The Verdict Is In
In the not too distant past, I updated my blog daily. However, the past two weeks have been a blur of relocation activity that on some days… there have been no posts. How uncharacteristic of me! I’ve been engagged in a whirlwind activity, but I do hope to resume a more regular posting schedule. I just wanted to let you know that the verdict is in!
In the post I Need Your Help , I included a poll to get your opinion on which city my family and I should choose for relocation. The results are in and you have spoken! 53% of those who voted chose Austin, TX over Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL. So Austin it is!
Ok ok, I admit the poll wasn’t the main deciding factor, but I do appreciate your opinions. Now that the decision has been made, I have one week to find a place to live, organize the transition, and figure out how to pack up and transport all the stuff that we’ve accumulated over the last 10 years.
When we moved into our current house we had no furniture, at least none worth mentioning. Then as the kids got older, we decided that we would prefer to sit on sofas rather than lawn chairs and beds (see More Paper Please for an account of our furniture misadventures). Now we’ve got to pack it all up and move. So here begins another chapter in our lives.
In additon to suffering from “what am I supposed to do with all this household crap-itis”, I am awash in records transfers. I need to transfer medical records from all sorts of health facilities for five people and find new physicians. I never liked going to doctors anyway – maybe I’ll skip this step (just kidding, sort of). I also just realized that I need to inform the local schools that the kids are transferring. I don’t want to get brought up on three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor when they stop showing up for school (alas, more record transfers).
It’s taken a month or so, but I’m finally getting excited about this move. Knowing myself as well as I do, I know there will probably be a few sad and nostalgic days as well. Hey, it’s all part of the process.