Tuesday, January 5, 2016


A careful reader noted that I had not said anything lately about the doorbell situation. I am happy to say that the doorbell/intercom was working yesterday morning when Tom went to check it prior to going to the office to be all lawyerly. (I am sure he would have been polite.) It occurs to me that the company that does the programming may have thought that we were taking possession of the apartment on January 1 -- which would have been the usual case -- and then the long holiday weekend delayed further response. At any rate, visitors will now find our apartment listed on the directory and can let us know they have arrived to pay their compliments.

We also have the living room set up. Here are a few photos to give you an idea.Remember that this is an open floor plan and that we have thirteen foot ceilings. The living room looks small in the photos, but it does not feel small or crowded.

I will post more pictures later of the dining area (to the far left of that bottom picture you can get a glimpse of the table and the painting over it), kitchen, entry and so on. We got a rug to go under the dining room table this morning. Still waiting for the entry way furnishings. The study art and a couple of other pieces are still stacked in the closet or leaning up against the wall.

Meanwhile, the cats continue to adjust. Peggy gave me something they use to calm their cat and it helped Cassidy. She still prowled around last night, but no loud yowling, just soft murmurs. She and Sundance are beginning to use the cat perches from time to time. Here is Sundance on the one in the study, gazing off to the south.

We registered to vote this morning and this afternoon I went to the Sun Prairie library to update the information on my library card. We both received our new drivers license, too.


anne marie in philly said...

youse guys (phillyspeak) are up and running in no time! pretty kitty too!

Susan said...

Sundance looks adorable and at peace basking in the sun.

Bob Slatten said...

Love the windows, and the tall ceilings are great.
But I am in love with the cat photo ... I want a perch like that near a window!

Mitchell is Moving said...

So nice to see all you cats settling in!

Kirstin Dodd said...

So cool! yall are so trendy!

Michael Dodd said...

I know you prefer a more vintage look, and I think you would love the old walnut gate leg, drop-leaf dining table we have. It used to belong to Tom's Aunt Clara, but it had been in the family -- he thinks -- since the 1860s or so.