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Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Neighbors and update

We went up to try and finish up current painting projects (emphasis on the try word!) Pleasantly surprised to have some neighbors drop by - didn't stay for coffee (we didn't have any to offer so that was a blessing) or a chat but stayed around long enough to let us know they'll be back!

Very calm doe with her twin fawns - the deer were all in our nearest human neighbor's pasture - directly behind our back fence line so we get a nice view.

Might have to get in on the mole hunting competition with CedarPond and Sand Flat Farm after we move in if mole population is that strong. Neighbors across the road have several cats --apparently they like to try to outplay, outwit and outlast a mole (any Survivor fans out there?)

One room is pretty much painted - we are using the same color we have in our bedroom on current Buhlaland - Soothing Celadon (wouldn't it be fun to make up the names for paint?) Going to paint the yuck flat grey trim celadon also - room is small and with 3 doors (closet, entrance and attached bathroom) making the doors different than wall colors seems choppy.

Plenty more to do - we are trying to ration our energy and time - already on the financial ration system! God has given us the nicest place to spend more years here on earth - looking forward to being there full time. It is good on Buhlaland - whether current one or newest version - we are blessed beyond belief.
On the topic of working on our houses - we think we know what we want and need - only the Lord God has the blueprints.
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” ― C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


Vickie said...

Hi Linda Sue. Oh I think you guys have found just the perfect spot! I love that you can look outside and see deer out there. An extra plus! I like Celadon - I had that color in my house we sold over the summer. It's soothing. Not bright or overpowering. Good choice!

Now, anytime you wanna join in the gopher hunt, you just let me and Kathy know! ;)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It looks like y'all are moving in just fine and I love the new neighbors! You're right, it is a soothing color and will be restful day and night. Love the Lewis quote; he's always got just the right things to say!

KathyB. said...

Things are coming along, as are the neighbors. Good neighbors are real gems and a comfort in times of need. ( Bet you and Skip are great neighbors)

Hey, if you need to eliminate pesky underground varmints please enter our competition !

I am enjoying reading about your new adventure and re-location, very much.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

This looks like such a wonderful new place to live! I hope you have many happy days there! blessings,Kathleen

Paula said...

I love your new neighbors, Linda Sue~ they look to be very peaceful ones!
If you join in on the mole competition, I think we really need to have a prize for the winner. *wink*
I'm so happy you and DH are enjoying your new place!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful view you have! Our new to us home is all painted in a light green and we love it. Seems to make small spaces seem bigger! Wishing you so much happiness in your new home.

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