Monday, January 21, 2013

Still breathing

A few of my sweet virtual friends have wondered what happened to me  ;-)

Well, I’m still around!

But the Red Hen Home has officially changed locations…from Utah to Washington!  When did all this happen?  In December, right before Christmas!  So it has been a very busy time for my family, and the blog kind of fell by the wayside.

So here’s a little update for those who are interested.

We moved in on the 17th of December, and the NEXT DAY was my baby’s 5th birthday. It was a scramble to get the kitchen in some kind of order so she could have a birthday dinner!  Thankfully she allowed herself to be convinced that ice cream sundaes would be a grand birthday dessert, and I didn’t have to try to bake a cake!

The next several days there was MORE scrambling to get unpacked, as I HATE living in limbo…and I couldn’t imagine trying to feel Christmas-y while living out of boxes!

I would say we were probably 90% unpacked (inside the house) within the first week.

After Christmas, I started tackling the garage!  It was not an easy task to fit everything from a garage, a garden shed, and my beautiful workshop into one two-car space!  But I am exceedingly proud of myself that on the 4-week anniversary of moving in…we were able to park ONE car in the garage!

Inside the house we are very snug and comfortable, and my mind is starting to spin with projects I’d like to do.  First on the list—a home office again!  Our beautiful office furniture was included in the sale of our Utah home, so we’re working off a card table…and not enjoying it!

Then we also have an empty dining room.  Well, it’s not completely empty….

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…it’s the new home of the suitcase wall!  ;-)

It feels more like home just to have it up again!

29 comments:

Shawna said...

Welcome back! I'm glad to hear that you survived the move and are getting things into a semblance of order.... moving is hard, but to do it right before the holidays... well, I can see how that would add a lot of additional stress on your load! Take your time to get things done and rest assured that we will still be here for you when you are ready.

pendy said...

Glad you're back. We've been in our current home a long time but the memory of moving on December 22 still sticks! It was a crosstown move so a bit easier; we just unplugged the small tree from our rental and plugged it in here! Oh, and we hosted a New Year's Eve party that year, too!

Ann vonBehrens said...

So good to here you're back. Missed your posts, but I was also gone a lot last fall due to life chaos.
You're suitcase wall looks amazing again :)

Full Circle Creations said...

Oh Korrie! I have missed you! But I'm so glad that you are getting settled.

Terry Moore said...

That's quite a move and during the Holidays no less! I can't wait to see the new digs and see what you do with it.

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Welcome to Washington! I was just wondering where you've been the other day, I was thinking about doing a transfer technique on a coffee table and thought of you ;) Glad you are getting settled in.

Art and Sand said...

I love your suitcase wall.

I think it was a good thing you had a birthday and Christmas to force you to get the moving quickly. The more time we have, the more we can waste.

Good luck with getting your office set up.

Art and Sand said...

I love your suitcase wall.

I think it was a good thing you had a birthday and Christmas to force you to get the moving quickly. The more time we have, the more we can waste.

Good luck with getting your office set up.

Art and Sand said...

I love your suitcase wall.

I think it was a good thing you had a birthday and Christmas to force you to get the moving quickly. The more time we have, the more we can waste.

Good luck with getting your office set up.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I always admire people who move across province or state, and before Christmas too! Wishing you all the best in your new home as you continue to settle in.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so happy you are well and that the suitcase wall survived the move!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Missed you Korrie! Good luck with everything, I can't imagine having to move... it sounds exciting but sooo much work! Best of luck!
Susan

Sue at Serendipity said...

So glad things are settling a bit. Welcome to the West Coast! Love it lots (been an Oregonian now for 28 years, an Alaskan for 25, even a California visitor for a year)and since we are now "retired" we will continue to live here.

Hope your family enjoys the new location and you find lots of projects to share with us.

Darcie said...

We missed you!!

Loribeth said...

I'm so glad you're back! I've missed you, and you're right, I have wondered what happened to you.

Happy to hear you're getting settled in and really looking forward to hearing more about the projects you have planned!!

sweetvintageofmine said...

AWESOME WALL!! LOVE it! Roxie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Happy to hear that the move went well for y'all. So glad to see that you still have that "cool" suitcase wall:)

Blessings,
Linda

Rachel said...

So glad to see that suitcase wall up again! Makes me so sad you didn't get to bring your office with you! on the other hand, it means you blogging about what you are going to come up with to replace... :)

It is so good to hear from you both here and on FB. Good to hear that you are all doing well. It makes a big difference when our husbands like where they work and enjoy what they are doing.

So many well wishes to you and your family.

Pollyanna said...

Its good to hear from you and to look forward to more posts, now that you are all tucked into your new space .... I am just glad that I got to meet you before you flew the coop!! -

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! Hope you are able to settle in quickly and tackle awesome projects again :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Hi Korrie! So happy to hear from you! Sounds like the move went well and you are transitioning into your new home and life! Can't wait to hear and see more!

Red Gate Farm said...

Welcome to the Evergreen state! Can't wait to hear (and see) all about your new decorating adventures here in Washington :)

~Chris

Proper Prim said...

So happy to hear you survived your move. Glad you re-created your suitcase wall too... afterall that is your signature piece. Love that wall.

Looking forward to seeing what you have been up to. Happy to see you back.

Hugs,
Deb

joanne said...

good to see you back....

MysticBlueRose said...

I am in Spokane, WA and welcome you to the "neighborhood"!!! Welcome back!!!

freddyandpetunia said...

Omg Korrie--I swear I was thinking about you this morning while I was putting up a new post!
I just finished working for the day and opened my email to see what was new. And there you were--I couldn't wait to hear about your move! So happy it sounds like it's going well!
I hope you'll be posting regularly now to share all the changes!
Catherine

Kimberly T. said...

I said it before and I'll say it again, that suitcase wall is the coolest thing ever! Glad you're getting all settled in. Best wishes for you all!

Bliss said...

Welcome home suitcase wall, welcome home.

Bliss

Kim said...

Welcome back. So glad you are all moved and settled in! Can't wait to see what you will be doing! Your suitcase wall looks great :0)
Kim