"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string." L.M. Montgomery
January 9th of 2014 marked the fifth year in our “new” home. And five years is not really a long time to be in a home.
My mother has been in hers for 48 years.
Tony’s parents have been in theirs for about 52.
We lived in the Copperfield house for 12.
We had one last “hold out” as far as rooms went, though. For five years, the study served as the last repository of moving, filled with boxes and junk galore. We had a full week for Thanksgiving this year, and Tony was inspired to get the study in shape. That he did. We all pitched in somewhat, but he had a vision, and took the reigns.
We have all enjoyed the study. It’s a lovely placed to sit (in the green chair) and talk on the phone. The table is used by Victoria and Tony a lot–the computer by all of us. Sometimes I just like to walk in and enjoy the calm and the silence. Although I think Thad would have preferred to have kept the furniture out. It’s easier to wage war that way.