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jjgg | Posted in Gather For A Chat on

I don’t remember which ‘thread’ we were discussing this under – moving and packing the thread racks, well the movers came over today to pack us and brought ‘dish barrel’ boxes – perfect size for the thread racks. I got all 6 into one box. nicely padded too.

My poor cat is absolutely freaked out, she ran off and I couldn’t find her all day while the movers were here, she finally came home but is so skittish, I have her locked in one room so she can’t escape again. My son and I will hit the road about 5am tomorrow, we have a 15 hr drive, with a dog and cat! The dog can’t figure out what is going on either, his kennel is now in the back of my car (the cat will ride in the dog kennel and that will really freak her out! Someone suggested giving her some benadryl to knock her out, but I never did get around to calling the vet to see if that was ok. She is 12 yrs old!

Well next time you all hear from me I will be in Asheville!

So I have another question, here in Texas one is a “Texan”, when I was in NY I was a “New Yorker” What is one called from North Carolina? A “Caroliner”? “Carolinian”? “Carolinan”



  1. SewFit | | #1

    You will be a Carolinian....and welcome.  I'm a transplanted Virginian and Carolina is a wonderful place to live.

    I can empathize with you on traveling with the pets....when traveling in the car, my cat would "hide" in his kitty condo ( one of those units with a round opening covered with carpet)  He wouldn't sleep in it at home (he slept under the covers in my bed) but in the car it was his "safe" place.  Of course, our trips were never over about 3 hours.

    I pray safety and blessings for your trip.

  2. katina | | #2

    Good luck with the trip and happy life in A/ville.

    I've flown internationally several times with a very old cat; my advice is not to let her out without a harness and leash under any circumstances, but I guess it's probably too late for you to see this.

    Keep us posted!


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    VKStitcher | | #3

    Welcome to North Carolina, and greetings from the Capital City of Raleigh!  You are now officially a "North Carolinian".  I hope you had a safe journey, and that the settling in goes smoothly, for you and your son, and your furry ones, too.

  4. damascusannie | | #4

    I just got back from North Carolina--loved it there! What a friendly state. We only drove around the edge of Asheville as we were on our way to Charlotte, but it was a beautiful area. You'll only be two hours from Gastonia, where Maryjo's is located. DEFINITELY worth a trip or two a year for bargain fabric!

  5. Josefly | | #5

    Travel with the angels.

  6. Cherrypops | | #6

    Hi Judy,

    I've been following your "moving" adventures and enjoying reading them. Good luck with settling in and your future sewing endeavours.


    A-m - Sydney Australia

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    ThreadKoe | | #7

    Safe Journey to all Judy, and welcome to your new home. Looking forward to settling in updates from you. Cathy

    1. jjgg | | #8

      Hi all,
      I got here last night. The drive was about 19 hrs (yes - nineteen). My son and I switched off driving at every state border, so it was about every 3 or 4 hrs. My cat is very pissed off and hiding where ever she can, the dog is "off his feed" today and actually took a dump in the house while I had gone out, but fortunately it was in the one room that still has the floor to be re-done (my sewing room!)(He has never done that before).When I went to return the U-haul trailer, there were two 9 wk old golden retriever puppies hanging out there! (They belong to the owner) oh they were so cute, both in need of good homes. It took all my will (and thoughts of my husband going nuts) to resist buying one of them. I finally managed to get the computer up and running, and so now it's off to dinnerThe moving van will be here Monday with all our stuff, then I have to put it all away (and find a place for everything). I wonder when I will be able to get back to sewing!

      Edited 7/9/2008 6:08 pm ET by jjgg

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