Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Big Doin's for Rosie!

When it was decided that we would be relocating to the Pittsburgh area I began to hatch a little plot in my brain. The trainer, Teresa, that I used to train my last horse, I absolutely loved. She was kind but firm and did a fantastic job. When I bought Rosie I thought wistfully, "boy, I wish I could just send her to Teresa when the time comes for training." But we were in Texas and Teresa had moved from Maine where I had first met her to Florida so my I knew that having Teresa train her was a total pipe dream. Fast forward to two moves later and I approached my husband with the idea that since we are having Rosie shipped from Colorado to Pittsburgh anyways how about she takes a side trip and spends the winter with Teresa in Florida getting trained to be a productive equine citizen and then she will be ready to go for me next spring. Long story short since I am typing this put on my iPod, he went for it! So today my little Rose Petal got on a trailer bound for Florida! I'm so excited for the both of us and while I know I will miss her this winter it will be so worth it when next spring rolls around.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Big Changes

I have been meaning to catch up on all the things we have done this summer but one big thing is preventing me from doing so. We have been transferred to Pittsburgh. Yes, you read that right, Pittsburgh. So, do I need a name change? Appalachain Yankee perhaps? (Is Pittsburgh even in Appalachia? I must research this.) Steel City Yankee, maybe? I don't know, I still like the sound of Rocky Mountain Yankee myself so I believe I will stick with that for now.

Anyways, the brief details on the move are that my husband was offered a promotion but with the promotion came a move. We didn't really want to move but who can turn down a promotion in this economy? So we are currently in limbo having sold our house in Colorado and not being able to close on the one here until later this month. Sadly, it is not horse property although that is something I did petition for. Loudly. Sigh.

I probably won't be on here much as I can only use my husbands work computer and he is not supposed to frequent such social sites as this so what I am doing right now is a no-no. Hopefully it will slip under the IT guys radar. I should be back up and running in about a month. Catch ya'll later!