Monday, September 2, 2013


Whew!  It has been a crazy month!  An old friend kicked me out of my depression over yet another year just making ends meet in Brookings.  So, to make a long story short - I moved to Whidbey Island, WA a week ago!  It was a humbling, tiring experience.  I received so much love and good wishes that I was overwhelmed.  It is hard leaving a place where I know someone virtually ANYWHERE I go in town, to a place where I am, once again, a total stranger.  But opportunities are limited in Brookings and I also want to see more of this incredible Northwest!

I hired a gentleman to tow my house since I do not own a truck.  We made the trip in two days with no mishaps!  Hooray!  I decided to live in a mobile home park for now, because it is cheaper than an RV park.  I do miss life in the RV park, though.  My house looks like a tiny foot in a big shoe in the mobile home lot!
Whidbey Island is lovely.  Rosie and I have been searching out good dog walking trails and parks.  The Whidbey Island Music Fest was this weekend and we hit that!

Rosie is an old hand at modeling.  Those are ducklings in the top photo - makes me think of that story "Make Way for Ducklings!" which was part of our reading book in the third grade and I always enjoyed reading it.  It's a bit hard to see the mermaid behind Rosie in the bottom photo.  I put his leash on her hand and someone had put a bandana on her earlier in the day.

More about the move later...


  1. Hi, Cathy!

    I just found out that you moved to Whidbey Island. My daughter and her family live there and I have been fortunate to visit many times in the last 4 years. You have picked a beautiful area for your new home, although I will miss seeing your friendly face here. My oldest daughter lives here in Brookings and told me about your blog and your move. I've enjoyed your blog and will continue to read about your adventures. Do you plan on subbing on your new island? My grandson just started kindergarten in Oak Harbor this month. Best wishes to you, lucky lady! Maybe I will see you next time I visit.

    1. Hi Ardith! What a small world. Next time you are coming to Oak Harbor, you'll have to let me know. I might even get to see your grandson at work. I have am in the process of getting approved for subbing in Oak Harbor. Have a good school year!