Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Getting Settled

Hello from Garner, NC, a little town just outside Raleigh, to the south.  We have been in our new home for two and a half weeks; bought almost all the furniture we need; unpacked almost all the boxes; and now we’re starting to develop a rhythm of daily living.  We do need rocking chairs, though.  Nearly every house down here has a porch with rocking chairs; we have a front and back porch, but no rocking chairs, yet.

We’re still learning our way around town, Fred much more so than I.  I’ve taken a solo drive to the store three miles away and considered it quite an accomplishment.  There’s no better way to learn an area than to drive it yourself.

This constant togetherness is strange.  He has no friends yet to golf with, even if his arm were good enough to get back to golfing.  I have no meetings to attend.  Thank heavens I have my office where I can close the door, turn on my iPod, and retreat into my own world.  We did go to the movies the other day to see Gravity.  A terrific on-the-edge-of-your-seat movie.

I’m trying something new with this post--using Mail Chimp for sending it out.  If it works like it should, it will make sending these to you much easier.  If you encounter a problem, please let me know so I can fix it.  

It’s very possible some of you didn’t get my last post and if that’s the case, when you read this one, drop down a bit and read the column entitled “We Have Arrived.”

Be on the lookout for my third book in the Cranky Seniors Series, Hamburgers and Headaches.  Coming soon.

Today’s Quote:  What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison


kjml said...

You're right, Linda, I didn't get the first post but I'm super glad to see this one! Talk to me again when winter sets in, or you have your first hurricane, but it sounds like you are settling in nicely! We miss you out here but Katherine is doing a great job. K+

Linda Loegel said...

Thanks Karen! I miss you guys, too. Haven't found a writing group yet but I'm starting to get settled enough to where I can begin looking. Linda