Friday, October 13, 2006

There really is a lot of dust in the Southwest!


I finally have my internet back!

I'm so happy. Connected once again to my loved ones.

In our old apartment I got cable the day I called. Around here it took a week and a half. *Shrug* It's here now. That's all that matters.

I'd like to say that moving day went well. That things could not have gone more perfect, smoother than I could have imagined. The best move ever. But that would be a lie. I'll just give you the highlights.

  • The moving truck went awol.
  • Pork Chop had to go to the E.R. to get 7, that's right, count 'em up, SEVEN stitches.
  • The truck finally surfaces and we loaded it in the dark, in a thunderstorm.

  • Good times people. Good freakin' times. Oh yeah, and we couldn't get it all on the truck, so a few things were left behind. Fortunately my yarn was one of the first things on the truck, so no worries.

    The drive itself was not so bad. The day we left was beautiful, sunny and slightly warm.

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    There were times when having three children, a dog, and a cat in the car for 2,000 miles was every bit as terrible as I feared it would be. But over all not so bad.

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    Thank goodness for the in-car DVD player. When we bought it I was embarrassed to own it. I thought it was the ultimate in spoiled childhood. But I will never again say a word against it. It is my new best friend and I cherish it's small screen. Even the dog didn't complain too much.

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    2,000 miles and now it's sunny and warm. I hear it snowed yesterday in our old state. But I'm sitting here now in capris with the windows open, feeling the warm breeze. I'm starting to get a tan. And did I mention this is my bedroom view.

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    Who could complain?

    I've been mostly unpacking and getting settled in, but there has been some knitting. I've got another sock war kill under my belt. My assassin has deserted and sent my info to her assassin. I now fear for my life and know my days are numbered. I hope to get one more kill in before my time comes.

    But alas I have no knitting pictures. Maybe tomorrow.


    Bitterknitter said...

    Welcome back! Lovely view, BTW. When the DH and I moved across country we had to wait 3 days to get our truck. The truck we had reserved two months in advance. Ack! I hate moving! And, yes, in car DVD players are an amazing thing. I, too, was dead set against it, but a few 1000 mile treks with antsy kids helped me change my mind!


    Lynda said...

    Welcome home! I missed you and was just wondering yesterday when you'd surface!

    Katrina said...

    You're back, you're back, you're back! (Doing the happy dance)

    I've missed you terribly.

    I'm jealous of your warm weather. Our Pacific Northwest cold snap has been delayed, but it's surely coming...

    I hope that Pork Chop continues to get better.

    Congratulations on your 2nd Sock Wars kill. I just received my target's unfinished sock for her target in the mail this morning. Hopefully I can take out at least one other person before my untimely demise. But I'm so proud of us for still being in the game three weeks after it began. Way to go!

    Maw Maw said...

    Thanks for the pics! Beautiful view. I am so jealous of the warmth. Enjoy and be happy. Love to you all.

    Abigail 1870 pearl said...

    It does look like Phoenix AZ to me. I used to live there.

    If I'm right let me know. There are some good yarn stores that you might want to check out.

    Zonda said...

    Yay! Glad you all got there safe!!

    Helen said...

    Your post brought back memories of our 1979 coast to coast move, we had three kids, one cat, and two cars that we drove. We went from the west coast to the east coast, even had the first experience of driving in a snow storm at night. Best of all to you. I've enjoyed your posts and the items that you knit for all.

    shiguy4076 said...

    Hip Hip Hooray you're back. You are missed here. I'm glad all is safe with you and that you made it safely to AZ. I can't wait to see all the knitting pictures. Love the view and miss the kdis. HOw is Porkchop.

    shizzknits said...

    Yay, you survived moving!!! :) Glad to see you back.

    turtlegirl76 said...

    Yay! You made it! What a gorgeous view from your bedroom! Now you can relax a bit.

    And you'd be proud. I started a sock, got all the way to where I was ready for the heel, decided it was the wrong yarn for the pattern, and frogged.