Thursday, November 19, 2009

moving towards Florida

It was last week i think when i wrote about moving . . . . we have sold our home and are heading towards Bradenton, Florida where my mom and Dad live in about a week or so... Nov. 29th.
Amazing! Still hard to believe. We have concentrated our efforts recently on selling and giving away anything we don't need so we do not have to move it, and I have been working on packing up my studio. This is probably the largest area to pack in the entire house I must say, sheesh! Today I can proclaim that the job is done and my studio is looking rather sad . . .

I have added my sewing machine to my bag and box of traveling art supplies-my portable studio- along with a small box of loved CDs . . . i will be sure to stash these items in the car before the moving van arrives! thank you for the reminders; I am sure i will need help remembering things by the time moving day comes . . . phew!
Steven in the meantime, has been perfecting the 'Dale Andrews (my dad) Boat Trailer' . . . adding cross supports, padding, and now tying down all the boats my dad made, plus squeezing in 2 of his own kayaks. Steve will test the rig out on Sunday when he trailers it down to his brother's house in Mystic and they'll use a professional boat shrink wrap system on the boats to help cut down on the wind drag. wow!!!

Yes, my father made ALL of those wooden boats . . . and Steven wants to get them safely to him. When we get settled in Bradenton, Steven plans to get my dad to show him some of the tricks of his craftsmanship. And tomorrow I'll start boxing up the contents of our home which I know will be a lot easier than my studio!

I will be back again before we leave on our adventure . . . lenna young andrews, November 19, 2009.


  1. I am sure your studio was the hardest part, and then not having so much of it handy for awhile will be hard too. But keep looking ahead ---you will get to set up a new studio! That can always be fun. Good luck with the rest of your packing!

  2. Oh my, so much work! I hate this stage of moving: your whole life gets seemingly packed into boxes - it always left me feeling as is I no longer existed...

  3. Moving is such a horrible lot of work ... the only thing that gets us through it is the anticipation of what lies ahead!

    Your studio shelves! OMG Are you leaving them?!

  4. I am cringing as I look at those bare shelves, and all the work to get it to look like that!
    The boats are incredible, and it will be great for your dad to see them again, and for you to cherish forever! Wishing you the best with the rest of your packing!

  5. It must very satisfying to see that Sold sign there! It's amazing to see your empty studio and I'm sure you will miss it but just think, you will be with your parents for Christmas and it will be fun looking for a new house and then when you unpack all those boxes it will almost be like seeing it all for the first time. By the way, which CDs are going with you?? The boats look great and Steven has done a great job of "packing" them.

  6. Looks like you have been very busy. Thinking of you and praying all goes perfectly for Steven & you. I bet your parents are thrilled you are heading there direction.

  7. Yes yes yes, I am so happy that I have found your superb blog. Your photos are extraordinary and I love them!

    Peace & Love

    Agneta & Sweden

  8. It is coming up so fast!!!! A new adventure close to your mom and dad. That will be wonderful. And if Steven starts building boats-oh wow!!! Amazing!!!
    love ya!

  9. I wish you and Steven a safe trip and much happiness in your new home.

    It will be nice to enjoy warmer weather while the rest of us are freezing here "up north!" ;)



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