Saturday, September 3, 2011

getting settled

I finally have most of our boxes unpacked. Whew. That was a lot of work.

The move went smoothly.  We had great movers, who were polite and helpful and quick (especially considering they charge by the hour!).

Our renters moved into our old house the next day.  They are so sweet, and we can tell they will really take care of our house.  Lucky to have found them.

On our first night here, Jeff put up a fence in our side yard. That way the dogs have a safe place to go out and zoom around until the whole yard is fenced.  Chewy has already found some stuff to chew on.
"My name is Chewy, isn't it?"


Oreo has adapted amazingly well. He was playing with his ball within the first few hours.  He only hid in the bathroom when the cable guy came, no surprise there.
Every day, we have hiked the ridge trail behind our house.  It is such a great way to start our day.





Now, the remodeling and painting begin.  Oh yea, and I have to go back to work on Tuesday!  That might actually seem relaxing.

Here are the dogs giving you a "tour" of our hallway.  I think we should set up some bowling pins!  Could be a fun way to pass the time in the winter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29OS7Hmmoxw

24 comments:

Sophie said...

It looks like you found an awesome place! It's great that Oreo settled down in it so fast, too. :) Sounds like he's given the new house the Oreo Seal of Approval!

Diana said...

Great house and yard!!! Long hall to play "Hall Ball", always fun when it raining or in your case, snowing.

madcobug said...

Cute video. Chewy wants that ball so bad. I noticed that Oreo wanted to do the table circle but got blocked LOL. Glad that you have got settled in a little. Helen

katie, Maizey and Magnus said...

It's gorgeous! I love the hard wood floors, so handy when you have dogs, although hard on them to get a good grip for that great ball hall.;)) I'm most jealous of your gorgeous trail. You must live in a beautiful area! Congrats!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a beautiful place!! I love it!! A trail behind your house...that has got to be so very refreshing!! Congratulations!! I love the video...it made me laugh at the end...Oreo was not giving the ball to Chewy!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Anonymous said...

Love the house, love the grounds. Next visit I want to follow Oreo up to the trail and take him and Chewy for a walk. ..Mom

Ricky the Sheltie said...

So glad to hear you are all moved in! Love that you have a hiking trail in the woods right behind your house! It's good to know Oreo is already feeling comfortable there! Congratulations again!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

What a great place to run on that ridge! Even better if there are no leash restrictions!

Oreo and Chewy look like they've lived there forever!

Hope y'all have a great Holiday weekend!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Priscilla said...

Yay!!! So glad to hear you had a successful move and nice renters :)

And I just love that hiking place you can go to with your dogs everyday! How awesome!

Your house is beautiful. So glad Oreo likes it too :)

houndstooth said...

I'm so glad your move went smoothly! The boys certainly know their way around already. I hope they're not going to start charging for the tour!

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lower case dad said...

now oreo has two bathrooms to hide. two places for you to look instead of one. be sure to check the dogs and, more importantly, yourself for ticks.

Lassiter Chase and T said...

So glad you are all moved in. I like the video of Oreo and Chewy. Was that the Blue Orbee sitting on the floor and Oreo chasing a ball other than the Orbee. Wow.

Sam said...

If the boys, particularly Oreo, gave the house a seal of approval, you know you've made a good decision. :) Glad to hear things are going well!

Ludo van Doggy said...

You moved? And Chewie has gotten huge! BOL! Missed you guys! The new house sounds great.
~lickies, Ludo

LauraK said...

I'm so glad that you all are getting settled in quickly and everything went smoothly! Those boys sure look like they've taken over the new house already!

betty said...

What a gorgeous site to raise your dogs. The woods are splendid and a wonderful retreat from your City Teaching. You are doing what the Dalai Lama says is our responsiblity: Seeking Happiness.

Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Beautiful dogs!

Sam said...

We hope the remainder of your move goes just as smoothly!

Sam

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

unpacked already? You ARE organized! I am similar to you though, I cannot stand living out of boxes!

Your new home looks beautiful and the bowling alley is a great idea lol.

I cannot get over how Chewy has grown, what a big boy he has become!

Love the land by your home, should be gorgeous with every new season, Fall should be a stunner!

You ARE lucky to have found good tenants, that is rare indeed!

Honey the Great Dane said...

OOh - congratulations on your new home!! How exciting!! And oh my goodness - I can't believe how much Chewy has grown in the time we've been away!!

Hsin-Yi

Rob said...

Hi Sara, its good to have a dog walking trail close to hand. I can see why the dogs like the new place, its a great ball playing house.

Dawn said...

This looks wonderful! And a hiking trail right there! Glad Oreo is settling in. DIdn't worry about Chewey being fine, no way..but Oreo? Glad he's not too stressed by all the change.

Nicki said...

Glad everyone is enjoying the new place!