Monday, July 30, 2018

It's starting to echo in here............

Thought I'd let you in on what's going on with the exodus from Casa de Cuckoo.

Officially the move out was two weeks ago. That's the day when Brian and Shelley brought a washer and a refrigerator from the new house here because both of mine.......gave evidence that they too were going to be leaving Casa de Cuckoo.

They also drove a u-haul and helpers came and everyone loaded tons of things into said vehicles and departed. It was an all day fun fest....uh well maybe not that but the majority of the grands belongings went to live out west of here in the fast growing community of Rio Rancho.

Joe and I were tired and we hadn't really worked all that hard. Good thing everyone else was younger and could survive all the sweat and heat. Did I forget to mention that it was 105 degrees, just in honor of the move and all the effort being expended?

We looked around that day and realized that not all of their stuff had gone out the doors. It has taken loads of stuff in their cars everytime they come by here. Shelley stops on her way home. RyLeigh spent last Tuesday with me helping me weed, etc. GK came by on her way to the mall on afternoon. So yes, they have been here, but I'm not the main attraction. The cats and dogs are.

The 4 cats and 2 dogs have stayed on with us because Brian's girls have dogs. Everyone wants to have most of the boxes and mess cleared up before introducing the new animals to their dogs. Also there will need to be some new procedures to make sure everyone is safe when the humans leave the new house. So for the time being....probably at least another month, the animals are here with us missing their humans and their humans are there wanting to include said animals. Out of all the animals trying to get used to the emptiness of what used to be their places to sleep and hang out with Shelley and the grands, my Niamh is the most put out. She doesn't like to share me with anyone, or anything.....and now she has to share me with all.

Niamh is in a snit, Uma, GK's cat has turned into a recluse, Fatticakes (Shelley's cat) is trying to boss all of us around and Chandler (Ry's huge, sweet cat) is running from all of them. Jameson and Ellie Mae, the dogs are doing real well with the change, until the grands or Shelley come and then it takes them awhile afterwards to calm down. I feel so sorry for the beasties. They really are confused. It will get better and they will be fine.

So we're left with the change over to our office, studio and guest room make overs from 3 bedrooms. It is going to take some planning and man power to redo these rooms. It will also be fun. I'm going to do the guest bedroom in a bohemian style. I have Guatemalan fabric for the bedspread, rag torn curtains and some furniture that I am going to repurpose and paint some pieces much like the middle photo I found on Pinterest.

The office will just be us moving our bookcases from the living room and moving our desks back in their. We will be able to close up our "messes" and have a clean living room then (ha). The living room furniture will be able to spread out a little more and I've got some matting of family photos to get done for the wall of "sweet faces".

The studio will come back to being where it was when the kids moved in. The middle bedroom will be more of a storage area for my "arting supplies" that have been scattered to the garage as well as many cabinets and corners of rooms for at least 7 of the last nine years, since Ry got his own room then and my studio "floated" until now.

It will be a real treat to be able to go to one location to get paint, beads, paper, fabric, machines, brushes, and my mind. Nah, my mind will always be clutters and scattered. tee hee

So there we have it. About 3 more carloads of things hanging around here that need to be there and we'll start the demolition derby with rugs and paint. Whew.


  1. I love Bohemian. Wish hubby did. We've always been opposites, but I guess that's why we get along so well.

  2. Love the samples for what you are going to be doing with the "spare" rooms. The colors!!!! I can see you spinning with glee once it's all done and you are surrounded by the amazing new decor. Whee! indeed!

  3. You are putting a brave face on but I'm sure you are feeling a bit broken hearted. Glad that you have some great plans to help you through this transition. I adore that big chair! I love your taste in furnishings and look forward to seeing what you do in the next year. Sorry for the sad pet situation. It will be hard on them to move out of their familiar digs.

  4. It always amazed me just how much "stuff" we had each time we moved, and each time to a smaller house lol(work related moves)...and the dogs were always the hardest to move bless. But as long as they get lots of love (which we know they will) I am sure your latest lodgers will do fine. And once they settle your next adventure will begin for real :D XXX

  5. I know you miss having them all around but what fun! three rooms to make over.

  6. You know what I love? I love that although you will always miss having them around, I can still hear your excited giggles at the prospect of doing something fun with the space. The sorrowful will continue to be sorrowful, so we might as well do something fun what sorrow can't have, right?

    I hope the humans and the beasties settle without too much hassle. Then, you can tell us all about it.

  7. Wow the nest is emptying but it looks like you have all ready planned how to use the spare space. The animal scene seems a bit chaotic and hope it all settles down soon.

  8. I always love your pins on Pinterest. I can't wait to see the chairs you paint. I know this is a hard transition but I do think that making new plans is a big step forward.
    ~Clair Z. (your neighbor to the south)

  9. Ahh... scattered and cluttered is my mind too... no matter what the house is like (usually same)... I love that although 'moved' the cuckoos come back to nest... and play with said beasts lol, the real test will be when the pets join them, I sense you will be arting... and on speaker phone perhaps while doing it xox

  10. Wow, so much change! I started laughing, when you were describing everyone's fur babies! LOL! The guest bedroom is going to look so beautiful! Take lots of pictures! I hope you're doing ok Oma Linda!!! Sending you BIG HUGS!!!

  11. I can't wait to see your room renovations. I especially love the Bohemian guest room dream.


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