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We have arrived at our winter quarters across the state in Bradenton, Florida.  It was a bit stressful for both humans and canines.  The dogs get nervous when they see clothes being packed and carried out to the car.  I don't know why because we originally bought the RV so that we can travel enfamilia.  The photo sequence shows Taffy and Rico's anxiety progression from their usual zonked out on top of the sofa, to moving to my reading chair (Taffy) and side table (Rico) to deciding they better cuddle up in the chair for mutual reassurance to finally being clipped in their car seats and smiling because they weren't left behind and are, in fact, moving with their pack.

Our renters called us to say how thrilled they are with our home.  They had only seen it in a video the realtor sent them.  They were most appreciative that I had bought them orange juice, eggs, bread, milk, butter and jam for their first morning breakfast and that I put out fresh flowers in the big glass vase.  I also left all my spices and all cleaning supplies.  I just want them to be happy.  I also think that if they see that we take pride in and care for our home, they will do the same.  I do know that they have hired our cleaning lady to come in every week after I emailed them her name and phone number.  That bodes well for thinking they'll be good renters.

It's taken me a few days to get the high speed broadband internet connect and set up.  I also set up a router here so I can sit here in my chair with the laptop.  We've got a zillion chanels of digital television.  We order a shed to place behind the trailer.  It's 6'x4' and is being constucted this week.  Now that we are leaving the trailer here we need the storage for bikes and other assorted "stuff." 

It's very very really really cold all over Florida.  We having evening lows in the h 30s and daytime highs in the 50s.  It's cold all over the state and is expected to last most of the week.  We are running our furnace as well as an oil filled electric radiator. The saving grace is that it is sunny.

Now that we are settled, I will update often...

Reader Comments (1)

Glad to see you are settling in. Our landscape at present is white, haven't seen snow as thick for years. Cole did a zany race round and round the garden with the snow almost up to his tum. Wanted to film the dogs when they went out but they were let out before I was in post with my camera so missed it all. Perie went out later, managed to get to the end of the garden then came back like a swimmer doing butterfly except it was a more sinuous and graceful action. Think Britain is virtually at a standstill, schools and businesses shut. Dina's husband tried to get to work but got stuck before he reached the main road. She is working from home suppose computers have many blessings. Dying to get out in the snow and play with the dogs but am somewhat hampered at present, still cant get a normal shoe on, may try wellies later for a short time. We are well in the minuses during the night and doubt if it will reach above freezing today, not good news for heating bills.

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill

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