I am still alive! Although I’m getting to this a little late in the day for you East Coasters, I’m joining in on Week In Review hostessed by the ever-perky, ever-obsessive Megan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets. Check things out there when you’re finished here!
As it was last time, this will be a little disjointed but better than not joining in.
Our time in New Mexico is starting to feel very short. Two weeks from yesterday we will be leaving. I can’t believe we’ve been here two weeks already. It’s been wonderful and every day reinforces my need and desire to be here permanently. That will be my immediate project when we get back to New Jersey.
Just a few quick tidbits from the past week. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that we don’t have a lot of “real furniture” here. That means we sleep on a blow up bed (actually one of the Most comfortable beds ever!) and we have lawn furniture for the living room. That also is very nice and I plan to stick with that as our furniture here for the foreseeable future. We won’t likely be bringing the living room furniture from NJ except for a few tables and my two Morris chairs. This furniture works just fine.
However, our dining room was a big naked spot in the house. Not so anymore. We went to the Antique Mall in downtown Silver City last week. It’s really a big second-hand store, but it has lots of wonderful treasures. I walked in and saw this set almost immediately. I asked if they would negotiate on the price and the man I was talking to happened to be the owner of the set in question. I negotiated (Ralph both liked the set and was proud of my negotiating skills.) I even got him to deliver it!
I think it’s wonderful and so does Ralph. I’m so excited. I paid a little more than I might have liked, but I think it’s worth it. We don’t have a dining room in NJ so I would have to find something anyway. This is just what I was looking for!
We had our first overnight guest here at the house. Our friend Leigh, who is the lady who sold us our land out in the hills was in town. She had to take a long ride down to Las Cruces and was a little anxious about driving over the bad roads out to her house in the dark. We met her, took her to dinner, then she came back to spend the night. She had her guitar with her and well…
A little serenade never hurts! It was great fun to have her here and have the opportunity to show her the house.
We’re really just spending our time getting things done around the house. We needed roof repairs and lucky us, our neighbor is a professional roofer. He fixed what was necessary in under an hour, including fixing the garage roof. What luck for us!
We get to wake up to this every morning…
The Kneeling Nun mountain. Interestingly, from our land out in the hills, we see the Kneeling Nun from the opposite side. Pretty cool!!
That’s it for me this week. I’m feeling very blessed to be spending time in such a beautiful place. Be sure to check out the other Week In Reviewers over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets. We all love to hear your comments.