Saturday, April 4, 2009

On the road again!

Well here we go again.
Our nephews hockey season has ended, he is back home in Sylvania, Ohio.
Guy and I... well we've packed up the studio and apartment and have moved from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

to our cottage in Indian River, Michigan which is an hour and a half to the south.

If you are new to this blog and wondering what I am talking about here is the short of it;

our seventeen year old nephew Brian has been playing hockey for forever.

Last summer he got some really big news when he tried out for a travel team

located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich and secured himself a position on the team!

Needless to say everyone was excited about this new chapter in his life,

but none of us were real comfortable with him moving six hours away from home.

After a lot of consideration and some anxiety (actually a lot of anxiety)

Guy and I decided to move with him.

So last summer we sold our house in Sylvania, Ohio and moved to the "Soo"

that's what the locals call it.

Anyway now that hockey is over for the summer we figured we would be moving back to Sylvania.

But if we did that it would mean buying another house

and if Brian signs on with another team out of state he's going to need us.

Doesn't make much sense to buy a house in Sylvania if we are going with Brian again in the

fall. Right?

So for now we are kind of in a holding pattern living at our cottage

waiting to see what happens with this kid and his hockey career.

"Phew" I am out of breath, and out of juice from unpacking boxes and bags.

When we sold the house last summer there really was not enough time to move

so we crammed most of our stuff into the basement at the cottage and into a storage facility.

The house in Sylvania was a moose, and I thoroughly enjoyed decorating it!

I guess you could say I have a bit of a furniture fetish,

so it's time for a few yard sales, cause it's not all going fit.

Speaking of fitting, my new studio at the cottage is small and cozy just the way I like it.

I have always used a little area of this room for crafting and such

but now that I have to fit most of my supplies in here I needed to be inventive.

I found a craft cupboard online for the bargain price of $ 800.00 dollars!!!

Ya right, not!

So like my mom always said necessity is the mother of invention.

That furniture fetish is starting to pay off.

Take one old pine armoire, add a fold out desk top by Hubby Construction Co.

some plastic storage bins from Wally World and you have a craft cupboard

for around 40.00 dollars, minus the armoire of course.

But spring is here, so hit those yard sales ladies!

You never know your craft cupboard could be out there waiting for ya!

Well as you can see in these pictures we have lots work and decorating to do

so ta, ta for now my lovie's!



Lori said...

Mary, that is an amazing thing you are doing for your nephew...i don't think i know anyone that selfless...he is lucky to have you and your husband...and your loving support...

cindy said...

Ditto Lori! I know how much he must appreciate the support and love! I know you will get your little cottage comfy cozy cute!


Mary Wadsworth said...

Hi ladies thanks for stopping in.

Your comments are very sweet and most appreciated, it has been a lot of work but we have been blessed by this time with Brian.

Jenn said...

That is amazing Mary! You are a wonderful, WONDERFUL person:):):)
lots of xoxox...jenn

Alisa said...

Wow, what an amazing aunt and uncle you two are!!!

sUz said...

You must have the biggest heart maRy to follow your nephew's dream along with him.
Love the armoire!
Enjoy getting settled in to your cottage.
hApPy eaSter!
iN jOy,

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there sweets,

Happy easter!!!