Friday, November 06, 2009

On Moving

We got word earlier this week that we’re moving! Yay! I’m so excited. After our neighbor drama, frankly, I can’t wait to get out of here. Wanna know where we’re going? Okay! I’ll tell you!! San Diego baby!! I’m very excited. I already said that. But I am. I can’t wait and with only five months until we move, I don’t have to wait very long.

A lot of things are up in the air right now…

  • How will our soap endeavor transfer?
  • Will we still homeschool?
  • Where will we live?
  • How will I say goodbye to the A-Hole Neighbors and their sidekick, The Old Bat?
  • Should we register for classes for the spring semester?
  • How much of our furniture will I convince the Mister to let me get rid of before we move so that I can have new on the other end?

Ahhh. So many things to think about and decide.

As a couple, and by couple I mean the times we have lived together, not the times we have been separated due to training, this will be our 8th move in 12 years. I’ve been asked by civilians quite a bit, “How can you stand to move so much?” And I have to wonder in return, “How can you be content to live in the same place your whole life?” I have lived so many place, travelled many miles, seen many different cities and people, and met people from all over the U.S, as well as different countries. I have had life experiences that most people only read about or watch on TV. It’s had its ups and downs to be sure, but even the crappy stuff I wouldn’t take back because it’s all been a learning experience. I honestly can’t imagine what life would be like living in the same house, same city, same state, year after year after year. How mundane. That being said, San Diego is probably going to be our last move. We loved our time there and have missed it terribly. It would be a great city to retire in. Plus, the kids are getting older. I would like them, at the very least, to attend only one high school. Between the two of them, they have attended nine different schools. The oldest alone has been in seven different schools and she’s in the 7th grade. I think we have reached our limit of schools, lol.

So, for the next five months, you’re going to see a very crazed person on this blog. Not only will I be working two jobs, attending college half time, and homeschooling the youngest, I will now be organizing and getting ready to move. It makes my head spin just thinking about it.

All the craziness will totally be worth it in the end though! I’ll be living a mere two hours from Jennifer!! We haven’t lived that close to each other since 2002 or 2003. Or was it 2001? It’s been TOO LONG! And one of the ladies that I work with lives in the San Diego area and I’ll finally get to meet her face to face. So many great things to anticipate!

NaBloPoMo 2009, post 6 of 30


  1. Oh, that's awesome! I've never been to SD but I've heard that's is just great. Hopefully I'll get to visit one day.
    Will this bring you back closer to Jennifer?

  2. It's always good when a move is viewed as a positive! I visited San Diego several years ago and thought it seemed like a great place. Good luck with the move - although it sounds like by now you are probably a pro!

  3. Pam~~Yep, yep. Closer to Jennifer. I think it's about a 2 hr drive. You should come out and visit the both of us!!

    Daphne~~This is definitely a good thing. Thanks for the well wishes. While we've moved a lot, every move is different and provides its own challenges. The last time we had movers they lost all of my Halloween decorations, my wine rack, and my George Foreman Grill, lol.

  4. You're going to be close to me! Well, kind of. :-) I love San Diego. It's one of my favorite California cities.

  5. Wendy~~If I remember where you live, we won't be too far from you at all.


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