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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just Saying 'Hi!'

We are here! All of us are starting to settle in nicely to the new house. Ramius has already found all the good sunny spots, Finn has learned all of Caleb's shortcuts, and Balto (the fish) is swimming happily.

(Yes, we moved the fish 1380 miles to the Texas Metroplex. I was personally in favor of finding him a nice home with our neighbors in Virginia, but apparently Mickael was really attached to him and wanted to move him. How do you move a fish? In a Tupperware with lots of air space and then you burp him everytime you stop to eat, use the restroom or fill up the car. He lived and he seems happy now, so that's what's important.)

Caleb is really liking his new school and has made lots of friends in our neighborhood. Mickael and I are trying to get the number of boxes surrounding us unpacked and cleared out. We briefly discussed going with a Corrugated Chic decorating scheme, but decided against it. I've actually got about 75% of my sewing room unpacked already because we had new countertops put into the kitchen which meant I couldn't unpack the kitchen first. I'm now working on the kitchen and figuring out where to put everything.

I haven't knit anything in ages - I might not have taken a stitch all year (only being 28 days into the year makes that less dramatic than it would otherwise be). I'm hoping to get back to it soon, but so far, I'm just working on the house. Unpacking the sewing room made me twitchy to start designing and working on new projects, but I'm going to try to get more done around the house before I start anything big. I still have 3 more socks to knit up to complete pairs of sample socks I knit for patterns at the end of last year so that should tide me over.

Blogging will probably be random for a bit longer since the only progress I really seem to be making is stacks of empty boxes and giant bags of packing paper. I know the packing paper is important (so far we haven't found any breakage and both spinning wheels seem to be in perfect condition), but I think half that truck was filled with paper!

So that's what's going on around here! It's still pretty crazy and disorganized, but it's getting better and we can see progress everyday, so hopefully things will settle down fairly soon.


Blogger Vanessa said...

Congratulations on your move and your safe trip out west.
Right now in Upstate NY we are getting hit with about 8-10" of snow - and all schools are closed.
Yeah! So think of us while you enjoy the warmth and sun! I know I am thinking of you.
Cannot wait to see what socks you work up !

11:56 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

I'm glad you, your family and associate critters made it to your new home safe and sound. I know it couldn't have been easy! I know the Rodeo will be in Houston soon-I got an invite from my sister. Perhaps Caleb would like that.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you guys made it in one piece. Best of luck finishing up with your unpacking. I look forward to seeing what you are working on soon!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

Happy unpacking! It is good to hear from you.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back. A sewing room -- how enviously lovely! (I laughed at the fish move. That certainly tops our hermit crab move. He (she?) almost escaped on the plane all those many years ago.)

7:18 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Good luck in your new home. Glad all arrived well and are settling in - including the fish.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Liz G. said...

Not sure where you ended up in the Metroplex, but if you are close to Plano and want to come out with the rest of us chicks who are avoiding the Superbowl on Sunday evening, we'll be at the Starbucks on Preston Road in the Lakeside Market shopping center between Parker Rd and Spring Creek Parkway around 5 pm 'til we decide to head on home.

12:18 AM  
Blogger Cynder said...

Welcome to North Texas! Normally our winters are a bit more mild than this week has been.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I don't envy you your unpacking job. I've only moved a full household twice and hated unpacking much more than packing. Good luck and much happiness in your new surroundings.

9:45 AM  
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Blogger NeedleTart said...

I had some trouble with the downloads and sent an sos. All has been solved and I thank you for your time.
Also, love the patterns and can't wait to get out that special yarn.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Lael said...

Before our son was born 13 years ago, my husband and I were obsessed with corydoras catfish - you know, those tiny catfish you see in home aquariums. We were just starting to get into raising them and were having some success with egg hatching (they are VERY cute when they are tiny!) We also had other assorted tropical fish, including some Oscars (which grow VERY big), a BIG pleco and one tank of saltwater. Then we had to move (although only about 4 hours north of where we were at the time). We had 18 aquariums (in a three room apartment - no, I'm really not a crazy person!) Well, some we left with family and friends, but many went into various coolers and ice chests, and they successfully made the move with us. So moving one fish across country seems totally sane to me!

10:38 AM  
Blogger ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Glad things are going well for all of you. We made a move in August. Sometimes it's just good to take a deep breath and STOP and look outside where things are more normal.

7:49 AM  

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