Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The New Digs

Lordy.

Haven't had time to think about putting my horticultural stamp on this place yet... been too busy taking care of the basics-- like (temporary) window coverings, a washer/dryer, dish rack (buh bye, dishwasher), new IKEA bedroom furniture for the teen, cable TV/internet/phone and... God, I'm exhausted. And broke.

Did I mention being without internet for seven long days? Barbaric.

Love my new (old) neighborhood, love my funny little house, and love my new life. Stay tuned for gardening adventures and misadventures, backyard barbecues, and summer evenings spent swaying in my backyard hammock. Just needs reassembly.



23 comments:

  1. Angela, I am so glad you like your new home. The first few weeks sorting everything out are exhausting. Thank you for showing us some pictures, I look forward to watching the development of the garden. It looks as though you have a nice garden to get you started. Did you bring many plants with you?

    Best wishes Sylvia (England)

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  2. Welcome back to the blogosphere Angela! Your house is adorable, how exciting: a blank canvas! So glad to have you back! Can't wait to see what develops.

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  3. Oh, the new house is lovely. I like the arbors. Of course, I think you should paint them some wild color. You know, like red. But for now, it's time to relax and enjoy the shade, hammock, and a cool libation.

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  4. Very cute home Angela! Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures.

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  5. What a great blank canvas! Can't wait to see what lovely things you do to it!

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  6. Angela,

    That home could sure use a $100 gift card from Home Depot, right?

    Visit my blog to enter and win!

    http://sacramentogardening.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such a beautiful home!

    <3 Lindsay

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  8. Super cute! Might as well wait until the hot summer passes before gardening anyway.

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  9. Hi Angela!
    I love your home. Looks cozy with it's surrounding shadow from the big tree.

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  10. omg its absolutely adorable!.....i ditched my dishwasher too!

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  11. Anonymous10:02 PM

    Well, I'm glad to see you're settling in to your new abode and your new life. I hope you are finding peace and inspiration. And I hope you will soon be adding to your blog again. I don't know if you realize how very many of us anticipate your entries, your beautiful photos, and your witty, smart writing.

    Best luck to you,
    Garden Gran

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  12. That house and garden are cute with a capital C! They remind me of the two Palo Alto cottages I lived in. Hope you are settling in happily and enjoying the shade from your wonderful tree.

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  13. You have an excellent house and we will be watching to see how the garden turns out in the future!

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  14. I love your house too! It's a beautiful cottage.

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  15. congrats on the new place- we're all anxious to see what you do with it!

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  16. I know what you mean. We moved to our present home 2 years ago (2 1/2 summers ago). that first year was knocking down walls and putting up a fence and everything in between, so needless to say gardening did not occur. Well I have made up for it and am having a great time doing so. Good luck to you. Just imagine the possibilities and don't get overwhelmed!

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  17. Great little house. The yard looks promising for development. Hopefully you get good, long sun for edibles. I have grapes trailing up a patio cover similar to yours: shade in the summer, sun in the fall/winter.

    Good luck.

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  18. Good luck in your new home, looking forward to seeing the transformation of your landscape as you put your own 'stamp on it'

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  19. What beautiful potential this house has, oh I wish you the best of luck !

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  20. Lovely! Can't wait to see what you do with it - love your blog!

    thecitygirlsgarden.blogspot.com

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  21. That house is so cute.

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  22. This wee bungalow is adorable. Are you in mid-town or downtown area. I'm in Elk Grove. How's the winter garden coming along?

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  23. East Sac. Haven't gardened much since the big move to the little house, but the urge is gradually returning.

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