting travelers from local businesses. With too many rental properties, high taxes & no industry it's now a bedroom community to Omaha. Butch has been looking local, commute is not a nice word in his vocabulary. In the meanwhile - we're enjoying our longest together time in years.