Well after all the hullabaloo about moving the end of August, we are doing it again. At least this time it's only about 1 1/5 hours away and still in Arkansas. AND... I told DH that HE was helping with the packing this time, cuz if it's something HE wants to keep and *I* don't have a use for it, I AIN'T PACKIN' IT!!! Of course, he is already working at the new place. He's off on weekends but at the present doesn't have transportation to get back here (his Blazer needs a new motor and it's a bit chilly to be riding the motorcycle) I am trying to pull the $$$ together to put a deposit on a house next week, then pay the first rent Jan 1 and still be able to pay the rent here for Jan. That way we can have the whole month of Jan to shuttle back and forth. much better and ultimately cheaper than renting a moving truck, trailer for my antique car loading everything up (animals included)and doing it all at once. BEEN THERE< DONE THAT! NOT AGAIN!!!!! BUT.....the place I have my eyes on has a big yard for the dogs, the owner will lease me pasture and barn space for my horse , AND I CAN HAVE CHICKIES AGAIN!!! I can be a full feathered member of the group again!