The Turtle Has Landed

Hey there, good neighbours!

Not only is this a long-distance move, it’s also a slowmo. The moving truck picked up our stuff in Toronto on the 18th, and will deliver it to our new apartment on April 1st. In between times, Cai and Fergus and I have rejoined E.g. and Cuca at her parents’ place here in Saint John, where she’s been hanging out since February 15th.  I was a bit uncomfortable announcing the fact of being on my own for such a long time, so I kept it quiet.

My Sonny Boy is here for a few days, too. He came along for the train ride to help me with the pupsters (he doesn’t return to work until April). Since he’s never been to Saint John, we’re showing him the town. He’s sleeping in the computer room. I could pretend that I haven’t yet blogged because I don’t want to disturb him, but that would be fibbing; the truth is I’m still kind of tired from all the last-minute heave-ho.

I did, however, write a 1300-word, longhand blibbity on the Toronto-Montreal train, which might make for a three-part entry over the next few days.  We’ll see.

And there should start to be some new photos, too. Yeay.

And now, back to our regularly-scheduled sofatop loitering.

10 Responses to The Turtle Has Landed

  1. Welcome back to the blogisphere and all good wishes for your new home in St. John. I look forward to photos at the new locale. Very exciting.

  2. “That’s one small step for the Turtle … one giant leap for Turtle-kind.”

    Hope all your stuff arrives on time and in one piece!

  3. Mutual friend Jane says:

    Looking forward to details of the great Eastern migration!
    I see you will have to educate your non-native blogfriends about ‘Saint John’ vs. ‘St. John’ or even ‘St. John’s’.

  4. S. Le says:

    I’m also looking forward to your blog/diary posts. Fill us in already!!

  5. Glad to know that all of you – both two-legged and four-legged family members – have arrived safe and sound in Saint John. Looking forward to your multi-part tale.

    Happy transitioning!


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Good luck with the temporary limbo land. Glad you have a good place to stay vs. a broken down Motel 6 somewhere for a couple weeks! That could get old, fast.

    We’ll forgive you for taking a hiatus, assuming you return.
    (also, that’ll make me feel less guilty about being a blog slacker!)

  7. almostgotit says:

    Moving is hard. So is being alone. Glad both are done or almost so…

  8. lavenderbay says:

    Thanks, Barefootheart! I’m still looking forward to photos so far, too. The computer situation here is a bit complicated right now — the house isn’t wireless, and my new computer doesn’t have the old, familiar photo program I was working with before, so shuffling stuff around is harder than my reptilian brain can handle. Maybe when E.g. gets home tonight we’ll straighten things out.

    Our new sofa is scheduled to arrive on the 1st, James. Apparently the outbound tenants are (unlawfully) planning to move out on the same day. I hope the sofa deliverers don’t get there till the afternoon!

    That’s a good idea for a post, Jane. It took E.g. a long time to get the distinctions drilled into my head.

    Coming right up, S. Le. I think.

    Thanks, Bobbie. It’s been interesting so far. Even I’m meeting people out of E.g.’s past. Btw, I’ve finally left a response to your Kaho’olawe query re the Mach 11 entry.

    Glad I could help out, Elizabeth. 😉 And yeah, motel life would’ve been pretty sad, especially with our three-member zoo!

    Thanks, Almostgotit. It’s nice to once again have someone to eat supper with every night. I’m just grateful that Jane and Robert invited me to dinner twice a week after E.g. left, and kept my sanity intact.

  9. Alyson says:

    The adventure has begun, tune in next week when we will ask the question on everyones lips….does the sofa have nubbly-type material or is it smooth?

  10. lavenderbay says:

    Rofl, Alyson! Even I don’t know the answer to that question yet.

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