Monday, June 9, 2008

almost ready to post!!!!

Sorry SailorLily!!!! Will be back to bloggin' later this week... the most important thing was getting this house together... oohh, I've moved!!!!

I've moved into this grouse house with Brann (my partner of "many moons", and so much shared his/herstory!!!), Allie (aka Beauty, the old girl), Shadow (Thereheis, The Boy) and Little Louis (Louigi, Looey Longlegs and a few other names!!)

It was a really 'spur of the moment' thing, moving... the little 'box' I was living in was being affected by a monstrosity being built next door... the back fence was falling down... the agents were notified of this and of course coming to do something immediately - numerous calls, numerous promises, no action... then they decided to put the rent up due to the "time I had lived there" (5 years) and the rise in market value in the area and the difficulty in getting accommodation - thanks for paying your rent on time for so long, here's your reward - we're 'upping the rent!!!!

We'd just paid the rent there, this house was advertised - and one of the most appealing things was - PETS WERE WELCOME!!! - you don't see that very often... so we came, we applied, and we got!!!!

And we have been extremely busy ever since... this house is so large we had to get more furniture... there were a few step that were steep but narrow - that had to be modified for the old girl to be able to get up and down - so did a few other things so it's not a case of just moving in and enjoying... everyone has to enjoy it... now she loves it... not bad for a 16 year old 'buxom' dog!!! and Thereheis had to be eased in to the new house... it's harder for cats than dogs... and there is a cat across the road that's about 3 times the size of my boy (need to get a photo of him!!!) , so I really needed to know he was comfortable where he was living before he had to deal with Gigantor!!!! He's checked out every roof in the vicinity, knows what's going on... he's a really happy boy now he's allowed outside again!!!! Didn't think he was ever going to see real dirt and real trees again!!!!

Anyway, have been working hard to get this place really ready to be able to have friends over as well... such a grouse big house for entertaining... will post pictures next weekend!!!!

I have to finish... I ache all over at the moment... finished off the moving stuff (what ever possessed me to think I could still move a house full of furniture in my 50s????) 'Out with the old, in with the new' - I can't say it enough - this house is grouse (and it's so big - with a grouse backyard... with a grapefruit tree and a grapevine, a few herbs and lots of space to grow vegies!!!!) and space to entertain there too!!!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

well then Wize- despite your obvious exhaustion I can also hear the palapable excitement of you enjoying your domain with Brann and the beloved 'kids'.
as I write my cats are being naughty as they have their post-dinner playtime. Damage just got told off but it was actually his naughty little kitty-sister Whiskey...she is just like most little girls and rather aggressive (at what age does that get sublimated??) Anyway now the husband is making amends with much 'oh poor Dammy-wammy' and pats n cuddles...
never bored with animals in the house.
looking forward to seeing your home when the time is right.
gotta go- got a cake in the oven (a bittersweet choc-coffee loaf that smells like bliss)
sailor-lily

PROUD WOMAN said...

oooooh.... bittersweet choc-coffee loaf sounds delicious!!!!

and so do your babes!!!!

stephanie said...

Hi Signora Amazonia

I know you can move houses mentally, however is it not taking it too literally in "moving" houses or Casas as they say in Italia. Pleased you have found a great location and that you managed to avoid being bulldozed into oblivion.

We are well here and look forward to seeing your new Casa in the next few weeks via this new technology. In Orvieto at present and it has been quite mild weather wise, This is great though when you are walking around, one does not want to suffer heat exhaustion etc., between visits to the gelateria .

Off to Roma next week so will report in and view your house.

By that stage George W. should have left Roma. Yes the boy has been here seeing his friend Berlusconi.

Say hello to your all in your menagerie. Say hello to your fellow TS and Sailorlily.

Ciao

S & P
13-06-08

PROUD WOMAN said...

Ciao Stefania...

just got your postcard... am thoroughly enjoying your tidbits!!!

impressed with your mixing the new and old technologies... love getting both!!!

enjoy the photos of the house!!!!