October 16, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Our little house had lain empty since its last occupants had removed to Diego Garcia–the lady of the house having left me a beautifully doodled note to that effect affixed to the door of the dishwasher. She had been a meticulous housekeeper–other than a few rodent droppings and a crumpled chip bag--the house was spotless.
Here is a picture of the dining room-living room -L- as I found it.
I was blessed to find some used furniture in my favorite style for the dining room–notice some treasured pieces of Royal Doulton Arcadia behind the glass doors
and some Traditional, almost Lawson-style seating for the living room. Little personalization has yet occurred, as most of my household goods are still in storage or in transit. The pink and gold tin candy box on the coffee table has been with me in my travels since I was five.
Stay tuned as I feather my nest throughout the winter ...
Saturday, May 28, 2016
2,899.05 car miles later, I sit in a motel waiting to enplane tomorrow for the island. Alaskan scenery is beautiful, and being able to virtually read at 11 pm with no light under the «midnight sun» is an amazing experience. We encountered stone sheep, black bear, moose and wood bison, one loon and one magpie [the lack of magpies was once a demarcation for me of having left the Mountain West behind when travelling to East Texas for college].
A new home, a new [is]land and a new life await ...
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Today our pickup with a cabful of pots and pans and sewing machines and tools and a bed loaded with a Baker's Choice stove and five-gallon buckets of foodstuffs was loaded on a barge headed for the island. It should arrive by April 10th.
This post links to Homestead Blog Hop 74