Sunday, February 20, 2011

The fun is just getting started

As we are getting settled (i.e. unpacking all our MANY boxes) we have been able to squeeze in some fun. We took Chloe to the dog park that is less than 2 miles from our new place. I think she was a little nervous around all the other dogs but we hope after a few more trips she will start to enjoy it more. Yesterday, we took the metro to DC. It was a sunny day but the winds were very extreme. I almost fell over a few times. (It was kinda funny.) So, we decided it was a perfect day to go to the Smithsonian American History museum. Out of all the neat exhibits, I was most excited about seeing the ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz. They were on tour when I went back in 7th grade. There were quite a few people crowded around them but I was determined to get my picture! The great thing is that I can now go visit them any time! When we can back to Annapolis our power was out from all the high winds. So, we thought the best plan would be to order pizza and eat in front of our new fireplace where Clint had started a fire to keep us warm. The power did eventually come back on that evening. Our neighbor said it was pretty unusual to have a power outage since we are on the same grid as the Naval Academy. That must be why it was restored so quickly.

1977 Honda Civic

Julia Child's Kitchen

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Moving Confirmed

We got word this week from the moving company on the date they will be coming to pack us up. After a month of knowing this day would come, it still doesn't feel real. On my last day of work, I felt like I was just going on vacation and would see everyone when I returned. I think one reason it has not really sunk in is the fact that I am not having to pack anything. (I smile everytime I think, write or say this!) When everything is cleared out of our house and Clint and I are left in one big empty place...maybe then it will hit me. (If anyone needs a really cute house in a wonderful neighborhood, we've got one for you.) For now, I am doing the necessaries that come with a move, but one thing I am NOT doing is packing! And that my friends, is one reason why I believe I still have my sanity during the crazy whirlwind. :) Next time I post, it will be coming to you from the great state of Maryland!