Friday, September 30, 2011

All Moved In

It took six days.

Who knew we had so much stuff!

But, we're settling in and finding our comfy spots.

This is mine this morning:

It rained all day yesterday so I was pleased to see the sun peeking in through the blinds when I got up.

With any luck, I'll make it to the beach this afternoon.  I haven't been for a week.  It'll be nice to get back into a normal routine and make this new home of ours feel comfortable.

Where's your favorite comfy spot?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bits and Pieces

My MIL returned home last Friday and is doing well.  She has a lilt in her step that we haven't seen in a long while. 

The closing on our new park model is tomorrow.  We've already reserved a U-haul truck for Saturday.  I'm praying this is the last packing and unpacking I'll have to do for a while!

And we might have a buyer for our fifth-wheel.  Keeping our fingers crossed on that.

One night last week my husband suggested we go to the beach to watch the full moon rise and I took a few pictures, of course.
We got there too early so walked along the beach and saw this cool sandcastle.

The pink sky was so pretty behind the silhouette of the rollercoaster.

The pier from a distance.  We had planned on sitting at the end of it but it was closed during the week.

And up closer.  I like how the pilings are reflected in the water.

There are still some beach roses blossoming.

The pier from a different angle behind the dune grass.

And, finally, the moon rose bright and full.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

New Home and 800th Post

We've decided to get rid of our fifth wheel camper and buy a park model.

I took a few pictures this morning when we were there with the realtor. 

This is from the outside.  I like the size of the porch.  I'll be able to put a couple chairs and a table on it.

When you walk in, you are in the hard room.  The seller is leaving the couch, easy chair, and rocking chair.  We'll be able to put our washer/dryer in the far right corner.
The winter braces are still up because it wasn't used at all this summer.  In fact, it's three years old and has only been used a few times.
There are sliding glass doors leading from the hard room into the living room.

The couch faces the doors.  I'm not crazy about this couch but I can live with it.

The bright, sunny kitchen is at the front.  It's a nice size with a dining area and lots of cupboards.

The bedroom is at the back and has plenty of storage.  I like the reading lights since reading in bed is something I do every night.

His and hers closets and drawers are at the foot of the bed.

This is the view from the bedroom.  It's really quite spacious.

So,  we're keeping our fingers crossed that everything works out.  We've signed a purchase agreement and given a deposit.  And the seller gave us permission to turn the electricity and water on to make sure everything is working.

And, 800 posts! That's a lot! My first one was four years ago and I had no idea what I was doing. Even though it's a quiet blog with only a few readers, I still enjoy keeping it up and having a place to document my life.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oh, No!

It's starting!

Colors are fading.

Flowers are dying.

Leaves are changing.

Autumn is slowly taking over.

What changes are happening in your world?

Monday, September 12, 2011

It's Time For Another Full Moon

I went to the beach twice today.

The first time was this afternoon and I rode my bike there.

I only took one picture with my iPhone:
There is a sailboat in the distnace.  That's what I was photographing.  Honest!  It wasn't that guy's naked torso.  Really!

After supper, I drove to the beach so I could catch the rising full moon. 

I was early so started fooling around with my camera taking pictures of the setting sun.

I had my Nikon with me this time and was trying to focus in on the grasses so the backgrounds would be all blurry. 

Then I turned around and there was that big pink moon already up!

It was so pale, it was barely noticable!

I took about 30 pictures and they were all about the same with the moon getting smaller and higher but brighter.

On my way back, I turned around and played around a bit more.

Good bye, Moon!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

10 Years

Oh, say, can you see

By the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed

At the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars,

Thru the perilous fight

O'er the ramparts we watched

Were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets red glare,

The bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof thru the night

that our flag was still there.

Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free

And the home of the brave.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

In Every Direction

To my right

To my left

Straight ahead

I love the beach at this time of the year.  The tourists are gone and it's so peaceful. 

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sitting at J's Oyster House

Gary got his motorcycle back, finally, so we took a ride up to Portland, Maine and sat outside at J's.

The sun was shining, the sky was blue with wispy clouds, and the temperature was in the 70s.  So perfect!

I didn't have my SLR but took a few pictures with my iPhone.  This is looking out at Portland Harbor.

"May you have fair winds and following seas"

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