Leaving our home in Bakersfield was bittersweet. In taking the transfer to the coast, we were fulfilling a dream and moving to a place where my health could be better. In moving, we were leaving behind family, friends, and 10 years of memories. It was both sad and exciting.
The growth chart written on the kitchen wall. As I took this picture just before I left the house, I couldn’t help but feel a wave of emotion and sentiment.
All loaded up and ready to leave.
Chunk barked with excitement, then settled in and enjoyed the ride. Shamus didn’t seem to mind his first trip in the new kitty carrier. He’d let me know he was there from time to time, but they were both really good travelers!
It doesn’t look so big from the back, but it was! We hit wind in a few spots along the way, and it was a bit hairy to watch that truck rock back and forth!
I didn’t get any pictures of the crew unloading the truck, because I was too busy working! Thanks to Brady, Jen, Collin & Toni, we got everything unloaded. We’d have been lost without you guys!
We love the new house, though it’s quite a bit smaller than the Bakersfield house. Trying to figure out where to put things and how to set up my sewing and longarm rooms is a bit of a challenge, to say the least. To say that I’m purging doesn’t even begin to describe it! There won’t be a guest room after all, but there will be room to throw down an air bed or two! Our neighborhood is full of very friendly people, and the neighbors across the street brought over fresh baked cookies on the night we moved in. Chunky has gotten acquainted with several of the local pups, and we enjoy our daily walks. I can sit on the balcony in the evenings and hear the sounds of the ocean and music of the frogs that inhabit the creek that runs across the back of our yard. A beach walk is literally down the street. It’s challenging to scale down so much, but I think it will be well worth it in the long run!