Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...

Apologies to those of you looking for a more timely update. Things have been a little crazy, not so much here (the trip is wonderful!) - but at our respective homes. I am writing this from Ann's Beach house on Sullivan's Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, near Charleston.

Ann's cat Nick (a gorgeous tiger striped boy) was rushed to the emergency vet shortly after she left, with an apparent blockage. He's better now, but requires meds every six hours, so our stay here on Sullivan's Island has been extended until we're sure he's OK and can be left with a sitter.

In Pennsylvania, John (my hubby, who as some of you know has multiple health issues) is suffering from an upper respiratory infection, which due to heart and lung issues, can be serious if it progresses. He's on meds, and so far doing well, but we're watching it closely.

And in the meantime, our dog Cosmo (who is pretty freaked out by my absence) bit the dog groomer when she came to pick him up at the house. I feel just awful...Being a herding dog (Australian Shepherd), he's nipped at clothing before but never actually broken the skin. So there's been much time on the phone with John, with the groomer, and with our insurance company.

Never a dull moment, eh?

The upshot of all this is the trip has been cut short, and the Key West leg cancelled altogether. Whenever John is better, and back at work, we'll return, as I just don't feel we can trust Cosmo with pet sitters anymore.

Between now and then, we have the Island, Savannah, St Augustine (where we're looking forward to meeting Iva Wilcox) and finally the Asheville area, where I hope to see my Mom and Stepdad for the first time in two years.

Not the trip we'd originally planned, but a blessing nevertheless - assuming everyone holding down our respective forts continues to manage. ;)

I DO hope to share photos (and more upbeat posts, lol) with you soon, but I'm working on an Apple at the moment, and am used to a PC. So there's going to be a bit of a learning curve with the photo software. Hopefully in the next day or two!

That's it for now. Thanks for following our little adventure, and do leave a comment - we love hearing from you!

~ Carolee


Sandy Sandy said...

Sorry to hear the trip is on hold. Sometimes life just seems to get in the way of our plans. Best wishes for getting all your issues resolved soon.

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Carolee, it surely seems there hasn't been a dull moment lately. I hope you have a ton of FUN on your road trip. Very happy trails for the remainder of the journey to you and to Ann!