Hey, you guys! What's up? Well, as for Team Odette, I'm now coming at you from sunny South Florida! Woohoo, we made it - and we could not be having a grander time.
Our move, by the numbers:
0 = Number of times we want to do that again
1 = Different homes we want to have this time around
2 = Homes Rob almost single-handedly moved us out of to get us here
3 = Kiddos in our Honda Odyssey, Penelope, for the drive down here
4 = Times I saw groups of deer next to the highway, mainly in the Carolinas
5 = Times we had to fill up the ol' gas tank to get from Virginia to Florida (Penelope was loaded from rooftop to undercarriage, and we got horrible gas mileage!)
6 = Cats in carriers we brought along for the journey
7 = In thousands, times we heard, "Can you put a new movie in the DVD player?"
8 = Actual hours the kids slept straight through on the trip - really! They did faaaabulously well. Thank you, God!
9 = In tens, fastest speed I drove while en route - but only until I realized. Swears!
10 = Approximate number of times I cried while saying good-bye to our Virginia/Carolina friends. I won't list you guys, because I'm sure to leave at least one person out, and I can't deal with the hurt feelings that would cause!
11 = Total number of poopers in Penelope for the drive. Dudes. That is a lot. I don't recommend it. (On a related note, only ONE cat had an accident, compared to 2½ PEOPLE on the trip, including yours truly. As Chloë hilariously put it, "I have to go to the bathroom. I have to go to the bathroom. Oh, no. Oh, no! Oh, noooooo! I went! I pooped my pants! Wahhhhhhh!" And call me a bad mother, but I really did laugh listening to her. So did Rob. Quietly, to ourselves, natch, but come on! It was funneh!)
1,000+ = Miles logged on this journey. Hey, I got a free buck for Amazon.com from the iPhone (not sure about Android) app, Ride, just for having it downloaded and running in the background during the trip. I could have saved it, but you know, I'm not so good at delayed gratification lately.
4 GB = Notification from AT&T I literally just received, saying I've reached my max data usage and am now going over our plan limits. No free wi-fi in the Motel 6, y'all. Sucks! On the other hand, Personal Hotspot rocks so I can bring you this post (and the following ones, I'm sure) until we get set up in a new place with innerweb service.
Hey, that was fun, recounting all that... pun intended. Stay tuned for more pictures and posts!