Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
I don't have a lot of pictures because I thought my camera had broken. Every time I tried to turn it on, nothing would come up on the screen. Turns out, it wasn't broken. I had somehow turned off the screen. I'm an idiot. It took husband less than 2 minutes to figure it out once I got home! It's all good though. I told Husband that we have to go back to Myrtle Beach for a vacation! I can take more pictures then!
Oh how I have missed the beach! Living in Massachusetts, I got spoiled because I lived so close to so many beaches. This is the first beach I've been to in two years!
The view from our balcony. I feel asleep to the sound of the waves. It was magical!
Oh no! Where's my bed? It's in the wall! I have always wanted to sleep on one of these beds! I think they are so cool! So, even though the couch had a pull-out bed, I chose to sleep on this. Cross that off my bucket list.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
On Tuesday morning, another cat showed up. We named him Smokey. I know a gray cat named Smokey, how original. We can't determine if Smokey is a stray or not, but he shows up each morning and eats the food we put out. Tuesday afternoon brought two more cats to our door. At this point I was a bit concerned about what the neighbours would think, but neither cat was a stray and we haven't seen them since.
Charlie has spent the last two days curled up on the mat on our front step. He runs away when we go outside, and he won't let us touch him. But he has warmed up to me and actually got close enough to smell my hand a couple of times. Charlie won't go near Husband at all, so Husband says he and Charlie are not friends! I would love to take Charlie in, but we aren't allowed to have pets in our place. So instead we feed him and try to make friends. As one of our good friends said about feeding strays "It is the thing to do, when God sends you a cat."
As a side note, the local animal shelter offers free spay and neuter clinics for strays. Once Charlie has warmed up to me enough, I will trap him and take him to the shelter to get the deed done. I believe in being a responsible stray cat feeder!
Monday, May 9, 2011
We have settled in nicely here. Of course we still have boxes to unpack, but give us another week and there won't be a box in sight (at least I am hoping for that!). We had our first "visitors" on Friday, when a swarm of bees decided to take up residence outside our upstairs bathroom. Then they decided to see what it was like on the inside! We had about 40 honey bees come into our place over a 2 hour period! Husband killed each one with a fly swatter while I started repacking our belongings! If the bees were staying, I was out of there! Eventually, an exterminator came and killed the bees, so we get to stay! Hooray! Stupid bees!
We are enjoying Virginia so far. The weather is beautiful! It is about 20 degrees cooler than Texas here! I love being able to go outside in the afternoon and not sweat too death. I'm told that it gets humid here in the summer, but as long as we don't have 70 days of over 100 degrees, I'm okay with humidity!