My Last Week
in Moonbat Hollow!! Yep, I’m heading out later this week to start driving cross country to Virginia. Let me tell you, the logistics are a nightmare when you have 2 dogs and 3 cats and a plumbing business.
We are almost done loading the second Pod ~ Tomorrow is the big push as they are coming on Tuesday to pick it up. I’m to that point in packing of just throwing stuff in boxes and leaving the sorting out to when it all arrives in VA. The pods should arrive a couple of days after we get there. Fortunately, the sellers had this gorgeous bed there that they wanted to sell. So, we bought it. I’m too old to be sleeping on the floor, dammit!
We’re not taking much furniture as it’s mostly second hand (not the antiquey kind of second hand either) and really lived in . Ned has to come back here for a couple of months to finish up jobs so he’ll need some of the comforts of home. And I get to go furniture shopping in VA!!! I never want to see another piece of oak furniture again in this life of mine.
A young friend of ours volunteered to help drive my car and the dogs out, so we’ll be taking turns driving. We’re going to pretty much drive straight on through. Ah, to be young! So, this should be interesting…to say the least. I’m going to get a foam mat for the back of the Volvo so we can crawl in the back, snuggle up with the dogs and catch some sleep. The hardest part will be NO COMPUTER!!! For over a week!!! Massive internet withdrawal ahead. And since our new home is way up yonder, I’m afraid I’ll have to go back to the *gasp* dreaded Dial-Up. Anyway, it’s first on my list of Things-To-Do.
Ned’s going to come out a week later for a bit to help get things set up. The cats are going to go with one of the pet transports that have the special vans and lots of personal attention. The airlines are just a joke!
So, I’m going to be sitting in a house with a bunch of boxes and not much else. lol I’m packing my Melitta coffee kit in my suitcase. And I’m never coming back here. People here are surprised by that sentiment of mine. Well, they can have it! I’ve had more than enough of the “Keep Santa Cruz Weird” mentality. It’s not weird, it’s oblivious.
Here it is! Huge pond (self percolating and stocked) and 10 acres of land.
Plus, I found a wonderful place to get the furniture to keep it in the old farmhouse style.
We have some remodeling to do and a garage and recording studio to build but it’s ours!!
And it’s not in the People’s Republic of CA!
Since I’m less than 2 hours away from DC, I’ll be heading that way quite a bit – to visit at Walter Reed (the wounded soldiers here at Palo Alto VA Hospital are in good hands with Mary Kay) and any time the anti-war protesters show up.
I said goodbye to my recruiters last week – took all 5 out to lunch. I’m sure going to miss all of them! (But they promised to visit and I’m holding you all to that!) They made sure I had their business cards so I could keep in touch. Like I won’t be calling or anything…siwwy wabbits! They are also in good hands with Mary Kay. I’m hoping that she will be a guest blogger on here. (Hear that, MK!) She’s an amazing person who has a heart bigger than all outdoors and has done so much already for those who wear the uniform. Her daughter is leaving in September for the Navy. So we have another MilMom in our family. And a pretty darn special one at that!
Well, time to go throw more things into boxes.
I’m never moving again.