Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Non-Blog

We're back! It's been two months since our last post. Rumors abound through cyberspace of why we have not blogged in so long. We'd like to dispel a few of them now.

1. No. Sammie did not accept the job with the Amish, thereby limiting our internet access.
2. No. Melissa did not burn her eyeballs out playing crossword puzzles and solitaire on the computer and have to give up computing.
3. No. Texas does NOT, in fact, have laws restricting communication with those on the outside. (Although we will neither confirm nor deny that similar laws are currently in front of the state legislature.)

4. Yes. We left our home in PA on June 8 and since then have been in 16 different states and have had our mail forwarded to 3 different addresses.

Here's a fun fact. We have seen every family member in both the Boyers and the Markhams except for the Markhams who live in Texas. So much for Sammie's argument that, "We'll be close to family if we live in Texas, Melba!" (We're excited to see all Texas Markhams over Labor Day weekend!)

We're finally in our beautiful home in Austin, TX with a regular paycheck, a fenced-in backyard for Phoebe, a lawn that took Sammie 3 hours to mow this morning (not because of the size of the yard, but because of the length of the grass!), and a kitchen large enough for all of Melba's cooking toys. (In fact, there's room to buy more!)

Ahem. We need visitors! If you like 100 degree weather, by all means head down now. But hurry because rumor has it that it may cool off by Hallowe'en. If you like mild winters, head down in a few months. We have a guest bedroom ready for y'all!

Stay tuned for pictures of the new digs...

12 comments:

Douglas Family said...

So glad to hear you are finally home!

Julie said...

Can't wait for pictures!

Tricks are for Kidds said...

Yipee! I'm so glad you have your new place and Sammie is working. I know that you both enjoy traveling but I think it also helps you appreciate non-traveling too. I can't wait for pictures...and we'll be visiting soon.

Spenceanna said...

Hello to my favorite provident providers of hungry medical student! we are excited to come visit. If my parents go to Utah for Thanksgiving, maybe we'll be able to jet out your way if you have room enough. Your backyard looks spacious seeing that we got the personal tour on your laptop before the pictures go public.

cath said...

yay!!!! so good to hear from you!

please send me an email with your address so i can update my stalker-list. a phone number so i can call and breathe heavy into the phone would be nice as well.

miss you.

rachel said...

Oh Melba, I can't wait to see pictures of the house! We miss you guys!

Sara Corinne said...

Read blog outloud to Brian.

"...I'm just wondering what kind of job one can get with the Amish" he said.

Welcome home, happy belated birthday to my brother. Love to both of you *hugs*

Martha said...

Hooray for an update! But I can't complain--I'm as bad as you are at blogging these days!

bubba said...

We really really miss you Melba. You never quite know how encompassing someone's spirit is until it leaves you. You are missed and so is your smile. (oh and sammie too :)

Jesse said...

Welcome (back) to Texas, guys. Hope to see you soon.

Amy & Mark said...

Welcome to Texas! We need to plan a time to get together! Sounds like a busy, but fun summer. Can't wait to see pictures of your new digs!

Carrie said...

I'm definitely excited for the pictures, Melba! I miss you . . . but am so glad we got to hang out in Balboa. Good luck with getting settled. It sounds like you're doing great so far! We'll chat soon. Love you! ~Carrie