Well, I guess it's time for an update on the Gilbert crew. I have been really just relaxing -- reading and watching t.v. and teaching myself how to cook and enjoy cooking. I got my gym pass, so I'll be spending some time there, and Noah is doing great at school. He just passed his 3rd stage check for the Instrument rating and will be doing his final Check Ride probably at the end of this week. He is SO happy to be finishing up with his instrument training. It's fun, but not as enjoyable because it's more like pretending to be a plane -- flying high and making flight plans to be followed by using the instruments only. Anyway, I said I would put some more shots of the house up as I got it cleaned, so here you go...
Well, Noah has been wanting a canopy for our patio since I got here...and here it is! It keeps the sun out of the kitchen, so we can keep the blinds open and keep it feeling open and spacious, plus it makes our patio a lot more useful! As you can see, we put in a 10' length of misters, which take the temperature down by about 20 degrees out there as well. Evenings are the nicest out there...even with this set up it's too hot in the daytime.
I also got my kitchen all organized and cleaned. The blinds you can see are covering the sliding doors into the back yard and the patio area... I've been cooking up a storm in this kitchen. I made 6 freezer meals, plus have been cooking every day and night. I don't think Noah knows what to think! The best part of AZ is that it's fruit and fruit dip weather everyday! So we have been eating a lot of that!!!!
And here is my living room. This view is taken from the front entry... you can see the kitchen ahead on the left and the hallway to our bedroom ahead on the right...just to give you an idea of what the setup is. If you took a sharp right you would see the hallway that leads to the other bedrooms and bathroom and the laundry.
Well, 2 down and several to go! I've definitely been taking my time getting everything cleaned and organized...it's A LOT and I'm really trying to enjoy my laid back lifestyle these days!!