Arrived in Kentucky on Sunday afternoon, in light rain which was wonderful after battling snow and high winds for three days across the great plains.
I am amazed to find that daffodils grow "wild" here--great swaths of them at the edges of meadows, along ditches, around old abandoned homesteads. In our dooryard are double daffodils, and an array of shrubery, not all of which I can yet identify.
Before our son left on his return journey he installed a new washer and dryer in the basement, helped J. pull out the antiquated laundry units, moved in enough furniture to be comfortable. It was difficult to see him leave for "home" back in Wyoming.
The cats have stopped hiding and trembling and are watching bluebirds and cardinals from the windows.
The front porch is overflowing with boxes, furniture [we have too much for this little cottage!] is standing in odd places.
I've have called twice about phone and internet service and I'm getting mixed messages about installation. the latest guess is April 5th before the phone company can come out.
One of our nephews is here for the weekend --a truckdriver on his last independent run which brought him to Kentucky. He walked in carrying a "notebook" with some sort of anywhere wireless connection and the announcement, "Aunt Sharon, I have brought you the world at your fingertips!"
So, yes, we are here, spring is happening, and I know I will love being here. This little farmstead already gives me a sense of home and place.
Lots of work to do both inside and outdoors and we are ready to begin, although a bit short on energy these few days. I made out a huge nursery order at J's request--dwarf fruit trees and berry bushes to add to what is already here.
I look forward to internet connection at some point --SOON-- and will catch up with all I have missed at my favorite blogs!