Thursday, February 26, 2015

Are we there yet?

Our move went well albeit the cats were stark-raving mad when we finally reached our destination. I'm sure that doesn't surprise anyone.

All I can say is that the next move will be next door and that's about as far as I'll ever want to go.
"I hate moving." Let's make that clear.

Much thanks to our family for their help and patience.
It wasn't easy getting furniture up sixteen steps. Our stairs will be finished now that the move is over.

I have to give credit to these wonderful animals of ours, too.

Ten minutes after arriving.

They have been through a lot with the upset at the previous house (boxes everywhere and not one to play in), the long car ride and then the shock of a new environment. All I want to do for the next few days is make their world a little safer and calmer.

Audrey discovering the birds.

I'm looking forward to decorating the mouse-house now. We do have a few things to finish up and then I'm going shopping. :))
And, I have a beautiful vase waiting for some Spring flowers to christen this new home. And maybe a favored bottle of wine. :)

I can't wait to show the kitties all the birds that come by. I have to get a feeder placed outside the garage window where Audrey has been promised a cat tree with a big , comfy perch.

How many more days 'til Spring? It's count-down time. :)

I am thrilled to be here. It is where I pictured myself for many years; it is a dream come true.
I can feel the presence of my grandmother, my mother, my family on this country lot.
I just need to take a deep breath now.

I have some catching up to do tomorrow.
Stay toasty,


  1. Welcome to your new home..may you be blessed with love ,happiness ,and many years to enjoy them.
    Jane x

  2. Congrats on your move! Fulfilling one's dream is fantastic; your happiness will affect everyone, even Audrey.

  3. Welcome to the new house! It'll take the cats time to settle in.

  4. Welcome to your new home!!! I hope you all settle in and have a wonderful life there. I know you will!

  5. Much happiness to you in your new home.. tough..but's done!

  6. Sound's nice. You may not want to move out. Are your cats indoor cats. Enjoy.

  7. I'm so glad you are all moved in! The sweet kitties look like they will adjust pretty quickly. All those birds to watch will entertain while you settle in.

  8. Yes! You are finally home to a place that has always meant so much. I am thrilled all went well and now you can settle in there together. I am so happy for you and proud of you all for making this dream come true.

    And yay for those kitties! The photo of them all together ON TOP OF a bed instead of under it just minutes after you arrived...well, that says so much about how secure they really are in their lives with you. Wonderful, Deb, just wonderful.

    Blessings upon all who live in or visit your new home. May the days be extra sweet for you all.


  9. Hi Deb...
    So excited to see your post...
    So excited you are finally "there"...
    So excited you get to go shopping...
    Did you sleep well?
    Give the kitties a scratch...yourself a hug...retired guy a pat on the back!
    Thrilled for all of you....
    Linda :o)

  10. So glad your dream has come true! I know the home you create, will become wonderful memories to your children and grandchildren too....looking forward to your new adventure and your kitty cats too!
    P.S. It was 73 degrees here in Northern California today..:-)

  11. glad it went well. And so cute the kitties all cozy after their trip! Whew! Now you can just get settled!

  12. I was thinking about you today, I'm so pleased you posted and you're in your new home! It is wonderful to be where you feel rooted.

  13. DDear Deb ,
    I wish you all the best of luck in his new home , with animals is something a lot of stress , hopefully all live very well . As all cats snuggle , so that now need to be close in a foreign environment .
    Good luck and feel you there very at home
    Greetings and hugs and kisses
    from Tatjana

  14. How wonderful to have your dream come true.....I love what you said about feeling the presence......

    Someone once said, to fulfill a dream you must picture yourself there......and you did!!

    Wishing you all many blessings.....xoxoxo

  15. Cats on the bed make it official, it is now HOME !

    Love the picture of Audrey at the window, and I am happy for you to be moving in,. ( But most assuredly nowhere near as happy as you must be . )

  16. Good luck..And..ALL the very best in your lovely
    new home...Looks as though pussy~cats are
    settling in already...Bless! A home with out a cat.
    Doesn't bare thinking about....Purrfect!

