Looking back Part 2

After finding the cute little cottage in June, a couple of months will go by before we could actually move in.

Paperwork, paperwork, …..sigh…..paperwork.

An inspection resulted in a lengthy repair list.  We decided some items we could let slid but, others were a deal breaker.

They would have to be done or we would keep looking. 

In  July, while the house repairs were being scheduled and paper work was continuing to go back and forth, we took a break for a mini vacation.

Beautiful Cadiz, Kentucky was a nice get away over the 4th of July weekend. 

Lodging nearby at Lake Barkley State Park Resort, we explored the beauty of the area.

An added bonus…..we got to spend time with close family that we don’t get to see often enough.

 August was busy…….. moving ahead with the move from the townhouse to the cottage.

How did we accumulate so much to move……. in six months.

While repairs continued at the cottage, boxes were packed and ready to be moved to their new home.

Finally…… moving day!!! Yay

Just 2 weeks before a “planned months ago vacation” to Aruba scheduled the first week in September.

No time to start the projects…….the first project….PAINTING.

Any and everything…. Every room….living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, and 3 bedrooms…

one bedroom to be used as a TV room. And thrift store furniture in need of a little paint.


After Aruba, life settled in to…… day in and day out painting…. walls, furniture and on and on.

 Finished painting in time for fall decorating, my favorite.

December decorating…… FUN, and more FUN. Two houses, each in my style, but each different.

The cottage

And this.


2016 farewell memories.

A year of adventures…………………….. some planned and others not. And that’s the way life rolls for all of us.

Happy 2017!