Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sophie's Big Adventure

Just a quick post to let you know that Sophie and I arrived safely at the Squash House yesterday! Buying the "castle" was genius! For the most part she sat in her bed in the castle and watched the treetops race by. Going over Snoqualmie Pass she cried a bit, but I think it was because of the altitude difference - her ears may have been popping! Other than that, I didn't hear a peep out of her!

She would not come out of the castle or even allow me to pick her up out of her bed after we arrived. So I carried her in her bed to the guest room, set up water, food and litter and left her alone. I was exhausted and went to bed around 7:30 - which of course was the time she decided to be adventurous! After a couple of hours of jumping up and down on the bed and venturing in and out of the room for brief periods, she finally settled down under the covers next to me! Here she is below this morning - still under the top comforter! I pulled it back to offer her a couple of treats and get a photo, but she was quickly back under!

When I first walked into the house I was greeted by this enormous Poinsettia and a three-tiered package of cookie treats! It was from our neighbors across the street - Andrea, Ted and Justin - as a welcome to the Squash House gift! How nice of them!
Mr. Squash is on his way over and should arrive around mid-afternoon. He will be a sight for sore eyes! The movers arrive tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m., which means a very busy day ahead. Today I'm unpacking boxes that we brought over prior to listing the house (you can see part of the mess behind the poinsettia) and our friend Carol is bringing pot roast for dinner! Life is good!

25 comments:

Marj said...

Welcome to your new home. Sounds like everything is comming along just fine. Don't work too hard, everything will get put up soon enough.....Hugs, Marj

Bonnie said...

Looks like Sophie is taking to the new digs quite well. Glad the trip went well for her - nothing worse than upset critters! Good luck and you'll be amazed at how quickly it will all come together.

Quilt Hollow said...

Welcome to your new home dear friend...welcome home! Soon all the boxes will be cleared out, all items put away and on the walls and you then will just sit back and enjoy (exception of your fishing days ahead!!).

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Ahhhh, you're there for good now!

Kaaren said...

Welcome home Candace and Sophie. All that's missing is Mr. Squash so hurry up!

I'm sooooo thrilled for you all.

SewCalGal said...

Welcome to your new home. I'm so happy to hear you have delightful neighbors who have welcome you. They are lucky to have you as a neighbor {but selfishly, I wish you were my neighbor}.

Keep us posted as you settle in to your new home! I hope you can relax & enjoy the upcoming holidays!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Life is good. What very sweet neighbors. It's those little things that mean so much. So glad Sophie arrived in good order.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is exciting. You even have good neighbors! It will be so fun to be there for Christmas.

Kay said...

Oh, such good news. Welcome home. Glad Sophie's feeling welcome too.

Darlene said...

Welcome Home, Candace!

Julia said...

Welcome home Candace..
You'll be settled in no time..
The neighbours are lovely to leave you flowers and looks like you will get on well..
All's good..
Julia ♥

Mary said...

Home at last! Well almost!

Jackie said...

I'm so glad you arrived safely! I've been thinking of you! I'm assuming that closing went well. It sounds like you have loads of new friends already! I'm not surprised at all.

Welcome home Mr. and Mrs. Squash!

In Awe of Applique said...

Well, you picked a wonderful time to make it over the pass (between snowstorms!) happy to see that you made it safely! As I said before, welcome to the other side, happy to have you!!
~Andrea

Ulla said...

Glad to hear that you arrived safely. Happy retirement!

Melanie said...

What a lovely welcome from your new neighbours. Having good neighbours is so important.

This time next week things will be so much more sorted and Squash House will properly feel like home (for Sophie too) and less like a box depot.

I am so excited for you!

onlymehere said...

I know right now this is an exhausting endeavor but the pay off will be fabulous! Pretty soon you'll be settled and feeling at home. I envy the adventure. We hope to have our moving adventure in the next two years. We'll see if life allows our plans to go forth, until then I'll enjoy your's and wish it was me!

Trisha said...

So happy for you, Candace!

PamKittyMorning said...

Welcome Home!

*karendianne. said...

Ahh little Sophie. I'm happy you made it okay. I wanted to visit with you here but I've not had the time to make a good comment and thought your journey deserved my undivided attention. I think that "castle" is something else. I'm looking forward to more stories of you and your antics in the new house. This was a big move for you, I know. But it's Sophie's House now. They just call it the Squash House... :)

Carrie P. said...

I know you are so glad to be "home"
How nice of your neighbors.
Glad the castle worked for Sophie, it looks like she knows where she is safe.

Kim said...

Such troopers you and Sophie are! By now you are all there picking your way through boxes, trying to locate the coffee pot, lol, but no doubt enjoying the completion of the big move. Just wait till the D O G comes along, Sophie will really need her castle then...poor girl! Hope you are loving your new castle and the lovely gifts of holiday cheer from the neighbors. Very nice! Bye for now. :-)

Karen said...

I'm glad to hear Sophie made it, and you too! What nice neighbors. I hope you have many glorious days in your own new castle :)
Karen

Anonymous said...

Life is indeed good! Glad to hear you and Sophie made it safely. Now the "fun" begins...Sounds like you have some lovely neighbors..Don't overdue..Louise

Anita said...

Yay! You are finally "home"! Now... I hope you can start enjoying retirement. ;) And that the holidays will be wonderful in your new home.