Just letting you know that I am home in London, safe and sound. I drove 7 hours Tuesday and 13 hours on Wednesday. It rained a bit here and there but was smooth sailing. I'm still feeling a bit disoriented but I KNOW it was the right decision.
One of the first things I saw in my house are the big white letters "C" and "L" for Crofters Lane so will be naming the condo using those letters - why waste them?? Plus a lot of suggestions started with "Crabapple" so that works. It's not really a lane however so will think of something else for the "L". Thank you for so many wonderful suggestions - I will answer each of you personally, hopefully tomorrow. I am very tired and am going to put my feet up, relax with my 20 year old cat who is still alive and kicking, watch some Netflix and no doubt fall asleep.
I worked on laundry and putting clothes away plus I got the kitchen done - I brought home several kitchen-related boxes and thankfully the kitchen has assimilated everything. I have enough large knives to carve several turkeys all at the same time! The cupboards are full, the pantry is full, everything is washed and put away and I made a delectable dinner of zucchini spaghetti noodles and cashew alfredo sauce. Oh, and a wee glass of red wine...or two! Last night Kazi, and her boyfriend Steve, greeted me with whole wheat pasta and sauce and homemade sangria :) It's nice having a daughter with great bar tending skills!!
I went to my beloved Asian grocery store to stock up on produce, went to the bank, the liquor store, and the gas station. I unpacked a TON of clothes even though I got rid of about 1/3 of them in PEI. Once again I started tossing as I no longer need work clothes!!! I plan to live in workout clothes and jeans so the thrift stores will be receiving a HUGE donation. I still have my largest suitcase to unpack along with a zillion boxes.
I am seeing the condo with new eyes. I am no longer getting it ready to sell (goodbye neutrals!!) and will be making it perfect for ME! I like your ideas of the condo being "home base" to return to after adventures and travels.
You folks are the best friends I've ever had. And I mean that most sincerely. But if I keep typing I'm going to get all weepy, my nerve endings are still a bit fried but I am feeling good, feeling positive.
Oh, once more thing...the offer to purchase Crofters Lane is conditional on Leigh's other house closing on the 27th of this month. It should be fine as he has found out that their financing is in order. It's just a bit nerve-wracking waiting so it's a good thing I have so much to do around here - hah! So say a prayer or cross your fingers that all goes as it should. I have a good feeling about it - I think it was meant to be but your support means a lot to me. It's less than 2 weeks to wait, that's not too bad.
So raise your glass along with me - here's to "Crabapple L______"!!! OH, I'VE GOT IT - it just popped into my head as I typed that!! Are you ready???
So many layers of meaning!!