In a few days, we plan to move into our new little home. I spent the morning sweeping and washing the floors (always fun to do while the rooms are nice and empty), cleaning the kitchen cupboards, and removing random clutter from the front yard and back yard.
The neighbours' duck spotted and recognized us as invaders as soon as we arrived, and became very agitated. He made a move right at us, ruffling its feathers and making noises that were clearly supposed to be frightening. :-)
There's still a lot of work to do: the windows need to be washed, the furniture brought in and arranged, and all our things unpacked and organized. I will also have to sort and organize all the stuff in our storage shed. I plan to do it all gradually over the course of the next few weeks.
I love our new home. We have a spacious sunny living room, a gorgeous mountain view from our kitchen window, and a clothesline in a very cosy space in our back yard. I look forward to hanging our laundry on it, and to see it swaying in the gentle warm breeze... oh and did I mention how happy I am that we are moving now, while I'm still light on my feet and it's easy for me to move around?
The picture above is from our front yard; it was taken six months ago, when we were planning our wedding and still thinking about whether this house is meant to be our home. As you can see the lawn is wild and the trees are bare; now they are heavy with beautiful pears and apples, and the grape vine has been very fruitful too.
How wonderful it is to look forward to satisfying, good work in our own sweet little home!