Monday, March 31, 2008

March 31, 2006


Two years and 3 months ago we put our New Hampshire house on the market, two years and 2 months ago we got an offer and two years and one month ago we got the check and MOVED, singing the Steve Miller song 'ooh take the money and run, oo lord!'. We stayed with my parents for March of 2006 in their BARN, then on March 31, 2006, on a 70 degree day, we bought this house and moved in (see picture of purple house!) We were so lucky with how the sale worked in New Hampshire and this great house here coming our way. We love this place and we love Ithaca. Seems like a blink of an eye since it all began.
At that time we had 3 dogs and two cats, but a different three dogs and two cats moved with us. My old bachelor cat Sammy died last April, but here you can see our 19 year old dog Petey, our first dog. That night he moved in gave a happy look around and fell asleep on some bags. He died a few weeks later, but I am so glad he had a chance to help us move, he was such a great dog.

10 comments:

Greg said...

Oh Lord.. playing with both happy and teary emotions first thing on a Monday Morning! What are ya doin to me!

I (And I know the others as well) am very happy and glad you folks moved to where you are and have enriched us all for it. It's good to be with friends for both the happy and the sad!

Gordo said...

Ditto on both accounts. No fair mucking with heartstrings on a rainy Spring-ish Monday ...

gr said...

Petey was something--half beagle, half Welsh Corgi, tough as nails and nearly lived forever

denis said...

petey was truly special.

deborah said...

your family sure has cute members!

we had to move once with a stray FLeuk pos kitten (dumped off at the apartment complex). we got him a blood transfusion cause it didn't seem fair for a kitten to be too weak to explore a new place.
especially cause all he wanted was to belong.
he passed a month and a half later.

Newt said...

Wow, 19. That's impressive and a blessing. And I'm glad to hear you found a wonderful place to live

gr said...

gosh Deborah!
Thanks Newt!

Kate & Jim said...

Aww Geez - I'm scrolling down on your entries for today. Trying to catch up - I probably should have started here, got the tears overwith and headed up!

But ya know what??? I'm going to copy and paste Greg's line below, because he said it best...!

"I (And I know the others as well) am very happy and glad you folks moved to where you are and have enriched us all for it. It's good to be with friends for both the happy and the sad!"

gr said...

!!!!!!!!! thanks!

deborah said...

the sweet gentle picture and your story of Pete were just so touching.
and the phrase "gave a happy look around and fell asleep on some bags" is a vivid image and one to remember and trigger memories.