Thursday, April 5, 2012


Some unacceptable things that have happened in my new apartment:

Max on my breakfast table, chewing up my newspaper:
Max, drinking water out of Beeps's cage, while Beeps is still in his cage!  (They don't get along at all, and she was removed as soon as I took this picture):
I didn't have a table for the first couple of days, so I was eating breakfast on the floor.  The parrots were in their room.  I left for a short period of time, and found Calypso helping himself, and Max not far behind (she is at the top of this picture.)
And, not to leave me out of my unacceptable list: most of this stuff is now unpacked since it's been three weeks, but I still have more to go.  I need to get motivated!

Odometer update

I hadn't done one for 22222 miles, but here's where I was during the move.  I took it as a good sign!
My mom was in the passenger seat while I took this picture; I think she thinks I'm a bit nuts!


I have been entirely too remiss in updating my blog. I am really going to make an effort to do a much better job! I have been taking pictures and videos, so will try to get them up.

About three weeks ago, the parrots, Andreas, and I moved into an apartment closer to my new job.  I explained everything to them, but they weren't happy about having to go into their carriers.  They've now settled in to their new routines and are happy, so don't worry!

Stacked up, and ready to make the move:
Precariously stacked in the car; I moved them around after taking this picture to make them more secure.  Ideally, they would have been belted in, but I wasn't thinking clearly. 
Throughout the ride, we were whistling and I would put my finger in their carriers to give them scratches.  Calypso was the most needy.  He didn't want to let go of my finger, and held my hand for quite some time.  Then, he put both feet on my finger and was perched while still inside his carrier.  Poor guy; he really needed some reassurance. 

As soon as we got to the new apartment, I got them into their cages, so they could start exploring their new area:

An overview of their bedroom:
Max and Beeps to the right:
Andreas and Calypso to the left:
Things are going very well!  They enjoy their new place, and while they miss Thomas (well, Beeps and Max do), they are settling in to our new reality.  More to come!