The lower level will be our family room where we intend to spend a lot of quality winter time in front of our new flat panel TV! Tomorrow we're going to pick up a fun rug to put under the chairs. Now...here's the hard part...finding time to actually sit in them and watch TV! We are both exhausted from nonstop unpacking! I tweaked my back when the movers were here. Everything I do now takes extra effort and lots of extra time to accomplish. I certainly had a lot of sympathy for Mr. Squash when his back was out this summer/fall, now I have even more!
In two days, however, we are quite far along in the unpacking process! All that is left is the living room, my studio and the garage. It doesn't seem like much, but between my studio and the garage I think we have several days worth ahead. On Wednesday while waiting for Mr. Squash to arrive, I spied a box marked "Father Christmas" among other things. I thought, why not get him out to signal in a little Christmas spirit! He was one of the Christmas In July exchange gifts from Melanie.
I realize he looks a little lonesome...hopefully he'll have some company by next week! I sure have appreciated all of you kind words on retirement and finally "coming home"! I try to sit down an hour or so before bedtime and go through email. Monday the cable installer comes - it will be nice to have regular internet service instead of "borrowing" off whichever neighbor has the unsecured wireless connection!