We arrived at our new home on Saturday afternoon and have been keeping busy getting settled in. We have contacted Florida Power and Light and signed up with the county Water & Sewer Department. We have been hitting the resale and consignment shops along with Target and Big Lots, but we are taking our time about making decisions. Although, some of those decision come fairly easily. Mike found a Lazy Boy recliner at the Goodwill store that is the exact twin of one that was already in the house. He has put the new recliner in the office along with his closed captioned enabled TV and is relaxing a bit today.
|We looked down our street last night after a rainy day and caught a glimpse of the sunset.|
|It reflected pink off the fence to the east.|
|In addition to getting the house itself settled, I noticed that there is some weeding to do out in the yard.|
|This tree was in the morning shade, so I weeded under that.|
|I'll have to learn the pruning requirements of the trees and bushes in the yard. |
This is a different kind of garden than I am used to.
|This bottle bush may not need any pruning.|
A spritz of Windex now and then?
|I am not in love with this cactus but how will I take it out of there?|
|I'll have to learn what some of the plants actually are.|
This one has wicked looking thorns.
|The grapefruit tree is loaded with fruit that should be ripe when are back in the winter.|
I wish it were an orange tree. We maybe eat two grapefruits in a year.
Grapefruit is probably to Florida what zucchini squash is to Vermont.