Oh…my…BLOG! I didn’t have Internet service for a whole week and it was HELL. I mean, thanks to the iphone, I could still check my e-mail and perform basic functions, but oy vey I couldn’t wait for the cable guy to come out this morning.
It took two cable guys (who had only been on the job for a week) 2.5 hours to install basic cable and Internet service, but ne’er mind! We’re all good now! I have my Internet to blog and now Joshy has cable to watch football. I strongly resisted cable–I haven’t had cable since I lived with my parents–but apparently marriage is “all about compromise” (they say), so he compromised by not participating in Movember (thank God) and I compromised by getting cable in my house.
One of my last walks at the old house. I have to say, the last week I was at the old house I mourned it a little bit. We spent five years there, after all–and the city had just built a nice new dog park nearby, and we were used to everything around us…
BUT SCREW THAT THE NEW HOUSE IS SO GOOD! SOOOO GOOOOOOOOD! We still have 10,000 boxes to unpack. Last weekend was a complete blur–I was on my period, naturally, but quite impressed with my stress coping skills. Josh’s family turned out to help–I don’t know what we would have done if they hadn’t all shown up (paid someone? Ha ha ha). I have a big ol’ pile of thank you cards to write.
Five years ago we also took an entire month to move, but I wasn’t working and moving is a whole helluva lot easier when you don’t have to work and move at the same time. For some weird reason this move coincided with me getting particularly busy at work–the Friday before the big move I had 11 patients! That’s a lot.
We still have a lot of stuff in boxes. We haven’t unpacked a single box of books–and there are a loooot of boxes of books. We haven’t even figured out where the books are going to go yet, and of course with the A.D.D. all the books will have to be arranged into categories, possibly even alphabetized by author, we’ll see how that goes…
I’ve been taking photos with my regular camera but thought in the meantime I’d blerg all my latest Instagram photos. As I’m typing this Josh is moaning and groaning in the other room–he thought it would be a good idea to do the Grand Ridge 50k at 7:45 this morning–that’s running 30 miles, you got it, THIRTY MILES, in mid-November, in 20 degree weather, for “fun”. Uh huh.
The good news is he escaped injury, came in 4th place overall and 1st place for his age range!
“What’s your age range, anyway?” I asked him. He didn’t know.
Here’s the bowling ball garden that came with the house, a pleasant surprise! The previous owners left a lot of lawn art. I love lawn art.
Sunday while Josh’s parents were at the New House installing a doggy door for us my Broad came over and we explored a park near the house, and then stopped for Burgermaster. Good Times!
The weather this week, while grossly cold, was beautiful and sunny, so I couldn’t complain! My poor parents are dealing with inches of snow in Boise right now. Gross. I don’t miss that at all.
I have several improvised “doggy beds” and real doggy beds all over the floors, but the pets still have their favorite spot.
Look what came with the kitchen? Oooooh, ahhhhhh. So grown-up!
In art-related news, I sold Joan Crawford this week! Hurray! That means I’m about to raise all my prices again, so if you have your little heart set on one of my paintings, blogreader, ACT NOW!
Stay tuned…I’m planning on posting more house pictures this weekend. Right now I have to get gussied up to go celebrate my friend Christy’s birthday at an Italian restaurant. Mmmmmm, Italian fooooood. It’s the perfect weather for it!