Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Here (And There)

Heads up! I'm going to be here and there the rest of this week, and won't have internet access, because I found a home in the exact location of those WV mountains as was desired. Right on top of those ski slopes, baby! Well, not literally on top of a ski slope, but just a few minute's drive away.

My brother is leaning toward moving close to the same area soon as well (yes, our mom is calling on a daily basis now with suitable applications of mother's guilt). He's been in South Carolina for awhile now due to work, so it'll be schweet to be able to spend lots more time with him. We've always kept in touch really well, but we've not been able to get much family time in since he ran off to live with the Army and I ran off to live with the beach (nearly eighteen years ago). Our ideas of what we'll do while there is a little different, though.

He's thinking grab a six pack and fishing poles, climbing those mountains (and God knows what else) while I'm thinking more along the lines of hiking (way different than climbing), getting terrific photos and working in tons of writing while snowed in as well as pursuing the design degree (not getting any younger here ya know). Considering the home is in an area that is difficult to navigate in winter, I'm sure I'll be happy to see him when he shows up (even if he's trying to get me to go bear hunting instead of skiing).

In short, while he envisions a mountanous getaway from the stresses of life, I envision him out there helping me shovel my driveway. Ha! Hey, he'd be a whole lot smarter if he read my blog, now wouldn't he? Mmhm.

Anyhow, this brings me to my point (yes, I do have one). Since I landed the house before it's actually time to move (I'm not moving until the uber-teen is good and ready and that's not until spring), I'm going to have to go there some to keep check on the place. So, I'm leaving in the morning to take a few things, stock up on a few things and do all those things we who enjoy electric, heat (and internet) have to do and will be away the rest of the week.

I'm totally running off to become a snow bunny, hooray!

I'll be sure to have some photos to share when I get back. Until then, I give you Fox, helping me study for a test last week.

Yeah, studying has the same effect on me.

Have a terrific rest of the week! :)


Lin said...

Good luck in the hills of WVA! Much good luck moving all those furry friends! Is that the puppy from last year? Looking forward to seeing the great pictures I know you'll be making!

Ssssteve said...

Congrats, and it sounds beautiful!! enjoy!

RT said...

YAY, Uber! :)

Grading has that effect on me, too.

Wyatt Earp said...

Have fun! And don't get in trouble with the hillbillies!

Crazy Politico said...

I visited that area of West Virginia. Any time I opened the car window I heard Dueling Banjos wafting through the clean mountain air :)

Anonymous said...

Have a blast.
And did you post a pic of you in your snow bunny suit yet?
Ya know, for wyatt...

Uber said...

Lin- That is the one and only Fox, Fox Moulder! We lost Luna and I was so heart broken that my parents gave Fox to me. He's an awesome companion and lots of laughs! I've placed all young pets except Fox (and now Dante) which leaves me with the elderly Thor & Shadow in prep for the move. So sad but they were young and cute, so easy to place into good homes. Very cold here - can't be keeping all those furries inside 24/7!

Thanks Ssssteve! It's been difficult but it is very pretty!

Hiya RT, hope all is well!

No problem staying outa trouble with the hillbillies, Earpy. I had to drive all the way to PA to find trouble (parking ticket in Pittsburge). :p

CP- I swear I thought I heard some mountain music while out on the porch catching some air myself last night. Turned out to be moaning cattle though. haha

Snow bunny photos on the way!