I've been mentioning that we are in the midst of changes at our house, and the last of our changes (for now at least) arrived this past Sunday.
|~On our road one day~|
It all began last week when I was more than a little surprised by a visit from my oldest brother that lives nearly 900 miles (about 1450 kilometers)
from me. I had no idea that he was coming until he was nearly here. Oldest Brother
is great fun, and he spent a couple of days with us, and then we were off on a road-trip to Kentucky.
Our trip to Kentucky was to help our youngest brother pack up all of his things to move here to Virginia. Youngest Brother
had been living alone (with Tubby the cat) in a small apartment since the passing of another brother and the sale of our parents home two years ago. With no one to rely on if needed in Kentucky, and with encouragement from myself, Oldest Brother,
and Retired Brother, (who also lives here in Virginia),
he decided to listen to his siblings, take a chance and come here.
|~Packing up for the next chapter~ |
We have more than enough room, and with his new job not that far from us, he'll live with us for now. Even though Youngest Brother
is almost 15 years younger than me, we have always been close, He and Carl get along really well too, which is why he's spent many vacations, etc., with us over the years. My brothers and I, and of course Youngest Brother
all agree that for him, living near family has more benefits than living alone more than 500 miles away.
|~A stop on our way back to Virginia~|
On the flip-side, there's our new arrival, Molly. She's getting along very well with her new pack-mates, and is settling into her new routine. I've taken to calling her "Molly Mouse" because of her smaller size, and because she's so quiet. I often find myself looking for her. Outside, there are tail wags and she happily follows me around the yard. Her shyness is still evident, especially around Youngest Brother
and Carl. I have to wonder what her relationship has been with men that has made her hesitant and reluctant to be around them. Whatever has happened to make her feel that way, I'm hopeful we can figure it all out as we get to know this sweet little girl.