Monday, August 29, 2011

The Other Side of the World

We've arrived.
That is such a small sentence that holds so much meaning. I think perhaps that I would add the word "safely" because in fact, we are safe and our trip went relatively glitch free. We ran into some problems in Boston when we were trying to check in for our connecting flight, but other than that everything has been great. We haven't had any problems with Glacier and Roscoe and even though we are still waiting to see if our application for a "flat" has been accepted, we are doing fantastic. We've pretty much taken over Tenie's bedroom as she has been kind enough to let us use her bed, but her and her roommates' flat is actually fairly spacious.
The boys have been out working every day since we landed on the 19th and they are loving it. Tenie and Carmen live across from a large park and we are able to run Glacier and Roscoe quite frequently. They were both a bit much to handle in the first couple of days as they were very excited, but both dogs have become more comfortable and are behaving more like guide dog should.
That is it for now as I must get my behind moving on job searching. I had interviewed for a job on Thursday, but received a letter today saying I had not been successful. I suppose that is life though-so I shall push on and find work.
Besides that small disappointment, Scotland has been everything I had dreamed and more. I think I have fallen in love with Edinburgh and we've only been here for a week. :)


Jen said...

I'm glad the trip went ok and you all arrived safely. Waw, your job hunting already? That's impressive!

Amber DaWeenie said...

So happy that you have arrived safely and everything is going so well. The job search will eventually be successful but in the meantime, just sit back and relax and get used to your new surroundings!


Brooke, Cessna, Aspen, Canyon & Rogue said...

So glad to hear you guys are well! Everyone has been wondering about you and I was going to send off an e-mail checking in today. I'm really not sure if there is something up with my xplornet address, so I'll send you a message via my new personal gmail account because I'm not sure you got my response from the one you sent me after Phoenix's passing. A few people have said they have not received my messages and I have not received their responses so will do that today.

Please say hi to both Carmen and Christena for me and give a big hug to Glacier from us all here in Northeastern Ontario.

L^2 said...

Yay, so glad to hear you arrived safely. Best of luck with the job hunt. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Please post some photos on your blog if you get a chance. Take care!

rottrover said...

Glad you made it safely!!

Nicky said...

Hi, just wanted to wish you every success in your new adventure and move to Scotland. I was only in Eddenborough once myself for all of a day but it is a lovely city from what I got to see of it and I want to return to it myself. I look forward to reading more of your adventures and best of luck with the job hunting.

Torie said...

Wooo she's arrived. I was just saying to Brook the other day that i wondered what happened to you!

How are you finding the guide dogs association? Have they shown you routes yet?

I'm so glad to hear that you are safe!

Take care, xxx.

Kolchak Puggle said...

Woot Wooten! You are there! I'm so glad to hear you made it and that you are settling in and that you LIVE IT! can't wait to hear more about this fabulous adventure!