It's incredible how quickly circumstances can change. It's been three weeks since Grant passed away and now I see the changes and at simultaneously the sameness.
For my Blogger friends who've followed our building project, that was the first change that took place after his death. Staying in the cottage near our landlady, Caroline, was going to be a husband/wife arrangement with her. Grant was much more handy than I and Caroline fretted when the worst happened - that what could she tell me.
Unbeknown to her, friends Ronnie and John came to see me shortly after hearing about Grant. The first thing they asked was would my accommodation still be in place. I had to answer no. And they offered me a cottage on their farm.
As you know I've moved in there and am still unpacking and settling the animals. It's very comfortable and although it's twice as far from my shop, they're not charging me rent - so the fuel costs even it all out.
I took younger son, Angus and Amanda to see the cottage which Grant built and which we'll not occupy
They also met Caroline
The kitchen cupboard /cabinets came out of Caroline's house. I was quite used to them from living there originally. The stove, although small, is a lot bigger than the two plate cooker I'm using now!
Entrance to the hall between the living and sleeping area
Angus standing in the bedroom doorway. The shower is to the right
On Saturday Steve arrived at shop with mail for me. A beautiful card from friend, Penny (Snap That Blog) and two postcards of Vancouver where she lives.
Christmas card from Penny Joy
The salutation on the card and the names on the envelope made me realize how quickly and irrivocably everything has changed for me. Penny posted this on 17 November...
Thank you Penny!
Here's wishing you all a wonderful day !