Tuesday, August 16, 2011

2 weeks until the Move!

(***Disclaimer. There aren't any fibery photos in this post. I'm still knitting lots, and finished the giant granny square blanket, but they'll have to be for a future post. This is all moving glee***)

We're hitting the home stretch now! 2 weeks from this exact moment we'll be on the road driving from the middle of North Carolina up to the southern coast of Maine. I'll hopefully be driving our Corolla with Odin (Hubby will have another vehicle with Junebug and Loki), either singing along loudly to music or listening to an audio book (which ever will keep me awake, since 2 weeks from this exact moment I'll have been driving for quite a few hours.)

Every time I ask my husband questions about the house he says "Trust me, you're going to love it. I promise." and then I go about my merry way cleaning out a closet armed with a big black garbage bag. But now I have more photos, taken by our wonderful new landlord, of the house empty and all ready for us!
Giddy is the best one word I can use to describe my level of excitement.

Righto. I'm going to share, because friends have been asking and I know my parents would think it's neat to see where I'll be living. Plus seeing into someone else's home is a fun sort of voyeuristic "Hey that is how people live eh?" sort of thing.

I'll label them how they came to me from Judith. :)  In no particular order:

 Addition window in eating nook.

 Hallway to back door

 Back steps

 Downstairs bath

 Dining area

 Downstairs bath

 Pretty window!

 Front bedroom

 Front porch left side. (Do note the house is green, like my favorite and lucky colour! Fate?)

 Front porch right side

 Looking down upstairs hallway towards master bedroom

 Master bedroom

 Middle bedroom



 Office/Downstairs bedroom

 Upstairs bathroom

 Upstairs bathroom

 Washer/dryer nook

 Upstairs hallway to other bedrooms

 View out front window

 View out living room window

Cute no? It's a 1918 american foursquare home, roughly 1400 square feet, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, plus attic and basement (partially finished) so it's quite large, especially for 2 people. Proof that you can find great things through craigslist ads. I haven't seen the basement, attic, inside the garage or the living room (with fireplace yay!) yet, so there are still some great surprises in store. G is going to claim the room on the first floor as an office, and I'm going to pick one of the upstairs rooms as a studio space.

I hope these next 2 weeks fly by.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Giant Granny Squares and Maine

We have the house in Maine! Right in Portland. Let me tell you, I did a happy dance like no other yesterday. I wish I had some photos to show you, but unfortunately my husband forgot to take some. Regardless, he says it a lovely old house that is even better than we thought it would be and we're super excited.
I'll have a studio! I'm already dreaming about how I'll set it up.

The minute we get to Maine I'm eating a lobster (I've never had one before!) and going to visit the Cape Elizabeth lighthouse. I've been dreaming over that photo for a few months now. Oh and I'm going to touch the Atlantic Ocean. Despite being in NC for a few years now, I've never made it to the coast. I grew up playing in the Pacific Ocean, so finally getting to the Atlantic will be something to check off my bucket list.

I'm still trying to sell my lovely Irma (Kymco Like 50cc scooter) over on Craigslist. I'm hoping to use the money from her to get our Jeep Cherokee checked over and ready to go to Maine. I figure I'll need that a heck of a lot more than a 50cc scooter. If you know anyone who would be interested in an excellent quality scooter (In North Carolina) ca you head them over here pretty please.

And in non moving news, just so I have a fibery photo to update with (blog posts without pictures really aren't very fun are they?)  I'm still randomly working on my giant granny square blanket. It's eating up my acrylic stash at an amazing rate. The colours are just randomly placed and I'm doing 3 rows of each. I'm about to run out of large skeins of yarn though, so I think I'm going to switch to one colour per row.

No clue what I'm going to do with it lol. My husband has decided he doesn't like this sort of blanket because it catches his toes. (Yup, thats the quote) Amusing guy eh? He's cute. Anyways, most of the things I've been mindlessly working on will probably end up as Christmas gifts. It's more just busy work until we find out whats going on with the move. We have to be out of this house in NC on the 31st, and we've yet to find out our relocation package. Busy work keeps me sane.
(I'm the sort who needs to plan FAR in advance to feel comfortable and know we've got a long distance moving company set up.)

My Honey badger socks are sadly neglected by the giant granny square. I'll pick them back up soon! It's not the pattern, which is lovely, I'm just OCDing on crochet for a bit. Our central AC decided to stop today though, so the last thing I want to do is work on a blanket.

Hope all is well with everyone who reads my blog! Are there any exciting life changes going on for you?

Oh and before I forget- I've mirrored my blog over on Wordpress. I'm not sure which site I'm going to continue with- but I'll be sure to update once I've tried that site out a bit and see if I like it better than blogger.
Dyeing for Ewe on Wordpress

Also if you're on Google Plus I've got a great fibery circle started and love checking out everyone's updates. This is where you can find me on Google Plus