Monday, April 20, 2020

This Is Where We'll Be

This is where we are moving. We are leaving a little sooner than we thought and the race is on to finish packing before the container gets here. This property is 150 acres full of creeks with a spring fed pond.  It even has a mountain top.  It was a ranch at one time and still has a cowboy bunk house and the once used cattle trails. This picture is the upper deck. There is a covered walk-out deck below it. The lower one is like an outdoor room.  My grandson found this property for us.  He will build a home there soon. 

Corey wanted to fly us out to CA, but we wanted to rent a car and drive there.  The final plan is for us all to travel across country in a 15 seat van.  Plenty of seating and room for our dogs.  Lots of windows to see the country.  Terry has seen a lot of this country but I have never been anywhere but Niagara Falls and Mammoth Cave State Park.

I probably won't be on the internet much this week or for the next few weeks for that matter. 

Grateful:  Needless to say I am grateful to be able to move to be close to our grands and great grands.  To be able to see the side of this country that I have always longed to see.

Today I saw a Pileated Woodpecker in the back yard.  I have never seen one before.  Today will be a good day!

Stay well and be safe.
xx, Carol

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Easter Came Early

I usually send a box to my grands each month.  This month the Easter Bunny did it for me.  Our Easter Bunny went to the Wakarusa Dime Store to be sure he got plenty of their very special Jumbo Jelly Beans, Gummies, and other novelty Easter items.  Even though the store is closed until the Shelter In Place order is lifted, a very nice lady answered the phone when I called to see if items could be ordered and picked up at the curb.  They aren't doing that but she assured me if the Easter Bunny placed an order on line it could then be shipped directly to the kids saving the Bunny a trip across country.  From the look of this photo, it seems the delivery was a success.  Nic's big smile is because he is holding a bag of false teeth gummies.

We go to Wakarusa a couple times a year.  We never miss stopping in the store to buy and to browse.  They have just about every candy you can imagine and all of the candy you used to buy when you were a kid.  It's not really a Dime Store, it's a candy shop.  Our area is blessed with at least three great candy shops, but Jumbo Jelly Beans are a must for Easter.  I'm not sure if they are exclusive to the store, but I have never seen them anywhere else.

Well, I have good news.  Terry has recovered from his falls and no longer feels pain on his backside.  Whatever kind of virus he had is gone.  AND...wait for it....we are really moving.  The first property is still in limbo so onward and upward we went right to 150 acres with several creeks, a great house, several...yes several..historical buildings on the property which the realtor called cowboy cabins since the property used to be a ranch.  My grandson bought it.  The house is 2300 square feet with a upper and lower level fully finished.  We will share the house while my grandson builds a house for them.  The property is about 1/2 hour drive to Bakersfield.  It is definitely a great place for kids to grow up and dogs to roam.  But not MINE.  Harley needs a Super Max kennel.

So inspections need to be done which should be completed within two weeks. I started packing boxes.  I expect that we will move at the beginning of June.

Yesterday it was 71 degrees.  This morning there was snow in the air when I let the dogs out. Spring is not here yet.  I think the rodent lied.

I am limiting participation on social media. Making masks is a great cause but that seems to be all anyone is posting about on FB and also Virus news and their opinions of the mess Trump put us in.  There is just too much too read to make me angry.

Grateful:  There is a lot to be grateful for. Especially each new day and a future of seeing our great grands every day.

What happy thing has happened to you recently?

xx, Carol