Wednesday, January 25, 2012


     To say the least, we were wiped out from our trip.  We left Ormond Beach at 2:30 p.m. EST and arrived at our apartment at 2 a.m. EST and it was 4 a.m. before we finally got some sleep.  The next day was a catch up day on sleep. (I'm not sure how Walter got the bed and Steve got the couch.)  It took several days for all of us to get used to the new time zone.

   Adjusting to our life here will be a process- day by day.  Steve is very excited about the new project he has been assigned to and the people he is working with.  We are very thankful for this job opportunity and feel very blessed.   I had a mini melt-down on our first day as the reality of the move began to sink in.  I have more free time than I can ever remember having and it is such a gift, but it is also an adjustment.   I am spending a lot of time reading, resting, (and blogging) and of course taking care of Walter.  We enjoy daily walks exploring the surrounding neighborhoods.

Venice Canals on the walk to the beach

Walter's Other Adjustments:
His fear of the stairs- we had to carry him up the first few days

. . . having a balcony

and watching the tennis players 



  1. He is so cute. How did you get Steve to let Walter sleep in your bed? Marshall just won't let Petals sleep with us even if it's on the outside covers. But, sometimes Petals will sleep with me initial if Mar is out of town; don't tell!

  2. Steve doesn't mind as long as he (Steve) is not in the bed. Walter sleeps at night in his crate, but for naps he can get on the bed- especially since he will sleep 4 hours or more at a time. I love a sleeping puppy!