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Re: Adventures in moving

LOL - I hate that decorating crap - you are lucky to have folks that like to
do it.

On 6/10/08, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Glad to hear you are somewhat settled and tackling the parts of your new
> home you enjoy the most...and leaving the decorating to others.
> Donna
> andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
> Hi all! So glad to be home, both literally (as in my own home) and
> figurativley back with you all.
> My move has gone considerably well. To back track, I got to meet David
> weekend
> before this past one. THAT was truly a highlight, as was meeting his wife
> Linda and their son Jason. As I've already told David, I am embarrassed to
> admit that I was utterly and completely hung over, and quite possibly still
> a
> bit drunk when we met. I managed to get them lost and practically half way
> to
> Beaufort before we connected on the cell phone and got turned back in the
> right direction. I am usually not nearly that scattered, but the night
> before
> I met up with a friend that I haven't seen in probably 10 years, whereby we
> proceeded to go to the bar that we hung out in during our early 20's and
> got
> smashed talking over old and new times. The beers and then tequila shots
> started to flow and the next thing I knew it was 1:30 in the morning.
> Fortunately, my mother lives 4 blocks from this bar so my friend was able
> to
> get me home without us getting arrested. Plus, he outweighs me by about 100
> pounds so he wasn't nearly as bad off as I was.
> Meeting David and family was truly a fantastic experience, even though I
> couldn't eat my breakfast. LOL! My only regret is that we didn't get to
> spend
> more time together. We were able to deduce that northern California is very
> dry compared to the coast of South Carolina and that's why everything here
> stays green all year, who knew? I knew S. California was like that but
> assumed
> the north was much like us. I'm glad they enjoyed touring Magnolia Gardens,
> one of the old plantations as well as other spots. There are some great
> places
> to go on the coast of SC.
> AS for moving, the yard is coming along very slowly. OF course the last
> week
> we got hit by the heat wave and no one feels like going out except in the
> early morning and late evening. I just came in from watering. I have
> crinums
> coming up in the front yard! I want to try and rescue them but am afraid of
> killing myself trying to get them out, or killing the bulbs as they manage
> to
> bury themselves very very deep. I'm sstill battling the bamboo, wisteria,
> grape vines, briars, etc that have taken over. We ended up clear cutting
> the
> stuff along the street that was hiding the house from the road. There
> simply
> was no other way to do it. I've started over and have started planting
> things
> that actually will look good growing there and eventually hide the house.
> I had a raccoon living under the house and also in one of the stands of
> bamboo
> outside. I paid $120 to have someone come and trap him, so he gets in, gets
> the bait, and gets out. So, one night I put a whole can of dog food in the
> trap. Next morning I looked and didn't see him, so I let the dogs out.
> Unfortunatley, I didn't look hard enough. He was in there. The dogs
> attacked
> the cage, so of course I go charging across the back yard in nothing but a
> t-shirt and drawers to get the cage. Those suckers are HEAVY! The dogs
> continued to attack the cage with ME holding it as the raccoon is trying to
> get to my fingers. I accidentally dropped him and thought OK, this is not
> going to work. So back into the house I go. Put on some clothes, got the
> leashed, corralled the dogs and put them back in and got the coon under the
> carport where he'd be in the shade til the trapper could come and get him.
> And
> the whole time I'm wondering why I paid this dude to come and drop off a
> trap.
> Anyway, the coon is gone and I've only seen two more but they didn't
> linger.
> I will send pictures if I ever get around to taking any. I can't seem to
> find
> time to do anything except water, work, and sleep these days. I have great
> friends here who have taken care of a lot of the indoor decorating thank
> goodness as they know I hate and it would take me a year to get around to
> doing everything. My sister is coming to visit tomorrow for four days and
> she
> loves to decorate too so she can just have at it. The yard is where I want
> to
> be. I just want the inside of the house to be cute and liveable.
> The dogs are adjusting finally. We had a few rough spots. I went out of
> town
> after we'd only been here a couple of weeks and my small guy Lennox decided
> to
> attack my big guy Austin, which hasn't happened in 3 years. When I first
> got
> them Lennox would do that. Anyway, new house, new person taking care of
> them.
> I think Lennox just flipped. In the past Austin would try to get away from
> him. Well, apparently, this time he had enough. Austin weighs about 80 lbs
> and
> Lennox about 50. Austin pinned Lennox and shook him like a rag so there was
> blood everywhere when I got home. Their both fine and no more incidents. I
> think Lennox might have learned his lesson. They seem happy now,
> particualry
> since we got the dog door installed. They love the back yard and this is
> the
> first time they've really had a really thick lawn so there's lots of
> rolling
> and lying around on their backs with their paws up in the air. Too funny,
> and
> a lot less dirt in my house.
> Happy birthday to all those I missed. SORRY! I was with you in spirit. I
> confess I did not read all of the messages as I had 854 emails when I got
> plugged back in. Someone hit the highlights for me!
> A
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Pam Evans
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zone 8A

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