Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Non Quilty Posting

We have had a very hectic 3 weeks in our lives.

On January 30, I retired.
The first part of the week of Feb 1, we packed
Thur Feb 5, the movers came and picked up our stuff
Monday Feb 9, we were on the auto train headed for our new home in Central Florida.

On our way down to Florida we got a call that MJ's mom had a "whopper of a stroke".  She lives in the Fort Lauderdale area. We were able to get down to her in time to say good bye.  She was 89 and in great health, still living on her own. MJ's sister was also on her way down to Fl when she got the call because they were all coming to see and stay at our new house for a family style vacation.  We know she was very happy and pain free when she passed.  More than that you can't ask for in life.

Friday night back to the house
Saturday 8 AM the movers arrive.
Sunday through Thursday we unpacked.

And then the best day of the last three weeks came........

The kids arrived.



The girls playing with MJ

We are rescuing them through Florida English Bulldog Rescue.

They were abandoned as puppies and had a lot of health issues that needed to be resolved.  In great shape they were adopted out to a family that were apparently not a good fit.  They both came back in worse shape than they were originally.

Nettie is now very healthy and living with us.  Celie is still on medical hold due to a stress related mange issue that is well on it's way to gone. We will have have play dates so that she is used to us when the move happens and so that she stays in contact with her sister.  They are about a year and a half old.  Very timid but very lovey dovey.  I know we can give them a wonderful forever home.

Our 1st family photo.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a blessing that she was eagerly anticipating your arrival at your new home. And those puppies are adorable! blessings, marlene

  2. I'm sorry about the loss of MJ's mom, but it's so good you got to see her. As for those puppies, they are so cute and I'm sure they are happy to be with you in your new home!

  3. Hugs for your loss. And I want to say welcome to your new home and I love your new family picture.
    in stitches

  4. Sad news and good news - thoughts are with you for your loss, and blessings for the new additions to your family
    Enjoy your retirement

  5. Wow, lots happened in such a short time! So sorry for your loss, congrats on your retirement. The two dogs will surely thrive in your care as you all settle into your new home!

  6. Sorry for your loss and congrats on your adoptions , lucky dogs .

  7. Oh my. You and MJ have my deepest sympathy. It is good to know that she led a full and healthy life.

    Welcome to Florida. Sounds like you are moved in and I hope enjoy your new life. The girls are very precious. I hope you are all together soon.

  8. Congratulations on your retirement! Now you can quilt all you want... in between walking the dogs! Thanks for the comment on Crooked Gulley Art Quilts. I'm always curious as to who is out there in cyber-land.

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