Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Back in the USA!

Needless to say it has been a long time since my last post...trust me it has felt even longer to me! I estimate we have been living in hotel rooms for almost 31 days now. The glamour (if there ever was any!) has faded. I want my own bed, my own pillow, and my own pots and pans. I have a terriable craving for freshly backed brownies.

The good news is on Friday we move back into our house. Although it will only have about half of our furniture it will still be better than a hotel room. Most of our furniture will not be here until the first week of December...OK maybe moving during a month with two holidays isn't such a great idea.

Our house is not in great shape...rather was not in great shape. Things to be greatful for - quilting buddies who share the name and number of their handiman. He has a crew over there painting, pulling up tile, putting down tile, replacing broken toilets, cleaning tile, cleaning wallpaper, and generally getting all the tough stuff done. In two days it already looks 200% better.

The pets made it through the flight OK. The folks at the check-in desk for Delta were wonderful! The trip from our flat in the UK to our house here in Georgia took almost 23 hours...of couse I got a cold during this. Travel kills me. Poor Macbeth keeps going back to the house where the "red-headed dog" dog (a very pretty long haired femal dachund) used to live. He looks so disappointed when she doesn't come out to play....

I will post more on the move and what little needle work I did during it on Friday when our own computer gets back on-line.

20 comments:

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Good to hear from you!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

so happy you made it back safely. sounds like the house was pretty icky, but hurrah for getting it in shape. I guess I'm strange - I love living in hotels.

Kelli Simone said...

Nice to hear from you. ~ksp

McIrish Annie said...

Welcome back! I hope the transitions is as seamless as possible both for you and your pets! I'm sure getting used to the weather from the UK to Georgia will take some time.

Diane said...

So glad you made it safe and sound! Are you moving into your previous home or is this one you recently purchased?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So glad to hear that you and the pets are well...I have been thinking about you over the last few days wondering when we would see you back on-line...look forward to catching up when you are settled.

Mary said...

Welcome back! Where in GA are you? We were in Marietta for a few years before this move to Minneapolis and my boys are still there! We're heading down for a stay at the Ritz at Lake Oconee in less than 3 weeks and I'm excited and can't wait to see my boys!

Karol-Ann said...

Hope it all settles soon! Good to hear you blogging again :-)

Darcie said...

Glad to hear that you and yours all made the trip safely! Welcome home!

quiltmom said...

Nice to hear from you, Siobhan- and glad to know that your move has gone reasonably well...
Will look forward to hearing all your news once you get caught up to yourself.
Regards,
Anna

Clare said...

Glad to see that you got back relatively easily. I agree, living hotels is yuk after a while.

Hope all goes well with the house and you are back in familiar surroundings with all your quilts and stash asap.

Char said...

Glad you are back to Georgia. Although I will miss your photos when you did touristy things. But Georgia is very photogenic as well. Welcome back!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Sooo glad you're home safe! Feel better soon.

Cher said...

wonderful to have you back in the States and good that you have reliable folks fixing up your home-it will be heaven to be back in it I am quite certain. Will look forward to reading more of your adventure in coming home-sorry to hear you caught a cold however, they are the worse!

julieQ said...

I am glad to know you are home safe an things are being put to right. Lots of work, just exhausting, but at least home!

Purple Pam said...

Glad you made it back to your home. Hope you are feeling better. Things will be better as soon as you can get settled in again. I am happy the pets made it okay as well. Will look forward to your next post.

Mad about Craft said...

So glad you made it back safely to the US.

Also glad you are back on line!

Becky said...

Welcome back! Your home will be in wonderful shape with fresh paint and scrubbing for you to move in and make it your home again. Where in Georgia are you? I'm in Lilburn in Gwinnett County - very near Stone Mountain. Hope that you are able to enjoy our glorious Fall colors this year.

Take care!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Welcome Home!!!!

Katie said...

Welcome home. I'm sure it will all fall into place soon enough. :-)