Oh, life never stands still. I can’t even stand still.
After 20 years of being a military family, we can’t stay in one place for too long. We are always looking to move up and explore somewhere else. Barefoot Runner and I both got new jobs – back in the States. I love living abroad. I love the opportunities it brings. I love the travel. I love saying, “oh, I’ve been there”. I also need to have a career. Sometimes, careers lead us somewhere else. This time, it is leading me to Virginia. Oh, I love D.C. I always have stated that I have a short list of places that I’m willing to move to when it was time for me to go back to the States: D.C. and Austin. I told you it was a short list. 🙂 Austin is great! The music, the vibe, the fantastic atmosphere. D.C. well… the history. There is a different vibe there. In Austin, it is laid back.. D.C. is very much LESS laid back, but the history, the sites, the craziness (and I’m not just talking crazy politicians). Although I won’t be living or working in D.C., I will be very close.
Now, the fun begins with trying to ship my car from Germany (this has been an extremely long process and I’m still not even close to getting it shipped), find a place to live (I think I’ve found one), and purge the house (basically, get rid of all of the CRAP) so I will have a smooth pack out and move. Oh, yeah… and lets not forget that Barefoot Runner has been trying to get his PCS orders for weeks now and the people stateside are slow. We are now down to 45 days until he starts (oh, and 5 weeks until I start my new job) and NOTHING can be done to arrange the move until he receives his orders. :::sigh:::
Okay… what should be coming up: the whole shipping a car from Germany to Baltimore experience (requesting/receiving quotes, decisions-decisions, paperwork, shipping, and finally picking the car up), purging the house from unwanted “stuff”, moving into a new house and starting my new job.