Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Yesterday we closed on our house.  Everything went smoothly.  When I told the closer that I had been a title examiner for 15 years she gave me a copy of the actual search.  This is such a cool thing to have (and saves me doing the research again) since it tells the history of our new home.  Of course it only goes back 60 years but its valuable information.  It appears our little house was built for a member of one of the local, now prominent Snellings family.

After closing we had a celebration lunch at the local vegetarian friendly Sammy T's, went home to let Layla out of her crate, time for her to calm down, then packed up a small cooler of beer grabbed some popcorn and headed over to our new porch for Happy Hour!  Poor Layla was a little freaked in the new place, was a little shakey and had to be coaxed into the kitchen with her bowl of water....

It's been awhile since she has been in an empty house with no rugs.

She met the neighbor dog, Brother, with only one small incident (she is a bit antisocial in her old age) but settled down on the porch with us.

It's a great neighborhood.  We've already had a good chat with a couple of the neighbors. The adjoining family is satisfied that they don't have to put up a new fence to protect themselves from the new unknown (us) and I think Layla and Brother may manage to coexisit.

Now we are just waiting for drawings...and sweating the budget.

Meanwhile I have been working at LibertyTown, around the afternoon kids summer camp.  The face yarn bowls from the previous post are glazed and waiting to be fired.  I will post pictures as soon as they are cooked and cooled!

Also I have my Etsy shop up again. I finally stopped by a local camera store for some help.  She suggested Fstop settings and I bought some expensive fancy light bulbs.  I discovered this morning that one is not working out of the box.  But even with just one light I feel like these pictures are just a bit sharper.  I am getting there!   I have not been quick to fill up my shop in the past, so my goal is to add two or three items EVERY DAY.  That way there will be something new on a regular basis.  So keep checking. :)

1 comment:

cookingwithgas said...

This is great news. I know you are ready to be in and unpacked and ahhhh- settled.
Lovely looking from what I can see.