Changes

Filed under: Blogging,Moving,Such is Life — Amy @ 12:48 pm

You might notice that it looks a little different around here. You might also notice that it’s almost Valentine’s Day and it took me this long to get rid of the Christmas layout.  Judging by that timetable, I decided against the Valentine’s or even Spring layout, since it would probably be the 4th of July before I took it down.

So you get the generic.

It’s supposed to snow here Thursday.  I don’t mind the snow itself, but I do mind the way the whole city shuts down because of it.  We probably won’t have Mother’s Day Out because people are too afraid to drive in those “hazardous weather conditions.”

This morning it was 29° when I dropped the kids off and I kid you not, people were slowing down to 5 mph to go over a 3-foot patch of ice in the road.  The straight, flat, road, I might add.

Speaking of ice and snow, we’re seriously considering moving to Alaska.  Yeah, I know.  We’re probably insane.

If all goes according to plan, we would arrive in Homer, Alaska by the beginning of April and stay for at least a year.  There are a lot of factors that the move is dependent on, though.  For instance, we need to rent our current house out for a 1-year term at close to the same price that we’ll be paying for the rental house in Alaska.  Does anybody need a 4 bedroom house with a game room, media room, study, and sun room?  If so, let us know!

There’s also the matter of actually GETTING to Alaska.  We’ll have to drive, because we will need to take some of our belongings, but there’s no way the kids, pets or our current vehicles could survive a 7-day road trip through the desolate mountains of Canada.  So we have to figure out some way to fly the kids and pets there, in addition to trading in our current vehicles for something that has low mileage and 4WD.  I never thought I would drive a Hummer, but it might come to that.

So IF we get the house rented and IF we scrape together the funds to make the drive and flights, THEN there’s the pre-move yard sales, boxing up everything that’s left, and putting it into storage.

Chances are, we’re going to be very busy over the next couple of months.  If you don’t hear from us, that’s probably why.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Mary Meneley says:

    The prospect of seeing you move to Alaska is hard to face :[ but we offer our help any way we can. Of course you can count on us visiting in the summer and sharing in your adventure!

    Mom

  2. Melissa says:

    You aren’t allowed to move so far away!!!  Who am I going to call with crazy baby advice?  I can call my sister, but she can’t come rescue me if I need rescuing!!!!  🙁

  3. Zephra says:

    Wow. That is a lot to do. If I can help in any way please don’t hesitate to ask.

  4. Amy says:

    Liss, I think you need to convince Kristi to move up here.  Then I can see you both and hold your babies when I come visit.
    You probably won’t need rescuing too often – you’ll be a great mom!

  5. Melissa says:

    That was the plan, but it makes it more difficult if you aren’t here.  It gives her one less reason to move here!  LoL

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