September 5, 2010

A New Normal

Well Friday I left Austin, before Melissa and Jackson, to move to Austin to get the new house ready for the animals. Leaving Austin was so difficult for me because there are so many great people that live in Austin that we have grown to love.

Austin has so much history for us (10 years). It is where I fell in love with Melissa, bought my first house, adopted 3 great animals and Fern (just kidding), started to plan the idea of having a baby, found out after many disappointments that Melissa was pregnant, Jackson was born at home and I adopted Jackson.

You can see why it was so hard to leave so much history and great people. I will miss Austin so much and I will definitely go back to visit the people we consider family. But there are some positives to living in Toronto. which I can talk about in another post but one I really wanted to mention is about our status. Now that we live in Canada we can officially check the married box on forms!

The animals left Austin Saturday (3 am) to drive to Houston to get on a plane to make the move to Toronto. If you don’t know us I should tell you that our animals mean so much to us they are part of the family. So every decision regarding the time of the move, when I move and when Melissa moves was made around what was best for them. It didn’t work out as we wanted but we chose the best option given to us. Poor Melissa had to send them off in their cages at 3am and it was difficult for her to do.

During the day, I tried to make their new home better and bought them all sorts of goodies and toys. After 2.5 hours in the Toronto Airport they came to their new home. I was so happy to see them and they were happy to see me. Three of them sleep with me on my air mattress. It wasn’t as traumatic as I thought it would be on them. I think this whole process was more difficult on us than it was for them.

Well, the final phase of the move is done. We have our stuff and are slowly unpacking. Now that Melissa and Jackson are here it feels a lot better. Our life has been chaotic for what feels like a month and I am ready to get things back to normal, a new normal.


Marili said...

Miss you guys but I am happy to hear that everyone got there safely. Even Fern!

Anonymous said...

What a journey! I can't wait to hear more about the move and about your new home!

Next in Line said...

Welcome to Canada! Too bad we are so far from each other still.

J and DZ said...

Welcome to Toronto!! (: You're going to love it here!

Anonymous said...

What a haul! I am glad you are mostly moved and settling in. Yay for checking the married box! That's awesome!

Shannon said...

Welcome to Toronto! Glad the move went well and I hope you feel settled in soon.

Shannan Riemer said...

what a relief! I would love to see pictures when you get settled.

rachelleykins said...

I'm one of your lurkers, but welcome
to Toronto. I've been living here
of my life (almost 49 yrs) and been
with my partner Barb 13 yrs (legally married 6 yrs.

All the best,