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Title: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Apr 03, 2015, 08:38AM
Hi everyone!  I will be moving next week!  I am in the military so it's really routine for me but this will be my last move than I move back here to Texas.  I usually do a lot of planning but this time I haven't did a thing.  I am moving myself as opposed to the military packing me up so yup no boxes purchased, no living arrangements made for my little kitty or myself.  I haven't reach panic level but....I know everything will work out great!
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Apr 03, 2015, 10:51AM
Is there a reason you decided to do it differently this time or were you just really busy? I'd be freaking out for sure, but I tend to anyway, lol. I'm sure everything will fall into place though. Hope you like it where you're going :)

Ugh, moving stresses me out. I haven't moved since late 2005 but my husband and I end up moving everyone else. Last summer we moved his dad and he is basically an organized hoarder. This summer we're moving his mom *cries*
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Apr 04, 2015, 11:10AM
I am a hoarder, organized not so much.

I am doing it differently because I bought a house in 2012 and I didn't want to go through the hassle of selling the house having the movers come and move all of this stuff.  I plan to retire in 2015 so I wanted to keep my house "my house" my long time friend was supposed to come and stay here, he is now my boyfriend whom I want to strangle because he has caused all of the things I planned to be screwed up.  I now have to find a place that takes cats and I have to travel with my cat plus I have to find a hotel that is pet friendly.  He has screwed up the plans and if I knew this was going to happen he would still just be my friend and I would have sold the house and did other things.  Men....  I do get stressed about moves that's why I was like this time I will not stress I will go with the plan but he didn't do that.  He drives as his occupation which means he's hardly ever home.  It's a disaster but because he only wants to see things his way thinks everything will be okay.  He will soon see that he need to find a local job.  Men..... :(
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Apr 04, 2015, 11:54AM
Oh dear, he really did complicate things. That sucks! :( I hope things get sorted out so you can relax a little before you have to go, and not have to commit murder, lol. How goes the search for a kitty friendly hotel? The husband and I struggled to find a place that would allow our dogs on a vacation summer before last. Granted it wasn't a hotel but I can understand why places might not want dogs, but cats? They're not too bad unless they're prone to scratching things and accidents.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Apr 05, 2015, 09:44AM
I wrote a foster place in Jackson to see if they could help.  Nicholas cries a lot when we are in the car, I don't look forward to listening to that for ten hours. Someone places failed to contact me I suppose it's because of Easter I will attempt it again tomorrow.  I think the problem is a lot of places worry about their furniture and things being sprayed or torn up.  Nicholas is a scratcher for attention mostly, He has scratching posts and scratch boards but he will scratch the chair and look at me like what I didn't do anything.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Apr 05, 2015, 11:15AM
Suppose I can't blame them for that. I wonder how much those little clip thingies are that slip over claws, and if they're easy to find. I'm not sure if they're sold in stores or mostly online. but if your cat wouldn't mind wearing them and they're not stupidly expensive, it might make things a little easier.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Apr 07, 2015, 11:32AM
I usually just clip the little psycho's nails once a month.  I don't mind that he has claws because that's his only defense.  I saw a documentary on Netflix about declawing animals and I would most likely never do it.  I don't care how much he claws stuff because if he escapes his indoor housing he will need to fight (lol or run).  I have to find a place that takes pets.  Everything will work out, it's just a pain in the behind doing all of this.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Apr 07, 2015, 11:45AM
I'm sure it is :/

My cats aren't declawed either. One of them has an excessive amount of claws so we figured it would be too expensive, and if he's not we didn't see the point of doing the other. The one with the normal feet is the one who scratches things, but it's just a door frame, thankfully. It was already a little screwed up because of the dogs jumping on it anyway.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Apr 08, 2015, 09:20AM
That's my little guy. He's really a good kitty considering that he's psycho.  When it's time for bed or if it's past an appropriate bedtime he starts to meow, "like come on, I need more sleep".  He's very fussy about sleep.

