Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Oh yeah! Bring it on! Let it SNOW!

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Puppies are growing up quick!

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It's Idaho or BUST

Why would anyone ever want to leave sunny California? Could it possibly be because in 4 months we have had 78" of rainful, only a handful of days where the sun came out, rising costs of energy bills, over inflated real estate prices, and generally over all high costs of day to day living? Since the "kid and his wife" moved to Idaho last summer, he has been hounding me to move north. "You'll LOVE IT" he says..... it is the most beautiful place I've ever seen, and the kid has seen a few places, so I trust his judgement that it will be all he says it is. Rivers, lakes, streams, waterfalls, mountains and an abundance of huskies. Sounds like a little piece of heaven to me! "But it's cold there," everyone warns me. Yes, I suppose it is usually a bit colder than "sunny California," but how come it is 10 degrees warmer than it is here now? They don't have rain in the forecast for the next 15 days (and possibly longer.) To tell you the truth? At the moment snow would be a welcome change to sludge, mud, rain, rockslides, flooding. Now, I tell you the huskies will surely be in husky heaven. Huskies and snow just go hand in hand.

You have to keep in mind that I am not a native Californian. I was born in Wisconsin so I know what snow and cold are all about. I lived in Mt. Baldy in So. California (and loved it there.) I have to be near family. I do miss my Son and his wife. My Son made me a Grandmother in March 06. I want to be around to see my Grandson grow and do all of the silly things that kids do, so it is Idaho or bust!

Now I have to tell you, as I was checking out my moving options, Uhaul versus Help U move and moving companies. To my surprise I got the lowest quote from a full service moving company. Now I never dreamt that in a million years. When I checked with our local Uhaul Agency, Chuck asked me where I was going. I told him Priest River, Idaho. He asked if it was anywhere near C0eur D' Alene???? I said, "yep." He said, "I rented two trucks this past week and both were headed to Coeur D' Alene." Imagine that. When I told my Son that he said, "now you know why Idaho'ans do not like Californians..... hmmmmmmm, I bet. Small wonder. I am not the only one pulling up the stakes and headed for higher ground.

I won't get a chance to give you updates until after I am settled. With two escrows going and packing I don't have much time to myself. May 1st is the estimated move date and it is a 15 hour drive. 4 huskies and me in an SUV, 15 hours of driving? Yee doggies! I will have to share that experience as well as life in Idaho.

I hope everyone is enjoying the warmth and the beauty of spring that I am not experiencing here in No. Ca. I envy you!!!!!

Happy trails!