Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back in the Saddle

I am back at it, today at least. Our move so far has gone well. There was a little bit of stress and heartache as we were loading up the Uhaul and realized that there wouldn't be enough space. It is hard combining two homes and then moving it across the country! We had to make some tough calls on what to give away, or throw away, or have shipped out. Because of this bump in the road, we left a day later. We had planned to leave bright and early Thursday, July 16th, but ended up leaving the Friday instead. I was fine with this, because I was able to spend a few more minutes with my mom and brother before I left, which I didn't really get a chance to do before since we were so busy.

The road trip across the country went fine. My husband and I decided to break it up into shifts of 3 hours driving, that way, neither of us would get tired. After driving though, Jason realized he didn't want me to drive because the trailer was so shaky, sometimes he was having problems controlling it. So, we made an alternate plan that we would break it up into three days instead of cramming it into two. This put us even more behind schedule, but it was a good decision, we were able to drive shorter days, and rest more. Which made for a happy three year old, and happy parents! Jonathan did great on the road, we loaded up a MP3 player with his favorite songs, had toys, and books....he was set. Not once did he complain! The only time we had a bathroom emergency, was about 15 minutes after our "scheduled" stopping time, and we realized that neither of us had taken the poor kid to the bathroom. I assumed Jason took him, he assumed I took him...oops.

When we made it to Sikeston, Missouri, we met up with Jason's brother and his family at a restaurant we absolutely love called Lambert's. It's about an hour or so away from Paducah, where Jason's family is from, and it was a nice treat after a long trip. We finally made it to Kentucky later that night and had fun visiting Jason's dad and his family.

We are officially leaving tomorrow morning for Barbourville, Kentucky, which is where we are going to live. It is on the complete East side of the state, about 6 hours from where we are now. I'm not looking forward to getting on the road again but I'm excited to get to where we are going. I'm ready to get out of the Uhaul and unpacked!! We have had fun here visiting family and places though. The picture above is from across the river in a very small town in Illinois called "Metropolis" they claim to be the home of Superman. Since Jonathan is a huge fan of anything superhero...we knew we had to take a trip there....and he loved it! For the rest of the night, he was "flying" around.

As far as the job situation in Kentucky goes, I'm trying not to be discouraged. There are still a very few openings left (3...I think.) I know something will work out, it's just frustrating. I really want to teach at least one more year!

Well, I think that is about it. I'm sitting outside, in a lawn chair, enjoying a nice, cloudy day. Seeing how almost every day in Phoenix is sunny, I am really enjoying this cool weather! Oh...and I'm wrapped up in a blanket! I am actually quite giddy about it....


Yankee Girl said...

That's great that the kiddo is traveling well! That probably makes things a little easier.

Good luck on the rest of your trip and with the job search.

AB HOME Interiors said...

My husband and I left las vegas four years ago and moved to Nashville. SHoved all the crap we owned into a UHAUL and trucked across the country. It is a different way of life out here. A better life. My parents still live in Phoenix. I hate going there. Having lived in the south I now see how cranky everyone is out there. Good luck!