Oh, hello there! I didn’t see you behind this mountain of boxes! How are you?
So if you were following along on Facebook or Instagram, you know we (finally) made it to Louisiana. It’s been a whirlwind few days, though I finally feel like my head is above water. Once we get the internet set up throughout the house (right now it’s a single hard line in the bedroom…), things will feel like normal!
Here’s a recap of the past few days’ activity:
Door-to-door it took us a little over 15 hours. The boys were rockstars. They slept or looked out the window the entire time. At rest stops, they stretched their legs, went to the bathroom, then popped right back in the car. Cooper realized that both of his brothers make excellent pillows for long rides.
We were relieved to pull into the driveway at our new home in Houma. But as soon as John opened the front door, he knew something was wrong. The house was hot and silent.
Sigh. After 15 hours in the car, sitting in a dark room in a dark house with a tiny flashlight and three freaked-out dogs while John spoke with the landlord first and the power company second… not the arrival I was hoping for. Alas, all ended up well, and I finally met Newt! (The boys have NOT met her yet. More on that later.)
The house and yard
The boys love the new house because it has lots of small interconnected rooms, so they can run around, hide, and tackle the crap out of each other. I feel bad for the house, though. It’s a really fantastic house that no one has ever treated well. It needs a ton of TLC. But the yard? Oh, my. The yard (aka Wild Kingdom) is a dream come true for these dogs. It’s twice the size of our Indiana yard, but more than size, it has obstacles! There are trees, big tropical bush-like things (I know dogs, not plants, but I’ll try to find out what they are!), and a frog pond! There are frogs and toads and snails and squirrels. The scents alone are enough to keep them busy for hours!
So that’s it for now. I’ve spent the past couple days unpacking, cleaning, organizing, and squashing bugs. I hope you’re having a great week!