Cleaning Day

So, up at 5:45! Pre-cleaning before the cleaning crew gets here!  

Why do we do this!?!

Good team, tho’. Tidy.com. And yesterday’s big nightmare? Our sweet realtor Betsy Dillon will be there for us to open up for the moving van. Phew!

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Moving Day

So here it is: the nightmare. We were told yesterday, the movers would be here at nine o’clock and they arrived at six forty-five. Also Jim called the movers and told them not to arrive in Fowler before July first. That message never got recorded. The problem is we don’t know when the Miata will be picked up (car movers recommended by moving company).So I am hoping and Jim is stressing that we make it back to Colorado in time to let the movers into our house. Ah, me…

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T-minus 2 days and counting…

Down to the nitty-gritty, folks. Spectrum went back to the store and we have our phones only. It will be interesting to see what we miss, if anything, without television and internet! I, secretly, am looking forward to the break. 

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Leaving. Arriving. A very different kind of road trip.

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The Mighty Pacific Ocean I will be leaving.

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Beautiful lakes, rivers, and majestic mountains I will be experiencing!

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Day Six. Heading home.

Relatively short drive of 400 miles. Ended up in a very cold Richfield, Utah.

I find the small brick houses of Cedar City, St. George, and Richfield infinitely unique and inspiring.

Nature incredibly entertained us, however, with her beauty.

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We have never been so fortunate to travel at any time other than the summer.

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Fifth-day: Grandsons

Kai and Logan are fifteen years old now. As old as most of my students. And like my students, they are on phones or video games all the time!

img_56541They are absolutely delightful, tho’. And growing up so quickly!

img_56591Tristan, my eldest son, is a natural-born chef and wowed us with a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner. His lovely wife, Ashley, created a fantastic truffle-espresso pie with whipped cream and chocolate shavings which was to die for. This meal, folks, was worth 2000+ miles!

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Day, the Fourth

In which we choose a realtor, view four houses, and dash up to Denver in a snow storm!

img_56101Great house, but we noticed a listing to the east, as there is a crack in the foundation.

img_56181This house had a chicken coop and a finished basement. However, since Jim’s head touched the ceiling, we figured our three sons wouldn’t be able to stand up down there.

Our four dogs by this time had traveled almost 2000 miles and deserved a treat:

img_55951A trip to the Pueblo Dog Park, and…Snow for the first time!!!

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