Sunday, November 23, 2014

Home in the Other LA

Penny and I left CA on Wednesday morning and are now in the other LA!  We stopped for the night in Phoenix AZ, Los Cruses NM, Kerrville TX, and then finally home about 4:00 yesterday (Saturday).  To say the trip was interesting is an understatement!

I wanted to get here in the daylight so she could explore the yard a bit. 


She had a ball rolling in the grass.  She'd walk a few feet and roll again.  This went on for half an hour.  We only explored one small area.  She has an acre and a half to roll in.  This will take a while!

It rained here last night.  The moving van arrives tomorrow.  I hope it's not wet but I think it will be.  They're going to have to off-load somewhere else and tote my stuff in a smaller truck to the house.  The big van won't fit under the oak trees.  It's always something!

I have my work cut out here.  The flower beds in the back are overgrown.  The house needs a good "spring" cleaning.  Painters, carpenters, plumbers - the joys of home ownership, especially a 1927 home.

But we're here.  That's all that's important right now!

27 comments:

julieQ said...

I have been wondering about you! So glad you are home!!

Carol said...

Glad you are in your new home. Penny seems to love it. I've been following your progress across country on Facebook. Can't wait to see pics of your new house.m

Synthia said...

Nice to have news from you this morning. I'm so happy for you that you are in LA in time to have Thanksgiving with your family. When you have all your "stuff" unloaded in your house, I hope you can relax and take your time to enjoy getting settled. You'll truly find out what being retired is all about!!!

Dee Dee said...

Welcome home!

Gretchen said...

So happy you arrived safe and sound in your new house. Penny looks very happy to be out of the car after all that time :)

Sharon said...

Welcome to your 'new' LA. Glad you made it safely.

cathy441@aol.com said...

I was wondering myself ... packing is so hard... "keep or not keep" ., Glad you made it to your home.... And I know that Penny is so happy!!!

Kristie said...

How exciting! Hope you both settle in quickly. Penny already seems to be at home. :)
Kristie

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Yah! Enjoy!

Jo said...

Happy to hear you and Penny reached your new home in LA safely. Not an easy ride, did it with two dogs from CA to TN and in November too. Many icy bridges. Welcome home!

Tosty's Quilting Tidbits said...

So glad to see you had a safe journey.

Mimi said...

So glad to hear you made is safe and sound. Looks like Penny is happy, so I am sure you will be to. Lots of work ahead of you, but it will be so worth it in the long run.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Glad you are home and safe. The new adventure begins. Enjoy your family and take time getting settled.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Whoohoo!~ I am so happy to read the road trip is in the rear view! Good luck with the movers tomorrow~ we had to have smaller trucks too.

Karen said...

I know you are thrilled to finally be in your new home. Even with all that is ahead to get the house and property into shape, you have day after glorious day of retirement to do it.

Kathleen said...

can't wait to see pictures

Darlene said...

I'm very excited for you and Penny. ILY ((Hugs))

ytsmom said...

So glad you made it, and can't wait to see what goes on in the new LA!

Carrie said...

Woohoo! I'm so happy for you - and Penny!

It's been a long journey for you but now you're back where you belong - where you're meant to be. I wish you much happiness and good fortune in your new home. May it bring you peace, joy and many, many happy years. : )

Roberta in Phoenix, AZ said...

So happy to hear you and Penny are home; safe and sound. Have missed hearing from you, two. Congratulations on your beautiful, new home.

Mary said...

Congratulations! You made it home. I moved a month ago and it is so much work. Do it day by day and make lots of lists. Good luck! happy Thanksgiving.

Mary

Laura said...

Yay, you made it!

suz said...

welcome home! have a wonderful Thanksgiving - Penny seems to be completely happy!

suz said...

btw, you're going to have to change your sub-heading on your blog! :o)

Tricia Sagen said...

So glad that you and your little doggie made it safely! You must be exhausted! Take care of yourself and enjoy your retirement!

Carolyn said...

Something else to be thankful for on Thursday, you have made it safely to your new home! I'm so happy to hear it! Penny doesn't look happy at all, does she? :o) I can't wait to hear of you getting all settled in your new home and your fabulous sewing room! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Wacky Woman said...

I recently traveled from Long Beach to Destin, Florida via car. I stopped in San Antonio, and then on to Lafayette before Florida. But, I'm thinking your stop in Texas may work better. I will be returning the same way in Florida. Sounds like you are in for a wonderful adventure!