Thursday, November 15, 2012
Frost, City Pictures, and Good-Bye Wagon Beast!
Today I woke up very confused. I was dreaming about hanging out with our friends at our house in Missouri City. When I woke up, I wasn't quiet sure where I was; I couldn't remember if Scotland was the dream or if Missouri City was the dream. Ever have mornings like that?
Anyway, this morning I sat with my porridge and tea (yep.. and it was yummy) trading between reading The Lord of the Rings and The Official Highway Code (from the UK Department for Transport). I'm sure you can guess which one saw the most page time. I also took some time to enjoy the frost. I like to sit facing the windows while I read.
While reading, I got an e-mail notifying me that the dogs' plane landed in Germany and then departed for London. Then, I got a call from the Pet Relocation Agent in London. I hope it wasn't too traumatic for them.
Later, I found a pet store that was close and walked the mile or so to the place. It was a little hole-in-the-wall store that smelled like a retirement home. I went ahead because, well, I'd walked this far. First, I found the dog treats. Seriously? It looked like he had cut open store brand bags of treats, took a little off the top of each, and put them into his own clear plastic bags taped at the top for a cheaper price! All of the store brand bags had the tops rolled down and taped...interesting. Well, his were only £1.50, so I bought a bag. Meh. I also got some hooves, a toy cat (hehe...it's orange like Garfield), and a water dish. Then I hurried home. Not sure if I'll go back there. Maybe if I'm desperate.The dogs have to be driven from London because Aberdeen will not allow them to be flown in directly (maybe just snub-nosed? Not sure). They should be here between 5-7 AM tomorrow morning!
Here are some pictures I took of the city streets on my way there.
When Steve got home he told me that we are getting a smaller rental. Good-bye wagon beast! We are getting a Hyundai i30.
After dinner we were craving ice cream so I Googled and found a Baskin Robbins only half a mile from home! MMMmmm.. We bought 2 cups (they label them 350 gram to go cups) and headed home. Ice cream is good in all kinds of weather, even if it's only 6 degrees (about 42F)! Cheers!