Oh my gosh. I have spent the last few days doing not much of anything!
Just finding things ... maybe I'm too old to have two homes! It's hard to remember what I have where. It's HOT here (and overcast) so I've been sorting through things indoors. Fortunately, I don't have any planned visitors until the end of January so I have time on my side.
The floor in here is ridiculously confusing ... ceramic tile, laminate floor, linoleum and carpet. I'm going to bite the bullet and put in just ONE type of flooring. My friends (who stayed here for six months and had the same house further up the street) had all 18" ceramic tile and their home looked twice as big as mine. But with the arthritis, I think that might be too hard on my joints. I discovered stick-on vinyl that looks like ceramic tile ... you can even grout it! Fortunately we have a neighborhood handyman who says he can do it, so I'm going to talk to him tomorrow. It's a lot of stuff to remove (and heavy furniture to move out of the way) and he will have to level all the rooms.
And .. it's time to renew the great outdoors. Gary and Leilani have all the plants groomed and growing beyond belief. We chose turquoise pots so that will be my main color. The outdoor rugs are ruined from sunshine and most of the cushions are also shot. I spend a lot of time out there, so it will be worth it. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime and free shipping!!!
Photos coming up!