Wednesday, June 09, 2010


I see it's been about a month since I last posted. I can't believe I've been so negligent, especially since so much has been going on with the house.

First, the house, to all intents and purposes, is done. I've made my final payment to the contractor who, all in all, did a great job for me. There are a half dozen very minor items on my punch list which he will take care of on Friday.

The electrician still needs to do a few things including put the connectors on my internet lines. But since my friend John helped me order and install a wireless router the hard-wired internet outlets are something of a moot point. The router works just fine, and I can use wireless anywhere in the house. I can even connect to it on my iPhone, although I can't use the phone in my iPhone.

I've installed my land line phone, after a brief kerfuffle over the serving CO and getting the cable laid across my property. I have ordered DirecTV and it's due to be installed tomorrow. This will be the first time I've ever had anything other than broadcast TV, so this will be a treat for me.

Today I ordered a sofa for my den. This is the sofa. And the fabric.

My mother in law helped me pick it out. I ordered some pillows in a wild, coordinating fabric that will really perk up the room.

Yesterday I found a cat to adopt. He was given up by an elderly man who was going into assisted living. He's a 7 year old male and seems very friendly. He was taken to a local county shelter where they would have put him down. Luckily the vet they called said she thought she could place him. He's been in her office for a couple weeks, and I think he'll be glad to be in a home and be the only animal here. I will pick him up tomorrow. I am naming him Fred after Georg Friedrich Handel. His coloring is pure Siamese, but he's beefier and shorter than a Siamese. 

Lastly, I have been unpacking, sorting, purging and organizing my stuff box by box. I'd say I'm about half way through, with plenty still to unpack. But it's getting done. It's getting done.

The important thing is that the guest room is ready for guests, so when your travels bring you my way, I will have a warm welcome ready for you.


ayn said...

With a couch and a cat, life can start to feel normal again. =) Fred looks quite sassy!

Kelley said...

Your new little boy is a handsome fellow! I'm a sucker for blue eyes.

Dommy! said...

OMG! He's adorable. I love seal point cats. :) Thanks so much for the update!

Kay said...

I've been AWOL from the Pocket... too much summer "life" going on, so I was thrilled to read this update. I'd like to hop the next plane East... ;o)

Maybe next summer?

Fred looks to be a calm soul and I love the couch and finally... DirecTV! YAY YOU!!

swooze said...

Very nice!

jagarland said...

great looking couch Dorothy.
and I love your new roomy (Fred). he is adorable, I'm sure he'll be very comfortable in his new surroundings.
Hoping to come up that way and go to MaryJo's soon. will let you know.
joan in GA

Linda D said...

Dorothy, I love your blog. You are such a sassy little lady! I'm glad the house is going so well and you're moving right along in the unpacking process. Your sofa is a beautiful color!

Anonymous said...

Dear Dorothy, happy to see your home is so fine and the new sofa is just wonderful. To have a cat can be good company, but needs to take care when you are trawelling to Finland! Wish you all good and happy days, the life must go on. Best greetings! Aune

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