Monday, July 02, 2007

New house, new addition

If you're reading in a feed reader, you won't see the blog header change. You have to see it... so go look. I'll be here when you get back.

Questioning my sanity yet? (As if none of you were before. Yeah, right.) So yeah, we have a new addition in our scaled-down home.

Here's how it went down: the movers came to pack us up last Monday and decided that they would be able to get it all done that day and move us into this house the very next day. Packing went quickly, moving day not so quickly. The guys didn't finish up until after 7pm. Thankfully, we all had beds to sleep in, even if the rest of the house was a mess. I worked feverishly on Wednesday, trying to dig out from under the boxes in the living room, most of which were books. Brian worked in the morning and got home just in time to head to Sacramento to pick up the new addition from the airport.

Meet Rory. She's a 10-week-old merle Great Dane, and the entire family is in love with her. Even Campbell likes her. He's learning how to play... they are a lot of fun to watch. (Please ignore Campbell's shaggy do... he needs a groom; that's on my list of things to schedule this week.)

Earlier today, Rory climbed on top of him and laid down on him, with nary a complaint from him.

Crate-training and housebreaking are going well. She is a total doll and I'm already totally attached to her.

Anyhow, so far we have the kids' rooms all unpacked and together, and I finished the kitchen today. Tonight we had our first home cooked meal in over a week.

We are without a landline phone right now. When it works, we have the Comcast Digital Voice service. It worked for 3 days and then Saturday it was no longer working. When someone calls our number, they get a recording that says it is not in service. Comcast is "working" on it.

The kids are in heaven. There is no shortage of playmates... good ones, ones I don't have to worry about. They spend so much time playing and not sitting in front of the television, video games, or computer. It is *lovely*.

There is still much to do here, but just having the kitchen done reduces stress levels considerably. My goals for tomorrow are to get laundry put away, unpack the boxes still sitting in the living room, and work on the master bedroom and bath.

I'll leave you with a few more pictures of the "baby."


Anonymous said...

...I can't even keep this house clean and it's just ME!

Love the new look!

Lisa said...

Aw, Rory is adorable!! What a great addition to your family. Glad you survived the move!

Anonymous said...

Wow - Rory is gonna be a big girl!! I love her pink toes!! Good that Campbell likes her. Glad you survived the move. I hate moving!! Take care.


DJG said...

Prozac sounds like a necessity in your house....

Or is it just the organization from being in a military family?

Blessings to all.

BTW- I love Campell's "fluffy" look.

Sandy said...

She is gorgeous! Great Dane, huh? Well, you should have some good blog fodder out of all this :-)

Rick J said...

Glad you guys made it to the new house. Sounds like a fun place to live.

Thumper said...

Awwww...she's adorable. And in 3 months she's going to take up 50% of your living room ;) Take her to the duck pond, there's lots of feathered friends to bark at...

Oldqueen44 said...

Puppies...God sure was good to humans when he created them.ucwhzuaf

Anonymous said...

I like the new look, Karen, and the puppy is really cute. Both dogs are cute and look friendly with each other.

You know how OUR move went - and is still going. Brother! Never again!

Much love to you - Dee

Lori Ann said...

ROry is sooo almost makes me want another dog. My husband grew up with a great dane and has said that it is the best dog around children.

Donna Boucher said...

Oh! Your are so lucky and crazy at the same time!
I love your big pup and her older sib :o)

That merle coloring is unique!

I love your Rory!

Jennifer said...

A Great Dane puppy? You're a better woman than I'll ever be!! I can't blame you, though...she's adorable! :) Are you getting settled in a bit?

Jenny in Ca said...

oh, I love that dog! so cute, and I love those huge feet!!!! now I want one, husband would say no tho..and the cat and chickens would move out..

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