Saturday, June 23, 2012

We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

We have been here in sunny Colorado for one week.  In some ways we already feel at home – that’s the grace of God for sure – but in other ways it is a completely foreign country to us.  Driving home from church last night we saw a doe walking across the parking lot like she owned the place.  We’ve also seen antelope and a porcupine on the side of the road.

The strangest sight so far has got to be the dog.  We were driving home from Lowe’s (probably the fifth or sixth trip), when we pulled up to a stop light.  This is what we saw on our left! 

We have had half of our property shipped to us.  The other half should be here in the next ten days.  In the meantime, we get to look at our kitchen chairs, our kitchen table leaves, but no kitchen table.  We have several chairs with no cushions, clothes with no hangers and several bookcases with no shelves.  It’s hard to make it feel homey at this point.

Have you met my husband?  It is amazing what he can accomplish in a short amount of time.  He has already changed the door handles on every door in the house, and updated all the lights in the main living level.  This was no easy task with 16 foot ceilings!  We have painted one room and the trim in two other rooms.  It is not easy to paint here.  I don’t know if it’s the altitude or dryness, but the walls suck in the paint, and it takes a lot more work and time than we expected.

Moving certainly teaches patience.  In the last week, we have been working with limited supplies, but the funniest one is the spoon.  We have only one.  Why on earth we didn’t buy more at Walmart I’ll never know, but this is what we’ve been working with.  We take turns eating cereal in the morning and I have learned that you can eat yogurt with a fork.  While scrambling eggs tonight, the poor spoon went to the beautiful utensil drawer in the sky.  Now I guess we’ll have to buy some silverware!