To those of you who supported Donald Trump, congratulations. To those of you who opposed him, in four more years we get do it all over again and maybe this time around your candidate will win. But no matter who you voted for, the election is over. As I predicted in a recent blog post, the sun did come out again and it’s time to move on.
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to things getting back to normal. No more of those nasty political ads slinging mud all over the place, and back to TV ads for fun stuff like erectile dysfunction and suing people! I’ve missed them!
Instead of focusing on the results of the election and listening to all the hatred and jubilation on Facebook and everywhere else, Miss Terry and I have been busy chipping away at the mountain of chores that need to be done to get settled into our new home.
People have been asking for pictures, so I’ll share a few with you today. Keep in mind that this is all a work in progress.
This is the living room, with the couch and loveseat we bought.
And here are our two recliners. Mine looks black in the picture, but it’s really a chocolate brown. I thought it would be great for TV watching, but as it turns out, every time I sit down in it I fall asleep!
I mentioned yesterday that Terry found a nice antique dinette set she really liked to replace the rather junky one the previous owner left, and we bought it. Here it is in the kitchen, and she’s gonna kill me because there are still things sitting on the counters that she hasn’t had time to put away yet. The table and chairs are very heavy and well-made.
It came with an extra leaf and four regular chairs, as well as two of these captains chairs with arms.
At the same antique shop she also found a quilt rack, which sits in our hallway displaying some of Terry’s beautiful weavings.
This is our bedroom. The previous owners left this queen bedroom set, which we put a Serta memory foam mattress on that we got at Sam’s Club.
We still need more furniture but we’re not rushing into things. We’re taking our time, shopping the local used furniture stores and Craigslist, and being kind of picky about what we select since we plan to live with it a long time.
Our one concern was buying another bedroom set, since we had company coming to visit in a week or so. But I got a call yesterday evening saying that had been delayed until sometime in early December, so the pressure is off on that.
All work and no play is no fun at all, and since the kitchen is still not arranged to Terry’s liking yet, we have been exploring some of the local eateries. You all know how much I love Chinese buffets, so yesterday we decided to try one in New Smyrna Beach called the Fuji Buffet.
We knew it was smaller than the Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffett in Daytona Beach, which is excellent, but it’s a lot closer to home and we were hopeful. As it turned out, it was a big disappointment. We won’t be going there again. But that’s all right, there are a lot of other places around to check out and I’m sure we’ll get to know all of them over time.
It’s Thursday, and you know what that means. It’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Highland Passage by J.L Jarvis. It’s a time travel historical romance that begins with the heroine blacking out following a car crash on an icy road, and waking up in a mysterious stone chamber being cared for by a kilted man who claims to be an eighteenth century Scottish highlander. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – You never appreciate what you have until it’s gone. Toilet paper is a good example.