Monday, November 6, 2017

Making Progress

With dozens of boxes that are going to sit for a long time, it's hard to say we're settling in, but we are making progress.  I had a brief feeling of how the house may work this afternoon, while Mrs. F.G. was in her sewing studio preparing for a workshop, and I was in my office writing an article for the local Bruce Trail Club newsletter.  It felt really comfortable, a good base for how we want to spend our time.

We've had nice orange leaves on the Sugar Maples out back which have stuck around surprisingly long, enhancing our view.

From this angle they're still looking pretty much like October,

but from this angle, it's definitely November now, and the leaves are pretty sparse.  But I do have the first bird feeders up, and I did see two Chickadees briefly,

as well as a White-breasted Nuthatch, which I caught when I did have my camera in my hand.

We've got our Celtic fish sculpture in place, at least temporarily.  It twirls in the wind.  This dates from a Celtic music festival in Goderich a few years back, when a blacksmith made this piece over the three days as a demonstration.  Mrs. F.G. fiercely outbid an anonymous rival in the silent auction!

The one thing I have 'finished' is packing up the shed for winter, and putting up this sunburst garden watcher on the outside.  Don't know how we'd do without a shed, given how full it is!

Meanwhile, I've been working out a daily walking route that's convenient, flat and easy, which seems to be what I need right now.  Around some back streets nearby, it's 25 minutes, but if I add a circle around the hospital parking lot and a walk back to the town water tower, I get it up to 35 minutes.  That will do for now, trying for twice a day.

Meanwhile, the canoes sit where they've been for a couple of weeks now.  Need to get some racks built to pull these up to the ceiling in the garage.

And I do think we're going to get some nice sunsets, though this iphone picture tonight is terrible!  this sunset was a vivid red, with no hints of yellow at all.  No amount of editing would make it realistic!

14 comments:

  1. Your remaining leaves are very pretty. I hope you like your new place:)

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  2. Nice that you are selling in and have a nice walking area to indulge in. so good for you.

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  3. You live in a pretty area! That's great for your walking area.

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  4. Glad you are settling into your new digs!

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  5. Pretty much like it is here with the leaves. Glad to see the progress, and I enjoy seeing how you figure it out. Love the fish!

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  6. It took us a year to unpack the nonessentials which we should not have brought with us in the first place. Slow and steady indeed!

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  7. My iPhone does poorly with beautiful sunsets, too. But your other pictures are lovely, FG. How do you shout in a silent auction?? :-)

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  8. Glad your settling in your new home and are enjoying your walks . Lovely photos.

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  9. Hopefully you'll be finished unpacking by Christmas and be really settled in. Enjoy the new place and the new area.

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  10. Please forgive me for not checking in more often. Unpacking is such a task. I always think it is interesting how we decide which things must be in place first. The obvious things are the beds, the daily living items, the kitchen and etc. I think think it is great that you have the sculpture in place and the sunburst. Those things are like touchstones.

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  11. when i moved into this house, 34 years ago, i had boxes around for about 4 months. my boys were 1 & 2, and i was not about to rush the process. i "did" the kitchen before we moved in and i was content to take my time on everything else.

    my wonderful camera never really captures the sunset the way i see it, i'm not sure why!!

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  12. Glad you are getting settled in.

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  13. Moving is a chore. Way back when I sold my house and bought a condo it was at the end of the school year. It probably was crazy, but to help get myself motivated I invited the faculty over for an end of the year party. It did make it fun to show off my new digs. - Margy

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