Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Still Making the Transition (with an RV Trip to Mexico in Between!)

Hi all - hope you haven't forgotten about me!  I haven't forgotten about the blog it's just that life has really become busy and a bit complicated!  But, things are going to work out.  We actually took a vacation.  We drove the RV 850 miles south of the border to Loreto, Mexico.  Amy loves fishing so we fished, clammed and snorkeled.  Took the dogs down with us as well and it was great.  We stayed at one place on the way back out in the middle of nowhere.  A family owns the property and it used to be a stop for travelers before the main gas stations were put in place.  They would get gas and sell by the gallon and have people stay overnight if they wanted and make meals, too.  We were the only ones there and it was $7 to stay.  The place was a ranch and there were horses and a few cows all around us free ranging with palm trees and boulders.  It was beautiful!  Not a sound.  Some folks would say the family was so poor, but they are sooo rich in so many ways.
Amy with her Dorado

Our spot at the ranch

One night on the Sea of Cortez

 We are still making the transition to move to San Diego for a couple years where Amy can get clean pet scans.  The house is on the market and I have filled one day a week in my San Diego office and am opening up my second day of the week tomorrow.  I also have a new website being done for my work in San Diego and that will help.  It should be completed in about a week.  Yay!

Amy was supposed to get her pet scan yesterday but ended up in the ER instead!  She was in a tremendous amount of pain and they think she has a pinched nerve.  They have rescheduled her scan for next Tuesday and I will be relieved when that is over and we get good news regarding the results.

Mamma hen decided she wanted to go broody again and 3 chicks hatched Monday!  The sad part is that 3 hens disappeared while I was away and we found a hawk in waiting in the big tree above where they like to go.  So, they now have to stay in their run.  I'm bummed about that as they loved having the whole property and the trees to go under.  But, the hawk is watching and waiting.  My beautiful Barred Plymouth Rock (Miss Osie) and 2 Rhode Island Reds (including Gertie) were taken. 

Well, that's my update!  Lots going on.  The commute is getting hard as it's 2 hours and 40 minutes each way and I'm having to go down every week now.  But, we know it has to get harder before it gets better! 


  1. Keep plugging away it seems like it's all coming together.

  2. Welcome back! I've missed you. I check your blog every day.

    I am so glad to read that you and Amy had a chance to get away. What beautiful pictures! The trips sounded fabulous and was probably much needed by you both! Like you said, during this big move, things are going to get pretty darn crazy - so how smart of you to take the time to take in a big breath of fresh air before the s#$t hits the fan. Moving is never easy. Especially w/critters in tow.

    Sorry to hear about the loss of chickens. They are members of the family and each one is treasured, I am sure.

    Also, sorry to hear about Amy's pinched nerve. Yes - they are very very painful. Mr Farmer had one last year and he was flat out for about three weeks (really took a long time for him to feel at 100%). His was in his neck - which meant he had pain shooting up his neck, down his arm, and down his back. Our PT loaned us a special neck-stretching board, which hubby used daily, and that relieved a ton of pain!

    Sorry I'm so wordy. Just really thinking about you guys during this time of transition.

    Hang in there!


  3. Hang in there! Things are going to work out great. Sorry to hear about Amy's pinched nerve, and your chicken hawk. Your vacation looked FANTASTIC! Hope it was as filling and relaxing as the pictures show. Did you two eat that giant fish, or was it catch and release? WOW! Amazing! That farm sounded really cool too. Hope you can fill your second day as nicly as you did your first! - Kelly's Adv in KY.

  4. So if you're moving, what will happen to all the critters? Maybe I don't fully understand your situation.

  5. I have been without a computer for a few months and am now busy catching up. I see that this post was dated in July, so wonder how you are doing. I hope things are going OK for you guys and that you will be back to let us know.

  6. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

  7. Hope your all doing well and your move went smoothly!


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