See that blue stuff? That is the Arizona sky! A few days ago I was shoveling snow in 9 degree weather. Today I’m in short sleeves and it is almost 70, and I’m in my new duplex looking out at bright bright sun.
This is the view from my driveway – blue blue sky and mountains!
This is going to take a little getting used to. People were giving me odd looks when I whipped out my camera in the grocery store parking lot.
And this is what I see out of my kitchen window – more mountains over the back yard fence. And if I was a little faster, I would have snapped a photo of the huge hawk on the telephone pole just to the left. Did he freak out the birds when he flew not ten feet over my back yard.
I have a cactus. I am avoiding the cactus. It is scary.
The drive from Frazer, Pennsylvania to Tucson, Arizona in my little Chevy Cruize took us three days. We drove twelve or so hours each day, with a little extra the last day. We left on the third – I had to shovel snow and ice on my last day. Thanks, Pennsylvania. The car was packed so full there was hardly any room for Tony to move the seat back when he was driving, which made it pretty uncomfortable for him. What a great son. The birds and cats were actually very good but they were not happy about it.
We were all extremely happy to see Tucson popping up on the street signs.
It was a bit embarrassing when the movers took out the couches though. See that bag of dead mice? Yes, that is eighteen years of cats smacking their toys under the couch.
Bandit and Merlin are so happy to be out of the travel cages, even if its not their nice big cages which are on the moving truck. The cats are spending a lot of time sleeping, recuperating, but they are sleeping with me and cuddling so they have forgiven me for three days in their little travel cages.
Now the long wait for my furniture to arrive. Could be anytime next week – the driver had originally thought he’d be here on Saturday, but they got stuck in a storm so that won’t happen. My son lent me his air mattress and a table and he gave me his old HUGE TV and set me up with netgear for Christmas, and Danielle was so nice getting some food and various sundries to hold me over, and I have internet so I have stuff to do, but I want my stuff!
I didn’t take nearly enough photos on the trip though. I was either driving or too exhausted to remember I had a camera. I am just so thankful Tony came with; I would never have been able to make the journey without him. And thank you Tucson for welcoming me with your blue skies, warm weather, and my wonderful new little home. I am now starting the new year with a new home that is is the same zip code as my son and his family. I am very grateful.