Thursday, March 29, 2012

Living Lean in Oklahoma

Who’s idea was it to live lean? Mine? Living without is easier said than done. The notion of sitting in lawn chairs might make for a peaceful visual, but believe me, it sounds more like leisure living than it actually is. I told you in a previous post, our plan was to travel light and buy what we needed after we got here. That’s what we’ve done.

Don't you just love all our windows? Light cheers me!

Things seem a little higher here in this neck of the woods: Big Lots, Target and WalMart all. Goodwill is skimpy too. I haven't found the chest of drawers we need so we're still living out of suitcases. Nor have I found bedside tables I was certain I’d come across. Broke down and purchased a couple of little patio tables for each side of the bed--$7.00 apiece.  So far we've purchased a new bed --and it’s sooooooo comfortable.  Dishes--can you believe I left ours at home? I had to mix our corn bread in a small pot because we have no mixing bowls. What was I thinking?

At the beginning of the week, I was sick for my books so I purchased some cheap garage shelving to stack the few I brought. Nothing like filled bookcases to make a bare apartment look like home. Here's what we look like before and after we purchased the futon.

I haven't written a thing but now that I can sit comfortably with banker boxes serving as an end table, I'll dig out my novel and get back to revising. I'm feeling anxious to write. Sight-seeing will be a weekend thing; I'll post our discoveries about once a week.

Hope you're all getting something accomplished. Let me know what you're doing so I'll feel like I'm home.


Charles Gramlich said...

I'd have to have at least one full book case before I could feel at home.

James R Tate said...

I see you're working on an as needed bases. LOL The bookshelf was very important! Love the light, can't say much for the dark kitchen cabinets--just a profesional observation. When you get caught up, or bored-whichever comes first, I know of a great book you can read. It's by some obscure writer named James..something-a-ruther. You're missed around here.

Angie said...

Looking forward to reading about your adventure!

Lynn said...

Jess at least you don't have to paint, pull up carpet, strip wallpaper. I'd add clean and arrange furniture, but you're probably doing that! Your place looks lovely and each day it will become more like home. In between all the remodeling, I've been working on a family newsletter! I'll be writing you soon.

Damyanti said...

I need all my paintings put up before I feel at home :)

Looking forward to your posts this April.

------Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

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