The full boxes have mostly become empty and the cardboard is piled up in the garage. Not complete yet, but getting there. Most of the rooms are set up. Carol has been concentrating on the upstairs (kitchen, bedroom, laundry room, living room, bathroom) while I have been working on getting the downstairs set up and arranged (entertainment room, spare bedroom, bathroom, my study, and storage room). There is less room (guess that is the meaning of the word “down-sizing”) and we are setting aside an area in the garage for “garage sale” items for the spring.
Spent the better part of Christmas Eve day cleaning. Floors and furniture. This is the first house I have lived in equipped with central vac. And I LOVE it. I vac’d the floors upstairs and down. This is fabulous. What a difference having central vac.
I have set up three bird feeders, but so far nothing has come to visit them. I have seen BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES at the house on the other side of the cedars, DARK-EYED JUNCOS and AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS out back and a single fly-over SNOW BUNTING. There is a very nice view out the back windows. Here are a couple of pics.
And here is a pic looking from the living room into the kitchen.