Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ch ch ch CHANGES (ha! I'll bet you were expecting Chia pet!)

Wow, has it been a long time since I posted here.  Things have really changed for me.  And, I continue to have problems with Blogger, AND I have a new smart phone.  I downloaded all my picture4s to the computeer, and can't figure out where they went.  Ah, the life of a truly inept cyber geek.
Soooooooo, I backed out on the purchase of the condo.  I know enough about real estate and condos to make me really nervous.  I was waking up each morning with more doubts and questions, and finally decided this place was going to be another Money Pit, just like the farm.  I do not need that.
While I was in Seattle for Thanksgiving, I went apartment hunting in Ballard, my neighborhood of choice.  Darned if I didn't happen upon the sweetest place!  I am a block from Market Street, for those of you who know the area.  I can see the Hiram Chittenden Locks from my deck.  It's really amazing when a big ship goes through and you watch it making progress across the way.  So, back to the apartment.  I have landed in a wonderful little community of kind, helpful, artistic tennants and am having a blast.  The site manager is a doll, and just across the hall is a woman who creates the most incredible dolls.  I will catch up with pictures as soon as I can figure this out.
So anyway, I moved in on December 7.  I am less than two miles from my Grandson.  It is so heartwarming to have him smile at me in recognition.  Okay, I'm hooked.  Now I get the grandparent thing.  I am totally in love.
I have applied for my Seattle Business license and hope to be selling my yarns and such at the Ballard Market in a week or two.  When the weather warms up, the organic farmers that leased my land want me to work for them in their produce stalls at the various Farmer's Markets around town.  I'm anxious for all of this to get started.  I'm finally settled in and have my place just the way I like it.  Now it's time to get to work and make some money!