Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Start

Sunrise, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Odds of today's sunrise looking like this are pretty slim since the storm finally rolled in and it is pouring down rain. I finally got the desktop set up so I could get pictures downloaded off the card in the camera, and next is hanging pictures and other things up in the house. Which means that I'm about done! I still need to move some things over to storage, but that is going to depend on just how much rain this storm dumps on us here this morning, because if it dumps to much the road will be like driving on soup.

It is the best feeling to be just about done with this. I still think a cross country move is easier, but since I no longer have plans of making that type of move I will just have to deal with the stress that a local move brings from here on out.

I shot the sunrise picture earlier in the week and my thought other than "how beautiful" was "new start". We are done! I know that retirement was November 1st but moving was the final tie. Now yes, Todd still works on base...but it all feels different now and I like that. So here is to a new start and all that may come our way!
I hope that everyone enjoys a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I guess another post without pictures is just going to have to do for now. I have a good amount of new pictures on the card in the camera...I just don't have the desktop completely set up and ready for downloading yet. Heck I barely have it set up for being able to sit down at to type or even do much web surfing as of yet.

The unpacking of the house is going well, it is the setting up that seems to be taking me a little bit longer than normal. I've done something to my back and it just seems to hurt more with each thing I do and each trip I have to make in the car. Which seems to be like a million trips a day right now. Good news is that the even that is starting to settle down some and I should be achieving a form of balance here shortly.

All three of the girls are getting settled into new routines and the house rapidly. I'm hearing less questions about where something is located now and that is always a great sign. I'm hoping that by tomorrow I can have the desktop finally set up totally and be able to come back and post some pictures.

I hope that everyone is doing well and staying warm. Have a great Saturday!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Moving done...working on setting up house

image, originally uploaded by torri_g.

One of the very last pictures taken while in the old place the night the movers packed everything up in boxes. The girls true to form and holding with very long tradition made themselves box forts in which to hide in. Because you know hiding in an empty box may be fun, but hiding in towering stacks of full boxes is so much better! The teddy bear with the tape roll for a hat holding the cell phone what Little Bugs fort buddy, not sure just what they were hiding from or defending it against but it did make everyone laugh.

We did our final clear of military quarters this past Tuesday and passed with flying colors and I really couldn't get out of there fast enough! Doing the final cleaning of the house took an unexpected turn over last weekend because Little Bug and Sweetpea got very sick. Wednesday after what seemed like a case of pulling teeth to get answers about who could see them sooner than 2 weeks from now, they were seen at the HDC urgent care. Sweetpea had bronchitis, sinusitis, double ear infection (which would be another "itis" ending word if I could think of the spelling for it), and conjunctivitis. Just a major case of the "ITIS" actually more like attack of it. But we didn't stop there because then it was Little Bugs turn to be examined. Little Bug had strep throat, and laryngitis. I know her list is much smaller but Little Bug had on doozey of a case of strep...and got to be put on penicillin. Which I'm not sure just why that impressed me so much that day.
Anyway, I'm happy to report that they are both doing much better and were even able to return to school for the first time on Friday.

Well, I'm going to stop here for now and will be getting more photo's up and working my way back into some kind of routine here. I hope that everyone has had a great weekend!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Boxes, boxes every where

image, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Between my cell phone camera and my laptop, I figured I could make one more post. The packers came in today and got everything that was left boxes up and ready to start loading on to the truck tomorrow. I'm hoping that they send a larger than two crew in hopes of getting not only the truck loaded, but delivered to the new place tomorrow. If not then it will be off to a hotel for the night and delivery of our stuff on Wednesday.
Today for the first time since the doctor told me last Thursday in the ER to take it easy, I did take it easy finally. Actually I spent a good share of the day bored but with very little space there was nothing that I could work on or do without getting in the way of the packers. Tomorrow will be more of the same I'm sure. This week is turning into a bunch of time and place conflicts and not sure how many more I'm going to be able to work out, but I'm hopeful that all will continue to work out.

Alright my brain is telling me it is time to get some sleep and I think for a change that I'm going to agree. I hope that everyone has a great week, and I'll be back again once we have gotten moved over to the new place and connected back up to the internet.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I have been very busy getting ready for moving the last week or so. Lots of stuff going on around here, but I will get back to some type of normal posting at some point in time. Lots of new things to take pictures of and some new animal friends that I think won't mind me photographing them. My own mini zoo is missing Angel who made the move to her new place last week on Friday of all days. Hearts will heal here though because we know that she is with a great new family!

This is probably it for posting from me till after I'm settled in and hooked up again at new place. Everyone take care!