Thursday, May 24, 2007

Learning where I am

I arrived almost a week ago and am starting to learn my way around. It actually seems to be a fairly easy town to move around in. I may have to eat those words, but so far, so good.

I've been house hunting and found a place to put an offer on. Hopefully that offer will be accepted and I can have a place to live that is mine (well, mine and the bank). Excited is a good description. The area I've selected is beautiful - kinda in the hills a bit. Hills/mountains are a necessity for me as I've discovered - "I shall look to the hills..." has always meant something special to me. The east coast mountains are more comfortable for me. The Rockies, Olympics and Cascades are beautiful but make me feel very insignificant and an intruder. They seem to hold their distance. East coast - Smokies, Appalachians, Adirondacks and Ozarks seem to enfold me and comfort me. Awe is good but comfort is better. The Smokies seem to be most comforting so that's why I'm here.

More adventures to come - and photos when I remember to stop and take them.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Slight change of pace

I'll be changing directions again for a bit. Next week I'm heading to Chattanooga TN to explore job and housing possibilities. I'm excited and scared and nervous as this represents a big change for me. There will probably be photo ops.

The most important part for me will be visiting the younger child, the spouse-in-law, and my older two grandchildren. I should be there just as school gets out for them so we can have some fun, I hope.

Did some planting and I love this flower. Looks like a daisy but the middle is a purpley-blue. I think it's a perennial too. Behind it are petunias. Also put in some delphiniums, yellow dahlias and one hydrangea. If they don't drown in the rain, they will do well.