Thursday, March 8, 2012

Move it on over...

So, we have big news over here in the panhandle.  We are going on a GRAND adventure and one we have dreamed of for some time.   We are moving!  Moving to California!~  Marc got a great job out there, and now we are just reeling with all the prep work and most sticky of all selling our lovely, magnificent old house.  It is a crazy market and this is a quirky house which needs an owner who is prepared either financially or with the skills to make improvements/repairs.  I wish we could take the damn thing with us, because I LOVE it, warts and all, but... even I cannot manifest that scenario!

I'm totally stoked about this, and yet the timing with regard to emotional attachments is less than desirable, but I guess that's how it goes.  If this had happened any time previous to now, the emotional upheaval would have been much less, as I had sort of isolated myself when Harley was a babe.  Some of it was intentional and some was just evolution, but now we have made some really great friends and connections that we cherish and still of course have our long time friends that will be hard to leave.... sigh.  I hate the good bye part.

The good news is that we'll be making enough money to come back and visit at least once a year or so... maybe more.  We will be getting retirement benies and there is a regular raise schedule!  Can you imagine?  There state govmt actually takes care of it's employees! woot!  Also, I will be very close to my niece who just had a baby, and my nephew who is still recovering from a terrible auto accident.  And Ms Maggie as far as I can tell we are only about 3 hours from you!  I'm so hoping to catch up with you and give you a proper hug and meet you and your crew sometime!  Wow!

I will still be posting, albeit sporadically for a while.  Well, more sporadically than usual!  Any advice on how to keep one's sanity in a time like this is much appreciated...  I'm not even kidding.


JoJo said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Major relo!!! Hey, I've done it 3 times in my life: Cape Cod to California, Cali to Washington and Washington to Cape Cod. ANYTHING you need help with you just ask me! I'm sending you an email too.

Congratulations on the job and the new start on life!!!

Ms. Moon said...

I won't believe it until I see it. This is just crazy-talk, right?
Actually, I think it WILL be a grand adventure and as much as we'll miss you, I think it will be a marvelous thing for you and your sweet family.

Steph(anie) said...

Awesome! Oh honey, we must get together when you get out here! Pretty please :)

Rubye Jack said...

You're so lucky! What part of California are you moving to? I used to live in the San Francisco area a year ago.
My suggestion is to get a small notebook and write everything down in this one place. It always works for me.

Petit fleur said...


Thanks. I have got just the notebook! Cleaning kitchen drawers today... mouse poop abounds!

Petit fleur said...


We'll be in Ventura County... where are you guys again?? I totally spaced that you're out there too! Whoa! This is so friggin cool!!! Our boys can be buddies too! woot!

Petit fleur said...

Ms Moon,

I know! How freaky. I guess if you swing long enough you're bound to connect at some point. I'm thinking this is what happened.

Anyway, we feel really elated about being out there, and sad about all the love we will be leaving... But hopefully we'll be making so much more money we'll come back and visit often... maybe spend a little time in the panther room for old times' sake. :-)

Petit fleur said...


Thanks darlin. I knew you'd be stoked! I'm just sorry you are now on the other coast! DAmn woman!

I will email you later on and let you know all the details. Honestly, we're making most of them up as we go. yikes!

Akannie said...

Wow, Wow and More WOW!!!!!!

Congratulations to Marc--and you are gonna love Cali--I am so jealous..I'd give about anything to go back there to live.

I'm so happy for you, girl!!!!

white rabbit said...

Oh well done - sounds like a wonderful new adventure coming up. Roll with it! :D