No, I didn't fall off a cliff!
There's been SO much happening lately that finding the time to sit and write has been challenging. Since I want the blog to help me remember what's happening in these exciting times as we get settled into a new life, I need to get off my duff and start writing!!
I'll play catch up and mention a few "firsts" that have happened since my last post ....
- Our first snowfall was about a month earlier than I expected. It was only about 1/2" and melted before lunch, but it made us realize that we need to buy a snow shovel and some de-icer so that we'll be ready when the real thing comes along. Snow shovels weren't something that we ever needed in Louisiana!
- I attended my first lacrosse game since I was in college: the 25th annual Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic pitted VMI against W&L in a preseason matchup. Free admission and the peaceful stroll to the stadium is always a perk when going to W&L sporting events!
- It may not seem like much but I got up the courage to find a new hairdresser here in VA. After going to Nona R in Baton Rouge for the past 24 years (!!), it was nerve wracking to let someone else highlight and cut my hair! Visions of having hair with streaky stripes and walking out with a crazy cut thankfully didn't come true! Everett and Kelly did a fine job, so I should be able to relax and enjoy the experience with my next visit.
- Sarge and Cloud had their first shoeing with their new farrier. I'm still getting to know Cloud, but she's coming along and I'm very happy that she's mine.
- Bernard the Mini is sporting a new license plate, and I've got a VA driver's license in my wallet! Our first visit to the Virginia DMV was successful from the point of view of the Virginia state coffers. It cost us almost 900.00 to register the cars and trailers and get new drivers licenses! We still have to get our inspection stickers (state AND county) so more revenue is coming VA's way! Nobody ever said moving to paradise was going to be cheap!
- Halloween was our first "holiday" event since moving to Lexington. Trick or Treat in town was quite the spectacle as streams of costumed kids and their parents went up and down the streets in the afternoon collecting candy from the downtown businesses. We walked around a bit and then settled into a table in the front of the coffee shop where we could watch the action. Funny how times have changed.... other than one vampire, I didn't see any ghouls, goblins or witches!
Even the horses from the carriage ride business got into the spirit... Guess they are being "horses of a different color"?
- I celebrated my first birthday as a Virginian. 55!! Who'd have thought? Joe and I had lots to talk about during dinner out at my favorite restaurant in town: The Southern Inn.
And that's a handful of our firsts from recent days.......
Stay tuned for a house update tomorrow.... there have been lots of changes at the new house!