Zoned out in the ADK

We’ve arrived in NY.  None of our stuff has arrived yet, and I can only say it should be here by Thanksgiving.  We’re camping out in our new place.  (I’m blogging from the library at the school).

I am pretty wigged out by all this.  Iowa and Indiana are way prettier than I expected.  And Wyoming is pretty windy; I’m glad we didn’t decide to move to Laramie.  Here in the Adirondacks (ADK) there are more trees and fewer people than I pictured.

It was snowing as we drove in.  It snowed all the next day, too, but it all melted yesterday and it was sweater weather today.  I hear it’s supposed to be about 60 degrees tomorrow — no sweater required, even!  Baby C has been busy eating leaves and sand, and H built a really Blair-Witch-Project style “sandbox” out of bits of wood he found outside.  It bears no resemblance to a sandbox, just in case you’re wondering.

Sputnik has a superhuman (supercat?) resistance to all tranquilizers.   Valium was like kitty cocaine for her, so we switched to something else — don’t remember the name — that was a cream I rubbed in her ear once or twice a day.  It seemed to have no effect whatsoever, so she arrived in her new home drug-free.  She has been staring at the large, chittery squirrels outside the dining room window.  And she seems to be frightened of the basement, where Brad put her litter box.  Now, why would a cat be afraid of a basement?

I have no cord to transfer pictures from my camera, so you’ll just have to imagine all this.


About sayingthings

K lives in the US with her man and kiddos, knits, cans, dehydrates, bakes bread, (but doesn't cook regular food, particularly), crochets, spins, gardens, studies for a degree that never seems to end, and um, works. Sometimes she wastes time online. Also -- and family, she's looking at you here -- sometimes she swears and says things you might not agree with. But she still loves you.

Posted on November 8, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Welcome to NY 🙂 Can’t wait to see pictures!

  2. i am glad you guys made it ok…. your stuff will get there eventually. the camping is just part of the journey and part of the story that you will have of your move.

    and we are looking forward to the pictures. we can hardly wait to see what the adk is like…

    we already miss you here – we were wondering earlier if you wanted any walnuts to shell, but realized that you aren’t just down the hill anymore. sigh. but we will adjust. 🙂

    ahhhh…. sputnik. what a crazy cat.

  3. knittingunderwater

    So good to hear you landed okay in your new pad!

  4. It’s so good to hear from you! Being unsettled won’t go on for too long and you’ll soon feel apart of the place. Sending good thoughts your way as you settle in and find your way. Cute kids, crazy cat!

  5. I’m glad to read another blog entry. Mom said you were there, but it is good to hear you “voice” your update.

    Sputnik may be spooked for a while, but she’ll probably figure things out before too long. Does Holden feel happy? Has he started school or are things too crazy for that right now?

    I do hope to visit you sometime there. For now I’ll have to use my imagination (and maybe find some pictures on the internet to help).

    I’m knitting Andrew some slippers. It was just an easy project to start–not too expensive or long. We’ll see if I like them (or if he does).


  6. Glad you guys made it ok. The worst is over!

    I’m sure once you get settled you will absolutely love it.

    Once I finally get to move and get settled, I expect a visit from you guys. Just even to get you out in a more populated area 😉

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