Monday, August 6, 2012

Mom is home!!!!!

Oh - and the cool air machine seems to be working again too!!!  Grandpa turned it off yesterday afternoon and then turned it back on last night before he picked mom up from the airport. When she got home (really really late) the whole place had cooled down a lot.

 gratuitous Doc picture

We were all pretty excited to see her. Of course someone moved the gate and she had to spend a few minutes catching the kittens so she could go to bed. :)  Mom said she was amazed how much bigger the alcohol kittens looked after being gone for just a week. No word on Bear yet - she was told that Miss Beckie picked him up and so she is waiting for Miss Beckie to call her back.

Mom's said she is going to tell her story of last week in a couple of installments, so stay tuned.

DeLynn and I left Ohio on Tuesday morning. We made it about 800 miles the first day. DeLynn drives a Honda Civic hybrid. It was the two of us, Jack the 120 pound black lab mix & two cats. Winnie (the younger cat) has traveled many times as she belongs to DeLynn's daughter Leah who goes to school in Montreal. It was Cinnamon we weren't sure about. He is 9 years old, not found of being caught and not fond of the carrier. He spent the first day making some noise, but we expected screaming and he did more of the low level meows. He stopped about 2 hours before we stopped for the night in Kansas (near Fort Riley - I waved to the Army of Four sibes when we passed). Everyone was good at the hotel. Second day we made it to Junction City CO and Cinnamon talked for the first couple of hours and then settled in. We crossed Utah on Thursday and made it to Kanab about 2pm. We crossed 6 states and 2 time zones in 3 days. 

More about Best Friends tomorrow. :)

24 comments:

  1. I understand completely. When I moved from Arizona to Maine, I spent 4 1/2 days in a minivan with 4 cats.... by the last day EVERYONE was unhappy with getting in the car again! :P

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  2. that is a lot of driving. I laughed at Kanab's sign - Best Earth on Show. heh

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  3. HURRAH for A/C! Maybe the condenser froze up--we've had that happen.
    It was so fun to see you!

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  4. Wow!! Your mum is a STAR!!! Glad she's home and glad you're all keeping cool!! Take care
    x

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  5. Glad Mom is home but now you'll have to let her rest up a little. That was lots of traveling!

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  6. welcome home! sounds like you had an epic road trip, loads of fun! Glad the cold air maker is working again, no more hots!!

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  7. I can't wait to hear about Best Friends!

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  8. Good Gravey, I am exhausted just reading this. Oh to be young again. Glad things went well on the trip and that the Air machine is back on.
    Get some good rest.

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  9. Homecomings are really always the best!

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  10. Welcome home, good to hear the a/c is working again and hope it stays that way!

    Looking forward to hearing the "rest of the story"!

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  11. We're so glad the a/c is working! Ha roooo!
    You should have tried to get a hold of us! We'd have loved to meet you -- I think I saw you waving!!!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  12. MOWZERS! If you passed thru KC we shoulda waved at you!! (BTW loved the gratuitous pic of Doc!)

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  13. Great news to have mom home and cool air! :)

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  14. Mommie took Sassy to Florida a couple of years ago. She was surprised at how good she was. No complaints and no accidents in the car!

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  15. Welcome home to your mom!! We can't wait to hear more!!

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  16. It's so wonderful to come home to the kitties. 800 miles .. I remember how tiring 450 miles was in one day. I don't know how you did it.

    have fun!




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  17. Welcome home! We're glad you had cold air and kittens to greet you!

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  18. Love gratuitous kitty pictures. :-)

    Glad the air conditioning is working again, it's been a brutally hot summer.

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  19. Welcome home! :) Thank heavens the a/c is working again.

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  20. Grampas sure do like things warm, dont they? Ours is the same way. He would turn off the AC here if he could get away with it...

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