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Thursday, November 10, 2016

OUR TEMPORARY ABODE


It's been a long time since I blogged.
Lot's has happened.
For month, actually two years I have been
getting our home ready to be sold.
Lucky us, it has sold fast.
A little more than five weeks to pack up a nearly 3000 square feet home,
find an apartment and now finding a new home.
We have found something that would suit our needs,
but because it is a short sale we wait for the bank, and wait and wait.
We hope it will become ours!
Meanwhile we have just about settled in to our 1000 square feet rental.
We are still adjusting having people all around us.
It is a retirement community and actually not a bad place to be.

I am making one bedroom into my studio....not easy
since I had at least four times  more space in my studio before.

Hubby is still often looking for his designated bathroom and so on.
And we will have to do this all over again.
His Parkinson's and Alzheimer's is getting worse and all of that will have to be considered in the new house.
Here we had to take an upper level apartment since nothing else was available.
We are making it work.
Here is what I did in our temporary abode.
Many pieces of furniture were sold, but there is still enough to make a home comfy and cozy.


As you enter, so a bit hard for hubby.



Door to the right goes into the second bedroom, now becoming my studio.


We have a cute deck off the living room.
Unfortunately it is getting colder and will not be used much.






Some familiar friends.....


I hid ugly utility boxes with some of my antique samplers.
Only men would put boxes where they bite you in the face!






I am going to have the light moved so it is actually over the table
and I am making a linen "slipcover" for it.




Miss my stove. This one has no thermostat and no window in the oven. Have a dickens of a time judging when things are done.
I guess I am not doing much baking here!!!!!







Between bedroom ....
main bath to the left, walk in closet on the right, and
bedroom next.



We always had two twins which made up our king size bed.
Thank God, because you could not fit it in here without having enough storage too.





And that's it.
Our storage unit is 10' by 20' and filled to the brim,
no room to fit a postage stamp in now.
All waiting for the next step in our lives,
but we are on our way.
Waiting to see what God has planned for us next.
I plan to make our "forever" home as comfortable as our last house,
and look into the future with gratitude for what we had
and hopefully what good times will still be ahead.

God bless,
Happy Thanksgiving,
Evi


14 comments:

  1. Hi Evi oh your new temporary home looks very nice and homey. Hope your journey is a good one and that your home is everything you want. Your wall basket looks great but where us the bird!?
    Enjoy every moment have a great day
    Darlene N

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    1. funny, the bird and his nest is packed away.
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Evi

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  2. Your temporary home looks nice & cozy . Take care ....

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  3. ­čĺî so lovely to "hear" from you again

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  4. it's nice to be back.......
    Evi

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  5. So nice to have you back. Fingers crossed for the new home you hope to buy.

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  6. Oh Evi, it is not many days ago, I was thinking of you, so I`m glad to see you today.
    Congratulations in selling your home, I so hope for you, the one you wants will be yours, when all the financial things have settled !! This temporary home, looks so cozy as only you can do it. I`m sorry to read that your husbands illness is getting worse , I hope he will adjust to his new place, Evi.
    We also sold our house, and now live in R├Şnne, the biggest town on the island (not very big )
    I wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again !
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  7. Oh my goodness!Just the other night I was browsing through my favorite blog entries of the past for some inspiration to bring some peace and order to my house, something we all need after the events of the week. I had just taken a tour of your home (for the 10th or 20th time)and was wondering how you were fairing. You have again made an exquisite home for your family. I do believe you have a calling as a Professional Nester! With sincere gratitude that you have shared your home with all of us, Arlene

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  8. Hallo Evi, ich freue mich auf deine Blog-Posts, und ich habe mich schon gewundert wie es dir und deinen Mann geht. Du hast deine vor├╝bergehende Wohnung sehr nett und gem├╝tlich dekoriert. Ich hoffe das alles gut geht mit euren neuen Haus.

    Viele Liebe Grusse!
    Nancy Payne
    VA

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  9. Oh Evi, your apartment is charming with all your special things and touches. Any place you are...you make it beautiful. I loved chatting today and look forward to continuing our conversation next week. I miss you! A lot!
    Lots of love and big hugs...Laura

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  10. Hi, Evi!! I am so glad to hear you're doing okay!! Your new place looks great!! Hope all goes well with your move! I miss our visits!! Tell Ebby we send our love. Terry and Amber xoxo

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  11. Evi!!! Beautiful, any place you are would be awesome and lovely!
    I've missed you.
    Hugs
    Mags
    Xx

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