Sweet Home Colorado

So very sorry to have neglected you for so long! Moving is HARD, even if you’re only doing the UN-packing part and have already done the packing part. (Okay, that was mostly David.) But with help from some friends and family, we’re finally getting a few spots looking like people live here on purpose . . .Kitchen CornerLiving RoomBookcase

So if you don’t look at the garage or at the boxes in various closets still to be unpacked, it kind of looks like home. The strange thing is it doesn’t exactly feel like home yet, although it does a little more each day. We’ve only been in for nine days, and we’ve stayed in so many other houses and condos over the past thirteen months, some of them for a few months at a time, it feels more like that than we expected. Like we’re just settling in for the next temporary stop. Of course, I suppose in a way that’s true. We’re all temporary inhabitants of our spaces to one degree or another.

We do like the view . . . Seventh Fairway. . . which, being a golf course, we do not have to maintain!

And the neighbors are reasonably quiet . . . Bird NeighborNeighbor Rabbit. . . even the humans!

Many thanks to everyone who has stopped by with words of welcome, with flowers, with wine, with a few hours of your time. You are appreciated. So as we continue to work on settling in, here are a few thoughts for you on the subject of home . . .

Home is the nicest word there is. ∼Laura Ingalls Wilder

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. ∼Maya Angelou 

Home is where the heart is. ∼Pliny the Elder 

. . . and with all the picture hanging, etc., I couldn’t resist this one . . .

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is. ∼Charles M. Schultz

Wishing you a (decorated) home full of love, wherever you are!

6 thoughts on “Sweet Home Colorado”

  1. bonne installation et coulez des jours heureux. Je pense qu”après 13 mois de vie “nomade” il doit être bon de se poser. dans ce havre de calme et de verdure

  2. After 13 months of experiencing countless homes, it’s hard to believe that you are finally back in Fort Collins. I have so enjoyed traveling vicariously with you both through your writings and photos (and painting…) Sonny – please don’t stop. I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping that you will continue to share your life discoveries and insights.

    1. Thanks, Doug! You are kind (even if you somehow managed to misspell my name after being my brother-in-law for 36 years). Seriously, I have so enjoyed sharing our adventures, I don’t want to stop. The posts may be a little less frequent, but both David and I hope to continue a life of discovery, wherever we are. Some of our adventures may even be back in Portland visiting you!

  3. So glad you guys are getting settled into your home, I know you guys will still travel just maybe not on that large of a scale next time! Your new home is gorgeous and you definitely belong in Ft. Collins! Glad I was able to come out and help a bit, can’t wait to visit again when you’re even more settled! Love you guys!
    P.S. Yeah I was wondering if maybe that was a different Doug because surely my Uncle Doug wouldn’t spell your name wrong!

    1. Thanks, Courtney, and thanks for all your help! Re: Doug — Must have just been a typo (or before his first cup of coffee), but I double-checked the email address to be sure it was him.

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