Thursday, February 12, 2009

North Carolina is the place you wanna be...

That's where we will be spending the summer. H is taking a job with APX installing alarms and it will be in Raleigh, NC. This is good news for a few reasons. One, it's work. And as our friend Dave said, steady work with a steady paycheck ain't nothing to sneeze at right now. It will actually pay well enough to help us get back on our feet. Two, we'll get to travel to a new place. I love traveling. I'm sure it will be a long trip with Little Man, but I'm excited. And three, we will get to spend the whole summer with some of my favorite people, Bree and Ryan. If you know Bree, you know this will be fun. She's like sunshine to be around. Love you, girl.

So, we have a LOT to do before we leave. H can start work around mid-April and that is when we plan to be there. So, I have two months to sort and pack the entire house. I plan to sort it all into three categories: stuff to sell or donate, stuff to store while we're away, and stuff to pack to take with us. I am a bit overwhelmed just looking around and thinking about it. We are hoping that the house will have sold by then. If not, then we will likely still be losing it about that time. So, this job is good timing.

Since we will be leaving in April, we will need to transfer the kids to a school in Raleigh to finish out the last 6 or 8 weeks of the year. I'm pretty sure that this will be tough for them since they've been at the same school for about four years, but I'm hoping we can make it as painless as possible. Apparently, I found out after talking to my dad, this will not be my first visit to NC. We were there when I was a baby. He said that I wouldn't go near the ocean when we visited the beach until I was safely on his shoulders. I remember seeing a picture of this, but didn't know that it was in NC. And now, I'm going there with my own little one...and his twol cute siblings. It's funny that when we went to D.C., Tiny was the same age as I was the first time I went there. Maybe, if this pattern continues, I'll also be taking them to London and Ireland, hopefully before the age that I was when I went.

So, that is the main event in our lives right now. If I am not posting as much, now you know why. I will be trying to pull off a miracle in the next two months. Wish me luck.


Nicole Elkington said...

Good Luck Roberta! I'm glad that he was able to find a good job, and that you will be able to travel and enjoy it a little too! I TOTALLY understand about loving to travel ,that's for sure. And North Carolina.. I've heard it's really pretty. Make sure to take lots of pictures!

Good Luck :)

Bryan and Whitney said...

I'm so glad this worked out for you, Birdy. We'll miss you and Nobby at our sealing, though, and all this summer! I'm so glad this will get you guys back on your feet. Don't stay out there! We would miss you too much.

Anonymous said...

wow - sounds like you have a lot on your plate! i hear NC is awesome ... the towery's moved there and loved it. i guess the cost of living is very reasonable - companies are moving there because of lower taxes. hope you have a smooth move! :) Tina

Heidi said...

Congratulations on his job and your move! I hope it all goes very well for you and your family. :)

Anonymous said...

At least we'll be on the same coast!!

Just catching up; haven't been on the computer too much lately. This sounds like a super opportunity, girl. I'm praying for you.

Love ya!