After a hiccup on Thursday we were finally able to get a big 26 ft. moving van to haul some of our treasures to Flourishes. Oh, but the day was cold. It wasn't raining though. That was a blessing! It took three hours to load everything out of the garage and a few *wink, wink* items from the attic. Either a 26 ft. van isn't very big or I've collected a lot of stuff. I think my crew would all agree on the latter. ha!
I took my car and followed Bill in the moving van. I don't know why. It's not like anything was going to fall out!!
A most amazing thing happened as we approached our new home. Just three miles from the house the fog started to lift and when we drove up the road the sun was shining brightly. So what do you think I did? Well, silly me started to cry. It was, to me, yet another sign that all of this was meant to be.
The first picture is the side courtyard. It has a tremendous view across the Columbia River Gorge into Oregon. I don't know how long ago the rocks were placed in the courtyard. It looks like forever ago though, doesn't it?
The second picture is the doorway into the gymnasium. No standing still in the doorway today! It was move or get run over. Amazingly enough, it took just an hour to unload everything. What looked like an abundance of treasures seemed to shrink considerably in size when placed in the gym. Look at those wood floors and that beamed ceiling!! Here's the thing though, there is absolutely no insulation. None. Nada. 43 degrees. Brrrrrzzzzy was it cold!
The last picture shows perhaps a bit of direction in a floorplan. I have a lot of work ahead of me don't I?!! Lists. I'm working from multiple lists!!
Tomorrow we're off to the Clark County Antique Faire. Not to buy really, at least that's what I'm telling Bill, but to scope out fabulous vendors that have a great eye for beautiful things. Really!! I have summer flea market spaces to fill afterall.
Warmest bear hugs, Aleta