Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Still here

but have been only reading. Still trying to get settled here in new house,my furniture is taking so looooong to arrive ,apparently is all made offshore these days. I do have my bedroom suite,kept old bed as it is only 2 years old. Now can finally put things in drawers. Dog and I still fighting about my one armchair,it is his ,and he wants it back. love it here best thing I have ever done, those of you who are thinking of downsizing MOVE NOW, I am so enjoying the knowledge this is my last move.Winter is now here and it is cooling down and is very wet but I don't care, lovely and warm in here and when finished will be really snug. Take care my friends and will catch up soon. Hugs to all a very happy and cosy Bee in NZ.


At June 18, 2014 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Mary in Oregon said...

Bee, SOOOO delighted that you are happy with this move. Your note, I feel, will help all of us consider this sort of change with less dislike. Change is challenging and as I age, sometimes change is REALLY difficult. However, knowing others have gone through a move like yours and been happy is helpful. Enjoy your new place! Keep us posted on who ends up with the chair. ;-)
Hugz, Mary in Oregon

At June 19, 2014 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Bee said...

Mary,thank you, I think this is the best thing I have ever done and Gus,the dog, will be even happier when my chairs arrive I didn't realise just how long I would have to wait for my goodies or I would have arrived with more seating. THE CHAIR is to keep Gus off my leather ones.

At June 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

Bee, how funny that the chair is to keep Gus off the leather ones. Our leather chairs & sofa are the only furniture our dog is allowed on. Dog hair won't stick to it. ;-)

At June 20, 2014 at 6:10 AM , Blogger RoseyP said...

While we are not ready to make a move, Bee, I envy you the ability to make one now, to be on the same property as family, to be in smaller surroundings, I would wish as much for ourselves. You are very fortunate. Every time I go down into our basement or look in our garage, I shudder, thinking that if anything happened to himself that he didn't get a chance to clear out his collection of 'stuff' what would I do...It follows me around at times like a black cloud. So, enjoy your new home, try to adjust to Gus being top dog or thinks he is...and be thankful to be having this experience...I couldn't think of anything I'd want more myself.

At June 20, 2014 at 6:11 AM , Blogger RoseyP said...

BTW, Doris, I had a dream about you last night, you were visiting with us here but we were trying to get you to the airport for your flight on time and himself dumped us out of the car and took off with you there a message in

At June 20, 2014 at 6:57 AM , Blogger Bee said...

Mary,Rosey and Doris I so agree that I am the luckiest person in the world,if this hadn't turned up I don't know what or where I would be.My DIL and I get on really well and all the family are near,think pancakes for all on Sunday mornings.I have paid for their new kitchen which as they won't take rent is the least I can do,next is the bathroom but we will have to work on them a bit ,it was hard enough to pay most of the kitchen. I have helped all three of my kids and just love to give back to each of them. I can' tell you how much I am enjoying all this. Gus and THE CHAIR, my lounge suite was leather and great to keep clean,the new one is,apart from my chair,fabric thought leather in a cottage would look a bit ostentacious(sp)

At June 20, 2014 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

Bee, dust & dust mite allergies aside, leather keeps dog hair and dander (my other allergies) from getting embedded into sofa as well as automobile seats. So easy to just wipe off, which is really nice when the dog barfs on it, or the grandbaby. ;-)

At June 20, 2014 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

Bee, so glad you are doing well. We have to sell our house now before we can do "the move". Unfortunately the prices at the ocean have jumped up quite a bit.
Thankfully I'm not in any hurry, unlike DH. He is upset to leave the beach. Pray that we can find something we both like and can afford before the end of the year!
Sara in Fla. where it's hot.

At June 21, 2014 at 6:03 AM , Blogger Fran (Sth Aust) said...

Re Leather chairs - we don't let Cody up on our lounge - he has a fold down couch in another room with a 'dog cover'. But we've found when we're out that cushions etc get moved around on said leather so he takes advantage when he can. Doris, we now have some small scratches and holes on one part of it which have to come from him. You haven't experienced that?
BEE: We have made the decision to move too!! But we're like RoseyP - 'the man' has so much he's collected over the years, even more since he's had the cellar to keep them in - i.e. a can collection, wine and whiskey, about 1,000 or so paperbacks. COOKING MAGAZINES!!! If we move they certainly can't all go with us, but how to separate them from each other!
We've decided to move down to Adelaide, my home town and where one of our sons lives with his family when he's not at work 800km north. I have several friends from my teens and teaching years there, plus my sisters and their children. This house has started to need quite a bit of extra work, plus garden and pool are getting hard to manage. What we get for this is what we'll be able to spend on a new place. Wish us luck!

At June 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Bee said...

I used go put books on my leather chairs and Gus never moved them , way too lazy, the bed is another story but he has a blanket on it and won't use the bed unless it is there. I threw the dog bed away only being used by the cat,who didn't use hers. I am positive my pets are true Copelands, slightly dememted.

At June 22, 2014 at 2:13 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

Fran - Our main leather sofa & chair are 20 years old and no holes. Our dogs are small; the Shih Tzu weighed 12 lbs/5.5 kilos and our Spaniel weighs 17 lbs/7.5 kilos. Maybe their size makes a difference? We keep nails well-trimmed also. I cannot imagine what would put holes in leather, not even dog toenails.

RoseyP - I'm not sure if you could call that a dream or a nightmare. LOL

Bee - was the cat upset when you threw away the dog bed he/she was using? I can imagine a grumpy cat face over the loss of its dog bed. :-D

At June 22, 2014 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Bee said...

No Doris, she just transfered her weight on to me LOL
our leather was the same age but when Harry was sick he sat in the same place and wore through the leather. Gus is very large and as he is part ridgeback his nails can only be cut to a certain length. His weight is more than both your dogs added together.


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