Life on Silverhill

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Home At Last!!!!

I am happy to say that I am home at last! After a 3 1/2 day trip across the country, DH, Cookie and I arrived May 20, on the 10:00PM ferry. Miss Cookie Cat turned out to be quite the little traveller. She had all her possessions in the back of the car - bed, litter box, food bowl and water bowl - plus, my lap in the front of the car. What more could a little kitty want? In fact, she was so content in the car that she refused to leave it until we got to the house, thus the super speedy trip across the country. You see, it was about 95 degrees in the midwest, and we had to drive from sunup to sundown in order to keep the car cool enough for the cat. Made for some pretty long days! Animals are so amazing - when we got on the ferry, I told her that the next stop would be home. And the cat who wouldn't leave the car hopped right out when we parked at the garage, walked right into the house, explored a little, curled up in her bed and went to sleep!

About 4 days after we arrived, the movers arrived with all our earthly possessions. We were happy that everything arrived in one piece, with the exception of some very minor damage to the patio table. Considering that we had some extremely heavy and bulky items, it is truly amazing that there was no damage. We were very pleased with our driver and his crew on both ends of the move.

So now we have been here for seven weeks, and we are settling in quite nicely. The pictures are hung on the walls, the furniture has been rearranged twice, and we are starting to get the yard in order. Getting the yard in order required the purchase of a 50hp John Deere tractor, which is a pretty cool toy! We have lots of brush to cut back from the house (big wildfire threat) and trails to blaze through the woods.

It is so much fun to go get our mail at the post office! The town is very cute, the library is right across the street, and on clear days we can see the Cascade Mountains!

This is a photo of Camano Island, right across the sound.

And such is life on magickal Whidbey Island!


  • Very cool posting!
    Miss you both.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:22 AM  

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