New Home Update and More

If I seem to have been missing in action, I was. We have now been living in our new home for one day short of a week. I love the house more every day and will love it even more when our furniture gets here and we don't have to sit at a bridge table to eat or on a lawn chair to watch television. We do have a fully functioning and beautiful kitchen and laundry room. Dolls? Ha. I still have not unpacked my new Sybarites. The painters are starting tomorrow and estimate that it will take two weeks. Our stored household will be delivered on the 16th of August so, it will be a little longer before I can sit down with a doll to enjoy the deboxing experience.

Do you think it's a sign that I found this?

 I wonder what the buyers of our Woodstock house will find. Probably my all time favorite earring that one of my cats successfully hid 10 years ago. Every time I moved furniture or cleaned under heat registers, I hoped to find it. Sigh. I used to give our cats these little fur mice to play with. Most of them would disappear within a few days. I always wondered where they went. When two big armoires were moved, I found out.
 But no earring. They never disappeared after Rudy came along. He bit off their ears and tails, removed their eyes and eviscerated their stuffing. No wonder the cats didn't like him.

My doll friends have been asking if I will have a doll room in this house and the answer is a definite YES. During the months of house shopping, Bob would always ask, "Where will you put your dolls?" We have the perfect room. It even has it's own walk-in closet. My dolls will live in style!
The couple that lived here had four little girls. Ashley (a future graffitti artist), a set of twins and a baby.  Ashley decorated several places around the house. Fortunately, the best drawing was in her own room which will be the doll room. The picture above is her work and I am going to preserve it even though the room is being totally re-painted. I am having the painters block out a rectangle around it.  I have a fun project planned for that part of the room.
More will be revealed.


  1. Excellent posting. It reminded me that new homes are always exciting, and empty. Mine was.. then I filled it. LOL [I love the kids drawing!]

  2. That drawing is soo cute, you should take a nice photo of it, then have the workmen paint over it, something in a nice off white!

    1. Just wait until you see what I'm going to do.

  3. Dear Terri,

    Loved this post. Can so relate and have found kitty toys as well...no missing treasures though!

    I so love the little girl's drawing and find what you want to do very endearing! xxoo

    Much happpiness to you and yours...and Enjoy your very own Doll Room!! Yay!!!

    gerri XXX OOO