Monday, August 10, 2009

Princesses, Porcupines and Packing

After months of below normal temps and overcast, if not outright rainy days - summer finally arrives in full force - the week I have to move! We closed on a wonderful, awesome, huge, overwhelmingly huge, amazing house this past friday. If I say huge one more time, then you might get the magnitude of this place. It's a 150 year old house, with the old vet's office attached and a ton of basement area for JDub to build his boats. We'll be moving my children's consignment shop off Main Street and into the commercial space as soon as it's ready - I just got the word tonight that demo starts tomorrow! The downside to this whole endeavor is with JDub working on the coast all week and only home on weekends, the lion's share of the packing is falling to me. And I am beat! Good thing this is last move we're planning on making (finger's crossed). 

Two nights ago, we had a visitor - the porcupine that lives under our barn came out a bit earlier than usual and our dog took a swipe at him. Luckily for us, he's no dummy and only tapped the porcupine with his paw - I pulled all of the quills out fairly easily. This morning, Mr. C was slightly off, looking all mournful eyed at me and licking his mouth. I catch a glimpse of white and sure enough, the poor guy still had a quill in his tongue. After three tries (those buggers are slippery!) I pulled it out - I have never seen a dog look so grateful! He snuggled and licked and snuggled some more before diving into his (pain-free) breakfast. What a trooper!

Lastly, because buying new appliances isn't fun enough, I thought we'd throw a short visit to StoryLand into our busy Sunday. We didn't have long (god bless those season's passes!) and had to skip the carriage ride up to Cinderella's castle as the line was super long. When it was ED's (eldest daughter) turn, she walked right up to Cinderella and informed her that the carriages were running late and that she might want to fix that! Cinderella promised to get right on it and thanks for the info. I love that ED is not afraid to say what's on her mind, even to her favoritest princess. Of course, that can also be a curse but that is also for another day.

I realize this post is rambley and disjointed - it was either an update or nothing at all, and I really want to keep at this, tired or not. That glass of red wine is calling my name - and I am listening!!


carsick said...

HI thanks for stopping by.
Glad your putting yourself out there and blogging. It really is great!
Congrats on your move! I can't wait to see pictures.

Hawkeye said...

I was wondering if Jon, who may have grown up with me in New Hampshire, if your hubby. Once upon a time in Marlborough NH a Jon Hoff and I were friends. If so then please tell him that I said Hi. I miss him.