The photo is of one of two hooked rugs I bought at the March 1/2 price sale at Claire Murray's on Cape Cod. I bought the rugs for "my new home." This one I brought up to NH and put down on top of Mom's ugly brown wall to wall carpet and wow, did it perk up the room. The second rug had to be shipped down to Chatham on the Cape from the Vermont warehouse for me to then drive down to Chatham to pick up. Irony of ironies. My friend D. picked it up yesterday and will store it at her house for me.
Sixty-five, of the blog Life Begins at Sixty-five introduced me to Ronni at the blog Time Goes By. Ronni has an incredible blog packed with posts of varying themes and she also has a bevy of guest bloggers. But Sixty-five told me about her because Ronni is moving.
TGB lived in Greenwich Village for many years then got laid off her job and had to move as life in NYC became too expensive. She moved to Portland Maine where she has been for 4 years, but now is moving again to Portland, Oregon where she grew up and still has family.
Get this: recently she flew to Portland O for just a few days and in that few days bought a condo! How is that for decisiveness. I love it. Ronni is also very practical about "old age," (she just turned 69). She contemplated some single family homes but decided that she didnt want to spend her later years repairing a home and mowing a lawn (she too is single.) So a one story condo with elevator fit the picture. I like her honesty about preparing for the time when she might not do stairs with ease.
As many of you know I just spent a year watching my dying sister-in-law (relatively young) and my Mom, quite elderly, having difficulty with stairs. So am mega aware of that.
I too, in my home search, have taken these old age impending ideas into consideration. Maybe that's why the recent 'fixer upper' ended up to be a "no." Do I really want to spend my time, energy and limited funds fixing up a place? I have also only looked at ranch houses, although in my heart I favor two storied homes. The one condo I looked at had two stories and no bathroom on the first floor. That was an immediate reject even though it had a canal view. I must have a bathroom on the first floor.
Anyway, give a peep to Time Goes By. It is also an amazing blog technically, the way she has it arranged and set up.