Sunday, May 10, 2020

We Made It!!!


Hello Everyone!!

We did it! We made it to our new home in New Brunswick!!! The border crossing was nerve-wracking, filled with military and peace officers. We were asked so many questions, and we had to show identification and the signed deed. We were reminded to quarantine and off we went with a "Welcome To New Brunswick!". The only light on this very rural street was what's called a "dusk to dawn" light. It was installed by the previous owner through NB Power and we were going to have it disconnected before we moved. I have to tell you, we were very thankful it was there when we arrived!


It was a LONG drive...oh my gosh...we left at 6:30am and arrived around 11pm Atlantic Time. Jack drove up in the cab of the Uhaul with me and Alex, while the cats and the two huskies were in our SUV, towed behind the truck. Surprisingly the cats didn't even have to pee or poop once. They basically slept the entire time. I will be honest, I had white knuckles many-a-time along the drive. I'm not used to driving such a humongous vehicle...AND with an SUV on a tow transport trailer behind!!! I'm so glad it's over. IF we move again, we will hire a moving company! Alex and I are very sore from head to toe and unfortunately my sciatica acted up during the drive. It was definitely a challenge, but very worth it.

I have limited internet, friends. Our phone lines are not working so we can't plug in our modem. I am publishing this post via my phone. I don't know if the phone/internet company will come until after our quarantine period is over, so it may be a few weeks until I'm online again. I'm glad I pre-scheduled the art date posts!!!

Thanks for all of your wonderful wishes and words! I love all of you!!!  ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

46 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh you made it! I was thinking if you,, take care of your back Rain, enjoy your new home, remember everything doesn’t have to be at once,, lol, you have the rest of your life! Best wishes!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sooooo glad to hear about it. Well done, that was a fantastic job. Have a rest and take things slowly, and sending you all, 2 and 4 legged beings good wishes for health and happiness in your new home. Look after each other! Hugs, Valerie

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

So glad to hear from you! That must have been very nerve wracking! Glad the furry friends managed o.k. My oldest brother moved earlier on in the time of "shut down" and it took quite a while for him to sort out and get all his different services. I hope things go smoothly for you! -Jenn

R's Rue said...

Take care.

Mama Pea said...

Wow, this has been so long in coming for you two and your furry family. I echo Laurie above in saying to remember now that you're finally at your longed-for destination, everything doesn't have to be done at once. Take time to breath (a lot), relax and enjoy every second of your new home. Congratulations on all your hard work (including that drive -- oh, my!) to reach this goal. Hugs!

Mary said...

Thankful to hear you made it safely - that was a long trip and you were amazing to manage driving that truck etc.
Wishing you all a smooth move-in at your sweet new home Rain - will look forward to coming news and photos when you have Internet etc.
Warm hugs - you may need them if the chilly weather came your way!
Be well - stay safe.
Mary x

Christine said...

I was thinking of you too, so glad you made it. Thanks for the update. I would keep that light up.

Leanna said...

OMG! You guys made it. Rain dear, take care of yourself. Both of you rest up when you can once you unload the truck. How are the fur babies? Are they getting used to the new digs? Take care.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

So glad to hear Rain! My heart can rest easier now. Congratulations and good luck on getting settled in!

(I have done that sort of drive several times between Old Home and New Home. It is not an easy one.

Leftycrafter said...

I had been thinking of you all week. So glad you are finally in your new home. Being quarantined for 2 weeks will give you time to unpack and put things in order. SO glad the animals are ok too. Jack is just a little spoiled LOL. But that is ok. Those eyes of his would turn my heart into mush too. I look forward to photos of your place when you are ready to post them. Stay well!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So glad you made it safely! You look so exhausted in that photo. Have fun setting up your new home and getting comfy in it. May all go well!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, sooo happy to see you made it to your new home. And without any more trouble. Now you "just" have to settle in. A hard but fun part I believe. :)

Take care all of you. :)

Sandi said...

๐Ÿ’œWelcome home, Rain and family! ๐Ÿ’™

I tried to find a way to post the New Brunswick flag here, but there doesn't seem to be a way. It's VERY COOL. It's a lion and a sailboat. Well, more than a sailboat. It's an old-fashioned mighty ship with sails.

sandy said...

oh wow - so glad you made it even with all the border c rossing stuff which must have been such an experience. Can't wait to see more pics and read more about the whole trip and your new home.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Congrats on the safe arrival at your new home, Rain & Alex. Thanks for the updates and looking forward to reading more when you are online. Take you time to get settled in and will look forward to the future updates. Stay safe and hope you sciatica is better.

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Happy Day! Wonderful. Much congrats on your new adventure and home!!! You did it!!!!!!!!

Judyk2310 said...

Glad you made it safely and looking forward to when you are able to post again.

Betty said...

Blessings in your new home, it looks very isolated, you definitely need some lighting. Your pets were good managing that long journey. I hope you settle in quickly, have plenty to eat, are warm and cosy. Stay safe. Betty x

Leigh said...

Hurray! Thank you so much for the update. We'd all be on pins and needles otherwise! Such a cute little house. Looking forward to everything that's to come.

