Thursday, October 31, 2013

When you're a geocacher...

When you're a geocacher, if you see a bottle ziptied to a mile marker sign you go back to see if it's a geocache.  And you're more than a little surprised to see the bottle is a electret gamma monitor - it detects radon.

Monday, October 28, 2013

One of many Hot Springs

There are hundreds of hot springs in this state, with varying accessibility.  This one is pretty close to home, easy to get to, and has wonderful views.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Idaho's Dog Bark Park Bed and Breakfast

The world's largest beagle?  You can stay in this pooch and relax in the nose.

We were just buzzing by when he caught my eye.

Your pet can use the outside of the fire hydrant while you use the inside, lol.

The couple who created the b&b and run it also make chainsaw carvings of various dogs.  I couldn't resist adding this scottie our house.  He joins a cast iron scottie that I've had since my daughter was a baby.

Every day :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Feeling loved

In our mail today we got a lovely thank you letter (with free pie) from Marie Callender's, and a nice hand-written thank you card from our new State Farm agent.  The Boise area is sure showing us some love. :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A crappy day

This bathroom made me feel like I was in one of the "rest stop" movies. Creepy!  
The second stop of the day was just weird. Did they mount it too low then have to find extenders?
Both stalls were he same. Just weird. Not real dirty though. 
The next one reminded me of the first of the day. :(. No toilet paper either, or paper towels...
So we stopped at a rest stop and while Wausau paper made me think of home...
...lazy dog owners topped the list of crappiness. :(

Found in gravel.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The tomato couch

Still trying to get everything situated after moving over 1800 miles. Love our new couch, things are coming together. We decided on the big wooden tray in lieu of a side table. 

Sunrise today

Good morning. Looking east from front yard. 

Looking east from back yard. So pretty this morning. 

I have many photos to share on my big camera but no internet until Friday. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Seeing this a lot.

The right side shows the typical scrub that grows in this area. The left side is the typical sod that a developed lot has. It's weird because the busiest roads are the mile sections and there can easly be a half mile of undeveloped land amongst residential areas and business. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Is it only Tuesday?

We got to Boise, Idaho on Sunday afternoon and started driving by rentals immediately.  Regrouped that evening and drove by more the all day Monday.  Went in a few (the last two times we've moved we only went in one and took it, lol), and finally landed on a brand new build.  Today, a mere 48 hours after being here we signed the lease and got the keys.  Tomorrow our Jeep gets delivered and Thursday our Pod, busy busy.  (Sorry pictures aren't better, just iphone)
Entryway, office/bedroom (sewing room) on left and a coat closet.

Living room and kitchen - door is to pantry

This is off the garage. :)

Hallway - on left a bedroom, then utility, straight ahead master suite, and on left bathroom.

Laundry room

Main bathroom

Master bath, nice tub.

Still master bath and walk-in closet.

Back yard - fresh sod.

Monday, October 7, 2013

What I've learned after 24 hours in the Boise area

In no particular order:

  • People here are friendlier than Wisconsin.  It was a shock when I moved to Wisconsin that no spoke as they passed, no one held a door and no one said thank you if I held the door for them.  I felt very alone.  I already don't feel lonely here as everyone chats, holds doors, etc.  I feel so happy to be seen, and not looked past!
  • Gas is higher, no surprise really.
  • WalMart has self-checkouts.  That's all I used back home so I was really worried about it, lol.
  • Food is cheaper, even eating out.
  • Rent is higher.
  • There are mountains to the left of me, mountains to the right and I enjoy seeing them standing above me.  I love watching the sun glow behind them while I wait in shadows for the light.
  • After living in Central time zone my entire life it may take a while for me to quit waking up at 4 am - I hope soon as light isn't here until 8ish.
  • I saw a watermelon honor stand - we had many self-pay, honor, places back home so am very happy to see that too. :)
  • Hewlett Packard is here.
  • Scentsy is here.
  • They have never heard of French Dressing - at least the lady at Smashburger hasn't.
  • Lots of cigarette shops and signs about vaping and vapors - label me clueless - although believe it's electric cigs they speak of.
  • While looking for a house we discovered we didn't like the looks of Nampa or Star, but did like Eagle and Meridian.
  • They've planted so many trees, even on parking lots, that it's hard to see what stores are there, lol.
  • Roses and other flowers are still blooming.
Overall, I do like it here, it is way busier than I am used to but I think I can adjust, and I miss family.