Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Not to be overlooked

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.

And 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.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ohmygosh, I have SO many more points than, shall we say, another person I know and love. he must be feeling just a wee bit nervous at this point about my ever-increasing, vast quantity of do-gooding points. Not that I'm keeping track or anything... ;-)

I *do* have more pictures than you. You were running the entire show (like a champ), somebody had to photograph it! Would you like me to send them to you? My favorites, I think, are of tiny you in that monster-sized moving truck talking to the monster-sized moving man. Oh...and the turkey feet. HA!


Country Girl said...

Yeah, glad you all made it ok. What a wonderful friend you have, you rock Danni! Enjoy your new homestead!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh yeah, and ((clink)), that's me clinking my glass against yours to your toast. A most lovely one, I think, that toast. How fun it will be to watch you experience all the new and wonderful farm-y things to come.

CeeCee said...

You don't like dead Elk on your living room wall? :)

I'm so glad Danni got to come help and provide friendship to hold you up during such a stressful time. Did she bring any livestock to put in your barn?

Love the pic of Darby, all frog-legged. One of my dogs lays that way too.

warren said...

Hey, so what is your first critter going to be? Gonna start big or ease into it?

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Awwww! I'm not sure what made me more teary eyed - the fact that you share your dream coming true, or the fact that you have a friend as awesome as Danni. You may not have a ton of pictures of this momentous event, but the pictures you do have speak volumes of such a wonderful day, and such a wonderful friend. Here's to you and a lifetime of happiness *clink* Oh, and beware of those flesh eating tumble weeds :) PS - the little guy gets cuter every single day! What's with that?????

Lilla said...

Congrats on the big move. I know you are thrilled to finally be in your new home. I really like your kitchen, and those wood paneled walls. Oh, and, I don't blame you about the elk head...not my idea of interior design either!

Farmer Jen said...

OK, I want to know about the "turkey feet" Danni mentioned.

Yay for moving day being so productive and successful. Yay for Danni and for you and for your whole family moving forward with your new adventure.

Our Piece of Country Paradise said...

That is so amazing that you are getting to fulfill the dream of yours. We are blessed women to be given our dreams. I hope the best for you as you start this journey.

Amy :)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

ok, marc. what jen wants, jen gets. shall i send you the turkey feet or shall i post them on my end? :-)

frugalmom said...

Do I really have a choice???

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I gave you your two choices. heh. :-)

frugalmom said...

:-) Well, there it is then. Ill let you have the honors.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Really?! Wahoo!
I have a *lot* of interesting pictures....
Would you care to set any boundaries or do I have free reign? lol

frugalmom said...

Well, now that youve gotten so excited I fear I have made the wrong decision. Of COURSE there are boundaries....and absolutely no way do you have free reign.

Sarah said...

so glad it went smoothly! that's awesome that danni came to help! I bet that made it all the more fun! Looks like it did anyway!

inadvertent farmer said...

Raising a toast to you and your family...welcome to the world of country livin'. May it be everything you ever dreamed...

And may your citters be better behaved than mine!

And welcome to Washington, as a lifer here I must say it ROCKS! Kim

oh and I'm so with you on the elk head on the wall...scary!

inadvertent farmer said...

Oh and since your are now in the country you should join my kinderGARDENS contest...I've go prizes!!! Kim