We're finally in our new house.
There was much joy in Joyville!
We don't have any furniture... a bed, two computer desks and a TV. Bed and desks were donated by the outlaws.
And we're subsisting on ham and cheese sandwiches until payday. I can tell you that being on day 3 1/2 of nothing but ham and cheese? It's lost its appeal. Greatly.
One of our neighbors came by yesterday. He seemed nice enough, but I get the feeling that he's ... very social. I am having terror-filled visions of him showing up daily just to talk. This does not compute with my reclusive nature. Am not sure what to do. At least I can honestly say "I'd invite you in, but we have no furniture."
So. This place? Coolest place ever. It's an old house... a cabin that's been added on to and reconditioned for year-round occupancy. It's got all the neat old house things... particularly that smell. Not musty, just. Old house smell. You know, the opposite of new car smell. And two fireplaces. So you can smell that, too. All in a very good way. There's all these little nooks and shelves and cupboards all over the place, but since I don't actually have any knick knacks here, right now there's a wolf and an owl sitting on one of the shelves, and that's pretty much it.
It's got a huge, huge porch on the back, and that little cabin-type front door... the one that's just kind of tucked away with a little porch. Post and beam construction... (I think that's what it's called?) The rafters in the ceilings are exposed. The walls are the old slat-style walls, but in excellent shape, freshly painted. All hardwood floors, too, also in excellent shape. I'd bet they were replaced not too long ago.
It's got all new modern appliances, and an old claw-footed bathtub. One bedroom, one bathroom downstairs, two bedrooms and a kind of loft-type thingy with a bathroom upstairs. We probably won't use the upstairs much this winter... There's just the two of us, and since the place is heated by oil, (OMG expensive!) we'll probably shut the upstairs off so we don't have to heat as much. Just have to make sure it's warm enough up there that the pipes don't freeze.
Also have a couple of visitors. A siamese cat comes by with its friend, a big old (grey muzzled) black lab mix. I have dubbed them Milo and Otis. The come by, wander around in the yard, sun themselves on the back porch, and wander off. The kitty and I had a friendly conversation the other night, but I think Otis is deaf. I tried talking to him, but he totally ignored me. But then he barked like mad when he finally noticed me. Silly dog.
And um. We have cows. Across the street. Big, fuzzy, red and white cows. Yes, I do live in the country, why do you ask? *g* (Sorry, Bria. I had to mention the cows! *pets*)
I can see Mount Sunapee and Lake Sunapee from my back windows. Like... I can lie in bed, and I have this awesome view of mountain and lake. I need to pull out the camera and take pictures. Is very spiffy.
So, yes. I am ... content. Happy? That will be when I finally break down and untangle all the speakers for my computer and hook them up. I have no sound! Argh.
So. Who's coming to visit?