Not for us, but for our girl. She successfully defended her Masters of Science Thesis in Ruminant Nutrition. And yes, we're popping our buttons proud of this kid!
After our trip was postponed last week, we DID manage to load everything into the U-haul on Thursday with Harvey's help
We pulled out at 4 a.m. on Friday morning. We drove through fog and rain and snow and wind, but thankfully, no ice and made it safely to our destination:
I told her that for a broke college student, she sure did have a lot of stuff! :)
We had to visit the water office in person to start an account. Then we had to turn on the water at the house a few hours later and for a couple of ranch gals, well let's just say, town living is going to be interesting. We have valves we have to change on the ranch, but the covers are solid and don't allow rain to accumulated in the hole. Not the case here. The hole is 2 ft. deep and it was filled with water. Of course, it didn't help that it was just pouring:
We could not find the place to turn the valve so our girl ran inside and began ripping open boxes, looking for something with which to bail water. She came up with 2 small shaker cups and we commenced to bailing. Add to that, uncontrollable laughter as all of this was going on. I was laughing too hard to stand up so I crawled to the house:
Our girl was convinced the neighbors were peering from their windows, snapping photos of the 'crazy new neighbors' and posting them online. We were beyond soaked. That yard was soggy wet and just spongy from all the rain. Finally success!
Don't you know we were a sight!!
We had to make the return trip home early the next morning so we just became focused on unpacking and a few hours later, her cute little house was turned into a cozy home...here's her guest room, complete with quilt. :)
We arrived home the next day, Friday, and I commenced to making Taco Soup, and Texas Caviar for her to take back to college. She provided food for the committee and department and since I couldn't be there, I sent food. On Saturday I made cookies early, sent her with ingredients for a cake, and she left out at 7 that morning. She defended on Monday, came home Tuesday afternoon, left for her new state of residence on Wednesday, and is beginning her new job today. Whew. Good thing she's young!
We're so excited for this new chapter. We loved having Harvey here for 3 months. He made a champion ranch dog and he and Skeet were quite the team.
Harvey soaked up his last evening by chasing rabbits and keeping tabs on cattle in the pens
as DH put out hay:
Skeet is missing his buddy, but he gets to ride shotgun again when DH makes his feed runs:
And adventure lies ahead for our girl...and Harvey!