I'm sure everyone thought yesterday was reflection day...but today is my personal reflection day. Bear with me if this is too long and misty. It's mainly for sorting out in my brain while giving a key insight to family and friends as well!
The most comforting sound to me is a deafening sound of a forest and then fill that with bird noises...I heard a two second sound of that beyond of the roar of I-15 below. This is the moment many of my readers, which I think I lost a few in the blog move...I sincerely hope not, have been waiting for. (or not)
We are moving to Colorado Springs, CO in March 2007! This is where we wanted to retire, but this time we get our cake and eat it too- my husband will be stationed there before he retires. He is going to be the Chief zone recruiter, which means he will be in charge of all the north area of the city. So, when my husband made that comment, "You need a craft room", he wasn't joking! We are looking for a 4 bedroom home with a basement . We want an older mature landscape type home (no more cookie cutters for us) with at least .20 acre lot. (which many of the older home do have) also allowing space to keep our trailer. (25' Coachmen or any future one we may have our eye on)
March will be interesting. Don't you love that word? Let's just be real...March will be a resemblance of this whole lifestyle we live! L will be flying back as his transfer date is earlier than his ships arrival from the 6 month cruise...by only about 10 days. So no meeting the ship. That doesn't sound like a big deal to a civilian, but meeting a ship after a cruise is a big deal....Especially when this is the last cruise of his career, but there is no way around it. SO, he flys in -we will be 'packed out' a couple of days later saying goodbye to all our worldly treasures, we will then drive (with our camper) to the Springs..we will be staying at the Air Force Academy campground....look for a home (we've been scouring realtor.com and contacted an agent who has set up a great personal website for us containing houses that meet our criteria with a whole lot more information than realto.com gives) We have lived blocks from where his office will be back in the early 90's...and we know where we want to live based on what schools I want my kids to attend ...Hopefully get a contract that week.....a few weeks later, L will fly to Pensacola for a school for 5 weeks...come back and have to go to Denver for some indoc, and then start duty. Ok, does anyone see the pattern?? Do you?
My shoulders are wide I've been doing it for almost 17 years....who is home to set up the move, get the kids out of present schools, prepare the current home for move-out, set up inspections, closing (hopefully within the time we are thinking of), perhaps set up a move from storage into home, get kids set up with new schools (ever filled out the forms from schools lately?), medical/dental, change that info with the military (I think we are in the same region, though), move in (some how get the trailer to the house if I move in before Lenord gets back) as he will have the truck that pulls it!!! and lastly....unpack? Who?
Three people! *me* *myself* & *I* I'm just going to concentrate and determine which one will do a better job!!!!
Such a juxiposition of thoughts today. I don't know where to start. The above information has been floating around in my head...and I even allowed myself to check out some books on COLOR from the library...to actually start thinking of how I want to decorate/paint/renew rooms is beyond exciting to me. BUT...and the big BUT....there's some work to do before that time. I have to make it through the cruise time sanely...
Today and tomorrow are the hardest days. Our last dinner together tonight, our last lotioned foot rubbing while watching tv together tonight, our last.....nevermind, our last drive down to the pier. It gets like this. Then the children. yes, the precious children. At 14 and 10 you think...okay this is a good age. It is these are great ages...but it still hits them...at different times. We all have our moments ...at-different-times.
Ok, enough of my self-imposed pitty party. As always, I will stand up, pull up my boot straps, and continue on. I just know this won't be the last you hear of this. I started blogging three months after the last 'cruise'...and had thoughts of never sharing such things. Over time, I've pondered the issue every blogger ponders- are you writing for yourself or are you writing for your readers. Are you hurt when you bare all and there are no comments or is that ok? After YEARS of being a blog commenter...I understand you can't comment on everything. If I had a blog first I may not understand that....but I'm here to stay. I love to SHARE. That's it. Share. If someone gets one bit of thought, idea, inspiration, GREAT...share that back with me!
Otherwise, I will thank you for listening and caring!