Thursday, November 20, 2014

I Love NY

We really do love NY and the home we have here. But friends, with weather like this we decided it's time to be heading south.

The temperature here is frigid beyond belief and thankfully not too much snow here at our house. But did you hear about the BIG snow in Buffalo, NY? Don't think you could miss it as it's all over the national news. Buffalo is only an hour from our house and is on the route we drive. We are praying that they open the roads by Saturday. Otherwise, we'll have to take the longer route to Florida.

The only one's who like it outside are these dudes.

Daddy is doing GREAT and the Doctor gave him the go-ahead to get out of town. He will remain on med's for at least another 6 months but he can deal with that.

Mommy is on new medicine for her Lymphocytic Colitis and her body is tolerating it well according to the blood work. She still has a lot of "issues", so she packed a special bag for the car filled with toilet paper and baby wipes. (TMI??) She said she's going to see if bears really do poop in the woods. The route we take doesn't have a lot of bathrooms along the way in many of the states, so she's prepared. I guess, as prepared as one can be! Mommy hasn't had to "pop a squat" in a long time, so Daddy is on call to do any forest rescues as needed. This is gonna be a long, long ride!

Grandpa Bob will be staying with his son for a few days here in NY and then they will both fly to Florida together. Bob will head out to Spain the following day on business. Mom will then fly back to NY in December with Grandpa Bob so he can spend Christmas here with Bob and family. Mommy will fly back the following day to Florida to spend Christmas with Daddy and us. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and she'll not run into any weather problems. Right after New Years, Bob and Grandpa Bob will fly back to Florida and Bob may stay a few days visiting us. It's going to be a lot of flying around for all of them.

Grandpa Bob had a FANTASTIC 90th Birthday! He really enjoyed all of YOUR birthday greetings too. Yes, that's his breakfast waffle on his big day.

We all stopped up to see Omi (Daddy's Mommy) who suffers from full fledged Dementia. We gave her lot's of love and kisses and said auf wiedersehen (see you later in German.) We NEVER say good bye! It's very sad because she didn't even know we were there. But... that doesn't stop us from spreading smiles at the Home.

Of course, Mommy has been busy as heck this past week trying to get everything organized and arranged to get out of here. Actually, since she's not feeling well, and the guy's are still sitting on their butts, she's been a tad crabby. Mommy shakes her head and will never understand WHY they wait until the last minute to do everything. It drives her crazy. Men!

Stay well friends and we'll be checking in from Florida once we get there. Keep smiling, keep loving each other and please keep praying for those who need our prayers.

Lily Belle & Muffin


  1. It's been on the International news, too. Quite some storm. Hope your trip south is hassle-free!

    OMD the annual MIGRATION south... we Pray that it goes SMOOTHLY and that the roads are CLEAR the entire way... and the road side Potties are CLOSE ENOUGH together. Grandpa Bob... and that Glorious Smile of his... We just love it...
    We are thinking of ALL of you.

  3. My wittle WEENIE body is shivering just thinking about that weather. If it hits 65 here, I'm running for my blankie! Have a safe trip and see ya when you get here! Grandpa look GREAT!

  4. Sending lots of hugs and good vibes your way
    Lily & Edward

  5. That was one BIG waffle, what a great birthday present for grandpa bob...we are so glad you did not get all that snow but it was sure close to you. I bet you can hardly wait to get back to warmer weather. Thank you for all your kind comments about our macey.
    stella rose

  6. We are sending POTP that your travels are safe!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. Brrr! What is WITH the cold lately?! It's been in the 20s for over a week in TEXAS!

  8. yes bbrrrrrrrr, we have at least climbed out of the 20's for a few days. Wishing you uneventful travel down south!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  9. Howdy Mates. Good luck with all the travel. Keep safe and hope your mum finds some toilets too! The photo of your Omi's hands made our mum tear up cause it reminded her of her own dear sweet mum. It will be five years tomorrow since she passed. Take care and see you in Florida. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  10. Have a safe trip! It's not THAT much warmer in FL right now - the past few nights have been in the 20s!

  11. We're glad to hear everyone is healthy enough to make the trip south. We kind of wish we could join you this time (well at least mommy does). We are keeping our paws crossed that they can get the thruway open for you.

  12. Glad you are finally getting to head south for some warmer weather. You guys have had a really tough year. Hopefully the last part of the year will improve. Will be thinking of you while you travel and praying for a safe and trouble free trip.

  13. I have to restrain myself from driving over there and hopping in to your trunk!! You have NO idea how much I would LOVE to head south right now...but I have to wait...til March. It's going to be AWHILE. Sigh. Wishing you safe travels, my friend...hope you are feeling better SOON. My goodness, you guys do a lot of flying around!! Grandpa Bob looks really happy in that picture!! Dementia is a very hard thing to deal with. Thinking of you and sending good vibes for your trip!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  14. Thank you for the health updates! Sending everyone good wishes! Have a safe trip to Florida and send some sunshine back to us!

  15. O my dawgness....we have seen the snows in Buffalo....YIKES!! Don't blame you guys for packing up & getting outta town! Have a safe journey...and we will try not to be too jealous that you will be sunning your butts in the warm breezes....


  16. Safe travels and my the warms and Vitamin D in the Florida Sunshine provide lots of healing to you all.
    Hugs madi and mom your bfff

  17. Glad to hear everyone is doing better - have a safe and fun trip to Florida!

    Monty and Harlow

  18. Things are improving so we hare happy for you! Yes, the warmer weather will be good but make sure you travel carefully!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. Dear Lily Belle & Muffin,

    So glad to hear your mommy is doing a little better. Definitely not TMI as we've been worried about you. Getting out of DODGE toward warmer weather sounds like a very good plan. Thank you so much for the post. We're sending lots of healing love.

    Tootsie & her mom.
    P.s. AND YES: MEN.


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