Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Doggy Woes

This is Milo and Grady.

The 2 most needy dogs in the world.

I normally just walk them during the week but their owners needed a pet-sitter for a week and we obliged. These dogs had to be by one of us at all times. If you leave the room they follow. When I closed the door to the bathroom so I could do my business without four doggy eyes staring at me they would immediately start whining and pawing at the door. Let me pee in peace!

They normally sleep with their owners in bed but we would not permit that so they slept in the other room and we slept with earplugs and sometimes a pillow over our heads to drown out the whining and barking. The first morning there I woke up to find dog business all over the floor, awesome.

Before this adventure Chris and I already agreed not to have a dog unless we have a yard and these dogs are a confirmation of why dogs in an apartment is a bad idea. A VERY BAD IDEA.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

We're Moving

Yes my friends, we are moving to China, specifically Shanghai (on the east coast of the map). In the past I have been fairly vocal about not wanting to move to this very country, but things happen and my heart has been softened. I'm still extremely nervous and I have no idea what I will do with myself while we're there but we will figure it out.

We are doing a "swap" meaning Chris will still be working for LEK just in their Shanghai office. We will be downtown in an area called Pushi (pictured below) and right across the river is Pudong (also pictured below), which to me looks like something straight out of the Jetsons. The swap will last at least 6 months but we are hoping to extend it to 9 months. Chris would really love to live in Asia long-term and this seems like a great way to warm me up to the idea.
I have so many things running through my brain! What to do before we leave? What will it be like when we are there? Will I love it? I hope so.

I'll update the blog when we have more details but we will be leaving sometime at the end of June.