I called a few places and none of them have two bedrooms so I need to downsize to one which was my original plan.  I was going to try for an efficiency until I had to take him with me.  I know everything will work itself out I just hate when people screw up the plan because they can't communicate probably.  That's one reason I am like 95% sure I will not get married.  Oh when I was younger I wanted a house, 3 boys, 2 dogs, and a husband.  I got the house and a cat.  Meh I'm okay.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Apr 08, 2015, 08:41PM
I wish my cat only cried when he wanted to go to bed, lol. Only time he's quiet is when he sleeps. And if we go to bed without him he wails outside the door until we let him in. He's gotten clingy in his old age.

Hopefully nothing else comes up and throws a wrench in any other plans! Don't blame you for being annoyed though! My husband is incapable of planning anything and he always seems to forgot when I make some and tell him, 'cause the next thing I know he's got to do something and I'm standing here like, wow, really? >.> He's got to do everything at the last minute and it bugs the crap out of me. He gets it from his mom unfortunately; she's one of those I want it done yesterday types... which makes everything oh so fun!

You know, I wanted to get married and have a couple kids, and a big golden retriever out in the yard. Then I got married and realized it didn't really seem necessary, and I no longer want kids. I had the retriever though. He died a year after our first anniversary and we filled the void with chaos known as huskies. Guess you could say they're our babies?
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Apr 09, 2015, 08:40PM
Yes.  I totally understand the last minute stuff.  My bf is a girl he takes longer to get ready.  I always end up leaving the house and waiting on him in the car.  I have changed in my old age, I would get unready and be like I am not going.  So he's lucky.  I think I could do with everything except the husband.  I just think men have issues when it comes to the "little" things. 

I am going to take each day and beat the crap out of it instead of it beating me like it has been in the past couple of days.  Thanks for your happy thoughts and well wishes.

I never had huskies but we did have really hairy dogs chows.  Very cute.  I really want a dog but I am going to have to wait until I retire.  Life is great but sometimes we have small road bumps just in case you get to comfortable with your current situation.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Apr 09, 2015, 09:38PM
Isn't that the truth? :/ On all counts, really. But good, knock 'em dead! You've got this! ;)

My husband is pretty good about getting ready. He can get up a half hour before he needs to leave and he's good. Me? I need at least an hour and a half. Not because I have to pile on makeup and fuss with my hair, but because I need to wake up and have time for my stomach to relax. I'm naturally an anxious person and I stress about things when there's really no reason to. Going to work? Oh, gotta make sure there's ample bathroom time! It's ridiculous. I tend to make us a tiny bit late because my body decides moments before we're to leave that it needs to evacuate. So annoying! >.< It's gotten better more recently as I've been trying to calm the hell down in general, lol.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Apr 12, 2015, 11:13PM
That is really good to know that you are calming down.  I have anxiety "issues" but I try really hard to always tell myself it's going to be okay.  I really believe that I can blow things up and after it's done I am like was it that serious, lol.  Even though I have anxious issues I tend to be very laid back but can blow up at times too quick.  If you don't hear from me for a while it's because I can't get internet connection under the bridge.....:)
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Apr 12, 2015, 11:31PM
I hear you there! I definitely have a problem with overthinking so anticipation really gets me. Once I'm where I need to be I feel better and realize how stupid I was. I get kind of pissy though. I feel bad for my husband.

Lol, suddenly I have an image of a troll under a bridge...
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Apr 30, 2015, 07:30PM

I am still adjusting to this new place.  It's a struggle.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Apr 30, 2015, 11:17PM
I'm sure :/ How is your kitty managing?
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on May 17, 2015, 09:36AM
My cat has turned into a scarier cat than normal but I think he's getting adjusted to being here.  I know it's taking me some time to get adjusted.  I just barely made a month here and I was away for business last week.  I can't wait to get my desktop so I can get back to playing on my regular computer.  Thanks for asking.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on May 17, 2015, 11:57PM
I'm sure it was pretty stressful for him :/ When I moved to Canada I took my 2 cats with me and only one of them did well. Ended up having to take the female back to my parents.

