Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WOYWW - Hello There!

I've been absent for so long (again).  Life once again has swallowed me up and I've been focused on other things.  Through it all I've been knitting.

I'm joining in with Julia at Stamping Ground.   In looking back at my posts I haven't joined the party since May!  Wow, I knew it had been a long time but not THAT long.

Like I said, I've been knitting so my work desk has been my comfy chair.  Here's a photo of my latest project.  It's a lovely cowl that's knitting up wonderfully.  The photo is a bit dark but the contrast in the yarn is from a dark brown to yellow to a light turquoise.  Very southwest.
 Some of you may know that I've been trying to sell my condo and buy a house.  Today I found out that my condo appraised at the purchase price so that's a good thing.  We are scheduled to close on the condo on Monday, October 31!  Happy Halloween everyone.

The next step is the house.  I'm scheduled to close on it on Friday, November 4.  Yep, buying and selling in the same week.  I have movers scheduled for November 9.  Prior to that I need to clean and paint.  Wish me luck.  I have a wonderful couple that I hire to do things for me and they've already set aside that weekend.

I was over at the house last weekend and met one of the neighbors.
My dad mentioned that this buck is in amazing shape and would be considered a "trophy" buck.  He was standing so still that I almost didn't see him, and when I did I questioned if he was real!  There's a herd that hangs out in the neighborhood.  How cool is that!

What's really cool -- I'll have a guest room (for those that would like a visit the Santa Fe, New Mexico area) AND a craft room.  I am beside myself with happiness.  What's even better is I have only one step into the house.  No more stairs!  Yay.

As always, I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  I'm off this coming Friday so it may not be until then that I get around.

So glad to be back among the WOYWW community.  And really, we are a community.  It's amazing how much we support each other through what life brings our way.  I feel that I've been lacking in that area, being pre-occupied with my own life.  I'm making some "end of year" resolutions that I'm hoping to keep.



Glenda said...

So happy your closing is on the horizon! Just look at that Buck! He is a lovely animal and you are very lucky indeed to be able to have him visit your area!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Kay. Love the new neighbour!!! he's just grand. I trust all will go well, and that everything will now happen on the agreed dates. here in Britain that can be a nightmare - so I hope all goes well for you.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

okienurse said...

Awesome to see you on here! I think you are going to be so happy in your house for two reasons...awesome neighbors and no steps. I will have to plan a trip to go to Santa Fe soon! Heading through there Monday but can't stop...heading to Phoenix for a meeting on Tuesday! Hugs...Vickie #11

Neet said...

Good luck at the end of the month with all the moving and selling and everything else. Just love your neighbour! It was quite a shock to see him when I scrolled down as I was imagining a person.
Good to see you are doing the knitting still and this time it is a lovely cowl. Might we get to see a photograph of it being worn later?
Will be thinking of you and wishing you well for all the changes in your lifestyle. You deserve to be happy.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for visiting. Sounds like we both were MIA for awhile. I hated not having the time but can't stop funerals and then the medical issues with my mom. She is doing great and I feel so much better. WOW that is an awesome animal I hope he can maintain his presence. Moving is hard on ones body, but sounds like you will have lots of room and are excited about it. I wish you well. Sometime I'd love to see that area....maybe on my way out to warmer climate sometime !!
We are having a beautiful fall, since the rains quit things seem to be revived. Wishing you much success with your housing deals and Enjoy

Connie said...

I am so very, very, very happy for you . . . selling the old and on to a new adventure. You are going to have so much fun making your new place your own :)
Isn't it exciting!
Keep Smiling.
Connie :)

Sharon said...

Congrats on selling and buying your home! It will be a lot of work, but sounds really exciting. Your knitting looks wonderful. I am trying to teach myself to knit - we'll see how it goes.

Sharon K #34

Lynne Mizera said...

HELLO KAY! Isn't this just the loveliest of communities? I live in Creston, British Columbia, Canada, 15 minutes from the Idaho border and only 1070 miles from you! (I just looked it up). I live right in the middel of the Canadian Rockies and have two guest bedrooms and a studio space designed for company... come check me out and maybe we can plan our next vacation with each other GRIN! Happy WOYWW form Lynne in Canada (#3)

CraftyHope said...

That cawl is really lovely. I can see a bit of the color shift in it.
Congrats on the selling and buying! Here's hoping everything with the closings and move go well as you move ahead. And wow. . .that buck really is awesome. He really doesn't look real in the photo at all. Very cool!
Hope #45

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Pleased to hear that things look as though they are working out for you though I'm not really sure what a Condo is? The new house sounds great and I'm sure you will be very happy once you can get settled in. Happy belated woyww, Angela x 17

buterfliecrafter said...

Very busy times coming your way, good luck! Seems like you have some nice neighbors :-) have a great weekend, Vicky

Heather said...

Congratulations on both your sale and your purchase! I'm also working on a cowl right now... can't wait to see your complete! Sorry I'm so late! Have a great week! Heather (waywardgypsy) #51?

Di said...

Fabulous news Kay! Fingers and toes are crossed here for you and hope all goes well. Love your wildlife, I wonder if he'll call by for breakfast. 😊


Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woohoo for new houses!! I'm booking my air ticket right now to come and use that spare room ;-D. Good luck with everything, hope it all continues to go smoothly. Will you be in the same area?
And he's a handsome buck and boy, does he know it!!
Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

Craftychris said...

How fantastically cool to be moving to a house with such beautiful neighbours! The buck looks so regal! I hope the move goes smoothly for you, how exciting! I am loving the colours of your cowl too, it looks fabulous! xxx

Marit said...

OHMY... I wish I had 'neighbors' like that! (Mine are very noisy....) Thanks for your comment on my 'faces' earlier this week, you mentioned 'button-eyed faces' and oh yah... it clicked. Ï know those 'faces' but totally forgot, so I actually pulled out the button-box and created a face with button-eyes. Lovely! Thanks again for the tip, have a lovely Sunday, love from Holland, Marit #24

Nikki said...

So exclusive tor you and that buck is amazing to have visit you I think if you plant clover your place might become a favorite spot for them to visit and eat it in the spring but I also think the rest of your garden might become lunch too lol lovely knitting going on hugs Nikki sooo late lol

Nikki said...

So exclusive tor you and that buck is amazing to have visit you I think if you plant clover your place might become a favorite spot for them to visit and eat it in the spring but I also think the rest of your garden might become lunch too lol lovely knitting going on hugs Nikki sooo late lol

Jasmine V said...

Sounds like you made the right move moving away from the condo. Congrats. I think the preference of condo vs house comes down to personalities. Or maybe just living in one for a year. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

Jasmine V | Belgravia Group