|The above photos are pretty much as I found the apartment except for my|
towels, rugs, and the bathroom and bedroom shelves
My living adventure in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, was underway and I knew it was going to be fine once what was left of my down-sized personal belongings arrived and I could start making it my own. Little did I know it was going to take a little over 6 months before I would be able to get what was left of it here!
When it "all" finally did arrive, I almost wondered wondered how I was going to do this, but I'd moved 4 times in the last 4 years, once all the way across county from Asheville to Napa, and 3/4 of the way back from Napa to Houston before finally leaving for Panama. I'm pretty much an expert on moving by this time, so I knew exactly what I was going to do.
Even with the smallest load of all my moves, I was still intimidated as I'd never tried it at 75 years old before. Here's what it looked like when I finally got those remaining shipped belongings, paintings, and drawings into my apartment.
|Unloaded, with more boxes in the bed and bath rooms... ugh!|
|Looking to the French Doors from the main room|
|The TV that came with the apartment and mine right below|
sitting on moving boxes covered with a moving blanket!
|There's the "couch" that came with the "furnished" apartment.|
All of the paintings and drawings are my personal work.
|My "art" desk. This where some of the magic happens!|
|Welcome to "La Petite Gallerie" II. You can almost see the inside of the entry!|
|The Mini-Kitchen. Not much counter space.|
|My computer work space... It's nice to have the "beast" back...|
|The bathroom, of course...|
|A lovely north-facing balcony overlooks the only street out of town and it|
can get a little noisy sometimes
|Looking the other way on the balcony|
|Front of the apartment building. My apartment is on the second floor right|