Monday, February 17, 2014

FROM CALIFORNIA to the middle of WINTER???

From my last post so much has happened!  I actually did move from California to Minnesota in December...and yes, it is one of the worst winters in history!
Of course I really don't mind as it has been 33 years since I "lived" in it and I love to see 
"how it makes everything look magical!"
I feel like I am living in a fairy-land; it is so beautiful!
But I am getting ahead of myself...back to moving:
I did most of the packing with the help of friends and Mr. Significant Other.  However, after weeks of packing, the truck arrived one day EARLY and we weren't DONE!

This was the bathroom...what a mess!!!
And you should have seen the rest of the house!
(Sorry, I deleted those by mistake!)

It is truly amazing how they move furniture!

they wrap everything...

and treat it all like marvelous treasures!


And 5 hours later they were ready to go!
But guess what...they forgot 8 tubs of Christmas Decorations!  
No problem...they shipped them to me by UPS!!

The next day they took my car away, not to be seen by me until January 8th even though I moved into my town home on December 16.
I sure had to rely on my daughter longer than I wanted to get around!

When I got to her house on Dec. 14th there was this "fun" welcome to Mn. gift for me.  How thoughtful!

So here they was a little different...below zero!

A view of the great room...

Karen was there Moving-In-Day and not only did she open boxes and stow the stuff in the kitchen, she managed to put up a little Christmas Tree that I brought from CA.  (That is a "Dummy Board" of a Father Christmas right next to it, looking out the window.)
At least I had a little tree as soon as I moved in!


A view of the main lodge where there is "Independent Living Apartments," "Assisted Living," and "Memory Care."
But I live in a beautiful town home about a block away from the lodge.

This is a view from my deck...

And this is my street,  before the plow!

And this is after the plow!

Karen gave me the lovely pot of "spruce tips" and berries...and those poor little geese are trying to figure out why they are so cold!  LOL

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The long delay involved Google/Blogger who didn't recognize my username or password or ANYTHING so I couldn't access my dashboard!  FRUSTRATION!!! 
It finally got fixed (long distance by phone) by Mr. S.O. who walked me through everything but programming!
I imagine I will be eternally grateful to him...I had visions of having to start a NEW blog!  UGH!

I am "knee deep" in boxes yet and trying to get the clutter put away...I am having the entire main level painted in a couple of weeks...the stark white walls just don't "go" with my primitive style!
So,  I will post pictures of the rooms as they come together; I can't wait to be totally settled.

About the move, I am so HAPPY that I made it...being close to family is so much fun...probably going to Iowa next weekend to see other daughter and family...there is a "Competition Recital" for youngest grand daughter!
Couldn't do that if I was in CA.

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Until next time...thank you for reading...

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