Saturday, April 9, 2011

Be careful what you wish for…

It is spring in Austin. The weather was beautiful! Chilly in the mornings and cool in the sunny afternoons. The bluebonnets are in bloom. This is just the prettiest time of year in Austin.

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That is why it was even harder to pack up and leave this week.

I asked myself, and CGMan, why it couldn’t be 110 degrees outside, like it is in the summer, or maybe thunderstorming with big-ass hail that sends us scurrying for cover? You know, something to make me glad I am leaving. It’s just too hard to leave when it is as beautiful as this.

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As I shook hands with the last of the movers and watched the truck pull away, I stood in the doorway of my shell of a house, looked down and saw this, literally 2 feet (that’s 24 inches incase you have forgotten) from where I was standing:

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Yah.

Good-bye Austin.

You can keep all your creepy critters and your beautiful springs.

16 comments:

  1. Eeewwww! If it is any consolation, Spring in D.C. Is utterly gorgeous, even if it only lasts for 3 weeks before the Hell that is a D.C. Summer hits.

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  2. That is a stellar example of his species. D.C. has cherry blossoms in the spring. That's really all I know. Good luck with the move, Dawn.

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  3. sorry you are leaving....but really glad you are coming!!

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  4. The only pests you have to worry about in DC are the political kind. :) Bye scary spiders and scorpions and snakes!

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  5. That thing looks like it's made with pipe cleaners! Once again, you've provided me with another reason why I'll never live south of the 49th parallel.

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  6. Living in DC is the tradeoff for having access to your man every day.
    Go east, darling!

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  7. You'll get there right in time for the cherry blossoms! And what the ick is that...thing? Texas shore does have some big crawly critters. Yuck.

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  8. Late posting this, but I tried your brussels sprouts recipe. LOVED IT!! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the DC spring.

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  9. Ugh, that's so gross. Glad you had a clear sign that it was time to GO. :) Safe travels!

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  10. Everything is bigger in Texas - like spiders!!!!

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  11. I've always wanted to see Texas bluebonnets! And YIKES that spider is SCARY! It's the size of a mouse!

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  12. BUUHHHHHHH! I'm glad you saw the light at the end of the tunnel, and that light did not have tarantulas.

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  13. Thanks for the bluebonnet pictures! We were in the Hill Country last year for bluebonnet season; IMHO, it's worth it to brave the creepy critters. (but ask me again after we move there)

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  14. OK. My dirty mind hard at work here,that thing kind of looks like it's crawling inside a butt! Ugh.
    BTW I made your Brussels sprouts last week and loved them!! Good luck with the move.

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  15. Can I just say - HOLY SHIT! I would freak out! Bye bye Austin - Hello DC!

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  16. Sorry to see you go. When it's time for me to move I also will not miss those creepy big spiders, scorpions & snakes.

    I do like the little geckos though.

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