For the three people out there who are filled with burning curiosity about how our travels are going thus far (I don’t know… does three sound like an exaggeration? Probably it’s more like one and a half), here’s an update:
• I really thought we weren’t going to make it out of the house. It was an unbelievable amount of work to pare down what we are bringing with us AND what we will be coming home to. We initially planned on renting a 10×10 storage space for our stuff, but toward the end, I ran out of decision-making energy and we had to get another unit for the “we have to be out in two days! chuck it in a box and it can be Future Deb’s problem!” stuff. (Future Deb better eat her Wheaties, that’s all I can say about that.)
Plus, the kids got colds right in the middle of the whole thing, which added to the awesome. Grouchy Mom has taken every available opportunity to say things like, “maybe now you’ll listen to me when I tell you to stop touching everything in WalMart then sticking your finger up your nose.” The nose! Gah!
But we made it. There was about 24 hours where Jim thought my computer wasn’t going to fit and I filled the time plotting his demise. No computer! Why would he even SAY that to me? It’s like it was his first day here or something.
Gives me the shivers just thinking about it.
• We are now staying in a VRBO in Boulder, Colorado for the next couple of weeks while Jim goes to some computer-geek-training thingamajig. The plan is to be in Oregon by Thanksgiving.
Oregon! At Thanksgiving!
• I’m going to meet my sister tomorrow to tell her about this crazypants idea (yep. no one in my family knows about this yet. So that should be…interesting). Wish me luck.