Happy Independence Day!

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Wildlife in the Wild and at Home

Click on the picture for a better look at the alligator
we saw sunbathing near a pond on the side of the road
on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, the island we live on!

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Annie took the picture.

My daughters then had a text conversation:

Laura: Just remember, it’s not enough to run fast – you
have to run faster than the person you’re with.

Annie: I have no problem leaving Mom to fend for herself.

Laura: You can always toss in a cat to slow them down.

Annie: BRB, sacrificing Holly.

Laura: Hee.

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This is Holly. Looks sweet and innocent, doesn’t she?
Truthfully,
she is sweet but she’s also the most annoying
cat ever, the
kind who has the zoomies in the middle of
the night, deliberately
climbs on forbidden places to
demand attention, turns into the
Tasmanian Devil
when we attempt to put her in a carrier and can
be
petted only on her terms. Sacrifice to the alligators
has been contemplated more than once.

♥♥♥♥♥

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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We’re Here—More or Less

The movers delivered our stuff last
Friday and we’ve just gotten our internet
service so things are slowly getting back
to normal. I’ll be back with some proper
posts about our big move but please
hang
on just a little bit longer 😉

Let’s Have a Happy New Year!

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Something’s Afoot

Hey there! Some of you may have noticed I’ve
been kind of in and out recently and I figured
it’s time to ‘fess up. See, I’ve been a little distracted
lately with packing because my daughter and I have
bought a house in St. Augustine, FL, and we’ll
be moving from Richmond, VA, on January 8th.
Well, actually, the movers are coming on the 8th
and we’re hitting the road on the 9th, with
three cats and a dog on board 😉

It seems as though we’ve been packing forever
because, well, we have. I mean you can’t just
twitch your nose and it’s done, can you? I’ve been
in this house for 32 years and my daughter grew
up here, then came back, so you can imagine the
mounds of STUFF we’ve had to go through. The good
news is we’ve really cleaned out and unloaded a lot.

So, time is catching up with us awfully fast and
I have to really buckle down. That means I’ll have
to be kind of spotty here on Buried Under Books
but I’ll be posting a few things here and there.
Hang in there if you can and we should be back
to normal, sort of, by mid-January.

The new place—

and my new favorite place to hang out 😉