  17. I'm glad you got to be where you want to be - not many people achieve that.
    Moving is terribly stressful for cats, but they look fine in the pics.
    Good luck and happiness, looking forward to reading more about your new home.

  18. Dear Lady,
    Hope you are happy in your new house and that the kits settle down nicely. I so envy you the feeling of all your family there; I only get that when I shop in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. This was my home city and where I most feel at home. May you have lots of wonderful years in your new plot and enjoy decorating, you do that so well. Much love Andie xx and the for the kits xxx

  19. Hurray you all are home! I can feel your contentment and happiness. Enjoy settling in.


  20. The furbabes will be in seventh heaven with all the birds! Welcome to your new home. Let the shopping begin!!!
    Hugs and purrs....

  21. Bravo! You did it! Movig is horrible isn't it? I said when we moved from Maine back to Texas....that was the last!!! It looks lovely and the fur babies are snug and happy! Best wishes on your new adventure!

  22. Congratulations on a safe move and the kitties doing so well.
    Amazing to see them on top of the bed together!
    They will love the new digs!

  23. I'm so happy for you. I love the picture of the three on the bed...glad the long ride is over. Bet Miss Audrey was first to check things out. She is beautiful in that picture.

  24. The worst is over! Cats sure do hate change of any kind (I can relate). But, I imagine that all will be forgotten and forgiven once they are tuned into Cat TV. My cats love to watch the birds outside - they lie at the glass and do their best 'ick-ick-ick' invitation... :)

  25. The worst is over. The animals will forget the fuss, if they haven't already, in the excitement of the new sights and sounds. In a week or two, it'll be as if they had always been there.

    What a wonderful step for you and your family, back to your land.

  26. Well I don't think the cats get as stressed as we do, as long as they have you with them and their same things are there in the new place they get adjusted pretty quick. They look pretty comfortable! Keep warm and enjoy setting up a nice small space, less to do!

  27. I'm so happy for you that the move went well. Audrey is going to have a ball with a cat tree. And Siera reminds me of my late tabby boy, Zebby Cat, with her nose buried in the bedding. I'm sure Annie is happy as you are there.

    All 5 of you are going to have so much fun watching the house being built and enjoying your wonderful plot there. Sending care and huggles, with purry head-butts from little round Megs, Michelle in Wellington, NZ

  28. Moving is tough on everyone I hate it too. I am glad you scheduled a shopping trip for yourself. I am amazed that the cats settled in so quickly. They look so sweet on the bed!
    Thanks for making the effort to post.

  29. Glad you and the cats finally made it. I bet that car ride was no fun for anyone, but it looks as if the kitties recovered quickly. I think that wherever YOU are, the cats will consider home. And the bird-watching will make up for a lot!

  30. Oh, we're glad everyone is settling in now. We hope for many happy, peaceful years for all of you.

  31. I am glad the move went well and all is said and done ! I knew the kitties would like all the birdies . Sounds like fun getting new stuff for the house . I am glad you feel at home there to that's always important . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend and yes stay cozy it is nasty cold one out there tonight !

  32. We've never moved. We hear it can be pretty stressful. We're glad it went well. :)

  33. Yes, I think the next few days will be the equivalent of tea and toast cat-style for your gang. But I'm so relieved the move is over and now you can simply settle in.

  34. Oh Deb! This is so wonderful! How about celebrating with a vase of pussy willow stems. Nothing spells early spring like pussy willows and they are ever so appropriate !

  35. Blessings to you all in your new home! xxx
    Audrey looks settled already! xxx

  36. Onward soldiers! :)
    Glad you all arrived in one piece and that you are now anticipating making it your own!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  37. I wish you luck in your new home!! ♥

  38. I hope that you are incredibly happy there and enjoy settling in and adding all the touches of home! xx

  39. Well done you guys. Miss Poppy hid under my bed for six weeks. So I think that your three are doing well. Some boxes to hide in might be perfect!!!

  40. I am so happy for you, Deb. I love this:
    "I am thrilled to be here. It is where I pictured myself for many years; it is a dream come true.
    I can feel the presence of my grandmother, my mother, my family on this country lot.
    I just need to take a deep breath now."
    So wonderfully awesome!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna