Saturday, August 10, 2019

Big Changes

     We've moved again.  I know, I know, we only just got to Leland in December and here we are moving again.  It's all good, though. Mom's probably gotten a few grays a little quicker than she ordinarily would but otherwise we're settling into our new digs.
     The move from Chapel Hill to Leland was, at the time a good one.  Dad got to stay with the same employer he was with for many years and we were able to live where he worked.  Things were good and we were settling into our routine, but then dad caught wind of an opportunity that was hard to pass up.
     Long story short, Blame Game Builders ( Corporate motto: "If there's a corner to cut, we've got the saw!") and their "It is what it is" philosophy were the impetus behind dad's decision to cut all ties and move on.  Long after the construction dust settles in a few months it would be dad's responsibility to maintain the finished product, which would surely take what's left of his hair and nudge him to an early grave (not to mention drive mom bananas with his incessant bitching).
     So anyway, a lot has happened in the past few weeks.  We're now actually in Wilmington, which means mom and dad are even closer to the beach.  We've found an apartment conveniently only a few minutes from dad's new job, and mom's been working real hard getting everything all settled.
     Since my last post dad's daughter sent us a silly new photo of Fifi.
         In between job changes dad spent a few days up in Minnesota playing with three of his grandkids.  They went fishing, spent an afternoon at an indoor water park, made a slip & slide on the back hill and spent lots of time playing and wearing dad out.  Dad took lots of pictures, but the one he and mom like the best is of dad's youngest grandson "helping" dad make breakfast one morning.
     Is that not a hoot?  The move wasn't too stressful for me, and mom and dad praised me for being so well behaved in between.  I spent the twenty minute trip in my carrier quietly reflecting on why dad cant just be happy once and for all and stay put.



19 comments:

Marg said...

Hope the move was successful. It is hard to move to new digs.You all have a great weekend.

My Mind's Eye said...

What a darlin' grandson and grandkitty.
OMCs Cleo you are one kitty who does not let any moss grow under your Tortie Tushie
Welcome back
Hugs Cecilia

Brian said...

I'm glad you are all settled in and let's hope the Dad can find his happy and content there!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I hope you all are settled in now, and no more moves for a long time.

The Island Cats said...

Sometimes things just don't work out the way we want them to and we're forced to make a change. We hope the move went smoothly...and you like your new place.

Summer said...

That WAS a fast move! It sounds hectic, but not necessarily traumatic, which is a good thing.

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

Cleo you ARE one resilient kitty!!! As soon as I heard that you now live even closer to the beach, I said "YESSSSSS!!" Hoping that this move is a good one for Dad (it definitely sounds as if it is) and we wish him a world of good luck! Love the photo of darling Fifi, and Dad's grandson IS hilarious the way he is "helping" with breakfast! Oh, (((hugs))) to your Mom too because she is the one who is probably doing most of the work!

Eastside Cats said...

Eek! The idea of moving makes me crazy, which is why we are still in our 'temporary' house...since 1991! Glad you are okay, Cleo; your humans must have been rather stressed out for awhile!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Moves can be very stressful! Hope you're done for awhile.

pilch92 said...

Another move does sound stressful. Glad you are OK and your Dad got to see the grandkids- great photos. XO

The J-Cats said...

All that moving is furry stressful BUT - think of all the lovely boxes (mol).
Seriously, though, the important thing is that you are TOGETHER - and that's what makes a home, after all.
Purrs.

Katie Isabella said...

Cleo...before I forget mom and I both loved your comment to me this morning! You always make us smile and this morning you sure did. And the sloth-like movements..I feel a copy cat coming on. Oh! I made a pun...copy cat! Get it? Copy CAT...hehehehe. I am so happy for you, girlfriend, that you are settled again. XXX

The Indulged Furries said...

Don't they teach the human to stay off the counters? ;-) Oh well, that lesson was never learned here either! Hope you settle into your new apartment quickly and find all the best sunpuddle locations.

Ann said...

Moving can be a real pain. Glad you are settled in and doing good.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Well it sounds like Dad made the right choice and since you are closer to the beach what the hey. Fifi is really cute and Dads grandson is doing a good job of helping fur sure. Cleo we are so glad the move went well for you but then again you are on cool gal

meowmeowmans said...

Cleo, we're glad the move wasn't too tough on you. It sounds like things are working out with dad's new job, and hey ... closer to the beach sounds nice. :)

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Well, Cleo, we are at least blessed with inertia on our mom's part, so we will probably never experience any moves like you have!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo, all de best two ewe, mom N dad & we look forwerd ta LOTZ oh beach surf side fotoz...wavez two ewe fifi; we hope ya stop bye everee now N then N say ~ HI ~~ ♥♥♥

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The Swiss Cats said...

We're glad everything went well for you during the move. Purrs