Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Packing Day

Well, its a wierd feeling to come home from work to see that 3 people can load almost all your accumulation of crap from 11 years in boxes in about 4 hours. The house is full of boxes and though it still feels like home it is suddenly time to hurry up and get gone. The packers are finishing up tomorrow, then Thursday they'll tasmanian the stuff onto the truck and drive off. We'll pick up a rental van tomorrow since they are transporting our rigs on Thursday. Our flight is Saturday morning at 6:30 so it ought to be fun herding our 5 cats, I mean kids, through the security checkpoint after schlepping them out of bed at 4:00am. We have to shutdown our computer tonight so there won't be any postings from our normal PC. I'll be able to post from my PDA and polish it up once we are set up again.
We sure hope to hear from you and hope you'll enjoy watching our blog as much as we enjoy looking at our new world.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Goodbye dinner with friends

We had a nice dinner tonight at Fiesta Guadalajara in Meridian tonight. Tina Walas set it up and we had a nice turnout. Tina and John Walas, John and Janet Spratt, Todd Lau, Janet and Nicholas Hobbs, Robert Hyde, Pete and Cassie Frank, Dave and Diane Huitt, Chuck Knowles and his wife, Tricia and John Porter with their two kids were all in attendance. It was a really nice time. Tina also brought a nice cake that was pretty sweet and really good. John Spratt told some funny stories and we all had a many good laughs. Dave Huitt told of some of the neat things to see and do near Manassas. Its hard to leave people that you have worked with for so long and on any given day you spend more time with than your own family. I've learned a lot from each of these people and truly consider them, as well as many others that I work with, to be my good friends. There may be a day when I work with some of them again. I hope to keep in touch in the meanwhile.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

8 More Days

We are in the process of trying to sell our home and eager to buy a new one. The cost of housing in the Washington DC area is 2.5X the national average. We have been able to find some we are interested in although it is still hard to adjust to the dollar amounts. This one is a leader among those we are interested in. We are just a few days away from our flying day. It is scary and exiting all at once.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

We are on the verge of moving from Nampa Idaho after living in the same house for 11 years to the Washington DC area. I've accepted a promotion and transfer with Micron Technology. There is high anxiety and much stress but we feel like this is going to be a good and positive experience. This Blog is our attempt to document our adventure and chronicle the cool things we do once we are there.
Ride along with us, share with us the frustrations and joys.