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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Home at last

It took 20 hours, but we finally made it. 

A piece of advice, do not drive through the Ozark's  at 3 am in the fog. Yes, yes I can hear the natives giggling at me. But heed my words Ozark neophytes, don't do it. 

We left late Monday evening. We had every intention to bring the cattle, alas! It wasn't meant to be. They are in the capable hands of Good Neighbor for the time being. Husband will retrieve them in a few weeks. 

I know some of you work in the music industry, so you may know my driver, Bear.  I know so much more about some of my favorite bands, awesomely funny stories. Of course by the end of the haul, we were a bit slap happy. He came down from Denver to help us, I am so grateful.  

As for the rest of the trip. First, the rental truck. Budget is cheaper, yes. However they have governors. This made for horrible slow goings attempting to get up hills. We would drop from 70 mph to 35 mph. One reason it took as long as it did.

The trip was relativity uneventful.  Lots of dead things in the road, two deer suicide attempts, and one armadillo. We had to deviate from the planned route when two sherif offices flagged us down and informed us that our truck wouldn't fit over the Mo/Ky bridge and had to head to Illinois.  Only 15 mins out of our way. An hour later we had to laugh, 15 mins hahahaha!  Small farm girl started to worry, I am informed, because we lost contact for several hours. And the walkies came in wonderfully handy between the trucks. 

We finally made it to our new home. It's just as glorious as we left it. We let the dogs loose, taking them down to the creek, immediate heaven!  The puppies splashed and frolicked, the two older ones turned back into puppies, running and galavanting. They are in love with the new home. 

So here I sit this morning, having coffee, listing to Bear's stories. Gearing up for our first day of the rest of our lives. 

I love it here.

Stay tuned for new adventures.

12 comments:

Stephen said...

Congratulations...

Kelly said...

Congratulations! What an exciting adventure you have ahead of you. Can't wait to read all about it!

mizdeb said...

Happy, happy, happy for you and your family!!!!

Sandy said...

Phelan,

I'm so glad to hear you made it and now you're enjoying your coffee at your new place.

One can only imagine the stories Bear had told :-)

How are the boys doing?

Give everyone a hug from your Okie friends.

Carol said...

Congratulations!!! So happy for you and your family.

SciFiChick said...

Awesome!! I'm so glad ya'll made it safe and sound. We've been wondering....
On to new adventures!

DFW said...

Woo Hoo. Welcome to the East!

Practical Parsimony said...

Oh, you are safe and sound. Great! Thanks for the heads up on the governors. I don't want to drive fast, but I would like to be able to get up hills. Yes, for the rest of your life home.

kath said...

Sounds like some trip! I guess it's true that nothing worth having ever comes easy! Well, you earned this for sure. Wishing you and your family many happy times in your new home. I can't wait to read about all of the newest adventures!

HermitJim said...

Looks like we can say..."let the fun begin!"

Glad you made it safely!

Harry Flashman said...

I'm glad you made it and are safely home. Now you can rest for a bit.

Moonwaves said...

Good to hear you all made it in one piece. Congratulations!

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