Always Check The Driveway

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 20, 2012


After Eric and I returned the moving truck on Sunday afternoon, we came back to the new place and I started unpacking while he set up the office.

Suddenly, Eric came into the room looking panicked.

“Ange, I think I forgot something at the old house.”


“…I forgot your COMPUTER on the driveway!!!!”

You know, I always thought we’d forget a few things when moving…maybe a tarnished earring in the bathroom drawer, a dusty sock under the dryer, or a garden tool in the garage. Somehow, we managed to forget one of the most valuable things in the house- the machine that holds my cookbook recipes and photography. Go figure. And on the driveway of all places…lol.

It had now been about 4 hours since we left the house…and the computer sitting on the driveway. We called our friend Mary who lives nearby and she checked to see if the computer was still there. Thank goodness it was! Two hours later, we returned with my computer in hand and I figured this was a good time to back my computer up which is something I hadn’t done for a couple months. You can never be too sure with computers, especially during a move when things can get banged up…or forgotten on driveways.


Aside from that excitement, things have been going smoothly!

I managed to unpack our clothing:


We have a small walk through closet adjoining our bedroom and bathroom.

Eric’s side:


And my bigger side: :)


I’m like a human colour wheel or something.

We’re storing our underwear, socks, PJ’s, etc in the tall dresser in the bedroom. I’m also hoping to get some kind of shelf unit for the bottom of the closet for a bit more storage for odds and ends.

As for my eats, we’ll they’ve been all over the place since we started moving! Here are a few things I managed to snap a picture of…

Costco crackers and sunflower seed butter:


Not the healthiest choice, but handfuls of chocolate chips are a great blood sugar boost when moving boxes all day long. and Eric wondered where my super human strength came from…


dried cherries:


Chocolate and cherries…it’s practically trail mix, right?

lots of beer. Not good for staying hydrated…

Random bowls of banana, almond milk, sunflower seed butter, and hemp seeds also do the trick:


As do boxes from Whole Foods salad bar (probably the only veggies I ate for a few days):


I’ve been rocking the Vegan Overnight Oats like nobody’s business! Easiest breakfast/snack food ever.


Amy’s veggie burgers:


and this delicious creation I came up with the other night! I added about 1/2 cup of almond milk, 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries, and 1/3 scoop Vega Chocolate protein powder into the blender. The result was almost like a berry sorbet…and made the perfect dessert!


I adore this President’s Choice Power Fruit Blend in smoothies. There are so many sweet cherries in it!


As for Sketchie, he’s not sure what to think of all of this!! He was on edge all day Sunday as he checked out every inch of the place.

Leave it to Sketchie to find this random hole in the kitchen cabinet…


I was in the kitchen and noticed him at my feet with HALF his body in the hole! I grabbed him out just in time! Gave me a real scare. I moved a big block to cover the hole so he can’t climb in…so hopefully that works. I can only imagine having to call the fire department for that one…umm my cat is stuck under my kitchen cabinet…haaaalp.


Yesterday, he did much better and got caught up on some major shut eye while I worked. I’m just trying to give him extra attention and affection while he makes this new transition. Moves are hard on people, but they may be even harder on the fur balls!

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Amy March 21, 2012 at 8:47 am

This may have been answered somewhere else, but what kind of a cat is Sketchie? So cute!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

Thanks! He is a Bengal…and has a few screws loose at times ;)


Willow March 21, 2012 at 9:05 am

LOL – I’ve totally done the laptop in the driveway thing. Well, not that *exact* thing, but pretty darned close! Thank goodness it didn’t get stollen or rained on or anything. That reminds me… I need to back up my harddrive, too!

Looks like the house is coming together really nicely – you’ve gotten so much done already! And it’s good to see that Sketchie is settling in… I’ve heard so many horror stories of cats (and sometimes dogs) that just flip out over a move.


Adrianne March 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

Not the green and white pillows! Didn’t you just get those when you did the living room make over at the old house?

Also, have you done a recipe with adding protein powder to the overnight oats? Just wondering how that might taste.


Dominique March 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Now craving over-night oats. Dang, I hate that I have to wait to eat them though ;)


Sandi Remedios March 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

You have an IT guy right in the house!!! Why aren’t your backups automatic?


nbongo March 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm

When we moved from our loft in SF to a tiny rental in Marin, I left my diamond necklace in the back of a shoe storage in my old closet! I contacted the new owner and had him fish back in there for it and meet me. He said he’d never have found it it was so far back! Congrats on your move, and as an aside, I love the pics of Sketchie — I lost my cat to old age about 6 mos ago, and this makes me want a Bengal!


Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

HAHAHHAHA wonderful life motto. At least you didn’t leave it on top of the car and drive away like that!


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