I hope you'll feel at home soon!
Title: Re: Moved and adjusting to live in Mississippi
Post by: ranabluu on May 19, 2015, 05:31PM
Thank you.  I think he would lose his little kitty mind if I left him with my family.  When I came/come home he fusses I think he doesn't like that I leave him all day by himself.  I need to get him a smaller jungle gym.  I refuse to pay 200 bucks for another one.  He already has one in Texas.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on May 19, 2015, 06:53PM
Aww, maybe :( I wonder if he would feel like someone was there if the radio was left on low while you're out. My mother-in-law does that for her dogs.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on May 23, 2015, 12:28PM
I tried that before you know leaving the radio on but I think he just likes being under me.  I have had to push him off a little because he is like ketchup on fries if you know what I mean. He enjoys destroying stuff when I am away.  I really think he sleeps most of the day.  He's a spoiled rotten little thing.  How are you doing?
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on May 23, 2015, 07:46PM
Lol, sounds about right. Though I think even if we don't actively spoil them they still kind of act like it anyway.

I'm good. Had a stressful couple of weeks 'cause I built a website for a local business after not hard coding anything for years. Had to reteach myself a lot of things, but thankfully it's over and I can relax. Feel like I didn't really spend enough time with the dogs; their exercise, at least in terms of walks, kind of suffered. Made sure to take them on a nice long one this afternoon and it was beautiful out. Only wish I didn't come home with awful blisters.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Jun 06, 2015, 07:38AM
Sorry to hear that you got blisters.  I hope they have healed now.  I think Nicholas has started to settle but he still acts scary but that's him.  I need to get my things from Texas eventually.  Hopefully I can get them next month.  I really want my laptop and desk, clothes, and some furniture. I hope your pooches are good and exercised.  Glad you got back to coding. 
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Jun 06, 2015, 09:45AM
They have but I pulled something in my ankle the beginning of this week that made wearing shoes rather uncomfortable. Seems to be alright today, thankfully.

I'm glad your kitty is settling in better, and I hope you get your stuff back soon! I'd go crazy without all that!
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Jun 07, 2015, 09:52AM
I have to go get it but I haven't had a chance to go home due to work adjustments.  Nicholas has torn up the carpeting in my bedroom.  He never did that at home.  I have been trying to find him a jungle gym but I haven't been able to find one that's not too big nor expensive.  He has one at home that cost 200 bucks.  I am hoping to find one for under 50 bucks since I don't plan on living in this place but one year. It really sucks.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Jun 07, 2015, 11:33AM
Have you checked craigslist-type places? Or even a buy/sell group in your area on facebook? Might be able to find something reasonable on there.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Jun 07, 2015, 09:30PM
I didn't even think of those.  I will check that tomorrow.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Jun 07, 2015, 11:03PM
We really lucked out with those sites to find big metal cages for our dogs to take on vacation with us the year before last. They're not cheap things, and we needed them as we were renting a house on the beach and might not be able to take them with us everywhere. We're heading back there in about two months actually.

I've seen people ask ridiculous amounts for old screens and computers, but for the most part things are pretty reasonable. Hope you find something :)
Title: Re: Moved and Trying to settle in
Post by: ranabluu on Jun 08, 2015, 05:59PM

I haven't been to a beach in a long time. I found a big cage for him at a flea market before I left Texas I will check into the jungle gym this weekend.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Jun 08, 2015, 09:26PM
It was a private one at that ;) The couple have 2 houses they rent out (I think they said last time they were going to open a bed and breakfast as well) way out in the country. You walk through this little wooded area to get down to the beach and the entire week we were there we only saw maybe 3 people and they were way down at the other people's properties. I love that place so much, it's really quiet and relaxing.

Flea markets are pretty handy too! Sadly we don't have much around here. Maybe that's why the facebook thing is such a hit in these parts.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: ranabluu on Jun 09, 2015, 07:43PM
So you are just going to rub the beach in my face huh.  So sad.  I did those kind of things when I was stationed in Italy.

I wonder if this place has a facebook swap thingy.
Title: Re: Moving Soon
Post by: yuichen on Jun 09, 2015, 09:48PM
Oh wow, I bet that was lovely! :) If you ever find yourself looking for a nice place to stay in Eastern Canada check out Prince Edward Island. Beautiful place. And I know, when you think of a vacation spot you might not think of Canada, at least not in that part of the country, but it's definitely something to look into.

Probably does. There are always people looking to buy things for less and a lot more looking to make a quick buck selling things they don't need.