The eagle has landed

Good news: We’re alive.

Eight days ago, after approximately 13 hours on the road, we pulled in to the city of Parma, Ohio. No GPS needed – I just followed behind Ev the whole way and we communicated via walkie-talkie.

This little girl braved the trip in my car.

The first couple hours were rough for Stella. Anxiety Cat, as I lovingly referred to her, parked herself in my lap causing my body temperature to rise a few uncomfortable degrees as the sun was blazing through the driver-side window that day. But I sucked it up for her sake. After about 5-6 hours, she relaxed and made her way to the back of the car where I intended her to be.

We visited Ev’s mom at work and enjoyed a few beers and some pizza before crashing here for the night:

After the long day we had crammed in our cars which were literally jam packed with the remainder of our belongings, the only thing that mattered was that we had a place to lay our heads and get some shut eye.

The next morning I was greeted with a plate of deliciousness:

One of the best things about living with Ev’s mom, Nancy, is that she is an AMAZING COOK. I kid you not, we have been eating like royalty this past week. And I’ve been visually bragging about it via my new found love of Instagram (follow me @ afcraig).

Cheers to the good life!

I’m pretty pleased to say that after only 8 days both Ev and I landed jobs and we’ve already begun the house hunting process. I’ll be posting soon about the success that was my very first yard sale including some tips from my lovely mother, who happens to be the Yard Sale Queen.

Until then I’m still acclimating to this new place. I’ve been battling the relentless heat and a steady migraine to go along with it, but still chugging along. After a crazy rain storm last night, today’s weather is a beautiful 65 degrees and I’m enjoying the relief that should follow over the next few days.

And I’m happy to report that Stella is settling in quite well.

Laptop Cat says “no more internetz for you”

Until next time…

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