June 24th, the big day...the truck will be here to move us in, and it's our 53rd Wedding Anniversary. How cool is that! A new home and a new year of love. Today we took over a few items and did some measuring to see where we want to put things. We are going to get in shape going up those stairs. Not too bad ~ 6 steps and a landing, and then 8 steps...good exercise.
Don took my picture as I climbed the steps with our new keys to see what I can do to make it a ordinary apartment into "Our New Home".
Our porch light and our Apartment number. The CC&R's does not allow a lot of decorations outside the front door. They do allow it for Holidays. So I will have to be creative inside, as you know how much I love to decorated everywhere!!
I took a little picnic lunch so we could have our first lunch on the balcony.
The view from the balcony is so lovely. My dearest has claimed it as his own.
I wanted you gals to see the "plain ordinary apartment kitchen" BEFORE I make it into MY KITCHEN. Give me a few weeks and I'll post another picture of the "Make Over". I took over my little Percolator ~ Gotta have a coffee pot even if you haven't move in yet.
53 years of marriage and this is my first dishwasher!! Would have been nice when we were raising four kids. HaHa. Again, it will be fun to show you the same shot when I get some of my special things set out.
This is the view of the living room and balcony from the kitchen. I put my little "Home" sign and candles to make it feel like our home until I get our furniture in.
This is the walkway between the pool to the left and the laundry room on the right. Straight ahead is the clubhouse and Resident Managers office.
The laundry room is spotless, and the machines and dryers very clean. I really appreciate that. It's open 7 days a week, so laundry won't be a problem.
Chapter One is feeling pretty good!!