Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, September 4, 2009

Connected And Smiling

Finally I have my computer in my new country home. It has been a long 9 weeks.

My daughter spent time this morning attempting to activate "this air card". She could get no connection. A technical support agent spent over an hour with her. We headed out to lunch.
This was her birthday lunch from mom.

After lunch I was left to see what I could do with this computer connection. I have spent two hours with a technician and finally I am connected.

I have missed having my computer available.
Now once again I have my friend.
So I will be continue relating my journey online.

Yesterday was a tiring day. It was another big moving day. I was up at 3:30 listening to the pouring rain and lightning. So you can imagine how anxious I was. I called the moving company and was told "oh we have blankets to cover everything". I was lucky as the sun came out about the time the moving truck arrived.

It is so nice to have my computer desk, desk in my bedroom, my grandmother clock ( is happily chiming and my leather recliner sure feels good.. The large antique dining table that sat in my garage in the city for two years is sitting proudly in my new kitchen area. It is large - but I like it. It is an old friend of 40 years and a 200 year old table.

I never thought of myself as being that attached to items but everything that was moved are like old friends entering this country home. For some reason I find them comforting and did not realize I missed them so much.

For over 8 weeks I have been eating at a card table and sitting in a not too comfortable chair to read also my paper work in files sitting on the floor.

Enough shared.

I am weary from the move yesterday but happy.

Children and grandchildren will be with me Sunday. I will cook my first family dinner.
My grill was delivered and we will grill burgers. Sides from my freezer of fresh green beans and corn on the cob. Will make a special recipe of Texas baked beans. Making 2 lemon ice box pies and a friend supplied a watermelon. Really a simple country meal but it will be so good to have family surrounding me.

Yesterday while the movers were loading I picked 18 tomatoes from my city garden. That garden continues to be breathtaking.

There is one more load of furniture to be delivered when city home sells.

I have taken nothing off of the walls as to not have nail holes that need to be prepared.

Also as I go in each week I will continue to bring the rest of my clothes and a few things in the kitchen.

My son arrived safely home from Thailand yesterday.

Yes, One Woman is smiling.

Thanks again for all who encourage me and keep in touch.

Entry from One Woman on a Friday Afternoon


Tabor said...

I am lurking on most blogs these days as too busy to make sensible comments. Packing next week for a longer trip and taking in my PC. I love your post as it sounds whole and healthy. You have convinced me that this was the correct move for you.

Judy said...

Hi Ernestine, So glad to hear you are "hooked up" again. We have missed you but know that you have been very busy getting things moved, etc. Your meal sounds wonderful to me. My kind of food.
I don't know if you know about Balisha but she was operated on for a brain tumor on Wed. and is doing great. You can read all about it on her blog and mine.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend in your new home entertaining your family. I am going to the farm to visit my daughter.

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor - thank you for checking in.
Judy - I have not been reading blogs or rather very seldom for weeks. I did not know about Balisha. Thank you for letting me know. Please keep in touch.

Beverly said...
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Beverly said...

I am so glad you have your friend with you....I have missed you. Your daughter have close birthdays. Mine was yesterday, Sept 3...
Wish I had one of those tomatoes....HaHa...
Enjoy your new home, I know you love it....

One Woman's Journey said...

Beverly, so good to hear from you.
I deleted one of your comments.
There were two the same LOL.
Love you - E

Mim said...

Such a productive day. And glad the computer is hooked up and your on "on" in your home! Hopefully soon your city house will sell.
Thinking of you.

luckyzmom said...

Have been looking forward to you getting hooked up to the internet in your new country home. Hurrah!

One Woman's Journey said...

Mim and LuckyZmom - thank you for checking in. Have a great day!!

Aisling said...

How wonderful that you are finally connected to your online community, while happily nestled in your country retreat. The best of both worlds! I'm glad to read your update. You sound truly happy!

Cloudhands said...

This certainly feels right. Obviously we are all sending up little 'hurrahs' and can now peak over your shoulder as you continue your settling in and relate the details to us on a regular basis. So good to have you back.

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling and Cloudhands, thank you for checking in with me. I have missed you.

carole said...

I love reading your blog, and have followed your journey avidly from the U.K. What courage and patience you have shown throughout the long move. I do hope your city home sells soon, then all will be in place. Glad you have a connection now and we will be hearing more from you.

One Woman's Journey said...

Carole, thank you for being a follower of One Woman. Have a great day in UK