Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Bunday

First off, we would like to thank you all for your kind words about Cleo.

Second of all, here is a photo of the buns, their expressions say "Don't bother us, we're eating."

Thirdly, for those of you who wanted more Utah info, here it is. For some time now (since 2003) we have been contemplating a change of scene from central California to Logan, Utah. Factors have come into play where we are at the point we might as well do it now, while we can still enjoy what the area has to offer. This is not something we have taken lightly, and, if the house doesn't sell, then we can't go; but it seems like we should give it a shot. To some, moving from a town of around 500,000 pop. that has no snow to a town of 50,000 pop. at an elevation of 4,000 ft. that gets snow is puzzling, but we always feel like we are at home in Logan. That Utah State University is there is also a factor, as is the opportunity for winter recreations such as snowshoeing and curling.

Here are a couple of links for those who wish to explore further:


  1. Logan does look kind of charming and CA is certainly crowded. Is there a good rabbit vet?

  2. Awwww, snuggy bunnehs...

    Mick and I will be thinking many good thoughts for successful house sale and a smooth and easy transition to Utah-living.

  3. @d.moll: Haven't checked into specific vets yet (the ones here move around so much it's hard to keep tabs on them, so I was just going to wait and see who was where when we got to Utah.) Utah State does have a veterinary school, though. The buns also like that they will be able to get hay grown locally.

    @Jade and Mick: Thanks for the support!

  4. The buns sure do look like they're enjoying their meal :)

    As one who has dreamed of a better climate my whole life, I can't imagine moving into a land of snow. I just hope you don't turn out to be people who think snow is great until they actually have to endure it long-term. I've seen that a few times.

    All paws are crossed here in Queens that you can sell your house nice and quick and find a great place in Utah! Local grown hay pretty much rocks.

    Just curious, is someone an alumn at Utah State, or a professor somewhere else? Or are you just fans of the school?

  5. @Lisa: We both (the humans that is) have experience of snow. Also, some years there is not enough snow for people to put on snow tires. My husband has had family connections with Utah State; but, more importantly, a college adds a lot to the life of a small town and provides intellectual and cultural opportunities that would otherwise be absent. Thanks for the good wishes!

  6. I always feel that if you want something bad enough and believe in it enough, it happens. Here's to a successful house selling and move to a place your feel at home. After all, home is always where the heart is. ;)
    xx, shell

  7. Best of luck on the sale of the house (if we could sell ours, we'd look at yours! We're so tired of the DC metro, and a town of 500,000 sounds positively small to me). We'll have to wait a while to change our lives, and I applaud you for changing yours. And also, I didn't see your previous post, but I'm sorry to read that you lost your Cleo--she was an old kitty!

  8. @MM: Thanks for the kind thoughts!

    @Glenna: Well, I think the town is still 500,000, but after posting this there was an article in the paper about census results and we are the 25th largest metro area with something like 2.1+ million.

  9. Logan! Cross country drive in April several years sgo. Out of the Mountains and down into Logan about 10pm - pooped - got a Holiday Inn room - power failure! Woke up at 10:00am with the curtains wide open!

    Friends summer at the campus in Logan - love the college ambiance.

    Just finished reading Rufuge - a book about Great Salt Lake in the 1980's by Terry Tempest Williams.

    Good luck!