Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The End!

Tuesday evening.....

Yes, today was the final day of packing, disposing, storing, giving away, etc.  The house is empty, save for the things I've purposefully left for the Jennifer and Jason to use and enjoy while renting my house.  I have to admit that I've decided to have the interior of the house cleaned by my daughter's cleaning service; and, I'm having the gardener who cares for my yard do some extra spiffing up of the yard and walkways.  As I've mentioned before, the house is not big - 1250 square feet with small front and back yards.  I'm exhausted and sick and tired of being sick and tired of this project!

I have told Jennifer that they're welcome to start moving things in as soon as the cleaning is done - Thursday I hope.  She's moved some clothing in to the bedroom closets and bought new furniture (interesting bunk beds - a double bed on the lower level and a twin upper - and four drawers built in to the stair system going up to the upper bunk at one end of the piece).  The boys go to school in So. CA but will be here until the end of August and for school holidays throughout the year; they are 8 and 12.

Today was the last trip to Goodwill, where the lady actually hugged me and wished me a pleasant trip; and, hopefully, the last trip to the storage facility for a long time!  Judy and Bob, my hosts here at their ranch, have been wonderfully helpful and have welcomed me as a part of their family.  We 'celebrated' tonight with huge a Shrimp Louie, San Francisco sour dough bread and lots of laughing.  I feel blessed to have them for friends.

So, this afternoon I came back to Miss Flair and just relaxed in air-conditioned comfort with Lacy, Eleanor and Lincoln.  And, I started checking out small towable cars on Craigslist.  Tomorrow morning I'm going to look at a used Smart Car - I've never driven one; but, since I'm really beginning to feel like a full-timer, I think I'd like to consider a tow vehicle.  The one I'm looking at tomorrow is a 2009 with only 13,000 miles on it.  We shall see!

Thought I post some beautiful flower arrangements I photographed a few years ago at the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  The exhibition of floral works of art, mimicking paintings in the museum's permanent collection ....  The new DeYoung is truly a piece of eye candy - the architecture and displays are marvelous ....



 Orchids




 White Water Falls



Snow Serenity

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