Hi…..it’s been a while. However most of you that read this blog are also my FB friends so all of you are caught up, and may want to skip this post. All 4 of us arrived safely in Portland,although, there was a bit of doggie drama. we decided to send our dogs the day after we left, so that we could get a good night’s rest, rent a car, all that stuff. Luckily, I have some great friends in Maui who agreed to ship the pooches for us (Thanks again Jenna and Jo). Now for the Drama Part…we got a call from Jenna the day after we arrived saying that the cargo folks were not going to be able to send the dogs because it was too cold here in Portland. Long story short after a few calls to the vet,and Jenna, they were able to fly and we picked them up the day after we arrived. All things considered it went rather smoothly, even though they just got settled in the Hotel,then had to get resettled at the Apt. Yeah that is right,we had to get an Apt not a house, but it is working out well, so far. There is a great enclosed dog park within 5 miles of us that we found so they have been getting exercise.

Things worked out great with us finding a car. We got the first one we actually looked at. It is a 2001 Subaru Legacy GT,fully loaded with dual moon roofs, 6 Cd changer the works. Of course we were a bit skeptical at first, but we took it to a mechanic who ran diagnostics on it who said, that if he were in the market, he would buy it, so we did. The KBB on it was $5900, but we talked the owner into $5000, due to the fact it will need new tires soon, and apparently with an all wheel drive vehicle, we have to get all 4 at the same time. All we have to do now is to find jobs, and with the good fortune we have been having, that will happen relatively quickly (send Job Karma). I have yet to meet any of my Portland peeps yet ( Logan, Kimberly and Karen I swear it will be soon). I have been very busy building shelves and dressers and nightstands ( Thank God For Ikea).

In summation:
Things are going well.
The folks in our small Apt Complex are great (There are only like 10 units).
Doggies are happy.
We have a vehicle.
And I feel that this chapter of our adventure is going very well.

I would like to thank all of you who wished us well, and sent good moving wishes. NOTHING got smashed,dashed or broken in their travels across the Pacific. I will be sure to keep you all updated as things progress. It is good to be back on the mainland, a bit chilly but good. : )