The key to happiness

Thank you for all your comments on the house closing earlier this week. I’m happy to say, things went quite smoothly. We got an email from the lawyer that the deal was done, and an hour or so later, we had the keys in our hand

It was a little anti-climatic, actually. It probably would have been more exciting had we been moving in that day, but as you know, we’ve got some renovations to do before we make that leap.

As you read this, I should be on the road to my brother’s. He’s giving us an old box trailer so we can haul away all the old carpet and paneling as we pull it out.

Meanwhile, back in the garden, we are in a bit of an “in between” time. Most of the spring flowers are done, and the summer flowers aren’t quite ready yet.

The Iceland Poppies are one of the few things blooming. In fact, I’ve never had so many blooms up all at once on them.

The ants are hard at work on the peonies. I expect they will fully open this week.

In another week or so, I should have some ripe, juicy strawberries to eat. That is if the buns leave them for me. It won’t happen this year, but I plan to build some big raised beds for edible gardens at the new place. One will be ALL strawberries.

The Bachelor Buttons should start blooming soon too. These ones always bring in the bees.

It turns out, I lost four roses in total after the great garden move last fall.

Since I’ve forgotten which I planted where, I have to wait for them to bloom to know which ones survived. I really hope Garden Party and Honey Perfume are among them. Eventually there will be LOTS of roses at the new place.

Meanwhile… Burton has discovered the cat nip pots…

11 thoughts on “The key to happiness

  1. So glad it all went smoothly for you. Ours was anticlimatic too. We didn’t even get a key! Just paid lots of money and got an email saying we got the check, the house is yours!
    You are going to have so much fun planting and transplanting at the new place. I know it will be a garden full of love. Burton, oh Burton. He does looks “relaxed”.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  2. Shirley Elliott

    How exciting for you and Dave! You will have to share some photos of the tear out. I can just imagine you hauling a load of debris to the dump (or whatever it is called in Canada). Photos of blooming plants are so colorful. Burton is adorable with all that tummy fluff and a little debris mixed in.

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  3. Araignee

    Congrats!! We closed on this house 3 months before we moved in so I know how that feels.We had walls to knock down and carpet to rip out so it was better to leave the kids where they were until the ugly stuff got finished. Of course it never really got finished-we are still working on it 30 years later…lol.

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  4. jatshaw

    Congrats on your new house!! I hope you can move some of your beautiful plants! Good luck with the renovations, too. BTW did you recognise “your” socks on my post? That’s a fun pattern!

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