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Old 11-14-2009, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in time.
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My hubby had a job like that where they made a bunch of empty promises, and he probably could have lived with that, other than the fact that the boss was pretty mean, and so many quit because of him, he was so disrespectful to all of his employees, really sad because his dad handed him an empire and he is digging it in the ground!!!
Hubby and this company are supposed to talk Monday.
Man so many things to do and think about..
Ya know though out of everything that will need to be done to relocate I think the hardest is gonna be the drive with my animals, my kids love to
travel so it will be just like going on vacation to them, but my one dog
that gets sick, well its gonna make things interesting!
Again thanks for everyones support and I have never been more excited and felt more at peace with the idea of moving 1200 miles away from home!!
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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My hubby had a job like that where they made a bunch of empty promises, and he probably could have lived with that, other than the fact that the boss was pretty mean, and so many quit because of him, he was so disrespectful to all of his employees, really sad because his dad handed him an empire and he is digging it in the ground!!!
Hubby and this company are supposed to talk Monday.
Man so many things to do and think about..
Ya know though out of everything that will need to be done to relocate I think the hardest is gonna be the drive with my animals, my kids love to
travel so it will be just like going on vacation to them, but my one dog
that gets sick, well its gonna make things interesting!
Again thanks for everyones support and I have never been more excited and felt more at peace with the idea of moving 1200 miles away from home!!
Is the dog small enough / or the vehicle large enough that you can keep the dog contained in a kennel? At least that way he will contained, and if the worst happens, you will stop when you can.
Otherwise, well I would protect surfaces with plastic, like maybe putting a plastic shower curtain down, it would be heavy enough that the kids stepping on with boots and such isn't going to tear it like a plastic drop cloth, but it could be wiped or rinsed and than reused.

Good luck, moving is always a lot of work. We did a lot of it when we were first married. Make sure you have a couple open first boxes; these contain your essentials; sheets, blanket, towels, a few cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap. A few snacks, paper plates & cups.

Nothing worse than having a house full of boxes and having no idea where the basics are.

Remember to have things to occupy the kids. If you are able a small t.v. and DVR with a couple favorite movies, or special new one. If they are young, a coloring book, paper.

Good luck
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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We usually do a vacation about every year and travel with the kids to the Carolinas, and we always drive and a bonus for me we have a built in t.v. in the van.
Thanks for the tips as we are most certainly gonna need them, the farthest we have ever moved was about 10 miles outside of town.
Great tip on the boxes, I would have probably not thought about that.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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As far as the dogs one weighs 70 # and the other 65 # so a little big to crate in the vehicle but I have been on some other sites and have gotten lots of ideas.
So if anyone else has tips please feel free to advise...
Thanks as always.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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Amy, have you talked to your vet regarding carsickness problems? Maybe there is some medication you could give your dog for the long trip.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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We usually do a vacation about every year and travel with the kids to the Carolinas, and we always drive and a bonus for me we have a built in t.v. in the van.
Thanks for the tips as we are most certainly gonna need them, the farthest we have ever moved was about 10 miles outside of town.
Great tip on the boxes, I would have probably not thought about that.
..............Amy............Just a couple of "tips" that work for me and my dog(s):

For the dog that gets sick: I would definitely obtain a "Travel Crate". (I use the plastic type. Mine are 24" Wide x 26" high x 36" long). This "large size" is perfectly adequate for a 65 to 70 pound dog.

#1: Gradually Change your feeding schedule 2 to 3 weeks before you leave. Change it to once a day immeadiately after you're finished traveling for the day. No additional food until the end of the next day's travel (24 hrs between feedings.) I would also take a couple of gallons of water from your home that he is used to drinking (the taste thing). I would not let him drink very much water in the morning before you get ready to leave. Water him when you first get up---then do your thing about getting ready to leave.

#2: line the travel crate with 5 or 6 layers of newspaper. Then I put an old sheet or blanket on top of the paper--preferrably something that he has been used to sleeping on. I keep a roll of paper towels next to the crate--just in case.

#3 You can also try covering the screened openings in the crate so he can't see out. Many dogs get sick watching the landscape go 'wizzing by'.

#4 And Yes you can get a medication from your vet for motion sickness.

One of my two dogs used to get sick within 15 minutes after I started on a trip. By following the above, the problem was 'cured' very quickly. In the last 3 years he has traveled over 40,000 miles (in his Travel Crate) and not gotten sick once. Don't forget......you may have to use 3 to 4 weeks to get him used to the travel crate. (don't force him....use 'treats' etc to entice him to go inside it.) Mine consider their travel crates as "security blankets" and sleep in them every night in my utility room at home.

Just some thoughts and tips that 'work for me'.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the great advice everyone!! I think I am bonded with my computer and it runs about 8 hours a day now, to research and get advice!! haha..
I am sure that the vet will help us out also!
Thanks again, I really can't thank you all enough for all of the help!
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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the idea of>>>> moving 1200 miles <<<<away from home!!
........amy.......

I'm hoping I'm wrong. but are you aware that the miles from Warren, Ohio to Great Falls, MT is approx 1765 miles.............

This may not be important, but I thought you might want to know.
The difference is over another day on the road.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Good luck Amy, and I hope everything works out well for you and the fam.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:53 AM
 
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Montana Griz, I am from around Edon, Ohio, not that it does matter all that much but it does give me a better accuracy of how far it is. Now I just have to figure out where Warren is from here.
Thanks for the info. and Thanks for all the wonderful replys!!!
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