The day we had all been waiting and waiting and waiting for.
The move in!
And guess who showed up to help me get all moved in??? Thats right. My best pal, danni. She left Critter Farm and drove all the way to my house. Im not one to keep track of points, like say, someone else I know....but, I have to say....this was worth some pretty big points.
And youd think with all that waiting and waiting and waiting that Id have more pictures to share...but not so much. I could use the excuse that I was extremely busy...but thats not a *good* excuse. I mean, I WAS busy. But, Im quite certain that my partner in crime was equally as busy, and Im 100% sure that she walked away with a ton of pictures.
There was lots of exploring to be done.
Especially since before we moved in every single room was stuffed to the gills. Like this.
Securing the perimeter is a full time job for this little pup.
And, of course, trying out all the potential napping spots.
The kitchen was quickly covered in all sorts of cleaning supplies and odds and ends.
An empty house is a wonderful place to play with a great big, red, bouncy ball.
As the morning took off, the job of box and furniture inventory was given to danni. This required a very quick hand and a good set of ears and eyes....looking for color coded numbered tags and listening for them to be called off as man after man walked by with dolly after dolly of boxes.
And for a good part of the morning G played right there in that big window.
But at times, he did contribute. His toys did need to be inventoried after all. This "toy box in a wagon" was a huge hit. Only cool miss danni would think of something like that. G is still talking about how he got to sit in the big, green wagon AND have all his rescue heroes in there.
And since he worked so hard, naturally, he needed a break for lunch.
And then after lunch it makes perfect sense to spend a little time in the tree.
In amidst the chaos of box after box being brought off the truck...we were pleasantly surprised to see what appeared to be a huge groundhog tunnel in our front yard.
It went right up to the house.
And curved around.
And YAY for that because thats our cable line that allows us to access the internet!!! We were initially told that it would possibly take a week to even *try* to get us connected.
The truck arrived at 830am and by 1pm it was pulling out of the driveway.
And even tho I dont have a full picture diary for the day...I can tell you it was a very long day. Filled with lots of work and snacks and laughing and more work and more snacks and paper plates and paper cups and pizza and fried chicken and gummi bears and sparkling cider and wait. I want to make a toast. Heres to the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Getting the amazing opportunity to fulfill my dreams of living on a farm and having some critters.
Mostly tho, it was a fabulous day. Never to be forgotten. And I cant thank my amazingly, wonderful best friend enough for making the trip here to help me through this very hectic time in my life. I honestly dont know what I would have done without her. Thank you, danni. (Your mere presence was delightful. And made me so very happy. The fact that youre very strong and helped me move some great big boxes was a bonus. And even more? The kitchen was a HUGE task....but since you were here it was all done even before the end of day 1.....I could go on and on and on...Thank you so much for all your help.)
Im also really glad that the people who lived here before me decided to take this with them.
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