Thursday, June 28, 2018

I Like Thursdays #95

Welcome to this week's list of likes!
Home is where the COWS are! lol
Let's start with the closing, leaving the rental and getting the deposit back, moving for the second time in 6 months, all being done! Yea!
Our agent gave us these flowers and a gift card at the walk thru. I love the colors and that most of them are still alive at ten days!
how they look amid boxes
Note the bags of scraps next to the flowers... given me by Mary in Boulder who came for a visit! And brought fabric along with this...
beautiful planter for the back porch! She also gave us some patio lights they no longer needed, and I like lights.

My sweet friend Nancy (https://pugmomquilts)    has sent me two moving presents, a set of vintage poodle embroidered towels and a set of the coolest flamingo fabrics! That made moving much better, and I love her for thinking of me and acting on it! If I could put my hands on them I'd show you!

Since one of our wicker chairs broke, we went to pier 1 who had a sale going on the weather resistant bright chair in turquoise... yum...
 We had two like this, one in dark blue and one in red that are now living on the front porch. We tend to sit on the front porch while having morning coffee as it's in the shade, and sit on the back porch in late afternoon as it's more in shade.
speaking of which, it's been hovering around 100 F here, so we cling to any scrap of shade. Here we are in the shade of a sweet blooming linden tree
I would say it rivals orange blossoms for scent, and night blooming jasmine... I like them all!
I like bright sunny days, and blue skies, but now I'm brown as can be despite using sunscreen and am tired of the unrelenting blistering sun. Everyone I talk to says it used to be nice and cool this time of year, but the climate has changed radically for the hotter all year. 
Not what one thinks of for Colorado, right? but true... they all are tired of less snow and hot temps.
so we love the shade given by live trees. Our home here is older than the rental, so the trees here have had about 10 more years of growth and are able to shade some sidewalks and provide oxygen! Thank you! Our yard is very, VERY sunny though. I'm considering planting some more trees.
We've been exploring the neighborhood on foot, and learning the layout. I spied this little log train on one walk, so cute.
More later, when I start to come to my senses...
I do not like moving, but little by little the doors closed behind us, causing us to keep going.

 Image result for mary engelbreit no longer an option
 We sold our MD home at a loss, we were forced out of the rental after coming to love the layout and neighbors, we hired the second set of movers, this time to take our possessions to this house, and gave back the keys to the rental, we did change-of-address forms for the 2nd time. We are so. very. tired.

MIlo's Moments
For Barking out loud, I'm tired too! I had 5 men come into the house last Wednesday and take ALL OUR STUFF including my crate! I liked them, I even played with them, but it was noisy and scary and Mama was nervous too. 
The day before I helped Daddy pack up yard stuff...
Mostly I helped tear up the paper after he wrapped the bird bath... 

It was a big job but everybody was so busy running around, they hardly noticed how hard I was working.


I like my big new yard but the three barking snapping doggies at our back fence scare me.
Well, they did but now I just stand back and watch them throw themselves at the fence, out of snout reach.
Get used to me dudes! I'm the new poodle in town!
Lookie here, Mama moved my crate to a cozy place and I can get in whenever I need peace! 
My toys are here, and no worries! I'll have the place smelling like me in a flash!

Milo had to share this with you... we're all howling with laughter around here!
Squirrels playing trumptet for the conga line of hamsters and cats at a dinner table while mice dance.

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easyweimaraner said...

the log train is super cute!!! dont be afraid Milo, maybe that pups only wanted to say hello to you...

Sara said...

So glad that the move is now behind you, and you can focus on settling in and making the house home. The kitchen looks very nice. and I'm sure Milo will enjoy the big yard.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Glad the move is done and little by little the new place can become home. Hooray for shade trees - that is something I love about our 1970s yard - the trees are so big. I hope Milo enjoys the yard and can make friends with those barkers behind you!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

OMG finally. I love all those trees! I was very surprised at how hot it was there. At least it will cool off quicker there than here. We have been at 110 for several days already. I am so happy for you. mary

Home Sewn By Us said...

