Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vero Beach

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the "pod" arrived

Here are some pictures of what happened when our shipping crate was delivered. I had been looking forward to having some furniture in our empty house, but everything came into the house at once, and I've been trying to restore order ever since. Good thing we have a garage.




The names here are reversed! They had quite a good time playing with empty boxes. I never want to see another cardboard box again (for a long time anyway.)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

our new home

We just moved into our house in Vero Beach. We rented a house in the Vero Isles neighborhood. It's on a canal that connects to the intracostal waterway. This house is very central to the town of Vero Beach, David's new job at Piper, and to the beaches here. The scenery is beautiful: palm trees, mango trees, hibiscus bushes, big shady trees that I don't know the names of, and lots of other tropical plants. It's hard to say what I like best about this house. (1) The pool in the back yard is Solana's favorite part. This has already provided hours of refreshing fun. (2) The location is convenient. I'm so glad I can ride my bike to many places, and even if we do drive, it will be a short drive. This makes my life much easier with a toddler who hates being strapped in for very long. (3) I have windows! Lots and lots of windows! They have screens so I can open them! They look out at beautiful plants, water, and sky! They let in light and fresh air! This house doesn't smell musty and gross. (4) We moved from 3300 square feet to 1300 s.f. Simpler. More intimate. Less time maintaining the house means more time for my kids. I think we're going to have a lot of great times here.