I've come to terms with moving. I'd even say I'm happy about moving. But it's still a pain in my ass.
We were supposed to fly to Seattle for my niece's birthday last night. We were planning on shipping some dogs to my mom's and sister's to lessen the stress of moving with SIX of them. Thunderstorms hit Dallas and the flight got canceled. We're leaving tonight.
Problem is, it's supposed to be 101 degrees today (it's supposed to feel like 109 degrees). We can't ship the three dogs when it's over 85 degrees.
My assumption is that it will only get hotter over the next few weeks, and shipping the dogs will become even less likely. Hooray.
By the way: I had prepared all of the kennels, which meant cleaning them out - we bought them at Goodwill, and they needed a good cleaning. Put fresh towels in them, put "Live Animal" stickers on, attached food/water instructions. Filled up water containers that look like they belong in a gerbil cage. Took dogs in for vaccines and health certificates. Loaded dogs in kennels. Loaded kennels in truck. Drove to airport. Unloaded dogs. Lifted and stacked kennels on tiny carts. Got "Look at the Crazy People" stares from strangers. Stacked suitcases, a purse, an ACU backpack, a Nike backpack, and Tucker onto tiny carts. Stumbled into airport. Found out flight is canceled. Stumbled back out of airport. Unstacked and reloaded dogs into truck. Drove home. Dogs thought, "What the hell was that all about?"
So here's my plan. My mom and Scout think I'm a lunatic.
1) Forget about flying the dogs (and then arranging to pick them up when we find and buy a house in Colorado).
2) Buy a trailer, pack up our crap, and live in said trailer (very temporarily) until we find a house. (I've been wanting an Airstream - isn't it awesome?)
3) Live Happily Ever After.
There are a few benefits to this dream of mine. 1) We won't have to ship the dogs. 2) We won't have to worry about finding a hotel room - particularly with six dogs. 3) We can stay for cheap in an RV park. 4) We LOVE camping! 5) I'm trying really hard to come up with more; my husband isn't convinced yet.
We're going to look at the trailer today, although I don't think Scout will go for it.
I think it sounds adventurous and crazy. And that's the way I like things.
What do you think?