Good Morning,
Oh, all those grown trees and their shade looks lovely! Your new wicker chair on the patio also looks SO inviting. We are stuck in the same heat wave pattern, but it's just our imagination that the weather has changed. Or maybe it's an alternate fact. I'm staying in the A/C as much as I can this weekend. I am SOOOOO happy that you have a place to unbox, unwind, relax and make it your home. And Milo, aww Milo we all love you! Good job on that paper. Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Sandee said...

Moving is not something I like to do and you've done it too often. I hope you can stay here and rest. Lovely.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Milo. ♥

Shannon said...

I am so glad you got your deposit back! And glad you have big trees. My neighborhood has some big trees but evidently the people who lived in my house didn't like trees or something so the only ones I have are small ones I've planted in the years since moving here...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sure is a lot of work to move. Hope everyone settles in and acts friendly! lol Hugs!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Oh, you had me at chicken! Lots of pretty scenery and I see Milo is helping out! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Sandy said...

I love the cows! as you might have guessed. ;-)
I am sooo glad you are now moved in. and that you have turquoise chairs. are we twins? I love turquoise! I love trees!
The little log train planters are a very clever idea. It will be fun to see what you discover as you 'suss out' the neighbour hood. (you have to ask Mr. Google what that means.)

Tell Milo that Holly thinks it is far too hot. She has dug several places in the garden where she can lay in the shade and be cool. However, she spends most of the time flat out on the dining room floor which is tiled.
I have some photos up of things I liked on holiday.
Oh, enjoy finding spaces for special things! But don't overdo.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Congrats on surviving the move. Before you know it, you'll be happily relaxed in a new home. Let me know when you're up for visitors. Your new neighborhood looks lovely.

Sandra Walker said...

Yay for you getting, well, getting there, all settled in your new digs. Yay for TREES, big ones. I love Linden trees, aka lime trees in Europe (I knew that, but wanted to double-check and yep Google tells me so!), incredible scent. I like reading Milo's version of the move too! It may take a bit (ask me how I know this) but I think you'll be feeling settled, and 'this is home' good feelings will abound. (I've posted my end of the month I Like/Love post).

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Oh dear, moving is so very tiring...I still remember it well and it's been two years for us. Another neighbourhood to explore and I know you will suss out the neatest things.
But boy that is so hot; I can see why you chase the shade. Speaking of which we are finally getting some heat too.

PaintedThread said...

I love Milo helping. lol. That log train is pretty cool. Oof for hot temps, but yay for lovely flowers and a deposit back.

Michelle said...

Moving is such a job. Glad you can finally settle in. Looks like Milo is all set for the good life :) Thanks for linking up today.

MissPat said...

I'm so happy some of the trauma is now behind you and you can focus on the future or at yeast one day at a time. Thought of you today when I saw the news about the MD shooting since it isn't far from where you lived. I'm glad the MD house is sold even if you took a loss. At least it's not hanging over you and now you have a new house which you will make into a home. So helpful of Milo to help with the extra paper.

Norma Schlager said...

I didn't know you were moving. Is it in the same town and are you renting again or buying?
Loved that video, it really made me laugh.

Tom said...

...I am just too old for all this moving stuff, when I 'move' next they will carry me feet first! Thanks for stopping by.

denthe said...

Sounds like you had a busy and stressful time lately. Hope everything will settle down now and you can enjoy your new home!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Moving is no fun - I hope you get settled in soon and find some quiet time to just relax. Hopefully the 'back fence' neighbors will be friendly once they get to know Milo. x K

eileeninmd said...

Hello, moving is not fun. I hope all is normal now. I like a yard with trees for shade. Cute shots of Milo. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It has been hot here as well, we seek out the shade!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for sharing your shadows with us!