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Furniture!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Yesterday was a very productive day. Not the way I planned it - my kitchen still needs doing but I had more success at the veggie stand and the (tiny!) grocery store and in the afternoon we found a bed and livingroom furniture locally. We should have it delivered this afternoon.
This morning I swept and mopped the floors and did a general tidy up. I did go out and walk, it was great to be out in the fresh air before it gets really windy.
Today we're waiting for the electrician and I better get the kitchen sorted out.
DD is arriving tomorrow mid day - Woo Hoo!

  
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MELTEAGUE 12/18/2009 2:02PM

    WOw you have been working so hard! glad it is all coming together for you!
all the best with the grocery shopping!

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ABIGAILSING 12/18/2009 1:56PM

    So glad for your progress and excited with you in all you found for your home and healthy living. Enjoy DD!

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Kitchen and groceries

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Today I need to get my head around mealplanning - not m favorite thing in the world. I'm used to living in the boonies, having a large pantry and freezer stocked with months of supplies and only shopping twice a month to replenish fresh stuff and what's been used.
Here everything is fresh, so that requires shopping at least twice week, I have yet to find chicken that looks "right" to me (it's very yellow, I'm used to pink-ish) and the fresh produce is a little different from what I used to buy... Lots of adjustments and some thinking needed.
My kitchen is close to operational and today I'm going to get it thoroughly cleaned and get shelf liners in. Progress!

  
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DGOJOAN 12/17/2009 9:13PM

    I've seen the yellow chickens, heads, feet and all in Italy too. Even the packaged chicken there has a hideous fluorescent yellow glow. Scary stuff indeed. I'm sure you'll master the food situation. I would imagine that the fresh fish is better than what we can get here in CO.

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ABIGAILSING 12/17/2009 3:18PM

    I don't envy you all these changes, but I do know you can and will come forth victorious. Continuing to lift you up for wisdom, discernment, direction, and strength--oh yeah! and PATIENCE!!!!

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DENISEACK 12/17/2009 12:58PM

    I was reading a few of your blog posts and it sounds like you moved to Mexico? We are actually looking at moving out to NM or AZ with possibility of finding a beach place along the Sea of Cortes. I'd love to pick your brain about CO, NM, AZ and Mexico (if in fact I understood your posts).

Also--about the yellow chickens--I just saw a documentary called "Food Inc." Very eye opening! Eek!

--Denise

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Back from Hermosillo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Today we went over to the "big town", we found a lovely dining room set and quite a few bits and pieces on our list. I feel we're making real progress, even though the dining set won't be available to pick up in about 6 weeks - that seems to be the norm here... oh well, it's the one we both wanted and it was almost half off, can't beat that. it's going to be worth the wait.

  
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ABIGAILSING 12/16/2009 11:11PM

    Excited with you!!!

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KLARKE 12/16/2009 8:27PM

    doesn't feel good when you are moving forward!!

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Getting adjusted to the new office

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

i got some work done yesterday and today... definitely interesting and certainly frustrating at times. We still have electric spikes, the surge protector is not installed yet (manana??), working with numbers on a laptop keyboard, not being able to use the function keys or scroll down the page easily and generally not having any of my usual supplies or even my regular pens handy... you get the picture... Argggghhhh (screaming silently and praying for patience)
I've made a list of basic office supplies. I thought of everything for the kitchen, never giving a thought to the office. Duh...

  
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ABIGAILSING 12/15/2009 9:23PM

    Day by day, step by step. Here a little, there a little, you will get it there. Continuing to lift you up.

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Back to work

Monday, December 14, 2009

We have the office set up in one of the bedrooms and today is a work day. It's going to be quite a challenge doing everything remotely and not having my trusty filing cabinets close by. Going paperless is a huge change for me and quite scary... I'm so used to rely on filing every piece of paper and being able to retrieve it easily when needed or even just to double check...
Sometimes all the changes are a bit overwhelming and i miss the old familiar way of doing things.

  
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KLARKE 12/15/2009 11:31AM

    in your wholesale business do you ever find ring casting or settings?

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ABIGAILSING 12/14/2009 12:52PM

    It's not really all that different. Your filing cabinet is now in a folder on your PC desktop: I save a copy of everything into a separate file and we back it up on our main computer or a disk to be sure we do not lose it. If you are going paperless, it is important to back your system up, so file away.

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MELTEAGUE 12/14/2009 12:08PM

    O I hear you on that.....but in no time you will have gotten used to the NEW WAY ...and wonder how you ever did it differently!
adjusting to change is always uncomfortable, even if it is a GOOD change!
Have a great day and a good week!

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