So yeah…. I thought I was going to have some time this past week to hang out on my computer, hop around to peruse and visit my peeps, but alas and alack, that didn’t come to pass! Hopefully I can get caught up this week.
What I did do, though, was make some major progress in unpacking boxes! So. Many. Boxes!!
At least now the maze inside the house has been reduced to a much smaller not-going-to-get-lost maze, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. What I didn’t do, yet, though, is take pictures – I know you guys are jonesin’ to see the inside from a real person lens vs. the realtor lens, those will hopefully be coming next week, since my best laid plans of taking pictures yesterday while everyone was at school was thwarted by this:
That’s the panoramic view from the covered portion of our deck, looking out on our cool view of the small town. Be sure to click on the picture to see what an amazing view we have. We got about a foot of snow Sunday into Monday – so yesterday was a Snow Day not only for the kids, but the hubby, too. Having them underfoot trying to take pictures was not happening.
But we sure did enjoy winter’s last hurrah with this snow – the first snow in our new house. I took these pictures on Sunday as the snow was falling – and yes, I referred to the snowfall as the Super Bowl Snow because….well see for yourself:
Ignore the wires in the above picture – I’m waiting for a bracket to attach our sound bar to the TV above it so I can hide all the wires instead of having them hang in front of the fireplace like that…heh!
The snow was really coming down – I really do love the view from our deck:
This is looking out our front living room window:
And another shot off the deck a little while later – because the view!
And of course you can’t miss seeing the view from my kitchen window:
The hubby is looking forward to spring so we can trim up the wild growing bushes and trees (that have been long neglected as the house was vacant for a couple of years) so we can enjoy an even better view.
We were all excited about the snow, and watching it fall like crazy (and pile up) what we didn’t think about, before the roads were covered, is that we had nary a snow shovel (or ANY shovel for that matter) to dig ourselves out. Ooops.
So I decided it was time to test my all wheel drive down the hill to the hardware store. A little slippin’ and slidin’, but made it there and back, and the hubby spent time clearing the walks so impending deliveries could be delivered safely.
The lady at the hardware store recommended getting a manure shovel, so we did – it’s sturdier, and can be used for other things when the time comes (Princess Nagger wants us to get chickens – we are, after all, in what she has dubbed “Egg-Town”. Plus, no HOA, so we can have chickens! Woot!) That will be in our future (springtime) plans for sure. Can’t argue with fresh eggs, right?
Oh, I also managed to wrangle my treadmill down to what I refer to as the ‘common area’ in the basement:
The movers couldn’t get it down there, because it had to be partially dismantled to do so, so they put it in the living room. No way did I want it to stay there, so I figured out how to dismantle it (I put it together when I got it, so how hard could it be, right?!) and managed to get it down to the basement one step at a time. All. By. Myself!!
That sucker is heavy! It took almost a whole day to get it down the stairs, but I was so happy when I got it done. Now to get power along that wall, and my little workout area will be ready for it’s premiere! Pictures to come!
It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!
The question or prompt for this week is:
Well, OK, I’ve got the random part of the Coffee Chat down… How about sharing this recipe from awhile ago? You like brownies, yes? Then you’ll love these brownies I used to make with my mom as a kid, and now Princess Nagger helps me make them (usually). (Sometimes). (She helps eat them). Enjoy!
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
Link up your Random (or not) here:
Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: