Well, here it is the end of March already! It has been a busy few months. We drove down from Marengo IL on Feb. 21 and our belongings were delivered on Feb. 22. It has taken some time to unpack and decide where to put everything. We aren’t finished yet. There are still a lot of boxes in the garage.
We purchased new GE stainless steel appliances for the kitchen. Dan installed them himself, which included running a gas line for the stove, since the other one we took out was electric. The new stove has a convection feature which I haven’t tried yet. I think I will when I make Dan’s birthday cake for him. He will be 60 on Monday! The new fridge has ice and water in the door, which is nice. And the water here is really good. No more well and water filtration system to worry about.
I enjoy the variety of birds that are around, and look forward to warmer weather when I can sit outside. I don’t know what is planted in the landscaping at the front of the house here, so that will be interesting to see. There is a flowering tree by the front door that should bloom soon. I don’t know what it is yet. The lawn has been neglected and is full of weeds, so we have set up lawn care service. It will take a while for it to start looking better.
I have been getting out and exploring. There is a lot of shopping around. I found curtains for the living room at Kohl’s. I found some other things at Home Goods and TJ Maxx. There is an interesting place called Peddlers Mall that is full of antiques, vintage stuff, and junk. It is fun to browse through. I have picked up a few things there as well. It is right by the Kroger grocery store, and there is a home made pie and ice cream shop that I haven’t checked out yet. Of course there are a lot of places still to explore!
We have met some of the neighbors. Some are young couples with small children. We have been given Baklava, banana bread, and energy bites from the neighbors who have stopped by to introduce themselves. I was invited to join a book club that is starting up in the neighborhood. I am looking forward to that. I am also going to a meeting of the DCNNC, which is Derby City Newcomers and Neighbors Club. It looks like a fun group that do a lot of activities including movie matinees, crafts, card games, day trips, et. I will attend their monthly meeting/coffee next Wednesday as a guest before deciding if it is something I want to join.
We already have our Kentucky drivers licenses, and Kentucky insurance on the vehicles. Todays adventure will be to have the vehicles inspected and get Kentucky plates for them.
Sunday is Easter. We are going to Church and maybe out for brunch. After that, it will be just trying to settle in to a routine at home, and using my free time to connect with people, explore the area, and enjoy life!