Tuesday, May 12, 2009

At home at last! :o)

Aahh...Yesterday we spent our first night at our little home! Alhoug we haven't moved aaaaall the stuff yet (how many things you cat gather in ten years of living together!!!), but we could'nt wait anymore., so the night was really fun, but really cold inside, because as you can see in previous photos, our home doesn't have the inside roof, and there are no heater in Brazil. But nothing that a couple of good blankets couldn't resolve...
In the afternoon, I cleaned our old matress throughly with white vinegar and water (thank you so much for the tips!), and let it dry under the sun, and also cleaned Lucas's new/old bed: he inherited Rodrigo's single bed, since his own got too small for him. This one is a beautiful dark wooden one, in excellent shape. 
So far we took his bed and bedside table (another inheritance from me, a rounded table that belonged to my aunt when she was a child, that the piece must be almost 80 years old! What he loves about it is that it is hollow inside, with a door, so he can save his treasures! Little by little we'll move his belongings = too many toys, books, comics, study table, decorations, etc... He's so excited!
We took the sofa, TV and its table, of course... For the kitchen, the fridge and stove are already in place, and the dining table too. For me it was enough to start living. We still have our meals at inlaw's, but I hope that by next week, things will change. I'm really, really thankful for their hospitality and kindness, but how I needed to finally sleep in my own place, without all the night sounds, like my inlaw's incredibly loud voice (and his tv equally loud), the many dogs barking all the time under my window... It was absolutely priceless to listen to the crickets' cute sounds, and only that! To wake up at home in silence was wonderful too. I used to wake up in a fright around 5 with my inlaw yelling at his dogs and his workers - he's got a very explosive temper that is hard to deal with for me... Anyway, I'm in heaven, if there's such thing! :o)
Of course, there are things to be fixed, still, but simple problems that can be easily solved. Oh, and the well works perfectly!!!!!!! The water runs at full speed through the pipes, clean and pure!
Still about natural cleaning recipes. I do intend to use as much natural stuff as possible for all the obvious reasons. So I'll gather recipes in a binder, according to topics. I want to make my own laudry soap,  cleaning mixtures, my candles (with inlaw's beeswax, it will be great!), everything that I can make with a good quality. Let's see how far I can go with it...
I hope you all had a great weekend, and the moms had a beautiful day! See you again next week!

8 comentários:

Bohemian Single Mom said...

Oh Nydia - I am SO happy for you!!!!
To finally be in your own new home - it really must be like heaven!!
So glad to hear that Lucas is all excited about his new room.
And a peaceful night with only the sound of crickets.....sounds soooo soothing!
xo

Tori said...

This is so great! I'm glad you're finally getting into your own home! I agree that cricket are much more pleasant to listen to. I haven't been able to just hear them since we moved into this house a few years ago. I hear cars!

Patty said...

I am so happy that you are in your new home. Tell Lucas hello and that I am going to hunt the ghost again in Gettysburg where a big war between our country was in 1863. Lots of men died in a very fast battle and their souls got confused and some of them stayed..(at lest this is the story)
Hugs

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Nydia, there are no heaters? Can you get a little stove maybe to heat your place? I hate to think of you shivering! Because you are pretty high up now, I believe, and it gets cool up there with the coffee plants!

But how WONDERFUL to be in your house! BIG SIGH OF RELIEF for you!

Dragonstar said...

Oh Nydia - what wonderful news! Sleeping in your new home, plenty of clean water... it must be such bliss!

Mama Kelly said...

I am so happy that you and your family are finally in your new home. Big hugs all around!

Serena said...

YAY!!!! That's such great news, Nydia!!!

mrsb said...

That is awesome! Congrats! I wish you every happiness in your new home!!