This morning felt uncannily like Sept. 1 all over again. There we were, parked in front of our apartment complex garage with a U-Haul truck, chatting up a forgetful octogenarian. The only difference? We were loading the truck instead of unloading it. Oh, and it was about 60 degrees colder. There's that David Byrne song … Continue reading Deja U-
Fort-unately, time machines don’t exist.
Soooo. What's new? (Seriously. I haven't had a spare moment to read blogs in about 10 days. I'll catch up soon, I promise.) When I last wrote, it was the morning after we arrived in Wisconsin. Everything felt very strange and overwhelming. I did not mention how I'd tossed and turned for hours on Wednesday … Continue reading Fort-unately, time machines don’t exist.
We are officially Sconnies!
At 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, we officially became Sconnies. Or Wisconsonites, if you prefer, but Sconnies has a fun ring to it. And that's what Jess and Joe, our friends in La Crosse, call themselves. Sconnies it is! Up until Sunday, this move had gone amazingly well. How many people get a job, … Continue reading We are officially Sconnies!
1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 3: Rapid City, SD
Honey...I'm home! Funny concept, home. Most people have a hometown, or at the very least a place they associate with growing up. Being an Air Force brat, I never had that. Home truly was wherever I hung my hat. Honolulu was home three different times. Dayton was home. Vancouver, WA was home for what I … Continue reading 1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 3: Rapid City, SD
1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 2: Billings, MT
I am writing from the air-conditioned comfort of a Super 8 in Billings, Montana. It's roughly 1,000,000x better than the crappy Rodeway Inn we stayed at in Spokane last night. Funny story about this place: when I arrived in town exactly seven years ago, I walked into the Day's Inn to make a reservation and … Continue reading 1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 2: Billings, MT
1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 1: Spokane, WA
Greetings from Spokane, WA! It's official: the Biggest Adventure of My Life® has commenced. We were up bright and early this morning, out the door of my parents' house at 6 a.m. We would have loved to linger, but there was still lots of work to be done - loading the vehicles, cleaning the apartment, … Continue reading 1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 1: Spokane, WA
It's been a crazy, emotional, and tiring past couple of days. And we haven't even left yet. They do say moving is one of the most stressful events in life, and they were not kidding. It's brutal, guys. Yesterday was my last day at work. I've been with the company for five and a half … Continue reading Desperation Purge
A Love Sleeps Deep
I feel sorry for all the Midwest folks who are still waiting for spring as they dig out from a seemingly endless parade of snowstorms. You guys are my peeps (or will be in a couple of months), so I feel your pain. However, I am not yet a Midwesterner, so I may feel your … Continue reading A Love Sleeps Deep