I am very happy the house next door now has an owner but at the same time I like to walk around in my pajamas and yesterday's hair-do.....and this house backs up very close to mine with full view of our entire living area. I now had to ponder my curtain-less kitchen window that faces their huge living room picture window...it's bad enough they've probably already seen me go out into the backyard in my bathrobe about a dozen times already, but I guess if you dare to venture outside in your night clothes that's a chance you have to take.....inside my house was a different story.
So, many of you know how frugal I am...after all, I made a curtain rod out of a tree branch for my livingroom curtains. I already had a nice Waverly toile valance on the top of my kitchen window (Goodwill) but I needed some privacy on the bottom half of the window without blocking out all the daylight...so my daughter and I ventured out to Goodwill where she found a few yards of a complimentary black toile fabric. I cut a section of fabric and hung it by curtain clips onto a tension rod and below is the result.
Also, after we lost Sadie I told my husband that it would be a very long time before I considered another dog and I would certainly never get a puppy. I was so caught up in my own grief and trying to get through each day that I really wasn't aware of how losing Sadie was affecting someone else in my household. People grieve differently and although I was doing a pretty good job coping with it, someone else was not. As parents, we made a decision that we hoped would help the healing process.
Walter is a English Springer Spaniel mix and is almost 3 months old....and already has a new BFF....actually I think it's the cat who found a new BFF. Simba mourned Sadie for quite a while...he would walk around the house whining looking for her...it was very difficult to watch, and it took him a while to realize she was gone. Simba and Walter are now besties and they love to play with each other. The other two cats tolerate Walter but Simba finally has a playmate again.