One More Step

We started the day by going to White City to put more things on my shelves and found we have sold one thing, an old drill.  Not a roaring start but at least a start.  One of the requirements to have a space there is that you come in at least once a week to keep the space clean and restock it, so that was our weekly visit.

Then we went to the farmer’s market and got some red tomatoes and lettuce for salads this week.  I also got some peaches and a parsnip.  Norman almost fainted when my bill came to only $5, last year every week when we went the bill was anywhere from $35 to $65 of course then we were buying for Becca and Patty as well as for ourselves and we were not using any of our canned goods then either.  This year is very different.

When we got home the driver called to say he would be here Thursday to get our donation for the Salvation Army.  He will take our sleep sofa and the round dinning room table and four captains chairs.  When those are out of here we will be able to stretch out and it will look so nice.  The old recliner will go next door as soon as we get the two gossip chairs.

I have started to sort through my craft room.  I thought that would be a hard job but when I took out the boxes for White City, there really isn’t much left so it will be an easy job.  The only problem is what do I do with a dizen or more boxes of stuff that will go to White City when there is room?  The season doesn’t start until Oct and until then things are pretty slow.  If they get here from Lowes to put in the pull down stairs to the new attic space we can put many of them up there but we have not heard from them since the contractor form Lowes came over and said it could be done here.  We have been waiting for their call to tell us when they can get the men here to do the job.  Soon I hope.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
This entry was posted in Daily updates. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to One More Step

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    I m enjoying reading about your “new ” life in Florida. We are getting beans and peas and small carrots from our garden. I hope your things start selling in White City. It is as hot and humid here as it can be!!

    • I love hearing from you. It is like having a bit of home brought here. I like hearing what you are getting in your garden as I do miss that here and I will never be able to have a garden here. There is a lawn service that takes care of the outside and tho we can go out and sit on the lawn we are not allowed to dig it up or leave anything out over night. Besides it is too hot right now to sit out there anyways. We are learning to lived a truly retired life style and so far we are able to keep very busy so I guess we are learning. Norman says to tell you, “you don’t know what humid is until you have been to Florida. Everything is air conditioned even the cars so when you wear glasses and step outside in the afternoon, your glasses steam up instantly. That is humid!!” Enjoy your nice cool nights, I guess that is what I miss most as we stay in the mid 80’s all night here and the humidity lasts all night also. The cooler weather will return even here soon so I won’t complain. Take care.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.