From Missoula, MT

We woke up this morning to a bright, blue sky.  What a beautiful way to start the day!  Mark checked the weather report online and discovered that even if we had taken the southern route, we would have run into snow storms.  What’s more, we got out of Wisconsin before this storm was expected to drop three inches of snow there! Continue reading

From Mandan, ND

There were two very good reasons why Mark chose to go the northern route across the country this time:  1) We were leaving Wisconsin five days later than we had hoped and this is the shorter, more direct route, and 2) in looking ahead at the weather report across the country for this week, it showed rain but no snow.

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The cone of shame!

I guess I haven’t mentioned yet that we ended up keeping Tucson.  I had gotten a call from a neighbor saying that she’d heard of someone who might be interested in meeting Tucson, so I was getting all set to get rid of her, but Mark was really depressed.  He loves her.  To his credit, he wasn’t going to stop me from giving her away after what she did to me, but he was miserable.  I finally told him if he can take her to work with him and everywhere else he goes, he can keep her.  He took the passenger seat out of his work truck to accommodate her and he has been good at taking full responsibility for her. Continue reading

Through the woods

I have known for a while that there is a snow mobile trail in the woods behind Lynn’s and Karen’s house, but I had never ventured far enough onto their property to find it.  Yesterday, Lynn and her dog, Sasha, took Tucson and me for a walk there and I discovered that the trail led to the field behind the fire station where I work.  This morning, I decided to walk to work. Continue reading

HOME, SWEET HOME!

Mark and I could feel our excitement rising throughout the day today as we got closer and closer to home.  Even when I had a migraine, I was glad to be back in familiar territory, and Mark was positively giddy!  Tucson was every bit as happy as we’d been hoping all along she’d be.  I guess the cats were happy too, but they were too suave to show it. Continue reading