What up, Everyone?

Dunn’s Bridge

Hello, It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I spent 3 weeks in the States with family and friends and it took about a week for my sleep pattern to return to normal. It was a long trip and I’m glad to be back home.

Before leaving for the States, my husband and I found a house to rent long-term, not far from where we live. It’s been 24-years since I’ve lived in a house. I guess I took my childhood home for granted.

The house is built into the hill and it’s up high. I’m so excited about moving because there is a yard for Shakespeare, and enough room for guests or anyone wanting to crash for the evening. We have a nice size deck for barbecuing and sitting out to enjoy the view of the neighborhood and hills. We’re within walking distance to a castle ruin, church, lake, and forest; all places we are looking forward to exploring. Plus, there is a little grocery store and bakery down the road. I’ll definitely be getting a workout because the streets are steep.

Now that I’m back, we’re looking into DIY projects and going through drawers to get rid of anything that’s clung to us far too long. We’re moving mid-August.

I hope to post more. I have neglected both writing and reading. But since we have more room, I plan to get a little writing desk and a big bean bag for reading. πŸ˜€

Any suggestions and ideas for DIY projects, where to shop, and grills are all welcome.

House and Yard,
Denise

10 thoughts on “What up, Everyone?

  1. Congrats on the rental! It will be great to have a yard for the dog. I have some big news, too! I’ve accepted a teaching position in Montana and will be moving in August πŸ™‚

    1. Congratulations, Jeri! I’m so happy for you. You’ve had a lot of hard times, so it’s great to hear of some good news. Montana is supposed to be beautiful. It’s been on my ‘places to see’ list. Best of luck to you in your move and new job!

  2. Hi again Denise, just scrolled back to your ‘I’m what?’ blog..got my DNA results back, I was looking forward to finding out I was Fidjian but turns out I’m 42.1% English, 25.6% Irish/Scottish/Welsh, 16.8%Scandinavian, 8.7% north and west European (incl Germany) and ……6.8% Baltic (including Latvia etc)!!! We’re related πŸ˜‰

    1. WOW! Laurette, you have a lot of different nationalities. Baltic?! That is so cool. I’m glad you took the DNA test. Thanks for letting me know.

      1. Yes, cool’s the word! Guess the British Isles were a huge melting pot with lots of invaders then lots of commerce with exterior links. Are you pursuing your family tree?

        1. Yes, I am pursuing my family tree. I’ve been doing it on a couple of sites, Ancestry being one of them. I did get to the 1700s on my dad’s side, but I’m having a lot of difficulty getting past my great-grandparents on my mother’s side. Once I have to jump the pond, I can’t find any records. Frustrating since that’s the part of my DNA with the highest percentage.

  3. Your new house sounds absolutely lovely! Even though I don’t think anything ever comes close to our childhood home, does it?
    I wish you guys all the best with your moving process, as I know from experience it can be quite daunting <3

    1. Thanks much, Sophie. Lots of work, but we know the results will be worth it. If anything, maybe I’ll drop some weight and build muscle during packing, cleaning, unpacking, putting together a kitchen, painting, DIY projects, gardening, etc. πŸ˜€

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