Thursday, October 21, 2010

Time to Leave.....bittersweet

The time to head west is fast approaching.  I have to admit, as much as I am ready to go, a big part of me is sad to leave.  This past week we have spent a lot of time at the house with our grandson and his mom.  We have both so enjoyed spending time we them and having them so close is going to be very hard to say good-bye.  Last night Triston and his mom and I all went to the "Boo at the Zoo" event held here at the local park.  It is geared toward kids Triston's age ( 6) and we all just had such fun.  Even standing in line 45 minutes to ride the spooky train.....wasn't too bad.  The train ride was worth it.  Along the path of the train they had set up active fairy tales for you to enjoy.  For example, the big bad wolf huffing and puffing to blow down the 3 little pigs straw and wood homes.  Just too cute!

We had originally planned to be on our way by this Monday.  We are both re-thinking that date.  We have all our 'appointments' done and out of the way, but we still need to re-pack the basement of the fiver and finish cleaning out the garage at the house.  The garage cleaning has been put off for way to long and this year and we need to be able to house two cars instead of one.  We got most of the cleaning and sorting done yesterday, just a bit more today and that job will be done.  Then we can turn our attention to the fiver.  Besides re-packing the basement, we need to do some repair work on our bed frame.  One of the hydraulic hinges came loose from the frame.  Upon closer inspection, we decided the whole bed frame needs a bit of repair and added support.  We both want to have that done before we head down the road.  So.....I'm thinking we will leave Tuesday at the earliest and hopefully Wednesday at the latest.  There is a chill in the air.....and more on the way......


  1. Sounds like you guys have been busy. we're sure your daughter and grandson have enjoyed your visit.

    Travel Safe

  2. I understand being pulled in two different directions - to leave and to stay. I will miss my grandkids in Sacramento when I travel East (if I ever get the chance!!), but then I will miss the grandkids in NY when I return to the West. I wish I had a home base I could be comfortable with.

  3. Where are you heading for the winter? We're leaving tomorrow for our westward trek, planning to spend most of our time in Arizona.

  4. So know what you mean about not wanting to leave yet wanting to.

    We have been here just over two weeks visiting our son, Brandon and his family. I am so loving being able to love on my grandsons and will surely miss them. We have also been able to help them with soccer practice and keeping the boys over night a few times.

    Yet at the same time I am ready to be back in Blaine, see old friends, and get into a routine. We really need to find jobs.

    Good luck with the cleaning and repacking.


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