Sunday, July 8, 2012

We've Moved!

There have been occasions during my time on blogger these past few years when a blog I regularly followed suddenly "went dark," with no explanation or update from its author. It drives me crazy when that happens, as I find myself wondering about it for weeks. Did the author suddenly get bored with blogging? Get hit by a truck? Decide on a whim to abandon modern technology and go backpacking across Australia's outback?

Well, I fear I have inadvertently become one of those missing bloggers. It happened purely by accident. I moved, and although I fully intended to post updates during the transition, I got swept up in a tsunami of activity and blogging fell completely off the radar. I hope my readers will forgive my disappearance, and have patience with what will undoubtedly be infrequent posts for the remainder of the summer as we continue to get settled in.  

Moving is such an ordeal! I tend to forget over time how much upheaval and work is involved. Makes me wonder how military families do it, moving every few years for an entire career. Lady, Lucky, Katie, and Lucy managed remarkably well, although there was some concern when favorite toys got packed up, and boxes and bins appeared everywhere.

I was particularly surprised at how Lucky, Katie, and Lucy took the upheaval in stride, considering that at age 12, they are all "seniors." Moving at age 11 1/2 was much more upsetting to Jessie, my former German Shepherd - so much so that a friend's daughter was specifically assigned to her on moving day, to be her support and buddy while everyone else moved boxes and furniture. I wonder if dogs (and the cat) manage change better as part of a "pack," where there are other dogs to take cues from and to provide reassurance. 

Lucky and Lucy were opportunists, taking advantage of beds stacked high, and cozy comforters found in surprising locations. 

Although Lucy was extremely displeased at being relegated to the bathroom during the actual move, and voiced her displeasure loudly to anyone who would listen. 

But other than that, they did great and are all getting settled in at the new house. We didn't move far, just to a neighboring town, and I will be posting photos of the new place as soon as it can be seen in some way other than over and around cardboard boxes. :-)

Hope all our blogging friends are enjoying a great summer!


  1. Brenda! So very happy to 'hear' from you! :-) Sounds like everything went quite well; the critical concern, of course, being the animals. I'm thrilled that they all did so well. As you know, I have moved twice in the past year so I totally get it -- take your time, settle in, and your readers will be here when you have the time. (((BIGHUG))) And remember to take care of YOU as well as everyone else. ;-0

  2. Welcome back to the bloggy world! I know what you mean about being in the dark. I stopped blogging for awhile because of work and other family related responsibilities.

    We hope to visit you again, soon.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  3. You must relieved the truck is empty.....time to settle in
    Benny & Lily

  4. Brenda, I am glad to hear the news!
    Looks everything went quite well.
    Love seeing the photos of your dear friends.
    Looking forward to see photos of your new place.
    Have a pleasant week ahead.
    Kisses and hugs to all of you.

  5. I was wondering what happened! I missed your blog entries, as well as you! Get yourself settled in your new home. Then you have no excuses miss! I expect to see your daily entries again! xoxo

  6. Well thank goodness the move is over and everyone is settling in.
    We look forward to reading all about your new abode. Do you have more mountain views?
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  7. whew! I was wondering what was going on in your life lately. Glad everyone is well and the pack is taking it all (mostly) in stride, and finding ways to take advantage of the whole thing. I love the questioning looks on everyone's faces and Lucy's disgruntled expression at being locked in the bathroom. My cats have had to endure that at times as well. Hope you're all settling in!

  8. So glad you're back and all the critters are settling in.

  9. As Vicki said, I'm so glad you're back and everyone is settling in. We have moved more times than I care to count, but it never gets any easier. Our cats always loved moving because they could investigate all of the new cabinets and cubby holes.

    Thanks for sharing their adorable faces with us Brenda. What a nice bunch of friends you have. Thanks for stopping by. I've missed you a lot!