Monday, May 14, 2007

Well this is it

A few last minute sortings and dumpster runs. The packers are here tomorrow so the computer goes down. Truck is packed up on Wednesday and we hit the road. We meet the moving truck at our new house on Friday and work to get everything all set up again. See y'all on the flip side!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

In Memorium

My Uncle passed away this morning, May 13, 2007. He left us way too early and the family is devastated. Today has been very hard for me, every time I think I'm a bit better all of a sudden I stop and start crying.

It was he who talked to me most about what the family went through during WWII - about how my Mom would sneak to the army barracks at night to steal food while he kept watch praying she wouldn't get caught and shot in front of him - about the prison camp they wound up in while trying to escape Germany. My Mother doesn't like to talk about any of that, and won't.

I remember when I was really young driving around in the back of his Mustang Cobra. I remember him sitting on our screened in back porch with a dark beer in one hand and gesturing with a cigar in the other. He had the most wonderful sounding belly laugh.

Rest in peace Uncle Marty

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Have I mentioned?

Abigail is working very hard on getter her Daddy to get her one of these. She's even told him that she'll stop nagging for a pony!

We are down to less than a week

This time next week we'll be heading down the highway toward NC. It seems surreal at this point - and I'm anxious to get it done. But I'm telling y'all once I am there, I am not going anywhere for a long time (knock on wood and the lucky tiki)

David has been working really hard getting his CCNA certification before we go so he can be better positioned for a job. I'm really proud of him. He's nervous about the test and I tell him that is a good sign. I've always had bad experiences walking into an exam thinking it's no big deal and a slam dunk :)

It is currently cooler where I am moving South to than here. I'm finding that a little ironic this morning.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

It's May!

The final countdown begins! Do not panic ... do NOT panic ... do not PANIC ... ACK! I'm so full of nervous energy today. The move date is close now!