Elephant's Child said...

WONDERFUL news.
I am so very happy for you all. Look after your back, and take things slowly.

Henny Penny said...

Oh, I'm so glad you had a safe trip and are now at your new home. Hope you soon get everything you need and can get settled in. Sorry I've missed several of your last posts. It's east to get behind. Take care.

sbrgirl said...

Congratulations on your move!
Best wishes!

margi said...

Congratulations! Glad you made it!

gigi-hawaii said...

I am so glad you made it to your new house and all is well. You must be so thrilled to be there finally. Congratulations.

wyomingheart said...

Oh how happy, Rain! I am so excited for you on your new adventure!! Can’t wait to see what your summer will look like!
Congratulations!!!

DVArtist said...

Your new place looks fantastic. So glad you had the light. You did that trip in record time. Glad there wasn't too much trouble at the boarder. Take your time and get some rest you all need it even the animals.

NanaDiana said...

Oh! I am so very happy for you. Nothing like a spot of brightness in these dark days! I love the new place and can't wait to see you all set up and loving it! Happy Mother's Day- xo Diana

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, that sounds like a long exhausting day. I'm glad you could get through the border crossing. Now I guess you need to unpack and organize.

creativeseconds.com said...

Wow! you're so brave ~ I'm so happy that you made it safe ~ Blessings to you!

Becki said...

So glad to hear from you and see that you made it. What a terrific picture of your home welcoming you with that bright light after such a wearying trip. Take care of yourselves as you unpack and move in. And do rest as you can.

So so happy for you, Rain!

baili said...

Heartfelt congratulations dear Rain :)))

can't tell you how much happy i felt to read this ,thank God all went fine eventually and you reached to your dream destination safely WHAT A RELIEF

i am sorry long drive awakened your ache but i am sure it will be gone after rest my friend
wow this shot of your house shows it is absolutely wonderful beautiful and peaceful place :)))
i will be waiting for your updates and more glimpse of your peace zone :)
rest well and feel good soon :)
hugs and lots of love and best wishes!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Thanks for updating and happy you made it safe and sound if sore. I'd keep that light! xox

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

So thankful to know y'all made it to your new home. Hopefully things will settle into place soon. Normal life is resuming once more in Tennessee. I'm not ready to jump into public life anymore than I have until I feel at ease that the virus isn't near the problem but honestly I think it's gonna be like anything else of threat to one's health. We just need to be careful to not spread germs. If we had been doing this all along then we wouldn't find ourselves in this situation. Have fun setting up your new home. I look forward to reading all about your adventure when you're plugged up to the world wide web again. :) Blessings to you, Alex, and the furry kids! ;)

Elkes Lebensglรผck said...

I'm glad that everything worked out with Alex and your lovely animals. Have a rest and now it's all about clearing out and conceding.
Congratulations on moving in!
Greetings Elke

Linda Kunsman said...

congratulations on getting to your new home safely even though it was a bit intimidating!! So happy for you and Alex and the fur babies. Remember to take some deep breaths and get some rest as well.

Lowcarb team member said...

So lovely to see and read this post. I am so pleased you made it safely, but goodness that was a long trip!

Enjoy settling in and look forward to an update and photographs when you can.

For now, my good wishes.

All the best Jan

PS I think I would keep that light up!

Fundy Blue said...

Yay! I'm glad that you, Alex, and Fur Babies made it okay. I can't even imagine driving what you were driving! Well, actually I'm so terrorized by driving that I can't take my car on the freeway, although I can be a passenger. I'll bet that light late in the evening looked awesome when you arrived. Otherwise it would have been so dark. You did amazingly well posting this on your phone. I can't wait to see and hear about all your new home adventures. Rest. Take care! Stay well! Hugs to you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

SO glad to read you have made it to your new home. I can only imagine the strife you must have felt when crossing into a new area. At least you had all the proper paperwork and were prepared for the event. How awesome your cats behaved so well. Kudos all around, dear Rain.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Congratulations on your new home. I have been busy and tired and not commented or blogged much. Nancy

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh! Thank goodness you made it and look at your darling house! A cozy cottage for sure! I will live vicariously through it all so please, when you get your internet, show us everything! So exciting like being a pioneer! I have towed and it is nerve-racking! So glad you and the entire family made it safe and sound! I am as excited as if it was me! I sure wish it was! Hugs to all ~ Sam

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yay! Congrats

Martha said...

Such great news! I'm so happy to hear that you've all arrived safe and sound to your new home. My heart swells. I will email you when you're settled in. Lots of happenings on my mind and would love to share with you. Enjoy your new house. Stay safe and be well!

Pam said...

Hoping this means that you were able to finally find a place to buy...going back on your blog to find out whats what!!

Nicole said...

Welcome to your new home ... YOUR HOME ❤

Stefanie said...

YAY for arriving safely! Oh boy I understand how scary it'd be to drive a car that's unfamilar. Glad the pets were fine on the way over.

Jenn Jilks said...

I was watching and missed this post. Sigh. Things are trying. What a journey youv'e had!