Once our furniture finally arrived (it came a little early), sitting in our new furniture we got to thinking, with a new fireplace coming' we've never had an upgrade from our current Sony TV, now would be good reason to go "BIG" screen TV over fireplace. The old fireplace has a very nice mantal area, but we never used it for anything other than placing pictures on. So, I started researching BIG screen TVs. My research lead us to choosing a Samsung 55" TV. We ordered it online, it arrived in one piece, I installed it and we are now enjoying the "BIG" screen TV craze. (smile) We're very happy with our purchases so far.
Our new fireplace finally arrived and as of March 13th, I'm in the middle of installing it. I've been away from work the last month or so due to pandemic slow down of RV industry. I usually take the Winter months off anyway due to usually nasty road driving conditions in the area we live. So, all this has played out quite well. Hopefully I'll complete the fireplace install later this coming week.
Then of course there's the garden to get ready for the next growing season as well as the Spring mowing season. I'm looking forward to the warmer tempatures, however; this Winter has been a rather mild one up until the last three weeks. Lots of wind, cold and snow. That's a wrap for this session. Hope you all have a wonderful Spring.
Maybe witnessing something new that early in the New Year might be a sign of good things to come for 2021, who knows. Myself, I'll consider it as such. (smile) Considering the last year, one just as well give 2021 a positive spin, no matter the form is comes in, right?
Sharon and I have been busy with some major changes the last few months and it appears this will continue into the foreseeable future. This Winter we will be busy trying to move storage stuff out of the house into the new storage sheds. Sharon has pruchased a three piece livingroom furniture set that will require reorganizing livingroom by getting rid of 1964 hid-a-bed couch that was given to me when the my folks passed away. I slept on this couch when I was a teenager. Sharon never was fond of the pea green color of it. (chuckling) However, it served a purpose when grandkids came to visit and needed a place to sleep.
Also, we finally decided to install a functional fireplace to replace the wood burning decorative fireplace that was installed when the manufactured home was built. We never used it as it literally had no means of circulating the air into the room. Looked nice, but totally non-functional. I will be installing a 40k btu propane fireplace which will pretty much be an exact fit. We're anxious to have use of another source of heat available because being so rural, electricity has a potential of going out for long periods of time out here. One Winter we were without electricity for 12 hours. I'll rig the electrical where we can run the fireplace on our small generator or plug it into our motorhome gen-set.
The newest change that Sharon & I agreed upon that needs to be included with livingroom change is Sharon's fish tank that's been in storage for years. We were trying to give the fish tank & desk away but no one ever came to look at them. So, I suggested to Sharon that I move my computer junk away from the bar counter and set her fish tank on it. She was thrilled and excited and immediately said "OK"! (chuckling) She's cute when she gets excited. (smile) She's had fish for years in the past, but her move back to Athena from Oklahoma just didn't present a proper place to set the fish tank back up until now. I enjoy fish, I just can't keep them alive. (smile)
So there's what's happening in the New Year for us. Oh, I forgot to mention I still have North side of house to finish painting. Then there's the garden to get planned and new watering system installed. The Garden Planner I've been using has gone to a new format seeings Adobe Flash Player is being discontinued in 2021. I may have to totally reconstruct my garden plan on their site. Hopefully their new format will be more intuitive to use.
There we are, our early plans for 2021. Hopefully we will remain healthy this year and not fall prey to the virus as we both feel that this vacination is not for us. We hope you and yours will remain healthy as well. Until next entry... (smile)