Apr 25, 2009, 2:59 AM |

Hi folks, thanks for all the good wishes.  It was a bit of a hard slog to get to this point, but here we are.  Moving day was a bit wierd. Kathy arrived home about midnight to help me.  The movers arrived the next morning at eight thirty and it went nuts from there.  Those guys packed absolutely everything. (I do mean everything)  I had to keep moving to avoid being stuffed into a box.  It took all that day and part of the next to pack it all, then the rest of the second day to load it on the truck.  It was late the second day when we drove away.

Five hours in a rental van with four upset dogs later, we arrived at the in-laws place.  The possession date on the new place had been pushed back, sooooo.  I do love my mother-in-law dearly, but her house is kept so clean and I have four dogs, am a sloppy housekeeper, well, you get the idea.  In the end, it was only me who was nervous about it all.  They were both so sweet to me and the boys.

Now, about ten days later than expected we are in the new place watching the truck get unloaded.  Oh my oath, the boxes.  How do you squeeze the contents of a large three bedroom two bath house, garage, workshop, etc. into a small two bedroom one bath townhouse/condo with no garage.  Carefully, very carefully.  three days of unpacking and sorting while waiting for the hook-ups (TV, phone, internet...) has provided us with a vast number of donations as well as a great stock for a yard sale once the weather warms.

There is more madness I could ramble on about, but there is a world of good stuff as well.  From our windows I can look out over the whole city of Mount Pearl.  The view is magnificent, spectacular at night, the new neighbours are great folks, so friendly and helpful, and we are quite central to everything in this city or the city of St. John's which abuts Mount Pearl.  There is no danged lawn to mow and a very tiny driveway to shovel.  Best of all we are back together again.

Speaking of lawns to mow, have you every pondered the ammount of time spent grooming that grass for the rest of the world to look at?  I just got several days of my life each season, back to use for things I enjoy more.  Anyway, I'm back and ready to play chess, soooooo